Wind Turbine Installation (2011):  The wind turbine in these pictures was installed through the generosity of a grant awarded by the West Irondequoit Foundation to be utilized as a continuous learning device for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) classes. It is located on central campus to the north of the concession stand, near the solar panel-operated pathway light that was recently installed by the IHS technology classes in our outdoor alternative energy classroom area.  The wind turbine will be utilized for educational demonstrations for students throughout the district. Students will be exposed to authentic hands-on calculations on system operations, environmental impacts and energy savings.  The turbine provides a multitude of learning opportunities for all students in the district and community. Students across the district will have the opportunity to visit and collect data for their classroom studies.

Wind Turbine Project

Suzanne Dreher Memorial Scholarship (established 2006): The Suzanne Dreher Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to two IHS graduates whose hard work and involvement in activities for the betterment of IHS have left a lasting impression.  The scholarship was established in honor of Suzanne Dreher, a tireless volunteer for the community she loved and an advocate for all of the young people of the West Irondequoit School District.

Windows Project (2002-03): The FOUNDATION sponsored the highly acclaimed Windows Project. Windows, removed during the renovation of Irondequoit High School, were transformed into works of art by local artists. Proceeds from the project earned $77,000 dollars for the Endowment Fund.

Total Grants Funded = $933,600

2019        Grant Award: $10,358
• iPads to Enrich the Learning of English Language Learners
• Q-Interactive: Digital System to Administer, Score, Record Psychological Assessments
• Breakfast Club for “at risk” group of Grade 7-8 learners
• Micro:bits Programmable Coding Computers

2018         Grant Award: $14,174
• Providing Choice and Engagement through Independent Readers
• Sphero SPRK + Power Pack for Education

2017        Grant Award: $19,157

  • Entering Kindergarten Summer Program
  • Interactive Flat Panel for Special Education Classes
  • Enhancing Science Instruction through Virtual Field Trips

2016        Grant Award: $25,120

  • Nazareth Performance Series
  • STEM in Ful Day Kindergarten

2015        Grant Award: $12,262

  • Link Crew Training
  • iPads for Counseling
  • Kiln for Art Program

2014        Grant Award: $72,321

  • Digital Drawing Boards
  • K-6 Summer Lab Transportation
  • Fitness Center Innovations
  • West Irondequoit Innovations and Interventions Initiative

2013        Grant Award: $110,700

  • Distracted Driving Simulator
  • West Irondequoit Innovations and Interventions Initiative

2012        Grant Award: $103,238

  •  Successful Snowshoeing
  •  iPads to Help Students with Disabilities Grow Academically and Emotionally
  •  iPad for Learning
  • West Irondequoit Innovations and Interventions Initiative

2011        Grant Award: $41,000

  • Nook E Readers at Iroquois and Rogers Schools
  • Dedicated/Installed Multimedia Projector in the IHS Auditorium
  • Boardmaker Studio: Adaptive Software Upgrade
  • Digital Video Camcorder
  • Major works Composition and Composer-in-Residence Commission
  • Physics Lab Update
  • WindTamer Turbine

2010        Grant Award: $32,000

  • Mimeo Interactive Board
  • Enhancement of Texas Instrument Navigator System at Dake Jr. High
  • ELMO document cameras for classroom instruction

2009        Grant Award: $30,370

  • Flip cameras for elementary school students
  • Digital video mixer to create video productions
  • Video data projectors for classroom use
  • Technology updates for Performing Arts

2008        Grant Award: $23,572

  • ELMO document cameras for IHS math, IHS English and elementary classrooms
  • Texas Instruments Navigator System for Dake math classes
  • AV Rover system with ONFinity technology for IHS special education classrooms

2007        Grant Award: $40,785

  • Interactive classroom media equipment for Dake social studies classes
  • Programs to support the goal of a Regents diploma for all students
  • Photography equipment for IHS art classes
  • Graphing calculators for IHS math classes
  • SMART Board for IHS math classes
  • Animal skeletal models for the Helmer Nature Center
  • Grand piano (final payment)

2005        Grant Award: $27,647

  • Lab Pro Science Equipment for Dake Junior High classrooms
  • Grand Piano (partial)
  • Dake Junior High Morning Show
  • Parent –Educator Resource Library
  • Non-linear Digital Video Editing System
  • What a Relief! (Maps That Is!) for the Helmer Nature Center

2004        Grant Award: $22,553

  • Video Data Projection systems for student instruction & staff development
  • Humanities gallery
  • Portable stage shared by K-3 schools
  • Digital wireless weather station with web cam
  • Digital equipment for IHS Art Department

2003        Grant Award: $28,040

  • Full Stage Acoustic Shell (partial)
  • Mastering Math A
  • Iroquois School Data Projectors
  • Climbing to Peak Performance climbing wall extensions
  • Anatomical Models for Instructional Support
  • Madrigalia Concert & Symposium (partial)
  • MPEG Multicast Network Streaming

2002        Grant Award: $25,000

  • Full Stage Acoustic Shell (partial)
  • Sensation and Perception Story Book
  • Data Projectors for Instructional Support
  • Stereo Microscopes
  • Non-Linear Digital Video Editing System
  • K-12 Visual Art Reference Library

2001        Grant Award: $30,000

  • Physical Science Kits
  • Wireless Mobil Computer Lab
  • Doubling Our Efforts in Math A

2000        Grant Award: $19,000

  • Elementary Summer Math Lab
  • NYS Social Studies Begins with Technology
  • ED Tech Cart

1999        Grant Award: $18,720

  • English Language Arts summer tutorial program
  • 3 Flex cams for scientific inquiry during lab projects
  • Groundwater Simulation Program
  • 6 ECOLOG 5 Probeware Data Logging Systems
  • Resource Room technology purchase for updated equipment

1998        Grant Award: $12,500

  • 2 Banks of wood bleachers
  • Electric Winches for Main Court Backstops

1997        Grant Award: $33,500

  • 221 Cooper Road Project

1995        Grant Award: $20,000

  • Home to School: The Literacy Link
  • Kids Institute at Dake
  • Dake School Music Center

1994        Grant Award: $25,000

  • Computers for Peak Performance
  • Mathematics, Reading and Writing Technology
  • Promoting Mathematics and Reading Outcomes through Computers for Grades 2/3
  • Computer Bulletin Board System
  • Operating Seismograph Instruction
  • Communications System for Video Production
  • Continuation of Alumni Courtyard Project

1993        Grant Award: $25,000

  • Math Computers in Elementary 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms
  • Video projector at Middle School level
  • School’s Out Contractors
  • Irondequoit High School Library Automation
  • Continuation of Alumni Courtyard Project

1992        Grant Award: $30,000

  • Operation Complete Instruments
  • K-3 Math Manipulatives
  • Dake Library Automation
  • Day with a Scholar
  • Interactive Multi-Media in Science
  • Continuation of Alumni Courtyard Project

1991        Grant Award: $30,000

1990        Grant Award: $25,000