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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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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 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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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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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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Live Music Meets the Library

One of the pillars of the HSD Strategic Plan is to forge “strong partnerships with families and community. A personal goal for me has been to professionally combine my two interests of music and library. This grant would be a

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To Prep or not to Prep that is the Question!

Conquering the SAT and/or ACT Test! In her Excel Grant application, Jennifer Fichamba, a College & Career Specialist on the Evergreen Campus begins … “imagine learning that you need to take a test that would decide whether or not you

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Books and Excel Grants

Every year, the Foundation receives many, many requests for books – from librarians (of course) but also from teachers and counselors, and even from  a PE teacher this year! And they all start out pretty much the same … budgets are tight

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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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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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