Hilltop Elementary School Taylor Newton Terre Salzer and Melissa Frangias

Foundation Trustee Carlyn Roedell visited Hilltop Elementary last December with grant checks!
“A Book a Day Makes the Firsties Say Yay” – Taylor Newton
“A Visit From a Favorite Author” & “Northwest Barn owls” – Terre Salzer
“The ART of Community” – Mellissa Frangias

For 17 years, Highline Schools Foundation has awarded grants directly to pre-K through 12th grade educators (including teachers, counselors, librarians, and other staff) throughout all Highline Public Schools to support innovative teaching and learning. The Foundation acts as a bridge between need and opportunity in many ways – through college scholarships, college campus field trips, sports participation fees, band and orchestra instruments, and backpacks and school supplies; but one of the most impactful ways the Foundation supports students is with grants.

In 2017, The Highline Schools Foundation awarded $110,550 in Excel Grants and one $10,000 Impact Grant. Since February 2002, we have distributed $731,274 in grants directly to to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools!

The goal of the Excel Grant program is to fund innovative ideas and programs that school budgets can’t provide. The foundation strives to support activities and experiences that expand the learning process and actively engage students. [Grants funded for 2017-2017 school year] The Foundation’s Impact Grant was awarded to North Hill Elementary to expand computer science programming. [READ MORE]

In support of the District’s Strategic Plan where every student in the class of 2026 will graduate tech-savvy and tech-literate, the Department of Technology Services (DoTS) offered Technology Mini Grants in 2015 to help bridge the gap for educational reform in the classroom, and advance student achievement. For the 2016-17 school-year, these grants were available to teachers through the Excel Grant program.

Contact the Foundation office at [email protected] or (206) 631-3120 for more information.