Awards and Grants
Awards and Grants Provide Needed Support and Meaningful Opportunities for Students
January 5, 2018 - Recently, HSD has received a number of awards and grants that will help fund enrichment programs for students as well as needed infrastructure improvements at a variety of schools. Additional information is below.
- $434,000 CTE Revitalization Grant, Oregon Department of Education. This grant will support a major expansion of the Bioscience Technologies program at Hilhi ($343,100) and will create a CTE Innovation Summer Camp for Latino and other historically underserved middle school students ($90,900).
- $62,543 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant, U.S. Department of Agriculture. This grant will pay for new steamers at Brookwood Elementary School and Groner K-8, a gas convection oven at Liberty High School, new refrigerators at Miller Big Picture and McKinney Elementary School, and a new dishwasher at McKinney Elementary School.
- $46,678 Farm to School Grant, Oregon Department of Education. This grant, awarded to McKinney Elementary School, aims to bring agriculture into the classroom and cafeteria in partnership with local food producers and Oregon environmental organizations. McKinney will be embedding agriculture into the science curriculum, creating a school garden, and offering afterschool garden clubs. The grant money will allow them to hire a School Garden Activities Coordinator and an advisor for the afterschool programs.
- $12,500 Grant, Reser Family Foundation. This grant was awarded to Reedville Elementary School to support their Playworks, Family Zumba, and Girls on the Run Playworks is a program that provides on-site staffing, consultant support, professional development and more to offer structured, safe, healthy playtime for students during recess. The program has been in place at Reedville for four years thanks to previous funding from Nike and the Oregon Department of Education. Evening Family Zumba exercise classes and the Girls on the Run afterschool running club programs have been in place at the school for two years thanks to previous grants from the Girls on the Run and Active Schools organizations.
- $10,000 Grant, Intel Corporation. Two grants were awarded in support of a STEM expansion of the Proud to be HSD Trailer: one grant for $5,000 from Intel Public Affairs; and one grant for $5,000 from the Intel Employee Seed Grant fund. Funds will be used to retrofit the trailer as a STEM demonstration space and to purchase equipment for mobile maker carts that can be wheeled into classrooms and used by Intel volunteers to deliver STEM instruction.
- $2,000 Grant, Target Corporation. Two grants of $1,000 each were awarded to Reedville Elementary School to support their afterschool soccer program.
- $2,000 Arts for Learning Grant, Cultural Coalition of Washington County and Oregon Cultural Trust. This grant was awarded to McKinney Elementary School to support arts integration in their third grade classrooms.
- $2,000 Award, Honda Dealers. Two awards were presented to Minter Bridge Elementary School in mid-December: one for $1,000 from the NW Honda Dealers Association; and one for $1,000 from Dick’s Honda Dealerships in Hillsboro. Funds will be used to support the school’s Dual Language program.
These recent awards and grants, in addition to the generous support we receive from our Anchor Sponsors the Hillsboro Hops and Wolfe Dental, and from other benefactors such as McDonald’s, Providence Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente and many more, provide much-needed funds and support that enrich the experience of our students. We are so grateful for your support!