Schools Foundation raises more than $70,000 in phone-a-thon

February 18, 2009

By Staff

Donations still needed

NEW — 9:45 a.m. Feb. 18, 2008

Issaquah School District student volunteers raised more than $70,000 Feb. 11 in a phone-a-thon for the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

More than 200 students from Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high schools gathered to make phone calls to district families for donations to support Project GLAD, or Guided Language Acquisition Design Training.

GLAD Training is an opportunity for teachers to learn how to best reach all types of learners, through seminars and course work.

Last spring, students raised $160,500 for the program.

Since May, nearly 175 teachers at 20 schools have been trained with GLAD skills. Those teachers have reached more than 5,000 students.

This year, the goal was to raise $180,000 to purchase additional seminar and training sessions for 100 secondary middle and high school teachers.

The $70,000 raised will help pay for some of that training.

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