The Oakwood Schools Foundation Awards

More Than $22,000 To District In Fall Grants

 September 2014 – This fall, The Oakwood Schools Foundation awarded more than $22,000 in grants to Oakwood City Schools to support everything from arts and academics to technology and facilities improvements.

“Oakwood teachers bring so much knowledge and creativity to their classrooms, but the District budget can’t fund everything they’d like to do,” said Joann Ringer, Grants Chair for The Oakwood Schools Foundation. “We applaud the vision of Oakwood’s teachers and administrators who submit these innovative grant ideas, and we thank our many generous donors who make it possible for The Foundation to fund initiatives that directly benefit Oakwood students.”

Thanks to the generosity of parents, alumni, students, teachers and the community, The Foundation has awarded more than $650,000 since 1991 to fund teacher-proposed grants for state-of-the-art classroom technology, unique academic programs, innovative learning materials and more.

The Foundation’s Fall 2014 grants included full or partial funding for:

  • Digital recording devices and charging units for foreign language classrooms at Oakwood Jr./Sr High School
  • OJHS/OHS Ladies’ Breakfast Program
  • Recycling waste management containers for OHS cafeteria and OJHS/OHS Library Media Center
  • Art cabinet and cart for ceramics at Smith School
  • OHS Men’s Breakfast Club
  • OJHS’s Take Five: The 5 R’s of Student Success initiative
  • “The Place Project” year-long outdoor education program at Harman School
  • Zenergy chairs for intervention classrooms/learning centers at OJHS/OHS
  • OJHS/OHS Science program “Full STEAM Ahead”
  • STEM career exploration through community and classroom presentations, discussion sessions with NASA and JPL Systems Engineer Bobak Ferdowsi
  • HowdaHUG seats for classroom intervention at Lange School

For more than 30 years, The Oakwood Schools Foundation has provided significant annual support to our District by funding grants, scholarships and special wish list items, all for the benefit of Oakwood students.   Learn more about The Oakwood Schools Foundation online at