Our Impact

Coffee Cart in the Specialized Classroom

Coffee Cart Kids in Room 16.  With the grant money we purchased K cups (coffees, teas, hot chocolate and ciders), cups, straws, creamers. Every Thursday we would get orders in from the staff - averaging 50 - 100 per week.  The kids would prep cups with k cups, creamer and sugars by following a checklist.  They sorted all the materials and took ownership of this business. On Friday mornings they would make and deliver coffees and hot beverages - they practiced eye contact, greetings and loved engaging with many staff members every Friday.   We even made it into the year book -as the first ever Coffee Cart Club at C.O. Harrison!  

Our Impact

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COSI on Wheels

Springmyer Elementary combined their Annual Science Festival, which advances scientific principles, processes and real-world technology-related activities, with COSI on Wheels. This is an outreach program that engages students with a dynamic opening Assembly and then fun, hands-on science activities for every student learner. COSI stands for Center of Science and Industry and is based in Columbus, so they made the trip down to our school. 

Since 2002, the OHAEF has provided over $250,000 to fund more than 280 district projects and initiatives not covered by tax dollars. Grants from the Foundation help to bring a wide variety of hands-on programs and projects which enhance student learning, increase the creativity and engagement of both teachers and students, and brought several facility upgrades to our schools. None of this could have happened without the generosity of alumni, parents, community members and community businesses. THANK YOU. Our Foundation is truly Your Foundation.

This past school year the OHAEF awarded 37 new teacher grants, in addition to 12 renewals, totaling $33,020, several of which, due to Covid-19, will be implemented this coming year. 

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Blink Cincinnati

Blink Cincinnati was one of the largest-attended light, art and projection-mapping events in our nation last school year and Oak Hills was a part of it! Students in the National Art Honor Society, Advanced AutoCAD class and Art Club constructed a 30-ft., human-powered and illuminated Loch Ness monster float and created lighted lanterns in its eyeballs and bubble designs. Close to 100 students, teachers and community members were involved in this magical event. 

Family Literacy Engagement.

The purpose of this activity is to discuss with parents of Kindergarten and 1st grade students: A. What skills constitute early literacy  B. At what reading level are the books that their children will be reading and in what progression are they used as the year goes on  C. Provide parents with concrete ideas and materials on how to engage in early literacy activities at home

Replacement of Loaned Books.

Due to the unfortunate way our school year ended last year, in our elementary schools, some Language Arts teachers loaned out several books out of their personal/home libraries to every one of their students. Most will return but some may not. Math teachers, not Language Arts teachers, asked for a grant to replenish books that may not be returned.