The Bellevue Public Schools Foundation values the part music plays in a child's development and welcomes donor dollars to ensure Bellevue's strong music tradition continues. The foundation currently provides up to $3,000 annually to the BPS Spring 8-12 Choral Festival for teachers to purchase music and pay a guest conductor.
This program gets 4th-6th grade students excited about reading as they read and talk about 10 different Children's Choice Award books during the school year. Each school selects up to 30 students to attend a spring quiz bowl to showcase their in-depth study of these books.
Operation Read is a community event. High school volunteers, parents, teachers, paraprofessionals and librarians work as coaches and readers to help the students get ready for the spring quiz bowl. To recognize academic achievement, the team who wins the final round receives medals plus a traveling trophy for the school. The highest scoring teams from each school also receive medals.
The BPS Foundation provides funds for books, snacks, and medals.
NATIONAL ACADEMIC TRIPS
When a Bellevue student does an outstanding job in an academic area, they sometimes qualify to advance to a national competition. District funds are not available in those instances. By providing a portion of the funding for such trips, we allow any student, no matter what their socioeconomic status, to advance and shine at the national level.