Category Archive: Latest News Blog

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? or 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.

Jul 04

SWSF Marches in the Maxwelton Independence Day Parade

Thanks to everyone who marched with the South Whidbey Schools Foundation, and for those who cheered us on, in this historic Maxwelton Independence Day Parade today!

Jun 04

Chad Felgar and Charlie Davies Receive SWSF’s Faculty Recognition Awards at June 4 Senior Farewell Assembly

The South Whidbey Schools Foundation wrapped up the 2014-15 school year with two awards for outstanding SW School District faculty. The Extra-Mile Award acknowledges and honors a current South Whidbey School District teacher for having gone the proverbial “extra-mile” in terms of service to students and faculty.  This year’s recipient is Charlie Davies, a South Whidbey graduate and …

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May 20

Thanks to all who attended and supported the Dinner Gala

Thank you to all the people who attended the 2015 Dinner Gala and Auction and to all the sponsors and businesses who donated to the event. Thanks to you, approximately $14,000 will be added to the amount to be used for teacher-requested classroom grants for the 2015/16 school year. Additional thanks to Jim Freeman, our …

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Apr 20

Ever wonder how your donations help local students?

Among the 22 classroom projects which the Foundation is funding this school year are several field trips for students to learn about our local marine and forest  environments. You can read more about the latest funded field trip in Saturday’s South Whidbey Record article linked below. The fifth-grade field trips were funded by a $1,400 grant from …

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Apr 03

Buy tickets now for May 16 Gala

Mark your calendars for this year’s annual SWSF Gala Dinner at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club on Saturday, May 16. 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. Tickets are available online …

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