Category Archive: Latest News Blog

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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Apr 19


LAST CALL for tickets to this year’s South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s Gala Dinner on Saturday, April 26 at 5 p.m. at the Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. Don’t miss what will be one of the best evenings on South Whidbey… and it goes to support classroom grants in our schools! Judi Fenton is the featured …

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Apr 14

Putting the FUN in Fundraiser… Buy your tickets NOW

We’re putting the FUN back into fundraiser! South Whidbey’s Conductor of Fun, Jim Freeman will emcee and serve as after-dinner auctioneer at this year’s South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s gala dinner on Saturday, April 26 beginning at 5 p.m. You can either purchase your tickets online at or, you can write a check to SWSF, mark …

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Mar 26

About Judi Fenton, This Year’s Keynote Speaker at the April 26 Dinner

In a recent phone conversation before she headed off to Panama for an educational consulting assignment, Judi Fenton stressed again and again how much she loves South Whidbey. “Of all the places I’ve lived and worked on four continents, I’ve always considered South Whidbey to be home and the place of some of the happiest …

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Feb 17

Early Bird Registration for April 26 SWSF Gala Dinner

Last year’s event was so much fun that we wanted to get the word out early this year! Internationally known educator Judi Fenton will be the keynote speaker at the South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s annual gala event, April 26. On Whidbey she is known as a past principal of the South Whidbey Primary School. Ms. …

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Jan 29

New ‘Dine Out Wednesdays for SW Schools’ Effort Launches February 5

Seven restaurants have teamed up with the South Whidbey Schools Foundation to raise funds for classroom grants by encouraging residents to “Dine Out Wednesdays for SW Schools” during February and March. “The program encourages people to support South Whidbey Schools by eating at specific participating restaurants on Wednesdays – a traditionally slow day during the …

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Jun 28

Four Teachers Receive Extra Mile and Mentorship Awards From Schools Foundation

For the first time in its 18-year history, the South Whidbey Schools Foundation awarded three teachers its “Extra Mile” award at the June 18 end-of-school-year Elementary and Middle School Assemblies. The award, along with a $250 check, was presented to Becky Ward and Michelle Zisette, both South Whidbey Elementary Special Services teachers, and to Nels …

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Jun 03

Thank you for supporting the South Whidbey Schools Foundation

Thank you to the many local businesses and individuals who helped to make this year’s Gala event a success!  

May 07

More than 33 amazing auction items– Don’t miss out: order your tickets today!

Check out the more than 33 great charity auction items below which have been donated to benefit South Whidbey students via the South Whidbey Schools Foundation. Reserve your tickets today for  the Saturday, May 18 dinner and auction (with local favorite Jim Freeman) at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. Order your tickets online at: …

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Dec 05

2012/2013 Classroom Innovation Grants Announced

SOUTH WHIDBEY SCHOOLS FOUNDATION INCREASES INNOVATION GRANT AWARDS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW! In response to shrinking School District funds, the South Whidbey Schools Foundation increased its total grant awards this fall from almost $19,000 last year to over $25,000 this year. The grant awards were made to 16 educators for 19 learning …

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