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Foundation Gives Nearly $47K in Grants

Foundation Gives Nearly $47K in Grants

Grants totaling nearly $47,000 are going to teachers and staff across Highline. The Highline Schools Foundation awarded nine Impact Grants and 13 Excel Grants to Highline staff this year. 

The Foundation’s grant program supports classroom innovation, enhances learning opportunities and offer experiences that students may not otherwise be able to access. Excel Grants provide up to $1,000 for projects and Impact Grant provides up to $10,000 for projects.

“It’s such a pleasure to be able to promote expanded learning opportunities and student supports through these grants,” said Fred Swanson, Executive Director of Highline Schools Foundation. "We’re grateful to the educators who applied, who give us the opportunity to invest in their great work with Highline students and families.”

Below is a list of grant awardees. 

Excel Grants

Cascade Middle School

  • Rachel Fontenot, Digital Games to Increase Executive Function – $1,000

Glacier Middle School

  • Stephanie Kubrossy, New Music for a New School – $997

Gregory Heights Elementary

  • Shawn Will, Math Games – $995

Madrona Elementary School

  • Michele Brees, Disney in Schools: Jungle Book – $988.42
  • Sydney Farrer, Living History Field Trip to Camp Waskowitz – $424
  • Leonor Lopez Muñoz, Living History Field Trip to Camp Waskowitz – $995
  • Jennifer Reese, Living History Field Trip to Camp Waskowitz – $999
  • Amelia Swinton, Living History Field Trip to Camp Waskowitz – $999

Maritime High School

  • Beverly Pecoraro, Rainbow Friends Library – $500

McMicken Heights Elementary

  • Dawn Elwell, Language and Literature Through Puppets and Play – $364.26

New Start High School

  • Keni Kohl, Diverse Books of Interest for Community Building – $1,000
  • Anne Marie Littleton, Emotional Regulation Space at New Start HS - $1,000

Tyee High School

  • Stefan Green, Reading Achievement Support for SPED & ML Students at Tyee - $900

Impact Grants

Bow Lake Elementary

  • Eleanor Cho, Series-ly Books: Emerging Readers – $3,900

Sylvester Middle School

  • Stephanie Detwiler, Spanish Language Books for the Library – $3,000

Midway Elementary

  • Marissa Goodell, Making Magic with Makey Makeys – $1,739

Seahurst Elementary

  • Carolyn Zike, Turn Up the Volume: Seahurst’s Welcoming School Culture – $2,500
  • Jennifer Hefford-Anderson, Learning Through Play – $3,279

Chinook Middle School

  • Josi Hodge, Nonfiction books to Support Science, Social Studies, and Digital Literacy – $6,000

Mount View Elementary

  • Marcela Rico, Learning and Applying Social Skills, Conflict Resolution, and Leadership Skills (K-5) – $2,800

New Start High School

  • Rohana Swihart, KeniHana Entrepreneur Technology Cooperative, $10,000

Fine Arts/Music

  • Stefan Nelson, Summer Band & Orchestra (re-funded from 2019) – $2,500

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