Category Archive: Latest News Blog

Nov 10

Schools Foundation Distributes Nearly $20,000 in Classroom Grants to District Teachers

Jean Shaw of the South Whidbey Schools Foundation and local “Conductor of Fun” Jim Freeman paid surprise visits to local classrooms on Nov. 9. With balloons in hand, a top hat, feather boa and crown, they distributed grant letters totaling nearly $20,000 to 11 teachers for 13 classroom project requests. Grant awards ranged from $439 …

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Oct 01

Dine Out Wednesdays in October

It’s BACK! October is ‘Dine Out Wednesdays for South Whidbey Schools’. When you dine at participating restaurants, a portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated to the South Whidbey Schools Foundation for innovative teacher-requested classroom grants. Every Wednesday during October, when you eat at or order take-out from Neil’s Clover Patch Café, Patron Mexican …

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Sep 01

Nine Teachers Receive Stipends from Schools Foundation

Nine South Whidbey School District teachers were presented with $200 classroom stipends at the September 1 teacher and staff assembly in preparation for the new school year. The recipients are either new to the district, or have been given a new classroom assignment. “We wanted to welcome and support the new teachers, as well as …

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Aug 25

Teachers: Get a Jump and Submit Your 2016/17 Grant Now

The 2016/17 SWSF Classroom Grant Application is now available for consideration. Download the Word document now and start outline a proposal for the Foundation to consider in October. Grant application 2016-17

Aug 02

Breeze and Davis receive Extra Mile and Mentorship Awards

The South Whidbey Schools Foundation awarded two teachers for their efforts during the 2015-16 school year. Speech language pathologist Becky Breeze, a member of the special education departments at both the elementary and middle schools, and South Whidbey High School math teacher Andy Davis were the recipients of the Extra Mile and Mentorship awards, respectively. …

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May 30

More than $15,000 raised by annual dinner gala

More than $15,000 for classroom grants was raised at this year’s South Whidbey Schools Foundation annual dinner and auction gala held May 21. According to Foundation Treasurer John Riley, it was one of the most profitable fundraisers in the nonprofit’s 20-year history, over which time it has provided more than $225,000 to fund teacher-requested classroom …

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May 29

Highlights from the 2016 Gala

Thank you to all the auction item donors and all the attendees who made this year’s dinner gala fundraiser a success!

Mar 17

Buy Your Tickets for the 2016 South Whidbey Schools Foundation Dinner Gala

It’s  time to make your reservations to attend SWSF’s fabulous Gala Dinner and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 21 at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club to support classroom education grants. There will be live music from the LMS Jazz Band, a wine bar, a before-dinner silent auction, reports from Greg Ballog and Bruce Callahan, who received …

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Mar 13

Adopt-A-Grant Program Attracts New Sponsors

South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s new “Adopt-A-Grant” program got off to a good start in 2016 with six sponsors of classroom grants totaling more than $5,000. The program connects community sponsors who are passionate about a specific area of education with a teacher-requested classroom project in that area. SHOUT-OUTS OF GRATITUDE TO… : Whidbey Telecom for …

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Dec 10

Adopt-A-Grant for enhanced education

Are you someone who would like to have a direct effect on student education in our South Whidbey community? Do you have a particular academic or artistic area of interest that is so near and dear to you that you would like to help foster it in our schools? If so, then the Foundation’s “Adopt-A-Grant …

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