2016 Surprise Patrol
HSF Grant Award Presentations May 2016
For 2016-2017 School Year
Surprise Patrol visits North Plains Elementary School to award grant for Literacy Center “Cookie Swap” program.
Back Row: Sue Voigt, Judy Willey, Laura Bekken, Marilynn Helzerman with Karen Murphy (center) and North Plains Elementary students
Surprise Patrol visits McKinney Elementary School to award grant for Innovative Young Scholars program. Sponsored by First Tech.
Left: Jaime Rodriguez, Ray Bekken, Aron Carleson, Laura Bekken, Justin Welch, Jennifer Robbins
Surprise Patrol visits Miller Education Center East to award grant for Let’s Get Down to Biscuits program. Sponsored by New Seasons Market.
Left: Aron Carleson, Nathan Sosa, Jaime Rodriguez, Sue Voigt, Kristy Reddick, Lynn Scheller, Clauda Knotek, Cindy Stiteler, Shelley Hawbecker, Travis Reiman, Milana Grant, Laura Bekken, Robanne Johston, TBA, Lauren Prescott, Terry Nickens, TBA, Jennii Childs
Surprise Patrol visits Minter Bridge Elementary School to award grant for Dolphin Design Studio program. Sponsored by First Tech.
Left: Nathan Sosa, Angela Adzima, Aron Carleson, Jaime Rodriguez, Sue Voigt and Minter Bridge students.
Surprise Patrol visits Glencoe High School to award grant for Classroom Spectroscopy program. Sponsored by First Tech.
Left: Aron Carleson, Marilynn Helzerman, Judy Willey, John Gibbs, Laura Bekken, TBA, Emily Rose, Sue Voigt
Surprise Patrol visits Evergreen Middle School to award grant for Coloring Connections program. Sponsored by First Tech.
Left: Laura Bekken, Lynn Scheller, Robanne Johston, Judy Willey, Cindy Stiteler, Emily Rose, David Yabu, Sean Fishback, Doug Knox, Krispin Jewkes, Rian Petrick, Aron Carleson
Surprise Patrol visits City View Charter School to award grant for Makerspace program. Sponsored by New Seasons Market.
Left: Aron Carleson, Laura Bekken, Judy Willey, Rebecca Price, Ray Bekken, Jaime Rodriguez
Surprise Patrol visits Quatama Elementary School to award grant for Korean Drumming Music program.
From Left: Judy Willey, Sue Voigt, Laura Bekken, Carissa Martus, Aron Carleson, Kathi Robinson
Surprise Patrol visits Tobias Elementary School to award grant for Kindergarten readiness program.
From Left: Jaime Rodriguez, Steve Callaway, Judy Willey, Marilynn Helzerman, Jenice Herzog, Aron Carleson
Surprise Patrol visits Tobias Elementary School to award technology grant for 3 D printing program.
From Left: Judy Willey, Marilynn Helzerman, Aron Carleson, Andrea Schlechter, Jaime Rodriguez, Steve Callaway
Surprise Patrol visits Century High School to award technology grant for AVID College Preparation.
From Left: Ted Zehr, Sue Voigt, Robanne Johnston, Jaime Rodriguez, Heather Zehr, Aron Carleson, Judy Willey, Laura Bekken
Surprise Patrol visits Quatama Elementary to award grant for Electricity and Magnetism Program.
From Left: Jaime Rodriguez, Nadine Zimmerlund, Robanne Johnston, Sharon Angal, Aron Carleson, Laura Bekken, Judy Willey, Sue Voigt
Surprise Patrol visits Reedville Elementary School to award grant for Reedville Brick Labs.
From Left: Jaime Rodriguez, Robanne Johston, Aron Carleson, Drew Lemco, Robin Farup, Laura Bekken, Sue Voigt, Nadine Zimmerlund
Glencoe 9th Graders Extract DNA from Costa Rican Butterflies
Chromebooks purchased by First Tech Federal Credit Union and HSF make it possible for students to research, practice with virtual experiments and record data in the classroom…giving students real world lab experience.
