Tag: Hilltop Elementary

Owl Pellet Investigation

The Excel Grant program was created in 2002 to support classroom innovation in our district, and to provide teachers resources they need to help our students be successful! Ultra-cool projects like this one are a bonus! Every year, librarian Terre Salzar

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The ART of Community

We definitely were able to accomplish what we set out to do – from beginning to end. At the start, we introduced the project with a Skype call from the artist in New York. This inspired our 6th grade students

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Excel Grant Stories – STEM

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. … By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it

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Highline Schools Foundation Awards over $110,000 in Grants!

We are excited to announce we awarded $100,865 through Excel Grants and $10,000 through the annual Impact Grant this month to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools! Excel Grant awards ranged from $105 to $2,500 and will

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Highline Schools Foundation Awards $25,000 in grants today

and much more to be awarded soon! (Burien, WA) With two of its largest public fundraisers, the Burien Brat Trot and the Oktoberfest Auction, recently completed, Highline Schools Foundation is now making plans to distribute the funds the organization raised

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May is Arts Education Month

The Highline Schools Foundation is proud to support the arts – here are a few of the Excel Grants we funded this year: African Rhythms Music teacher Elizabeth Hogan from Hilltop Elementary requested an Excel Grant to purchase Tubano Drums

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Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast Breaks giving records

Last Friday morning, over 200 people gathered at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac to support Highline Schools Foundation at its annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast. This much-anticipated celebration raised over $95,000 to benefit all students in Highline Public Schools by supporting

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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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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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Listening Center

Grace Whitney a Kindergarten Teacher at Hilltop Elementary School submitted an excel grant application last fall because she wanted to create a “listening center” in her class. “In my first kindergarten class, I have 25 students. Of which, 19 are

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