Last year more than 150 families raised more than $15,500 to fund teacher requests, supplies, and equipment. This year we are hoping to raise $20,000.00.
Give to the Max has played an essential role in supporting teachers and students both in and out of the classroom. Where did last year's money go?
Here are some examples of past initiatives funded by Giving to the Max.
* A new sound system in the gym
* Books to diversify the choice of texts in the library
*Supplies for our popular wood-working class
*Dissection kits for Biology classes
*Curriculum materials to enrich learning for ESL learners
2021 and our BIG GOALS:
We have some BIG GOALS for this year. We do not have to tell you that funding in the district is tight. Many of you already know that. The impact of the pandemic is still heavily felt.
This year, all teachers and coaches will have the ability to submit a grant request. A grant review committee made up of parents and students will review requests and make funding decisions.
Possible Projects that your money will fund:
The PTSA has already been approached with projects requests that your giving to Max could support. Here are some examples.
* A greenhouse that would allow our students to engage in hands-on learning bout sustainability and the environment
* A new bike rack
* Tables for the outdoor courtyard
* Supplies and equipment that teachers and coaches need for their classroom and activities
Your participation in Giving to the Max matters. No donations are too small.
A message from your PTSA, President, Linda Baughman.
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Give to the Max Testimonies from students, teachers and parents of Highland Park High School .
Liz , Student Testimony in American Sign Language.
Image description: A person with brown hair pulled back, wearing glasses, and a purple sweatshirt is signing about Give to the Max Day.
Spanish Class testimony with teacher, Paula Boe and students
Image description: Many students standing outside with masks on. The Spanish teacher, Paula Boe, wearing black jacket and black pants is talking about Give to the Max Day.
Spanish: ¡Hola! ¡Buenos días! Yo soy Señora Boe, una de las maestras aqué en Highland Park Senior High. Estoy aquí para pedir...para rogar...para donaciones de Uds. como familias y amigos de Highland Park. El día de Dar a lo Máximo es la semana que viene y necesitamos sus donaciones. De cualquier dinero, de cualquiera cantidad, de un dólar hasta millones de dólares. Estos son estudiantes que van a recibir los beneficios de recursos, de libros, de materiales, de cosas divertidas para usar en clase y en la escuela.
English: Hello! My name is Paula Boe. I am one of the teachers here at Highland Park Senior High with one of my amazing Spanish 5&6 classes. I am here asking for your donations during Give to the Max Day which is coming up soon. These are some examples of the fabulous students that will receive all the benefits from things that we are able to buy with your donations. Things like classroom supplies, books, fun activities, things for the school. Anything and everything helps, whether it's one dollar or millions of dollars. We appreciate your donation! Thank you so much! ¡Muchísimas gracias! ¡A lo máximo!
Pat Auran, Highland Park Athletics
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