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Highline Schools Foundation awards record amount of classroom grants
Posted By Scott Schaefer On December 17, 2013 @ 4:07 pm In Education,Featured Stories,Fundraising,Headlines,Life | No Comments
The Highline Schools Foundation  recently awarded a record $48,675 through 77 classroom grants at 35 different schools in the Highline School District.
A total of 124 grant requests were received.
“The grant applications were more thoughtful and innovative than ever,” said Ashley Fosberg, Executive Director of the Foundation. “Applicants put a great deal of effort into making sure their ideas aligned with the Highline Public Schools Strategic Plan—were impressed and inspired! We’re so thrilled to be able to help classrooms and programs with more grant dollars than ever before. We owe a lot of gratitude to our community for supporting our events, and to the Foundation board for their excellent leadership.”
Some of the grants were given out via the Foundation’s “Prize Patrol”—surprise visits by Foundation Trustees to staff meetings, classrooms and assemblies during which the checks are presented to excited and deserving district staff (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):
The Foundation’s Excel Grant program was created to support classroom innovation in our district, and to provide teachers resources they need to help our students be successful! An Excel Grant is an award of up to $1,000 for a specific project. The Foundation applauds each teacher’s dedication to providing the best possible education for our students. The Grant Review Committee (comprised of Foundation Trustees) had the challenging task of selecting the most worthwhile and innovative projects, while also spreading the grant awards district-wide.
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