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O’Keeffe Middle School Endowment Fund

The income from the school endowment fund provides O’Keeffe Middle School the opportunity for school-based grants to support creative and innovative projects in our school.

For the 2017-18 school year this funded the following projects:

  • A large-format color inkjet project that allows students’ meaningful work to be created and hung throughout the school.
  • Alternative seating tools like wobble stools are a discreet, socially-acceptable way for students to get the sensory and vestibular input they need during instruction time. Using these tools in the general education setting will help improve their attention, reduce off-task behavior, and reduce the need for them to “take a break” outside of the classroom during instruction time.
  • Building a Makerspace that is inclusive of student interests and helps teach students valuable skills in creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking as well as enhancing technology skills in innovative ways through coding, video production, robotics, virtual reality, and more.

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