The Only AZ school in the running to win grant from Kohl’s on Facebook contest
Sunnyslope High School is competing with schools across the country to be one of twenty recipients of a $500,000 grant from Kohl’s Department Store. Kohl’s is donating a total of $10 million dollars to twenty schools next month by sponsoring a contest through Facebook.com, and Sunnyslope is asking people in the community to participate by voting for them – it is the only Arizona school among the top vote-getting schools in the contest. To vote, simply log in to your Facebook account and go to the Kohl’s Care page at http://www.facebook.com/kohls and select Sunnyslope High School, which is part of the Glendale Union High School District in Phoenix.
The contest started on July 7, 2010 and ends September 3, 2010. Anyone with a Facebook account and who is at least 13 years of age can vote for schools to receive a $500,000 grant. Each person with a Facebook account is given a total of twenty votes and can vote for any school they wish (a maximum of five votes per school). Only the top twenty schools with the most votes will each receive the grant money.
According to Principal Linda Whitehead, if Sunnyslope is selected as one of the twenty lucky schools, the money will be used to modernize the school’s infrastructure and technology, advance educational programs, provide updated resources, and deliver interventions for students who are struggling to succeed.
Sunnyslope High School is located in North Central Phoenix. Sunnyslope has a diverse student population of over 1800 students. It is an Excelling school and is one of three Arizona schools that have received the highest label of “Excelling” for 7 consecutive years. Also, for the 4th consecutive year, Sunnyslope is again nationally ranked as one of America’s top high schools by U.S. News and World Report.
Sunnyslope is committed to providing a learning environment of dignity and equity in which all students are engaged, independent successful learners and prepared for the challenges of a changing global society. Sunnyslope High School uses the following values to help achieve our goals for our students: all students can learn, teachers make the difference, parents matter, we have high expectations for everyone, resources are focused in the classroom, all personnel will be highly qualified and engage in professional development and all decisions are made in the best interest of students and data driven.