Take It To The Court Grants $100,000 to local schools

The Trail Blazers Foundation and Wells Fargo teamed up to provide $110,000 in grants to schools across Oregon and Clark County, Washington in support of their academic, art, athletic and community programs.

The following schools received funding for these programs. Congrats to this year’s recipients!

The next application period opens October 2018.

1. Armand Larive Middle School (Hermiston): Technology and equipment for the Visual Arts/Journalism program

2. Astoria Middle School (Astoria): Update and repair the hoops and backboards for the in school gyms

3. Cedar Park Middle School (Portland): Culturally- relevant books and materials for the library, classrooms, and Unity Club. The Unity Club is - a safe space for all students, especially LGBTQ+ students, students of color, and their allies to create an inclusive and supportive environment.

4. Condon Grade School (Condon): Laptops and printers for 5th through 8th grade classrooms

5. Crater Academy of Health and Public Services (Central Point): Audible e-readers, compatible audio books and accessories for special education students.

6. Crestline Elementary School (Vancouver, WA): Sponsor a Girls Inc. Girls Group for 5th graders for three terms

7. Elgin High School (Elgin): Replace the bleachers in school gym

8. Four Rivers Community School (Ontario): Provide necessary access to a range of aAthletic opportunities for students including through skill- building camps, access to equipment (i.e. basketball shoes, tennis rackets, jersey’s), , coaching stipends for organized team sports, and transportation.

9. Gervais Middle School (Gervais): Portable bleachers for the gym to provide place, other than the concrete floor, for students and the community to sit during to use during school assemblies and athletic events.

10. Harrison Park School K-8 (Portland): Fund various schoolSchool functions support like including athe multi-cultural fair, field trips, budget for teachers and incentives for the students via the weekly bulldog buck drawing and PBIS (positive behavior interventions & supports) program.

11. Hollydale Elementary School (Gresham): Books written in Spanish, Russian and other first languages spoken by students

12. Juniper Elementary School (Bend): Equipment to teach students computer science skills, coding, and movie-making techniques

13. Latham Elementary (Cottage Grove): Caring School Community Classroom pPackage with rRead-aloud Values lLibrary for each classroom to support students’ sSocial Eemotional lLearning program with self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship and responsible decision making skills.

14. Lincoln Park Elementary (Portland): Week-long artist residency to create mural reflecting the diversity of the student population.

15. Lord High School, MacLaren (Woodburn): Vocational, education and training programs for youth 12-25 at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facilitiesincarcerated students

16. Madison High School (Portland): Transportation for first-generation college students to visit campuses outside the Portland metro area

17. Medford Opportunity School (Medford): EV3 robots and expansion kits to teach students computer programming, robotics, and creative ways of learning.

18. Monument School (North Bend): Week long residency of theatre educators which resultings in a student- inspired production attended by members of the community at Missoula Children’s Theatre.

19. Mosier Community School (Mosier): Renovations to the Mosier Community School Theatre will bring safety hazards up to code for the continued enjoyment by the Mosier Community. Mosier Community School Theatre is an integral part of the community and is used not only for theto support the theatre program, but for school assemblies, paid performers, and community events.

20. Nelli Muir Elementary (Woodburn): New PE equipment including items like volleyballs, basketball hoops, jump ropes, agility equipment, soccer balls,and yoga mats, heart rate monitors, kickballs, yarn balls, hockey pucks and nutrition movement games.

21. North Bend Middle School (North Bend): STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) based curriculum for 7th grade students.

22. Rosland Elementary (La Pine): Equipment for the kindergarten class unit on chickens

23. Two Rivers Dos Río Elementary (Springfield): Curriculum designed to address social-emotional learning, bullying prevention, and child protection

24. Portland OIC/Rosemary Anderson High School (Portland)- Nutritional school lunch and breakfast program that explores a food manufacturing pathway for High School students as well as training programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for the development of student operated social enterprise/apprenticeship projects.