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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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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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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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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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African Music and Dance Extended Day Program

“I am proposing a partnership with Arts Corps that will bring diverse arts into the school. Specifically, I would like to bring an African Music and Dance Program into the school.” ~ Andrea Gardner, Teacher, White Center Heights Elementary School

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Exploring Art with the Seattle Art Museum

“Cedarhurst students love to be creative” wrote Debbie Thoma from Cedarhurst Elementary School in the Excel Grant application she submitted last Fall. “I see it all the time in the art they create that decorates our hallways and the entries they

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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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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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Pottery 101: The Four Clay Handbuilding Techniques

“We have a kiln in our school and almost nobody uses it! I want to change that!” Dan Azer is a 4th grade teacher at Parkside Elementary School. He submitted an Excel Grant last fall – “I will develop and pilot

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Odyssey High School Mural Project

Melissa Hancock, Art Teacher at Odyssey High School wrote on her Excel Grant application: “Visual Arts is a new class that is being offered at Odyssey High School. In years past, art was taught during intersession. Students at Odyssey are

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