Category Archive: Latest News Blog

Mar 02

Dine Out Wednesdays in March to Support The Schools Foundation

It’s Back! The South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s popular Dine Out Wednesdays for SW Schools! Each Wednesday, during the entire month of March, when you eat at or order take-out from Freeland Café, Patron Mexican Restaurant, Hong Kong Gardens, El Corral Mexican Restaurant, Glass Alley Café, and Charmers Bistro, you’ll be helping to support the Foundation’s classroom …

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Jan 23

SAVE THE DATE: May 16 for the 2015 SWSF Gala Dinner

Mark your calendars for this year’s annual SWSF Gala Dinner at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. Come and enjoy a fine dinner, meet students and teachers who benefited from the Foundation’s classroom grants, and have a fun time full of entertainment and a lively after-dinner auction.    

Dec 18

Our Annual Report Recaps the 2013/14 School Year Grants

You can read the new SWSF Annual Report recapping the Foundation’s work during the 2013/14 school year, plus a list of 2015 classroom grants.

Nov 25

Thank you for a great Talent Show

SWSF Board members Jean Shaw and Tom Walker did an outstanding job producing this year’s SWSF Talent Show Fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who participated and attended. Get well wishes go to Jim Freeman who was feeling under the weather and unable to emcee. Jean Shaw did a great job in filling in. Here are …

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Nov 03

Schools Foundation Awards $23,550 in Classroom Grants

South Whidbey Schools Foundation announced $23,550 for innovative teaching grants October 30 to be used for this school year. “Of 26 grant application submitted by South Whidbey School District educators, the Foundation was able to fully fund 15 projects, partially fund five projects, and found alternative funding for 4 more projects,”” said Foundation president Chris …

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Jun 27

How our new, easy fundraising program works

Several people have asked how the South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s new fundraising program works, and we think that this video does a great job in explaining it. Take a couple minutes and learn how you can contribute up to $500 or more each year without actually spending any more money than you do today, simply …

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Jun 17

Louise Fiori receives Extra Mile Award; Callahans receive Mentorship Award

The Extra-Mile Award, which acknowledges and honors a current South Whidbey School District teacher for having gone the farthest in the service of the South Whidbey education community, went this year to  Louise Fiori, retiring math teacher at South Whidbey Academy. Fiori was nominated by the entire staff at the Academy. Their reasons for nominating Fiori include: “never …

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Jun 10

Introducing “F3″ –a simple, effective way to support the Foundation

We’re pleased to share some exciting news about a new fundraising program for the South Whidbey Schools Foundation.  It’s called “scrip”, and it’s the fundraising program that works while you shop. We call it F3(Foundation Family Funds). Scrip in this case means “substitute money” – in other words, gift certificates from national and local retailers.  They’re the …

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Apr 29

Recap of 2014 SWSF Gala Dinner

Thank you to everyone who made our 2014 Gala Dinner a success with more than $18,000 raised for classroom grants.   Have trouble viewing this?  Try this link: (Click Here)    

Apr 23

Here’s the list of Live and Silent Auction Items

Wow!  This is our best year yet of auction item donations!  And it all goes to a good cause. Be sure and come early for the silent auction, and be ready to raise your bid cards high for the fabulous live auction items. Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who so generously donated items, services …

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