Announcements

Scholarship Winners

The 2014 scholarship recipients will be notified by May 20th by telephone. All other applicants will be notified by mail.

Announcing the Schedule for 2014 Summer Art Enrichment Program (S A E P)

The schedule for the 2014 Summer Art Enrichment Programs for children are listed below.  Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. To register please complete and mail the registration form  with payment* or call the Moss Foundation office  540-932-1728.   

  • Session A (Ages 10 & 11) will be held June 23 - 27 from 9:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Session B (Ages 8 & 9) will be held June 23 - 27 from 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Session C (Ages 6 & 7) will be held June 30 - July 3 (Thursday) from 9:00 am - 11:45 pm)
  • Session D (Ages 4 & 5) will be held June 30 - July 3 (Thursday) from 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

‚Äč*The Moss Foundation does have a few limited scholarships available.  For information, please call the Foundation Office on 540-932-1728 for information. 

2013 Teacher Grant Winners Announced

The 2013 Teacher Art Grant  Winners have been announced and are listed below.  These Grants are awarded for the 2014-2015 school year.         

PS37R School, Staten Island, NY - $997.29   Teacher – Rebecca Kaufman. Project: Collage Art – Learning Vocabulary Words through Art to Apply to Other Academics. This project will allow autistic students, many of whom are non verbal, to learn art vocabulary words they can also apply to other areas of academics. The students find art motivating and any opportunity to increase language skill while having fun with art is a plus.

Westfall Middle School, Williamsport, OH - $810.00  Teacher- Sharon Link. Project: Card Making for Multi-Disabilities.  Using various art supplies the multi-disabilities classes make cards and send to local hospitals, nursing homes, and other students and their families needing encouragement or get well wishes.  The students will be studying patterns in math, making collages in art, designing animals and objects with various shapes, which incorporate math, science, social studies and art.

Bloom Elementary, Louisville, KY - $673.60   Teachers – Patricia Rundell & Sarah Scheer.  Project:  Artists & Writers Workshops.  Through this art and writing program, teachers will implement an artists/writers workshop on a daily basis; creating artwork to act as a springboard for writing pieces.  Students will create a portfolio of art and writing.  The program is aimed to encourage reluctant writers and students with learning differences to create powerful and well-developed writing pieces.  The results will be shared with authentic audiences and displayed in the school building.

Duryea Elementary, Kathy, TX - $663.50  Teacher – Shevaun Sirmans.  Project: Using Zentangle to Improve Academically. Zentangle is a fundamental technique that can be applied to most aspects of an Art program.  Using Zentangle for the creative process allows the students to “think”, “observe”, “plan”, “produce”, “revise”, and “present”.  Zentangle Art and use of doodling engages multiple learning modes which impacts how we process information and solve problems.  Doodling includes visual, audio, reading & writing, and kinesthetic or emotional connections which result in creative problem solving.

Harper-Archer Middle School, Atlanta, GA - $269.00  Teacher – Sheena Varghese.  Project: The purpose of the Peer Advocate Program is to make a lasting emblem of the inclusive spirit that the Peer Advocate Programs fosters at the school, encouraging relations between students who are served with the self-contained setting and their peers served in he general education setting by creating a mural to serve as a reminder to all students and faculty of the value that lies in including all students.

One-time only special grant for an Iowa school from the Central Iowa Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society:

Indianola Middle School, Indianola, IA - $530.00   Teacher – Paul Rogalla.  Project: Life Science Curriculum – Drawing Connections.  The use of drawings in life science helps special education students better understand the subjects.  The physical drawings they make in class help the students gain understanding of difficult concepts in science by drawing atoms, cell functions, steps of mitosis, and botany subjects.

P. Buckley Moss Foundation Scholarships

teach at the moss foundationBeginning in 2015, The Anne & Matt Harbison Scholarship and the Moss Endowed Scholarship will NO LONGER be offered. The 2011 through 2014 recipients of these scholarship renewals will be honored through the student agreements.

The Judith Cary Memorial Scholarship for students who are pursuing either a bachelor's or a master's degree in special education will still be offered. 

For more information or if recipients have questions, please contact the P. Buckley Moss Foundation at 540-932-1728 or Foundation@mossfoundation.org

WATCH our Website for an announcement of NEW Scholarship to begin in 2015.