Tag: New Start High School

Excel Grant Stories – Field Trips

The U.S. Travel Association recently conducted a study with 400 adults (balanced for gender, age, race and income), half of which had taken a learning trip in their youth, the other half had not. The study found that, regardless of

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Teaching Programming with Lego Mindstorms Robotics Kits

Casey Alexander from New Start High School recently sent us pictures and a final report about the Excel Grant he received last fall. In his grant application, he told us: New Start is a small alternative school, which serves as

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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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Connections-The Whole Story

Jayna Otonicar, a Social Work Intern at New Start High School submitted an Excel grant application last fall because “staff at New Start High School wanted to bring Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Colleen Williams, from Connections Mobile Mental Health,

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Announcing the 2014 Gold Star Award Nominees

And the Nominees Are …  2014 GOLD STAR AWARD NOMINEES Outstanding Administrator Nominees Heidi Geise, Assistant Principal, Pacific Middle School Karin Jones, Principal, McMicken Heights Elementary School Bruce Kelly, Assistant Principal, Raisbeck Aviation High School Dr. Kristin Percy Calaff, Principal,

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1st Generation College Students

Andrea Love, a Counselor at New Start High School submitted an Excel Grant application last fall looking for funds to help support the college application process for 25 at-risk, first generation students at New Start High School. Here’s what she had to

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2012 Gold Star Award Nominees

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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