Category: Excel Grant

Excel Grant Stories – The Arts

Over the past several years, there has been a trend of schools cutting the arts from their curriculum. Music, art, theater—gone for so many. Because the Highline Public Schools Board recognizes that arts education (defined as dance, music, theater, and

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Excel Grant Stories – Books

We know that getting young people hooked on reading is critical. A recent study by Sam Houston State University show strong connections between reading for pleasure & academic success. It showed that high school juniors who engaged in reading for

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Highline Schools Foundation Awards over $110,000 in Grants!

We are excited to announce we awarded $100,865 through Excel Grants and $10,000 through the annual Impact Grant this month to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools! Excel Grant awards ranged from $105 to $2,500 and will

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Highline Schools Foundation Awards over $100,000 in Grants this Fall!

The Highline Schools Foundation recently awarded $80,472 through 112 classroom grants! Because of events like the Burien Brat Trot and Oktoberfest, and the generosity of our community, the Foundation was able to fund more grant requests this year than ever

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Highline Schools Foundation Awards $25,000 in grants today

and much more to be awarded soon! (Burien, WA) With two of its largest public fundraisers, the Burien Brat Trot and the Oktoberfest Auction, recently completed, Highline Schools Foundation is now making plans to distribute the funds the organization raised

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2015 Grants Available to Highline Public School Teachers and Programs

More grants available this year to Highline Public School teachers! The Foundation will again offer $10,000 to one school or program in Highline Public Schools through the Impact Grant – which is funded in part by Alaska Airlines. The Foundation

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Physical Activity Socials at MRHS

Nichole Calkins, Teacher at Advisor at Mount Rainier High School received an Excel Grant last fall for”Physical Activity Socials”  Here’s her proposal: “At Mt. Rainier, all students participate in an advisory class three days a week that focuses on personal

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Teaching Programming with Lego Mindstorms Robotics Kits

Casey Alexander from New Start High School recently sent us pictures and a final report about the Excel Grant he received last fall. In his grant application, he told us: New Start is a small alternative school, which serves as

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May is Arts Education Month

The Highline Schools Foundation is proud to support the arts – here are a few of the Excel Grants we funded this year: African Rhythms Music teacher Elizabeth Hogan from Hilltop Elementary requested an Excel Grant to purchase Tubano Drums

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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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