Entergy Foundation and Keller Family Foundation
Through support from the Entergy Foundation and the Keller Family Foundation, After-School Literacy and Arts allows 200 K-8 students at ReNEW McDonogh City Park Academy to participate in daily after-school literacy and arts programming during the 2015-2016 school year.
You go girls! With support from Freeport McMoRan, ReNEW SciTech’s female students in 4th-6th grades will strengthen their STEM skills and compete in national robotics competitions. Working after school, students will be introduced to and practice concepts from engineering, computer science, math, and technology. In teams, students will research, create and present a STEM-focused project to judges.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Students and staff at ReNEW Schaumburg are executing “Power Plays” thanks to a grant from the Southeast Dairy Association. Participants are sampling new foods, learning about nutrition, practicing stress releasing techniques, and making healthy eating and fitness choices.
HPSI funds continue to support the turnaround of persistently low-achieving schools. HPSI supports ReNEW campuses in implementing bold initiatives to improve student achievement. Support includes co-teachers, additional school leaders to support the school-within-a-school model, extended day and school year, and greater personalization of learning.
Keep Louisiana Beautiful
You See Litter, I See Art! has enabled young students to study the problem of litter by collecting trash, reusable items, and recyclables inside the school, on campus grounds, and in the neighborhood. Students used their latest litter collection activities to make original works of art that incorporate collected discards into each piece. As part of the process, students reflected upon their activities and developed greater understanding of the impact of waste on the environment. Artworks are on display at ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy’s evening arts showcases.
LA GEAR UP
LA GEAR UP supports ReNEW’s Accelerated High School 12th graders in academic achievement, behavior, college exposure, and service. Throughout the school year, students have the opportunity to participate in writing and poetry contests, college night activities, Explorer’s Club, free summer camps, and field trips to Louisiana colleges and universities.
Personalized Learning Pilots
Through support from New Schools for New Orleans and Educate Now!, ReNEW campuses are participating in the creation of advanced coursework options through distance learning to provide increased opportunities for students achieving above grade level.
Every student has unique learning strengths and challenges. ProBono Publico funds allow ReNEW to provide greater personalization of learning by increasing available technology, allowing students greater access to high-quality, customizable, digital learning programs both during and after the school day.
Literacy Mastery through Personalized Learning increases ReNEW K-8 students' access to differentiated literacy supports by expanding time in learning and increasing student technology. Through the program, struggling K-8 readers participate in ongoing personalized reading activities.
School Health Connection School Wellness Program
Through funding and training from the Louisiana Public Health Institute, ReNEW Schaumburg has selected a School Wellness Champion and created a school health advisory committee. The campus has participated in a school health assessment and is using resulting data to implement a comprehensive school wellness policy.
Whole Kids Foundation
On Saturday, April 25, ReNEW Schaumburg launched a school garden thanks to a grant from the Whole Kids Foundation! Whole Foods, Sci Academy, AmeriCorps members, and Schaumburg students, families, and staff all worked together to build and plant a school garden. Schaumburg is excited to use this garden to learn about nutrition, and support lessons across all subject areas and grade levels.
Up2Us: Coach Across America
Physical fitness is a key factor in healthy child development. Through ongoing support from Coach Across America, ReNEW campuses place service members in developing coach roles. Coaches strengthen physical education activities, increase the number of students who have access to PE, health, and wellness, provide structured activities during recess, and increase sports offerings in after-school time.