2014 Oregon International Air Show Invests $6800 in HSF
For 27 years, the OIAS has donated net proceeds from the annual Air Show to Oregon community programs. On December 3, they presented over $114,000 in their 2014 grant program. HSF received $4800 for STEM Kits for Elementary Schools. Ray Bekken, Sue Voigt, Laura Bekken, Laura McMurray, Mike McMurray, Barry Starkman.
This July, the OIAS hosted the first ever Run on the Runway 5K race. During the Awards presentation, OIAS Past President Judy Willey and Board Director Barry Starkman (right) presented the proceeds to HSF Race Chair, Ray Bekken.
First Tech Credit Union Donated $10,000 to WL Henry ES and Glencoe HS
During lunch, 1st graders at WL Henry watch their teacher Patricia Riviera receive $5000 for iPad Minis to be used for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). The donation was made in honor of #GivingTuesday and First Tech’s Season of Giving. Later that day, $5K was presented at Glencoe High School.
Using Graphic Novels to Boost Achievement
Students at McKinney Elementary can’t wait to dig right into the new collection of graphic novels made possible by generous donations to the Hillsboro Schools Foundation. A similar collection was also donated to Free Orchards.
Mayoral Proclamation-December 2 is #GivingTuesday
Members of the HSF Board of Directors accept proclamation at City Council Meeting in November.
Innovative Education Grants Awarded for 2014-2015!
HSF awarded 14 Innovative Education grants totaling nearly $70,000 for programs in the Hillsboro public schools for the 2014-2015 school year.
The HSF Board of Directors and representatives formed a “Surprise Patrol” during the last weeks of May to visit Hillsboro schools and surprise educators/grant applicants with the news! All teachers and educators in the Hillsboro School District were invited to apply for the grants for valuable hands-on programs they will coordinate. Individual grants range from $2000 to $8000 and are for various types of programs from literacy to music, special needs, math, science, history and outdoor classrooms in sustainable gardens.
For a complete listing of grants awarded, click here:
Students, teachers and administrators across the Hillsboro School District who wanted to update outdated technology lamented the failure of the five-year, $25 million bond last month. The schools would have received new laptops, among many other things, had the bond passed.
But thanks to an $8,000 donation from First Tech Credit Union, students at two Hillsboro elementary schools – Jackson and Eastwood – will soon be using new Google Chromebook laptops.
First Tech made the donation through the Hillsboro Schools Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides grant money for schools and teachers, just in time for the holidays. the credit union called on Dec. 2, said foundation executive Aron Carleson, and the two schools each had $4,000 just over a week later.
HSF awarded 12 Innovative Education grants totaling more than $72,000 for programs in the Hillsboro public schools for the 2013-2014 school year.
The HSF Board of Directors and representatives formed a “Surprise Patrol” during the last weeks of May to visit Hillsboro schools and surprise 12 educators/grant applicants with the news! All teachers and educators in the Hillsboro School District were invited to apply for the grants for valuable hands-on programs they will coordinate. Individual grants range from $2000 to $8000 and are for various types of programs from literacy to music, special needs, math, science, history and outdoor classrooms in sustainable gardens.
For a complete listing of grants awarded, click here: HSF Grants 2013-2014
HSF Boosts Support for After-School Homework Programs!
For the past five school years, HSF has committed $15,000 per year to fund homework help programs provided by Hillsboro Parks & Recreation at four Hillsboro elementary schools and two middle schools. To make an even bigger impact on the positive academic performance of Hillsboro children, HSF has committed an additional $5,000 for the next two years to help provide homework help sessions at Hillsboro Park & Recreation’s BLAST after-school youth enrichment program serving 17 elementary schools five days per week.
These homework help programs provide a safe and supportive place for children to get help with homework, improve their grades, gain confidence, and be more successful. HSF is proud to be a part of making these valuable programs possible.