Programs

Funding educational initiatives that promote academic excellence.

Classroom Grants

The purpose of the BSF Classroom Innovation Grants program is to fuel innovation and creativity in the classroom. Innovation is not limited to the use of technology. Innovation can be seen through incorporating creative, original, or out-of-the-box methods or practices in the classroom. DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20.

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Academic Support for All Students

BSF will fund reading and math support for K-8th graders by funding Learning Assistance Professionals. BSF will also fund the Achieve Program and Homework Clubs to support struggling learners at Sakai and Woodward. These programs provide students with extra assistance and coaching to help them succeed. At the high school level, BSF will fund the Academic Intervention Program and the PSAT for all juniors to ensure everyone has a chance to take a test that may have an impact on their future.

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Support to Teachers

Students learn more from great teachers. Research shows that effective teaching is one of the most significant predictors of a student’s academic success. The link between effective teaching and student success outdistances other factors such as socio-economic status, race, and parent education levels. Teaching all students to high levels requires effective teaching knowledge, skills, tools, and support. To help guide our teachers to greatness, Bainbridge Schools Foundation supports our educators by funding the Teacher Support Initiative (to recruit and retain the very best teachers), professional development and training, and innovative classroom grants.

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Innovation

BSF seeks to be a catalyst for innovative programs in our schools that would otherwise not be possible. In many cases, BSF helps our schools test an idea (e.g. Robotics, the Design and Engineering Program) and then scales the program to other grade levels. Over time, the Bainbridge Island School District adopts the most successful programs.

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