PHOTO: Highline Schools Foundation’s ‘Prize Patrol’ Awards Teachers


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Janette Yee at Parkside Elementary receives an oversized grant check from the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence for a special class project. Photo courtesy Highline Schools Foundation.

On Friday morning (Dec. 17th), the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence awarded 48 Excel and MAD Grants totaling $26,211 to Highline District teachers.

Each year the Foundation asks teachers to submit applications for special class projects or needs not covered by school funds.

Special funding was provided this year for STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathmatics) projects by the Manning Family and Art related projects by the Fred Meyer Foundation.

For the past several years, Nanci Tangeman and her husband, Chris Blumenthal, have joined with the Highline Schools Foundation in selecting and funding their MAD Grants. These grants totaled $5,138 this year.

The Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence sincerely appreciates the support of these individuals and foundations!

A complete list of all grant recipiants will be available soon on the Foundation’s website here.

Here’s more on the foundation from their website:

The Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence was established in 1999 with the purpose of providing community resources to help Highline Public Schools succeed. We believe that by helping to enrich the classroom and school experience, we can engage students to reach a higher level of learning, and the entire community will benefit. The Foundation is governed by a dedicated group of volunteer Trustees and is the only 501(c)(3) organization supporting all Highline Public Schools. The Foundation strives to be the single point of contact for community members, local and national business, service organizations and other foundations to connect their philanthropic efforts with a single school or the entire district.

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