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Let’s Get Digital @ the Library

Thank you once again for granting my request for an Excel Grant to buy eBooks at a level appropriate for my ELL students. With the money, I was able to purchase 84 new titles, mostly fiction, at reading levels appropriate

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Let’s Play Ukulele!

Learning an instrument is a life-long skill and passion. Our hope is that all students learn to love music throughout their lives. As educators, we want not only to teach our students the basics of music, but also to provide

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Guys Want to Read Thrillers!

It’s that time of year again when we start hearing from teachers about how they used the Excel Grants they received last fall. Over the next few months we will share the teachers stories and letters about how the grants they

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Highline Schools Foundation Awards $75,000 in Grants this Fall!

Burien, WA – The Highline Schools Foundation recently awarded $65,053 through 89 classroom grants. Because of events like the Burien Brat Trot and Oktoberfest, and the generosity of our community, the Foundation was able to fund 85% of the grant

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Gaming in Ancient Egypt

Celeste Borowiak Timulak at Parkside Elementary School asked for an excel grant last year for a wonderfully fun and inventive social studies (and art) project. She told us “For social studies, each year I teach my sixth graders how to play the

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Supporting STEM with Quadcopters

George Wheeler at Highline CHOICE Academy makes science COOL! He submitted an excel grant application last fall because he wanted to purchase Quadcopter kits for his students. He explained: “Quadcopters are innovative, remotely controlled rotor-wing aircraft that utilize 4 propellers and electric

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Growing a Community of Gardeners

Tracey Drum at Bow Lake Elementary requested an Excel Grant last fall because they were looking to expand their small garden by “growing a larger community of gardeners”!  It sounds like they succeeded … and more … Tracy reported: We

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Car Boats

Jeanette Yee from Parkside Elementary School submitted an Excel Grant application last fall for so her students could make Car Boats. Students used their conceptual understanding of electricity and circuits and built a basic car circuit that included a motor, propeller, batteries, wires and

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Getting Started with Reading!

Trina Samson, the librarian at Mount View Elementary submitted an Excel Grant application for books … At Mount View our students are making gains in their reading, and one of the ways they are doing it is by reading books

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Worms Eat Our Garbage!

Last November, Delila Leber a kindergarten teacher from Mount View Elementary school submitted an Excel Grant application with the most inventive grant title in the history of grant titles and what she wanted to do with the grant was pretty

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