See what teachers and students are doing with our education grants

The photos and details below are just a few examples of the exciting work teachers and students are doing today in the communities we serve, part of the Oregon State Credit Union difference. For ongoing grant submission details, visit our education grants page.


2018-2019 school year grants

Monroe High School science students conduct tasty laboratory experiments

Monroe High School science students do experiments with education grant funds

"Yes we have had a very active year with your grant funds.

  • The start of the year we were studying matter and chemical change. The students were able to make caramel and observe how the sugar and butter created a new substance! Very tasty lab. And popular.

  • We celebrated winter by testing different mixtures of cookie mix to see which one was the correct mix.

  • The latest lab was plate tectonics. We used graham crackers and frosting to model fault zones and different plate boundaries.

  • We are currently studying the rock cycle, so we're planning on creating some tasty rocks which have undergone some pressure and heat to metamorphose into new edible rocks.

These experiences would not have been possible without your support. Thank you very much. :)"

— Mrs. Martinson and the science students

Cheldelin Middle School: 3D Zorax printer filament and parts

Cheldelin school 3D printer education grant

"The Cheldelin Middle School STEAM program greatly appreciates your generous funding donation of $300 to help purchase additional filament and spare parts for the Zorax 3D printers in my classroom!

  • With the on-hand availability of spare parts, I am able to maintain proper care and functionality of the printers, which would have previously caused delays. In addition, the abundant filament and wide variety of colors makes way for students to design and re-iterate to get their creation just right.

  • The whole school has felt the huge impact by the presence of the 3D Printers in the classroom. One of our big projects: students design items to solve problems or to meet a need for teachers. I absolutely love seeing 3D printed items around the school and not just in my room.

Thank you for your generous contribution that helps keep the STEAM program printing! I look forward to continue working together in the future!"

— Cheldelin STEAM instructors and students

Santiam Christian School: new cutting head for DeWalt planer

Wood shop planer new cutting head with student projects

"Thank you so much for the grant with out which I could not have made this improvement to my wood shop program.

With the grant I was able to upgrade the cutter head in the Dewalt planer. The new cutter head makes projects easier to finish due to it's smooth cut. Many of the students noticed how much easier their projects were to sand because of the new cutter head.

Another significant difference is the noise. Based on research, the dB noise measurement drops from 102dB down to 90dB. That is a huge difference in a small shop."

— Marc Powell, Santiam Christian School wood shop teacher

Eddyville Charter School: fiction and non-fiction books

Eddyville Charter reading books education grant

"I used the education grant funds to get all kinds of new books for my classroom.  The books are used in small reading groups, so I got 7 of each book. I mostly got non fiction books, because that was what my class was lacking the most, but I also got some fiction books too.

We are currently using books purchased through the grant in every one of my groups! The students really like the variety and new options that are more at their reading ability!"

— Matt Bilder, Eddyville Charter School

 

Lacomb School: yoga balls, calculators, headphones, electric pencil sharpener

Lacomb School education grant | yoga balls, calculators and more

From the students:

  • Yoga balls help me to not get off task while doing my work.

  • The bouncy balls have always helped me focus because personally I fidget while I learn.

  • I love the fact that we have the choice to go to a room where you are offered help if you are too confused with math. Plus being able to sit on yoga balls makes math much more fun to learn.

  • Calculators help me to quickly solve problems and get my homework and school work done more quickly.

  • The balls help us focus.

From Tami Ainsworth

  • "Because of your generosity, I have been able to provide students with supplies that benefit them every day of the school year. We strive to give every student at many opportunities as possible to become successful learners and leaders. Thank you for helping make a difference in our students’ education."

 

 


 

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