#GivingTuesday: “Where Do Your SWW HSA Dollars Go?”

“Where Do Your SWW HSA Dollars Go?” To Support Global Learning, Curiosity, Stewardship, and More at School Without Walls High School

SWW HSA donations have funded or are expected to fund the following:

Technology infrastructure and innovation: the 5-year Technology Plan for the SWW HS, which has provided long-awaited upgrades to the school’s instructional capacity with dozens of needed computers for students and teachers; and  a new initiative that has supplied technology equipment to outfit a classroom space for state-of-the-art STEAM-related instruction, which integrates the Arts into the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) modality.

Middle States Association fees for the 2017-2018 accreditation process, due every 10 years, to sustain the accreditation status of SWWHS, which fosters ongoing school improvement.

The purchase of two previously-owned, DCPS-certified vans to supplement the school district’s transportation fleet with SWWHS-dedicated vehicles that facilitate ferrying more of our sports teams and their team equipment to and from our “home” fields, in far-flung locations across the city; other uses will include field trips for small class sections.

Athletics Programming- providing stipends for athletics coaches not funded by DCPS (soccer, field hockey and Ultimate Frisbee).

Music, performing arts, and club programs  – funding contest entry fees, required adult chaperone travel to club events, and an array of club projects and activities.

Professional development courses for faculty and needed stipends for instructors including in AP Art History, which promote excellence in academic offerings for our students.

Communication tools for the community, including website hosting, Jupiter Ed, the new online family directory, and an upcoming SWW alumni database for shoring up a community of SWW alumni who can continuously support the mission of SWW HS.

Community-building events: such as the annual sports banquet; the school-wide family picnic; and the annual auction.

Need-based SAT prep scholarships to SWW students.

The Mighty Penguin Award, an award that recognizes annually both an outstanding male and female student-athlete.

Faculty appreciation and academic software: events at the beginning and end of the school year that foster community amongst those who nurture our students in their home away from home, as well as Turnitin.com a software that helps teachers track student assignments; and

Administrative services, such as fundraising software, along with compliance-related fees for insurance, bookkeeping and the organization’s annual tax filing.