Along with reading and writing, science and math are the core of the educational curriculum. The SchoolPower Endowment Teacher Grants provide funding for cutting edge technological resources, field trips and state of the art programs in math and science at all four schools. Annual grants are balanced between the two elementary schools, but may focus on a different discipline in any given year. For a comprehensive list of any year's grants, go to Empowered Educators.
Science and Math grants awarded for the past three school years are:2014
ST Math Program Renewal and Generation 5 Major Upgrade - $3000
Outdoor Science - $5000
Toshiba Tablets for Chemistry Education - $1700
Science Partnership with UCSD Chemists - $3500
Cal Math Council Annual Conference - $2970
Outdoor Science Scholarship Fund - $5000
7th grade Lab Network - $7869
Bill Nye The Science Guy DVD's - $2400
TMS Science Camp - $5000
Funding for Advances Chemical Research - $1000
TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculators Class Set (30) - $4000
"This is unlike anything I've seen in my previous four school
districts. Mr. Smart and our Science Department have received numerous
allocations from SchoolPower that have directly benefited our students.
Our students are afforded the opportunities to see classroom instruction
turn to life through the support of our generous community. The difference
shows in test scores, engagement, attitudes regarding science, and college
acceptance rates. We are grateful."
"This year's SchoolPower grant enabled me to pick up a piece that focuses on activity-based economics. Involving my students in activities that require them to make choices and decisions is an ideal way to teach the economic way of thinking. Chinese proverb: I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
Mark Alvarez, LBHS Economics Teacher