AWARDS


2016

$30,000 Technology grant from LAUSD to purchase a Chromebook for each 5th grade student.

 

2015

$25,000 grant from the Windsong Foundation for a classroom technology update.

$1,000 second place in Southern California - Fire Up Your Feet contest, promoting physical fitness.

 

2014

Encino Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Awards Patrick Baldochi, Nominee.

 

2013

Encino Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Awards Susana Verdin, Nominee.

Target Grant for Civics/History

Medtronic Foundation Science Grant Phase II

 

2012

Encino Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Awards Marisa Ayola, Nominee.

Getty House Foundation Grant for Civics/History

City National Bank Literacy Grant

Medtronic Foundation Science Grant

My Gym Local Fitness Hero Award to Coach Patrick Baldocchi for promoting Health & Fitness

 

2011

Encino Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Awards Jessica Mustard, Nominee.

Nicole K. Suchiewecky Foundation, AED Grant

City National Bank Literacy Grant

Medtronic Foundation Science Grant

Arclight Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wonder of Reading Library contest, $1500

AIG, National Association for Sport & Physical Education, “Run for Something Better”

 

2010

City National Bank Literacy Grant

Lulu C. Graves award for Health & Nutrition awarded to Mrs. Stacy Steinberg

Governor’s Spotlight Award for Health & Fitness, Honorable Mention, Patrick Baldocchi and Lanai Road Elementary

UCLA multi-year grant, $30,000 awarded for Teacher Professional Development Training for Kinder Team. Culminates 2013.

 

2009

Target Field Trip Grant

 

2008

District 1 Campus Beautiful Grand Prize Winner. This is the seventh consecutive year that Lanai Road has been honored with a Campus Beautiful award!

CA State PTA Chairman’s Club Membership Award and Early Bird Membership Award.

31st District PTSA Awards for Newsletter (Honorable Mention), Program/Directory (Honorable Mention), Unit of the Year (Honorable Mention), Safety Award (Honorable Mention) and President’s Award for a “Can-Do PTA Spirit.”

Los Robles Council PTSA Award of Excellence.

 

2007

District 1 Campus Beautiful Grand Prize Winner. This is the sixth consecutive year that Lanai Road has been honored with a Campus Beautiful award!

31st District PTSA Awards Grand Award for Safety, Honorable Mention for Newsletter (Lanai Leader), Honorable Mention for Program Directory, Honorable Mention for Unit of the Year.

California State PTA Chairman’s Club Membership Award, Early Bird Membership Award

Los Robles Council, 31st District PTSA Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of our dedication to Every Child, One Voice

Office of Mayor Villaraigosa, City of Los Angeles School-based projects for Big Sunday, goods and supplies.

California Instructional School Garden Program $10,000 grant from California Department of Education.

Encino Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Awards Nancy Miller, Nominee.

 

2006

Los Angeles Magazine Lanai recognized as one of sixty best schools in Los Angeles Magazine’s “The School Issue.”

British Petroleum A+ for Energy Grant $10,000 grant to expand science and garden programs in the area of utilizing alternate power (solar energy.) Authored by the FOLB Grant Seeking Committee.

Lowe’s Grant $4,900 to expand the Garden Program.

31st District PTSA Awards Grand Award for Safety, Honorable Mention for Newsletter (Lanai Leader), Honorable Mention for Unit of the Year, and several Membership Awards including 104% PTA membership.

District 1 Campus Beautiful First-Place Grand Prize. This is the fifth consecutive year that Lanai Road has been honored with a Campus Beautiful award!

Music Center Bravo Award Finalist The Bravo Award was established by the Music Center Education Division to recognize teachers and schools for creativity, innovation and excellence in arts education.

Encino Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Awards Kristen Bryan, Nominee

California Academic Performance Index (API) 932 school-wide score.

Los Angeles Office of Community Beautification $9647 matching grant for our “Habitats for Learning” project, designed by the Lanai Garden Program, which will transform three weed-filled areas of campus into living botanical museums and learning areas filled with drought-tolerant and native California plants.

Best Buy Technology Grant $2500 Best Buy gift card awarded to second grade teacher Robert Chesler’s classroom for demonstrating a program that uses interactive technology to make learning fun for students. Mr. Chesler’s students are motivated to learn by working on the classroom’s own Website (www.room17express.org), conducting research on the Internet, incorporating their digital photos into projects, importing graphics, preparing PowerPoint presentations and reinforcing language arts and math skills through the use of interactive games.

 

2005

Intel & Scholastic Schools of Distinction in recognition of efforts to create a positive learning environment for all children.

Encino Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Awards Monica Fulford, Nominee

District 1 Campus Beautiful First-Place Grand Prize2005 31st District PTSA Awards Outstanding Achievement for Safety, Honorable Mention for Newsletter (Lanai Leader), Honorable Mention for Directory (Website), Honorable Mention for Unit of the Year and several Membership Awards.

Commendation from the City of Los Angeles On February 4, 2005 Lanai Road School, its administration, staff, teachers, students, parents and community were honored by Councilman Jack Weiss at City Hall with a commendation recognizing Lanai’s extraordinary accomplishments in academic achievement and parent and community involvement. Accepting the award on Lanai’s behalf were Principal Latham, Asst. Principal McIntire, Teacher Jennifer Taylor and her Fifth Grade Class.

