CHAMBER GRANTS TO SUPPLY CLASSROOMS FUNDS TO BE USED TO BUY EQUIPMENT, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, COMPUTERS FOR STUDENTS.Byline: SUE DOYLE Staff Writer
SANTA CLARITA Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country, - Local school districts soon will get boosts to their music, science and math classes with about $50,000 in grants, musical instruments and human anatomy Human anatomy is primarily the scientific study of the morphology of the adult human body. It is subdivided into gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy. models to be awarded next week.
Funds come from the Santa Clarita Valley The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. It stretches through Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,672. Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, a nonprofit group that annually awards money to schools for books and supplies to enhance students' learning inside classrooms. Grants also go toward fields of art and technology.
The foundation had more than $200,000 in grant-funding requests from local teachers this year and raises money for schools throughout the year with events such as principal for a day and teacher tribute. In addition, some members contribute to the pot. Schools receive their funding at a May 10 reception.
``The foundation raises money to give right back to the schools with scholarships and grants,'' said Felicia Scorse, chamber programs director.
About $30,000 from the foundation will go to nine schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District to buy an Apple iMac, LCD projectors and chemistry-lab supplies.
Musical rewards vary by school. Canyon High School Canyon High School can refer to:
Rancho Pico Junior High will see a new tuba tuba (t`bə) [Lat.,=trumpet], valved brass wind musical instrument of wide conical bore. and cello this year. The additions will help the 2-year-old school's growing music department, which is still developing its stock of instruments, said Randy Gilpin, instrumental music teacher. Every little bit helps.
``We've taken advantage of the opportunity, and they have been very aware of the needs of a new school as we continue to grow,'' Gilpin said.
Last year, the school received a new cello.
Across the way in the music department of the Newhall School District The Newhall School District is a school district in the Santa Clarita Valley that serves the Valencia and Newhall communities within the city of Santa Clarita, California, as well as the Stevenson Ranch community in unincorporated Los Angeles County. , elementary schools will soon see two new concert snare drums and a percussion kit.
The district's music program has teachers who rotate through its 10 schools to teach fourth through sixth grades string, percussion, brass and wind instruments. Third-graders practice with recorders and learn note reading, with the hopes they'll advance to more complicated instruments the next year as their skills develop.
Kindergarten through second grades take music classes at a more introductory level, by playing tambourines, wood blocks and bells as they learn melodies, note values and rhythm, said Ernie Jackson Earnest Jackson (born April 11, 1950 in Hopkins, South Carolina) is a former professional American football cornerback for eight seasons in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, and the Detroit Lions. He played college football at Duke University. , coordinator of special programs.
Jackson said last year's grant bought an electric piano An electric piano (e-piano) is an electric musical instrument whose popularity started in the late 1960s, was at its greatest during the 1970s and still is big today. Many models were designed for home or school use or to replace a (heavy) and un-amplified piano on stage, while that teachers haul from school to school. This year they'll be able to buy some musical instruments from around the world.
``I don't think I need to go into detail about how limited our resources are in school districts these days,'' Jackson said. ``The grants mean that we are able to get instruments and are able to get resources that we may not otherwise be able to get.''