Make your own free website on Tripod.com

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING:  Date, time and location TBD.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

June 01, 2017, the committee met via electronic measures and approved two grants.

One for the summer STEM class and one for a Clever Touch Plus board to create a portable media/library center. Total dollars granted for these items was $3151.00.

 

May 04, 2017, meeting held in the meeting room of the new administration

building at 2008 Timber Lane. A request for a grant from the music director was reviewed and approved.  Another grant request was review and the committee decided more information was needed. A discussion about a fund drive followed and a drive

will be made later in the year. The committee was introduced to Jenna Whitton, the new treasurer of Northridge Local Schools

 

Meeting of January 18, 2017. Two members absent due to emergencies.

Plans for grants were discussed. A couple of department head have contacted STEF concerning applying for a grant this year. Financial report was made as was the alumni and website reports. A discussion about a Facebook donation status page was held and will be continued at a future date.

 

Meeting of October 31, 2014, old and new business were discussed about the dedication of the media center, finances, alumni activities and schedules..

September meeting of the Committee was on the 25th and more planning was done

with the assistance of Heather Zacharias

 

At the May 2014 meeting, the Committee planned a donation to and the naming of the school's media department, in honor of the former superintendent, Charles R. Tarzinski. A dedication of the center will be announced at a later date. STEF has made a donation of $11,000.00 to the new media Center.

 

You can assist STEF to help Northridge students receive extra opportunities in their education. Please check our donation page and the donation form links in the menu on the left of this page.

 

In April 2014 the Committee granted donations to the Northridge Relay for Life and the Northridge Alumni Veterans Memorial.

 

STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF

 

The dedication of the Hugh C. Sauer Fine Arts Department finally happened on February 12, 2014, after two postponements due to the weather, which closed the schools. Superintendent, Dave Jackson, gave the opening remarks, followed by Principal, Tim Whitestone, STEF member, Mike Mescher, STEF Adviser and former NHS Business Manager, Dr. Clarence Jarboe, STEF founder, Cindy Hyre Feltz, and NHS Music Director, Josh Uhrich. Mike  presented Josh with a large framed picture of the 1936-1937 Northridge Band, the first school band. Cindy presented Josh a check for five-hundred dollars to be used for students of the Hugh C. Sauer Fine Arts Department. STEF has now donated $11,500.00 to the department. A bronze plaque identifying the Hugh C. Sauer Fine Arts Department has been mounted in the hallway leading to the department.  After the dedication, NHS Music Boosters served refreshments by member, Tina Fiore. Tina is also the current Northridge School Board President.

 

Plaque at entrance to Sauer Fine Arts De

 

STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF

A committee meeting was held on January 09, 2014,  at the Northridge Board of Education Office.  Committee members present were Cindy Feltz, Jim DeArmond, Wayne Boggs and Mike Mescher. Plans were made for the dedication on January 22, 2014, of the Hugh C. Sauer Fine Arts Department at the high school. 

 

 STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF

A grant request was received and reviewed at the September meeting.  The STEF committee granted funds for the fifth grade to attend a concert at the Schuster Center in Dayton performed by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

 STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF

At the May 30 meeting, Wayne reported on the finances for STEF and the NHS Veterans Memorial Fund. Mike reported on the websites activity and the progress of the Veterans Memorial. Cindy introduced some suggestions for committee's future consideration.

    The Committee received and approved a grant from EDMS physical Education Dept. to replace worn out equipment. The grant was funded by the STEF Wakat/Kelley Mothers Fund.

     The Committee also purchased an electronic keyboard for the band. A grant was approved for the music department's wish list. More information is on the "Grants Awarded" page. 

 STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF  

  

Marshall Wakat, NHS class of 1959,  proposed a Wakat/Kelley Mothers Fund which would help Northridge children. The STEF fund is named in honor of his mother, Frances Wakat, along with Doris Kelley and other Viewell Avenue mothers. Marshall has made a generous starting donation to start the fund. It is his idea to remember his mother and the other Northridge mothers each year by making an additional donation on their birthdays or Mother's day in lieu of flowers on a grave.
    Marshall Wakat is also a member of the Northridge Hall of Fame, Class of 2006.  Thank you, Marshall. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will help numerous Northridge children.

STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF

 

The STEF Committee will place donation cards and envelopes in local funeral homes for those who would like to honor their loved ones or friends. Please look for or ask for the donation cards and envelopes.  Contact any STEF committee member if cards are not available.

 STEF    STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF     

   

In December 2011, STEF received a grant request from Trisha L. Baxter, a second grade teacher at John H. Morrison School. She is the orginator of Snuggled Up, Inc, which supplies home sleeping materials for Northridge students. See her website for more information at www.snuggledupinc.com . STEF granted her request and as a result of a STEF December email solicitation for funds, STEF was able to make a second grant to the Snuggled Up program. Thank you to all who responded to the email. A 1956 grad, Paul Cope and his wife Mary Ann, donated thirty-five hand made blankets to Snuggled Up through STEF. 

 

The fifth grade students at Grafton kennedy Elementary School attended the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra's Fall Young Person's Concert The theme of the concert was "Musical Postcards from America". The musical compositions were either composed by American composers or composed by people who were influenced by America.

The student's favorites of the concert included "The Star Spangled Banner", "America the Beautiful", [Piano] "Concerto No. 2, 1st Movement", performed by 17 year old Billy Fang, "On the Trail" from Grand Canyon Suite and "Hoedown" from Rodeo.

 

The Young Person's Concerts integrate cross-curriculum connections between Language Arts, Social Studies and Music. Study guides, musical excerpts and docents are provided by the Philharmonic Association to prepare the students ahead of time to attend the concert. the object of the trip is for students to attend a live performance of a professional oechestra in a music hall. The importance of this experience is essential for building music appreciation, building audiences of the future and exposing children to live musicians and what can be possible if one were to choose to learn to plar a musical instrument.

Funding for the ticket cost for each student to attend this concert was provided with a STEF Teacher Grant.

 

At the May, 2011, NHS Alumni Night at the American Legion Post on North Dixie, a musical Polar Bear was raffled and the proceeds will be used for the betterment of Northridge students. Thanks to Diana Robards who originated the raffle and to all those who purchased tickets.

STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF   STEF

     

We are always looking for new ideas and topics for the newsletter. If you have an idea or would be interested in writing an article, please let us know by email or the form below.