2014 Brat Trot
The Burien Brat Trot 5K is a true community celebration that brings out the fun in all of us and it also raises critical funds for Highline Schools Foundation.
2014 Burien Brat Trot was a great success thanks entirely to a large community effort! It is very motivating and encouraging to see so many sponsors and individuals step up to support the event — from businesses rallying teams, to major corporate sponsorships, to school groups volunteering — this event is the best example of a community-wide effort.
Click on the links below to see some great pictures from the day ...
2014 School Registration Contest Winners Announced
* 1st place - Marvista Elementary ~ $1,000
* 2nd place - Seahurst Elementary ~ $750
* 3rd place - St. Francis of Assisi ~ $500
Congratulations to our "partner schools" too!
* Since Marvista wins, so does North Hill Elementary ~ $1,000
* and since St. Francis wins, so does Sylvester Middle School ~ $500
Every dollar counts ...
A gift to Highline Schools Foundation is something much bigger than one donation – it signifies that you believe in a future where all students reach their highest potential, where all teachers can provide enriched learning experiences and where all graduates are college or career ready – and that such a future is worth fighting for.
A BIG THANK YOU! to everyone who helped make both the Burien Brat Trot and Highline Schools Foundation Oktoberfest Auction such great successes!
Whether you were a volunteer, attendee, sponsor or donor - your support is always integral to our success! And because of events like the Brat Trot and Oktoberfest, the Foundation has the honor to help support our teachers and schools with the annual Excel Grants! Every year, the Highline Schools Foundation grants teachers the funds they need to support unique and innovative programs in their classrooms that their schools budget's can't provide. We are in the middle of the application process - the deadline for teachers to apply is November 6, 2014. Click HERE for the application.
The 2014 receipts will be announced in early December on our website - so check back here or you can follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on all of our happenings. In 2013, The Highline Schools Foundation awarded $48,675 through 77 classroom grants at 35 different schools in Highline Public Schools and this year we hope to do more! >>You can read More about last year's grant recipients here.
Kristen Kerns, Highline Schools Foundation President, was recently interviewed for Comcast Newsmakers. In the interview, Kristen talks about the Foundation, our goals, our plans and how our community can get involved in the exciting work that we are doing.
In the News:
|9/09/14: Highline Schools Foundation is looking for your creative ideas! Every year, the Highline Schools Foundation grants teachers the funds they need to support unique and innovative programs in their classrooms that their school’s budget can’t provide. We want to support activities and experiences that expand the learning process and actively engage students. The online application is available now. Deadline to apply is Nov. 6, 2014.
|8/20/14: Highline Schools Foundation Offers $10,000 Impact Grant for the Second Year! We are pleased to announce that we will again offer $10,000 to one school or program in Highline Public Schools this fall through our second annual Impact Grant — created as an effort to make a meaningful difference in a specific program. The $10,000 grant is in addition to our Excel Grant program — through which we will award multiple grants of up to $1,000 this year. Click here for the Impact Grant online application for the 2014/2015 school year.
| 8/07/14: A “Back-to-School Fair” was held at Steven J. Underwood Park in Des Moines on Thursday, Aug. 7, where some 500 free backpacks filled with school supplies were given out to local, low-income students. In addition, free shoes, haircuts, food and plenty of other necessities to get the school year off to a good start were handed out by volunteers with the Highline Schools Foundation and many others. Read more at The B-Town Blog.