Tag: classroom innovation

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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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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Wind Generator

Last fall, Kelly Egaas from Global Connections High School applied for an Excel Grant. The Wind Generator Project is a great example of the Global Connections science teachers’ work with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math; a holistic, real-world approach

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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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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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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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Interactive Engagement through Smoothboards

Kaia Tomokiyo is a 1st grade teacher at Southern Heights Elementary School. Last fall, she requested a grant to purchase an interactive smoothboard. “We are writing this grant in hopes of receiving materials to create interactive whiteboards in our classrooms. This technology was

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Let’s Do Science Safely!

Anna Kramer, a teacher at Cascade Middle School needed help to adapt their teaching environment in order to reach all children. She explains: “Two of three 7th grade science teachers at Cascade are using non-science rooms with inadequate electrical outlets. This

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Timers and Sand Timers

Micheline Cooke is a teacher in a Emotional Behavior Classroom at Seahurst Elementary School. In her excel grant application, Micheline wrote “I would like to purchase a set of timers to help my students be more engaged in learning activities. Many

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