 

2004

California Distinguished School Award Awarded by the California Department of Education.

California Academic Performance Index (API) 860 school-wide score; 43-point gain in the last year; 349-point gain over last four years. Largest gain of any Elementary School in the district.

Title One National Academic Achievement Award

Highest Number of Annual Volunteer Hours in the District 105,000 hours!

Most Improved LAUSD School Title One and API.2004 Music Center Bravo Award Nominee The Bravo Award was established by the Music Center Education Division to recognize teachers and schools for creativity, innovation and excellence in arts education. Grant authored by Principal Latham-Wilson and teacher Jennifer Taylor.

Wonder of Reading Literacy Grant $5,000 grant to purchase new books for our library. The books (fiction, nonfiction and reference) will be integrated and complement Lanai’s existing Garden project.

District One Outstanding Student Attendance Award - For improved student attendance and achieving 96% student attendance for the 2003/2004 school year.

British Petroleum A+ for Energy Grant $10,000 grant to be used to purchase and install a solar powered hot water heater and sink located near the planting beds at the back of school. Fourth graders will be participating in standards based activities that will explain the process, technology and use of the sun’s energy for heating homes and water.

Anne & Kirk Douglas Playground Award Approximately $25,000 matching grant for secondary (grades 3-5) playground equipment project.

Encino Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Award to Ingrid Johnson $1,000 in gifts and prizes, selected from among 16 other area schools. This is the second consecutive year that a Lanai Road teacher has garnered this award.

District 1 Campus Beautiful First-Place Grand Prize

31st District PTSA Award Best Program Directory

Getty House Foundation Above and Beyond School Award Finalist for excellence in community involvement.

“Beyond the Bell” Youth Services Dance Team Third Place Award for District C.

Colonial Williamsburg Social Studies, Theatre Arts Teacher Training Academy Grant for teacher training in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Fedco Field Trip Grant $800 for kindergarten field trips to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and to purchase additional materials to facilitate instruction on marine life. Grant authored by the FOLB Grant Seeking Committee.

California State Assembly Business-Education Partnership Award Certificate of Recognition.

Valley of the Stars Business Education Partnership Award from the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, $100 Runner-Up Award.

LA Urban School Science Project Grant $4,000 for teacher training at the California Science Center for science instruction.

 

2003

Arts Prototype School Proposal and Award $17,000 for a development program for teachers to deliver a comprehensive standards based arts program, infuse art into the curriculum, bring students to the wider art community and bring the art community to Lanai.

School for Advanced Studies Proposal and Award $5,000 to plan and execute a special program to identify and encourage the development of gifted and high achieving students.

Los Angeles Educational Partnership Community Award and $10,000 Grant awarded to one school each year which demonstrates innovation and success in community and family involvement.

Encino Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Award to Jennifer Taylor $1,000 in gifts and prizes, selected from among 16 other area schools

Least Restrictive Environment Grant, LAUSD, $13,500 for upgrading special education inclusion programs.2003 “Beyond the Bell” Youth Services Dance Team First Place Award for District C.

“Beyond the Bell” Youth Services Dance Team 2nd Place Award Magic Mountain Regional Competition.

District C Campus Beautiful First-Place Grand Prize.

 

2002

Arts Prototype School Proposal and Award $13,000 for a development program for teachers to deliver a comprehensive standards based arts program, infuse art into the curriculum, bring students to the wider art community and bring the art community to Lanai. - School for Advanced Studies Proposal and Award $10,000 to plan and execute a special program to identify and encourage the development of gifted and high achieving students. - 31st District PTSA Awards - Membership Campaign, Best Program Directory - District C Campus Beautiful First-Place Grand Prize. - District C Exceptional Improvement Award 54-point increase in API

 

2001

Wonder of Reading Library Matching Funds Grant, a two year fundraising and planning effort involving administration, teachers, parents, community members, school board members and district personnel to up grade the school library to a two room state-of-the-art library media center, through the Wonder of Reading Foundation of Pacific Theatres. $25,000 matching grant.

31st District PTSA Awards Membership Campaign, Best Program Directory

Arts Prototype School Proposal and Award $10,000 for a development program for teachers to deliver a comprehensive standards based arts program, infuse art into the curriculum, bring students to the wider art community and bring the art community to Lanai.

School for Advanced Studies Proposal and Award $10,000, $10,000, $5,000 each respectively to plan and execute a special program to identify and encourage the development of gifted and high achieving students.

 

2000

Healthy Start Planning Grant $100,000 to fund Family Center Director and School Nurse.

Anne and Kirk Douglas Playground Award Matching grant of $25,000.00 for primary (grades 1-2) playground structure.

Iowa Test Survey Testing Research Project Used Lanai Road students to set testing norms. We used results to help determine student progress and needs prior to the official state test administration. $5,000 award.

31st District PTSA Awards Membership Campaign

DWP Neighborhood Matching Grant $5,000 for landscaping.

1999

DWP Neighborhood Matching Grant $20,000 for new kindergarten playground structure.

DWP Neighborhood Matching Grant $5,000 for landscaping.