OHS Foundation faculty grants awarded

Each semester the Oceanside High School Foundation awards grants to OHS educators to help advance their curriculum. In February, the following teachers were given grants for the spring semester 2017.

Paul Ruez $500
Digital Studio – Design, Visual & Media Arts (111) Pathway
This funding will help support the students’ learning and application of digital arts being taught. These funds will be used for material and fees required to conduct the Digital Studio classes and help with the display at the San Diego County Fair.


Lou Fosnot $500
Counseling Department
These funds will help fund a “2-in-1” laptop computer, allowing the counselor to work in the classrooms with students.


Melissa Harkiewicz $500
Academic Success Learning Center
These funds will help to purchase additional computer tables for students’ use, allowing the teacher to create a Google classroom that would incorporate study skill activities and other resources.


Jennifer Villalpando $325
English 9
Students are reading the novel, “Night” by Elie Wiesel, as part of a larger unit on adversity. The grant helps fund a field trip to the Holocaust Museum in Los Angeles where students will see artifacts from the survivors and a unique opportunity to meet an actual survivor.

On March 1, OHS Foundation President Glenda Kimbrel joined Mrs. Villalpando and her class on the trip to the Holocaust Museum. It was an extremely eventful visit and included an hour long talk from Joseph Alexander, a 94 year old Holocaust survivor. Mr. Alexander is a remarkable man who survived 12 different concentration camps.


On behalf of the OHS Foundation/Alumni Association, we want to thank all alums and contributors to membership of the foundation. The money is used solely for the Oceanside High School campus, programs, students and staff.