BSF 2016-17 Classroom Innovation Grants →

For the 2016-17 school year, Bainbridge Schools Foundation will support a portfolio of 23 classroom grant projects at seven different public schools throughout the district. Grants are available to BISD teachers, counselors, librarians, and other certificated personnel every year and typically range from $500 - $5,000. BSF will provide over $40,000 in support. Thank you to all of the teachers who requested support.

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Darwin and Mr. Meehan

Darwin and Mr. Meehan

The students highlighted in our annual report were asked, “What teacher inspired you?” Click here to see a conversation with Darwin and Mr. Meehan: https://vimeo.com/183714514

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Colin and Mrs. Walter

Colin and Mrs. Walter

The students highlighted in our annual report were asked, “What teacher inspired you?” Click here to see a conversation with Colin and Mrs. Walter: https://vimeo.com/183714515

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Jacob and Mrs. Koivu

Jacob and Mrs. Koivu

The students highlighted in our annual report were asked, “What teacher inspired you?” Click here to see a conversation with Jacob and Mrs. Koivu: https://vimeo.com/183714516

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Rose and Mr. Chee

Rose and Mr. Chee

The students highlighted in this report were asked, “What teacher inspired you?” Click here to see a conversation with Rose and Mr. Chee: https://vimeo.com/183714611

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Lang and Mrs. Pratt

Lang and Mrs. Pratt

The students highlighted in this report were asked, “What teacher inspired you?” Click here to see a conversation with Lang and Mrs. Pratt: https://vimeo.com/183714518

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Lilah and Mrs. Walter

Lilah and Mrs. Walter

The students highlighted in this report were asked, “What teacher inspired you?” Click here to see a conversation with Lilah and Mrs. Walter: https://vimeo.com/183714517

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Inspire Every Student

Inspire Every Student

Click here to learn more about the new Design and Engineering Program and how BSF is inspiring every student.

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BSF Creates the Vicky Marsing Innovation Fund

It’s been eight years since Vicky Marsing joined the Bainbridge Schools Foundation as the Executive Director.  In this short period of time, Vicky has inspired the Bainbridge Island Community to give over $7 million to ensure our students are engaged, challenged, and inspired. 

As we prepare to thank her and bid her a fond farewell, the Board of Directors has established The Vicky Marsing Innovation Fund to ensure our schools are on the leading edge among public schools in Washington.

Details about the Fund: In honor of Vicky and her passion for innovation, the Fund will support new ideas not traditionally considered (or funded) in public schools.  Examples of past innovative projects include 90 minutes of additional math for all K-5 students, robotics, coding, and STEM Camp.

2015-16 projects include:
• K-5 Design and Engineering courses ($250,000)
• Expanding Edible Education, including composting, school gardens, and school lunches ($20,000)
• New Ideas (~$60,000)

Looking ahead, the Fund could be used for a number of exciting projects that might include expanding the K-12 school day to include more electives, elementary world languages, high school orchestra, and a high school career and college center.  As a result, our students will have access to exciting learning opportunities that stimulate their minds and ensure they love learning at every grade level.

To become a founding member of the Vicky Marsing Innovation Fund, please contact Mairead Shutt at 206-399-3627 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Donors who make a gift of $500 or more will be recognized on our website and will receive an insider’s update from Vicky regarding the impact of the Fund.