Foundation Funds Impactful Year of Learning
Thanks to great community support at The Highland Foundations 10th Annual Great Gifts Dinner Auction Event, The Highland Foundation has already made possible $29,066.42 in new project grants including:
*National Art Honors Society Inaugural Year Art Advocacy Mission: $7,568.99 Highland High School has just started a local chapter of the National Honor Society, an advocacy program for the visual arts. The Foundation will provide funding for new display items, artists to lead workshops and a speaker.
*I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for GREEN SCREEN: $525.68 Hinckley Elementary Students have been making movies with the inclusion of iPads in the art curriculum. The green screen technology allows the next phase of their project to be developed.
*5th Grade Instrument Project: $2,886 Band and orchestra instruction begins in 5th grade and each year there are students who do not elect to join because they do not have access to instruments. Through the generosity of an unnamed donor, The Foundation secured musical instruments for 5th grade students with financial need.
*One District, One Book Community Reading Project: $11,292.75 The Foundation will purchase and provide a specifically chosen book for every Highland elementary student to create a shared reading experience in the Highland community. Activities at school will promote and enrich the shared reading experience.
*Spain Sister School: $9,400 Highland High School students who take Spanish language courses traveled to Spain in Novemeber. The group participated in a large number of activities including attending school, visiting important historic and national sites, experiencing multi-generational learning throught living with host families, eating authentic cuisine and living in the culture.
Who We Are
Established in 2000, The Highland Foundation is an independent, non-profit community organization that supports enrichment programs in the Highland Local School District. The Foundation is a separate entity from the Highland Board of Education. All decisions are made with the input and direction of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. This Board is comprised of elected community members who are dedicated to providing the leadership to implement those projects that will benefit Highland students and the greater community at-large.
The mission of The Highland Foundation for Educational Excellence is to acquire and distribute resources to Highland Local Schools to enhance, enrich and supplement learning opportunities for its students, staff and community. We achieve this by providing direct support for student development, encouraging staff excellence and creativity, promoting the school district as a center for community learning, and helping build a strong school partnership.