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Welcome to Oakwood Arts Bridge!

Oakwood Arts Bridge is a volunteer group dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts in Oakwood Schools. We provide a broad overview of the current arts offerings and opportunities for our students K-12, as well as a link to the community for arts events beyond our school district. We also raise funds to support grant requests from our arts teachers and provide volunteer support where needed. We support the following areas of study at Oakwood Schools:

Please contact us if you are an Oakwood community member and would like to become involved in the Oakwood Arts Bridge. To stay up to date with our activities, follow us on Facebook.





Thank you to parents and the community for generous support of Oakwood Arts Bridge since 2009. Because of your contributions, we were able to fund the following items for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • 2 new cellos for grades 6 - 12 orchestra program
  • Partial funding for permanent art installation at Lane Stadium, created by Suzanne Ley and OHS art and engineering students
  • Reusable table coverings for Smith Elementary art shows. Coverings will be available for other arts teachers to use as well.
  • 20 new choir robes for OHS choral department
  • Speech & Debate coach travel expenses for national conference in June 2018

See the full list of grants given

Oakwood Arts Bridge is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation. Donations go directly to our grants fund, which supports Oakwood Schools K-12 teacher grant requests. If you are interested in giving a donation, please follow this link to The Dayton Foundation.

Teacher Grant Request

Oakwood Schools K-12 teachers may request grant money to support visual and performing arts related endeavors. Oakwood Arts Bridge accepts grant requests year-round, but only meets to assess requests every one to two months. Please send questions to and/or contact current OAB President.

Teachers may access the request form at:


All meetings will be held from 7 - 8 p.m. in the teacher workroom at Oakwood High School.

Tues. Sept. 11
Tues. Oct. 9
Tues. Nov. 27
Tues. Jan. 8
Wed. Feb. 13
Tues. March 12

Tues. April 9


Show pride in your student's artistic passions by displaying a fine arts banner. Oakwood Arts Bridge has heavy-duty vinyl banners suitable for indoor or outdoor use for Band, Chorus, Speech and Debate, Theatre, and Orchestra.

Send order form to the high school office and we will deliver to you.


Support the Oakwood Arts Bridge every time you shop at Kroger and use your Kroger rewards card.

Sign into Kroger Community Rewards at

Then search for Oakwood Arts Bridge in the list (organization AR430). There is no cost to you. This rewards program is a way for Kroger to give back to the community.


President - Krista Caley
Vice President - Jen Enseleit
Secretary - Melissa Wolcott
Treasurer - Erin Stauffer
Past President - Jennifer Mayeux
Member At Large - Carrie Dalrymple 

2018-19 Officers!


Social Media - Gina Sandoval

Sales Coordinator - Jennifer Makkas Young@Art Chair - OPEN


Band - Michelle Hall
Choir - Maureen McLaughlin
Creative Writing - OPEN
Media Production - OPEN
Orchestra - Toni Brenner
Speech & Debate - Stephanie Soller
Theatre - Amy Askins
Visual Arts - Tricia Bauer
Harman - Susan Choi
Smith - Laura Weaver

Alumni/Community - Leigh Ann Fulford