Category Archive: Latest News Blog

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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Nov 04

Nearly $30,000 in Classroom Grants Awarded by SW Schools Foundation

  South Whidbey Schools Foundation awarded nearly $30,000 – a new record for the nonprofit organization – to fund 26 classroom projects for the 2015/16 school year. The projects include robotic kits for second-graders to learn engineering and programming using Legos, an aquaponics and an aeroponics chamber, growing salmon in the classroom, a sound recording …

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Oct 24

Help Us Fund More Classroom Project Requests

Did you read the article about the Foundation in Saturday’s South Whidbey Record? http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/336434701.html or http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/green_editions/?iid=i20151023162312752 This note is from Board Member Susie Richards: Dear Friends – check out the story in today’s South Whidbey Record on the  South Whidbey Schools Foundation. We have received over $40,000 in requests from teachers in our district to …

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Oct 05

Dine Out Wednesdays in October to Support Our Schools!

It’s Back! Our popular DINE OUT WEDNESDAYS FOR SOUTH WHIDBEY SCHOOLS program. Every Wednesday in October when you eat out at one of the following local restaurants, a portion of that day’s receipts will be donated to the Schools Foundation to fund innovative classroom learning projects, special equipment, and field trips. Participating restaurants include: Useless …

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Sep 28

Make reservations now for Oct. 2 Dine Out Kickoff at Prima Bistro

To kick off our October Dine out for SW Schools restaurant program, Prima Bistro in Langley is donating a portion of this Friday’s receipts to the Schools Foundation. So make reservations now for this Friday, October 2 at Prima Bistro by calling 360.221.4060. Let them know you are there as part of the Dine Out …

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Aug 29

2nd Alumni Profile video features Zora Lungren, actress

We’re starting a video page which provides a brief profile of notable South Whidbey School District alumni. Our latest video profile: Zora Lungren, an actress, and a 2009 SWHS graduate.

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