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We’re a real band!

In the second installment of “One Teachers Story,” Scott Schneider talks about how YOU helped bring music to the wonderful students at Hazel Valley Elementary School … Before my Excel Grant, I was using instruments in my classroom that were older

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through my tears

One Teacher’s Story … I can’t write about my grants without tears in my eyes. So, grab the hanky and come along with me on the great adventure that is Camp Waskowitz. I teach new refugees and immigrants, and if

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Highline Schools Foundation Awards Record Amount of Classroom Grants

Burien, WA – December 16, 2013 – The Highline Schools Foundation recently awarded $48,675 through 77 classroom grants at 35 different schools in the Highline School District. “The grant applications were more thoughtful and innovative than ever,” said Ashley Fosberg,

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Ancient Egypt Connections

Celeste Timulak, a 6th Grade Teacher at Parkside Elementary School wrote in her Excel Grant application: “Our sixth graders are studying Ancient Egypt. A field trip to see the Tutankhamun exhibit at the Pacific Science Center would be the perfect

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Books-Books-Books

Terre Salzer, Hilltop Elementary School librarian began her Excel Grant application: “Several years of budget cuts are beginning to have a devastating effect on school libraries in the Highline School District. As the librarian, I have found it difficult to provide

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Of Cedar and Salmon

Terri Juberg is a third grade teacher at North Hill Elementary – her Excel Grant application began: For the past 5 years, our third graders have enjoyed having Ronn Wilson from Of Cedar and Salmon come to North Hill. It

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Juniors’ College Hop

Angie Erdman, a teacher at Big Picture High School was looking for help funding a trip for the schools juniors so she submitted an Excel Grant application last fall. “We would like to take our juniors on a “College Hop” in

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Ethiopian Cooking & Culture

Each year, members of the Africa United Club at Global Connections High School are living up to the school’s mission statement by being “world citizens who actively contribute to the global community.” This year, the 21 club members (of all

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Car Boats

You might remember last year’s Car Boat Project - well, it was such a big hit and important learning experience for her students, that Jeanette Yee wanted to expand the Car Boat Project to two classes so more students would have the opportunity to participate this year. The

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Bringing Theatre to Life!

Camille Churchill, a Kindergarten teacher at White Center Heights Elementary School, recently submitted her final report for an excel grant she was awarded last December. “We were able to bring the staff together, with 9 staff members, to put on

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