Update: Unfortunately, the IHS Site-Based Council was not allocated any money this year, and therefore will be unable to distribute any grants. We apologize, and hope you are able to look to other sources for your funding
List of 2000-2001 grants
List of 1999-2000 grants
Funded Grants for 2001-2002
S.A.V.E (Two men's groups, one for Juniors and Seniors and one for Freshmen and Sophomores, and a women's group.) Aqeela Shakur, Minority Student Affairs. Requested $1,500 for the three groups and received $1,100. Weekly group meetings and activities designed to help African-American students achieve personal and academic goals. Funding to cover learning tools (videotapes, books and literature, etc.), snacks and lunches.
Circle of Recovery Satellite. Wendy Guttman, Student Assistance Services. Requested $200 and received $200. Weekly meetings and other activities for young men of color recovering from addictions of all kinds. This is a partnership between BOCES and Ithaca High School that brings community members into the school to work with students. Work toward improvement in class attendance, achievement and conduct. Funds to pay for refreshments at meetings, and journals, books and tokens to reward success.
Volunteer Involvement Center (VIC). Chris Zinder. Requested $550 and received $550. VIC consolidates large numbers of volunteer efforts by parents, family members and people from the community to support instruction and other activities at IHS. Assists at such annual events as open house, craft fair and college fair. Funds to cover office supplies, display materials, mailings, refreshments and related expenses.
Telephones for Teachers. Troy Tinney, IHS Administration. Requested and received $390. For purchase of cordless telephones to enable teachers to have access to telephones during the work day to enable them to communicate with parents and students at home more readily.
The Tattler. Melissa Castillo-Garsow. Requested $1,000 and received $750. Funds to cover some of the production costs of the high school newspaper.
Foods That Changed the World Mary Terese Pasquale, IHS Social Studies. Requested and received $200. Ms. Pasquale is developing an interdisciplinary course and will use the money to build resources in the form of books for course development and use in the course. Funds will supplement those available through library purchase
Model United Nations. Carolyn Corson, IHS Diplomats/Model UN Club. Requested $600 and received $500. Funds will be used to cover some of the costs of student participation in Model UN conferences. These were held last year at Syracuse University and at the University of Rochester. Priority funding to go to scholarships for students who would not otherwise attend.
Family Times Newsletter. Rose Gaherty, Family Liaison, IHS. Requested and received $440. Newsletter for parents, guardians and caregivers published every five weeks. Funds to be used for costs of publishing and delivering copies to 1,700 households.
World Music Bridgid Cooper, Special Education Department. Requested and received $600. World Literature is part of the curriculum for Self-Contained English class. In addition to reading folktales, poetry and stories from various regions, students will be exposed to history, geography and culture of each region. Musicians from the community will be invited twice during the year to perform and teach. Funds will be used to pay for the musicians.
Business Financial Tour. Nancy Herzog, Career Ed/FBLA Club. Requested $1,000 and received $750. Trip to New York City to visit NASDAQ and, possibly, SONY Wonder Lab. Funds will be used for partial scholarships for students who could not pay for full cost of trip ($160, one day; $225 two days).
NYSSMA Fee Reimbursement. Art Loomis, NYSSMA All-State Choir. Received $380. Two vocal music students will represent IHS at All-State Music Festival in Rochester (cost @ $380 each). Funds will provide partial support.
Girl Talk. Wendy Gutman, Student Assistance Services. Received $150. Education/support group for high schoolers to discuss pressures about self-image, sexuality, family matters, relationships, health and well-being. Funds to be used for refreshments at weekly meetings, pens and journals, videos and reading materials.
Interpersonal Communication Education. Rob Hermanet, Career Education Department. Requested and received $259. Instructional materials to help in providing training in professional and business-like behavior to his curriculum in existing classes (e.g., teaching proper salutations, behavior in a business setting, etc). Funds to be used to buy books for use by the Department.
Sewing Machine. Marjorie Inana, Career Education Department. Requested and received $450. Funds will be used to purchase an additional sewing machine. Money for this is not otherwise available.
Pay for Accompanist. Art Loomis, IHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Requested $500 and received $300. A special education teacher accompanies vocal jazz ensemble (has for many years) but has never been paid and no district funds are available for this. Funds would be used to pay the accompanist.
IHS Staff Picnic Annual end-of-year staff picnic sponsored by Site Council. $482 reserved.
Paraprofessionals Lounge $50 for refrigerator for use by paraprofessionals.
The following was awarded but not disbursed because of administative prohibition of funding aprogram beyond the end of the current budget year:
Grow Your Own Teacher Project Jackie Merwin, Ithaca Youth Bureau, YES. Requested and received $759. High school students will be paired with teachers in summer elementary school programs. High school students will work as tutors. Funds will provide a stipend (at an hourly rate) for one of the five high school students. (Because ICSD funds must be spent during the current fiscal year, this grant may not be able to be funded for the current summer program. We are still investigating options.)
The following was awarded but not disbursed because the program did not occur:
IHS Gospel Choir. Wendy Guttman, Student Assistance Counselor. Requested $500 and received $200. A spring program to develop a Gospel Choir with the help of choirs in the community. Program to meet interest expressed by students of color at school. Funds will be used for a keyboard instrument, which can be accessed by other school groups that need it.
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