Tag: Mount View Elementary

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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Burien Brat Trot 2016

Burien Brat Trot organizers announced today that thanks to sponsor support and community participation, Brat Trot raised nearly $65,000 to help students in Highline Public Schools get the resources they need to be successful! Highlights 1,200 runners Top Male Finisher:

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Physical Activity Socials at MRHS

Nichole Calkins, Teacher at Advisor at Mount Rainier High School received an Excel Grant last fall for”Physical Activity Socials”  Here’s her proposal: “At Mt. Rainier, all students participate in an advisory class three days a week that focuses on personal

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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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Worms Eat Our Garbage!

Last November, Delila Leber a kindergarten teacher from Mount View Elementary school submitted an Excel Grant application with the most inventive grant title in the history of grant titles and what she wanted to do with the grant was pretty

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Jingle Bell Run

Linda Wheeler, the Librarian at Beverly Park Elementary School showed us she has more than books on her mind these days! Last fall, she asked the Foundation (through the Excel Grant application process) for a small amount of money to

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We want to read in Spanish!

Shoshanna Cohen is an ELL Interventionist at Mount View Elementary School. Her Excel Grant application read: “Our library is seriously lacking quality books in Spanish for our students, especially chapter books for older students. An incredible amount of research has been

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2013 Gold Star Award Nominations

And the Nominees Are … Each year the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, District employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards. This year’s list of impressive and well-deserving nominees includes highly qualified staff,

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We Need Trees!

Another unique Excel Grant request received this year was from Delila Leber, a Spanish teacher at Mount View Elementary School. Delia teachers Spanish in their dual language kindergarten program to 50 dual language students every year. The school has an enhanced amount of time for science

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Giving Back

Michelle Mahurin, a teacher at Mount Rainier High School, submitted a most unique excel grant request last fall. She called it “Giving Back” – “We are interested in getting our Emotional Behavior Center students involved in the community. They utilize

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