A successful school system works in partnership with students, parents, staff and community members. Each contributes a variety of resources and insights which, together, support educational excellence in our rapidly changing world. We consider parents, individuals, community groups, businesses and agencies as potential partners. Shared interest, goals or outcomes define any partnership. That "interest" can be anything—students or families with special needs, specialized skills for a school or an innovative design for a districtwide program. The success of a partnership depends on extensive collaborative planning and regular assessments.
We believe that now, more than ever, we need our community to be involved in the education of our children. By having community representatives and parents in our schools who actively assist us with our educational priorities, we know our schools and kids will benefit. As the 17th century African proverb advises, "It takes a whole village to raise a child" we believe that our children will have a distinct advantage if they have an opportunity to know and understand many more people within our growing Northshore "village".
Champions has a great solution for busy working families: activities that combine fun and learning, together with the safety and convenience of a high-quality program right inside your school. Champions offers a variety of group and individual activities designed to keep your child exploring and growing.
Natural Leaders is a program in which multicultural, caring and social families of the school community serve as a bridge between families, community and schools. Natural Leaders assist and provide outreach to families where English is a second language and cultural differences may inhibit parental communication and participation at school.
Northshore Schools Foundation
The Northshore Schools Foundation is a local non-profit, separate from the Northshore School District that raises funds and builds partnerships to fill in gaps in support of District priorities for educational success and excellence for all Northshore students, teachers and staff.
When school's out, you can trust the Y to provide an engaging experience for your child right at school. Y School Age Programs give your child the opportunity to get to know some of their classmates better after school as they engage in active play and collaborate on fun projects.
Other partnerships with the Northshore YMCA include:
- Fourth Grade Swim Lessons
- Totes to Go
Northshore Community Church
Northshore Community Church partners with the Northshore School District to host Community Serve Day in August leading into every school year. This partnership not only supports our teachers in getting their classrooms ready for the school year but supports numerous outdoor projects.
Annually, Northshore community Church graciously hosts and supports Northshore School District's State of Our Schools.
PTA & PTSA
Our District PTSA & PTA programs are made up of parent volunteers working for the benefit of all children. Their strong support and positive energy is a driving force that provides a wide variety of programs and activities that enhance student learning.
Scholarship Foundation of Northshore
Over the past 35 years, the Scholarship Foundation of Northshore has become the area’s predominant organization that provides annual scholarships to graduates of Northshore high schools. The foundation offers a total of 78 scholarships at a total value of $259,500. The average grant is $3,300. Since 1984, the Scholarship Foundation of Northshore has distributed scholarships valuing $3+ million to more than 2,000 students!
Seattle Art Museum
Thanks to a partnership with the Seattle Art Museum, Northshore School District's Art Docent Program has accessed hundreds of art prints which has allowed updated to the 50 year old volunteer led program.
Wall of Honor
The Wall of Honor was created to recognize the outstanding achievements of Northshore School District alumni, staff and volunteers who made significant contributions to our community, state, nation or world. The wall was unveiled on September 15, 2010 at the north end of Pop Keeney Stadium.
Northshore School District and a dedicated group of community members worked together to create a memorial honoring Northshore students who gave their lives serving in the United States Military. The memorial was built near the entrance to Pop Keeney Stadium and is comprised of a granite monument and bench.