Reach For Success Grants

What is a Reach For Success classroom grant?

Reach For Success classroom grants fund creative educational initiatives that enhance or expand Lake Washington School District’s curriculum. Proposed initiatives should be consistent with District priorities and school improvement goals, as well as in line with Lake Washington Schools Foundation’s mission to support academic excellence and success for all students. Proposed projects may benefit an individual classroom, a specific grade-level, or an entire school. The maximum grant award is $3,000. We encourage partnering with your local PTA or business community to allow for larger projects.

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is continuing our strategic focus on youth mental wellness and creating greater equity in our District. While this year we are not limiting RFS grant applications to projects that address these two issues, we are eager to identify potential grant recipients that can help us advance those priorities.

Have questions?

Have any additional questions? Want help fine-tuning your application? Email us at [email protected]. We are happy to help.

Reach For Success
Juanita Elementary Summer Perk Program

Download files for 2020-2021 Grant Recipients

Request for Disbursement and the Evaluation form are due by June 1, 2021. Please email [email protected] to request an extension.

Sample Applications
Mock Trial: Collaborative Higher-Level Thinking
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Growing Young Scientists with Intermediate STEM Kits
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3D Printer for Design and Modeling Curriculum Support
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Application Forms
Mock Trial: Collaborative Higher-Level Thinking
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Growing Young Scientists with Intermediate STEM Kits
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3D Printer for Design and Modeling Curriculum Support
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2020-2021 RFS Grant Guidelines
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2020-2021 RFS FAQs
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2021 LWSF Media Release Form
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2020-2021 RFS Program Evaluation Form
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2020-2021 RFS Request For Disbursement
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LWSF Logos

Please email [email protected] for additional formats of the LWSF logo or if you have any questions.

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LWSF Logo Standard with Tagline - White
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LWSF Logo Standard with Tagline - RGB Color
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Grant Highlights

Computer Science

Kevin Hakes Miller, Career and Technical Education Teacher of Kirkland Middle School, explained that the grant was used to purchase kits and accessories to extend Computer Science instruction and after school clubs. He added that “students learned how to program a remote to control the movement of the robotic car and how to use infrared sensors to get the bot to independently follow a line.”

Computer Science Grant
Games Around the World

Games Around the World

The Natural Leaders from Rose Hill Elementary received a Reach for Success grant for this school year from LWSF and shared with us about their recent “Games Around the World” event that brought in 430 people! “The idea was born out of the desire to share with our school community an event that embraced and celebrated the diversity of our school population. We set up eight classrooms, each represented by a country one or more of our families (Natural Leaders) are from.” Natural Leaders greeted the families as they walked into each classroom and taught parents and students how to play games from their country. “Latin America, India, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Israel, Ukraine, and Africa. Students were given passports when they arrived and as they played they received a stamp for each game played. The goal was to get around and play as many games as you could. When they completed a game, they got to sample a piece of candy from that country.” They added – “Families were engaged, played games together and learned about the different countries. We shared our diverse heritage and noticed more commonalities than differences. It was a true celebration!”

Robotics Club

With the help of LWSF’s Reach for Success grant, Justin from Redmond Middle School said that their Robotics Club has won 4 awards and have been qualified to enter state-level competitions! He added, “The financial support and whole-hearted encouragement from LWSF’s Reach for Success program and their staff was a great help to initiate the Robotics-based STEM education effort. From the next year forward, the Redmond middle school robotics team will have a good foundation to achieve further based on this years’ experience.”

Cornerstone General Contractors
Lydig
Microsoft
Northshore Church
Overlake Medical Center & Clinics