Our grants support projects to improve the learning experience.


  • Incorporate direct student involvement
  • Enhance and expand the educational environment of all schools in the Washougal School District
  • Encourage creativity and critical thinking
  • Broaden and deepen students’ academic experience

Greater emphasis will be placed on grants that meet one or more of the following funding priorities (listed in order of importance)

  • Innovative ideas, which enrich the quality of our students’ educational experience
  • Provides educational needs for our students that go above and beyond the existing classroom curriculum
  • Expands the students’ ability to learn
  • Maximizes the benefits of expended funds
  • Provides a long term benefit to the educational environment and community

Restrictions (non-fundable)

  • Teacher salaries, teacher release time, teacher training
  • Incentives and rewards
  • Food/clothing not related to grant goals
  • Travel, bus transportation
  • Field trips
  • Advertising
  • Equipment purchases (computers, digital cameras, scanners, video recorders)
  • Text books (mirror copies for class & home use)
  • Items not listed that are deemed inappropriate by the Foundation Allocation Review Committee

Creative Classroom Grants

Our Creative Classroom Grant Program is offered twice a year for grants up to $1,000. The information below will get you started on our easy grant application process.

Who May Apply

  • Teachers
  • Support staff
  • Administrators
  • Students
  • Parents and other community members

What to Submit

Submission Deadline

Creative Classroom Grant applications are accepted twice annually, in the spring and the fall. Application deadlines are relayed to principals, posted at schools, on our website and announced in the Post Record. The fall deadline is October 31 and the spring deadline is April 15.

Mini Grants

Our Mini-Grant Program is designed to get the dollars into the classroom more quickly than what our larger grants provide. The information below will get you started on our easy grant application process.

Who May Apply

  • Teachers

What to Submit

Submission Deadline

There will be 20 grants up to $250 each awarded. They are available on a first come first serve basis.

Grant Recipients

2016/2017 Recipients

  • Gause Elementary, Fishin’ for Nutrition
  • Hathaway Elementary, Accelerated Reading Program
  • Cape Horn-Skye, Accelerated Reading Program
  • Hathaway Elementary, Active Learners
  • Hathaway Elementary, Art in the Classroom
  • Gause Elementary, Brain and Body Classroom Seating
  • Hathaway Elementary, Building Bridges with Sports
  • Hathaway Elementary, Engaging Students with Reading
  • Hathaway Elementary, Focus Fidgets
  • Hathaway Elementary, Guided Math for Firsties
  • Hathaway Elementary, iPad Document Camera Stand
  • Washougal High School, Job Boxes
  • Hathaway Elementary, Kindergarten Number Sense
  • Hathaway Elementary, Literacy Connections and Literacy Station
  • Washougal High School, Mardi Gras Behind the Mask, the Zulu Coconut
  • Hathaway Elementary, Math Games for Math Stations
  • Mt Pleasant School, Pollinator Garden

2015/2016 Recipients

  • Cape Horn-Skye, RAZ Kids and Writing A-Z
  • Jemtegaard Middle School and Canyon Creek Middle School, MANU and Empower HER programs
  • Hathaway Elementary, “Uke” Can Play A String Instrument Tool
  • Jemtegaard, Follett Shelf ebook library(science)

2012/2013 Recipients

  • Hathaway Elementary, Gause Elementary, Cape Horn-Skye, LEGO Pneumatics Add-Ons
  • Washougal High School, Chromebooks for Collaboration
  • Cape Horn-Skye, National Geographic Explorer Magazine
  • Cape Horn-Skye, Accelerated Reading Program
  • Hathaway, Headphone Collection
  • Cape Horn-Skye, Connection to Literacy
  • Cape Horn-Skye, Headsets for Computers
  • Washougal High School, Panther Bites
  • Hathaway, PE Apple TV and Converter
  • Washougal High School, Character Shoes for Drama

2011/2012 Recipients

  • Hathaway Elementary, Missoula Children’s Theatre
  • District-Wide, SmartMusic for SmartKids
  • Hathaway Elementary, Lost at School (Staff Learning)
  • Cape Horn-Skye Elementary, Focus Pads
  • Cape Horn-Skye Elementary and Canyon Creek Middle School, Playaway Digital Audiobooks (in conjunction with Battle of the Books)

2009 Recipients

  • Literacy Day – Gause Elementary School
  • Theater Lighting Software – Washougal High School
  • Computer Software – Jemtegaard Middle School
  • Rock Climbing Wall – Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School

2008 Recipients

  • Japanese Festival – Washougal High School
  • Washington State Tile Mural Project – Hathaway Elementary
  • See and Solve Calculators – Canyon Creek Middle School
  • Math Sharks – Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School
  • Author in Residence – Hathaway Elementary School
  • Japanese Movie Club – Washougal High School
  • Math and Management Rug – Hathaway Elementary School
  • Math Night – Jemtegaard Middle School
  • Poetry Study Project – Washougal High School
  • Write Again Boards – Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School
  • World War II – Excelsior High School

2007 Recipients

  • Math Online – Cape Horn-Skye Elementary
  • Enrichment Through National Geographic – Gause Elementary
  • Scholastic Magazine – Jemtegaard Middle School
  • 8th Grade Reading Journal – Canyon Creek Middle School
  • First in Math Online – Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School
  • Literature Circles – Jemtegaard Middle School
  • Red Ribbon Week – Hathaway Elementary School
  • Authors Visit – Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School
  • Puppet Theatre – Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School
  • Trait Book and Science Photo Journal – Gause Elementary School
  • Washington State Tile Mural Project – Hathaway Elementary
  • Mad Science Rocks/Minerals – Gause Elementary
  • Artist in Residence – Hathaway Elementary School
  • Health Skeleton with Muscles – Washougal High School
  • Young Author’s Tea – Hathaway Elementary School
  • Fifth Grade Trip to Tacoma – Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School
  • A Wilderness Adventure – Gause Elementary School