10th Anniversary Special – 2 Keepsakes for $20 – any combination!
Please note, limited supplies are available, so buy now to be assured of getting one!
Please see Special Pricing Keepsakes Flyer for more details.
We will be selling Keepsakes at the Anniversary Special price at various school events during the 2017-2018 school year, including Back-to-School night. Stop by our table and say hello!
The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation, Inc. is an all volunteer, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007. Governed by a Board of Directors, the Foundation supports programs that provide a positive and comprehensive educational experience for all students. Our programs provide financial support for scholarships, programs and services that support students, staff and families of Paint Branch High School.
Mini-grant applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be available in the fall of 2017. Watch this space for more info. Scholarships applications for 2018 will be available in January 2018. Check back then for more info.
Your donations are tax-deductible and make a difference in the local community. Visit our Donate page.
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The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded ten scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors totaling $5,000.00 to be applied to the college or technical school of their choice.
The Educational Foundation awarded nine $500 Educational Foundation Scholarships. Also awarded was an Athletic Association Scholarship for $500.00 sponsored by the Paint Branch High School Athletic Association. The winning student-athlete earned at least one varsity letter, was academically successful in the classroom, and demonstrated leadership skills at school or in the community.
The seniors who won the scholarships are:
Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation Scholarships:
- Maryam Abdur-Rahman, Montgomery College
- Steven Anderson, University of Maryland, College Park
- Davina Anyanwu, Towson University
- Kelsie Challenger, University of Maryland, College Park
- Glenn Jones, Jr., North Carolina A&T State University
- Annabel Lee, University of Maryland, College Park
- Sara Morgan, Howard Community College
- Ayibatari Owei, Smith College
- Abdul Samateh, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Paint Branch High School Atheltic Association Scholarship:
- Evan Burgess, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
All students were asked to write a 500 word essay interpreting and reacting to a quote from Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian Diplomat, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, and co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.
“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.” Kofi Annan
This quote resonated with the Educational Foundation Board Members because being a diverse school, Paint Branch students have always learned from each other, meeting people of different backgrounds, races, cultures, countries of origin, ethnic heritages, economic backgrounds, and so on, and becoming friends. Students were asked to interpret the above quote and relate it to their time here at Paint Branch High School as well as to their educational future.
From the initial group of applications, the Board of Directors selected the top applicants to interview. Interviews were then held and the ten scholarship winners were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School in May 2017.
June 5, 2017, will be the 10 year Anniversary of the Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation! We are very grateful for our supporters and very proud of the work we have done and the students and staff we have helped with funding. To commemorate this special event, we are offering a special price for the Keepsakes:
they can be purchased starting now for the price of $20 for 2 – but you must buy 2, in any combination.
Talk with friends and family and get this special price while it lasts!
Please see Special Pricing Keepsakes Flyer for more details.
Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation Awards Nearly $2200.00 in Grants Benefitting Paint Branch Staff and Students in 2016-2017
The Board of Directors of the Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of five mini-grants to Paint Branch High School staff.
The five winning mini-grants will benefit a variety of programs and classes at the school:
1. Grant: Mainstream – Publishing of School Newspaper with color pages – Brian Woodward, Journalism Teacher
As printing costs – especially for color pages – continue to rise, the newspaper consistently struggles to keep up with these fees. Everyone wins with color printing! Really – since USA Today began as one of the first to publish each cover section of its newspaper in color over 20 years ago it has become the industry standard. In the tough economy, the newspaper’s ad sales have lagged behind past years and some of the other schools in the county due to fewer businesses who are willing to invest and advertise. This $500.00 grant will provide a partial make-up of the low ad revenue and continue to support the high quality publication that the Paint Branch community expects.
2. Grant: Business, Management, Finance, Entrepreneurship certification materials and contest practice materials – Karin Anderson, Business Education Teacher
Students taking business, management, finance and entrepreneurship class will be able to expand their chances of scholarships, and certifications, as well as build their presentation and competition experiences. This will help prepare them for regional and state levels through the DECA Marketing Career and Technology Organization. The DECA organization has materials which prepare students in Business Academic Language. The materials also prepare students to compete in Regional Competitions in the Spring of 2017 and possibly advance to the state level. This $500.00 grant will purchase materials which will serve as the beginning of a sustainable library of tools for students in these classes to pull from year after year. Paint Branch owns no materials at this time.
3. Grant: Unity: A Celebration of our Diversity – Samantha Candia, Science Teacher and Signature Coordinator
This $500 grant will help fund materials needed for the school wide Unity Day in spring 2017. The idea for this event was an outcome of the students’ participation in International Day for Tolerance on November 16th, 2016. On that day Paint Branch students peacefully came together to spread messages of peace and unity while chanting: “Forever united, we will never be divided.” The goal is to create a celebration of the uniqueness and diversity we share as people. The hope is that through these kinds of events, we will educate and enlighten each other, and will be able to foster a true understanding and tolerance of our differences. These differences are what enrich human interaction and make life more beautiful.
This event will include participation from several departments, clubs and organizations at Paint Branch High School, and the community will be invited to join the evening’s festivities which will include: a diversity fair sponsored by the Social Studies Department and to include local clubs and organizations, live music and performances by Strathmore and student musicians in the Music Department, dance lessons from students in the dance program as well as African Student Association, Hispanic Awareness and the STEP team, Inspirational speakers, a fashion show, a tasting of international delicacies prepared from students in the Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts program with recipes derived from students, and an open-mic coffee house/ poetry slam sponsored by the English department.
4. Grant: Proper Equipment Makes a Difference! – Sandy Levine, Culinary Arts, Food Trends and Technology, International Cultures and Cuisine Teacher
One of the most important aspects of the International Cultures and Cuisines and Food Trends and Technology class is the opportunity for our students to have hands-on experiences which will broaden the students’ skill base and encourage their creativity. This $465.00 grant provides for six 12″ Electric Crepe Makers, two Cupcake/Muffin pans and six Jumbo Cookie Scoops for the students, thus maximizing the opportunity for students to have successful cooking experiences in the six kitchen labs.
5. Grant: Special Education Needs for Students at Risk – Christine Genua, Resource Teacher for Special Education
This $200 grant will help in whatever areas the Special Education departments deems necessary. The money will be allocated on an as needed basis to provide clothing, food, cab fare, school supplies, supplies for classroom projects and learning experiences, etc., and to fund an end of the quarter eligibility grade celebration.