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.
Give while you shop! Find out how your grocery, online purchases and dining out can raise funds for the Paint Branch Educational Foundation. Read more.
Purchase Keepsakes! Download order form.
The PBHS Educational Foundation was founded in 2007 and exists to provide financial support to staff and students of Paint Branch High School. Your Foundation spends almost 100% of all funds raised in two ways.
1) By providing mini-grants to staff each fall that provide financial support for educational activities that are not in the MCPS budget. Examples include:
- Bio-diversity projects for 120 students
- Chorus and Band performances at the Atlanta Festival
- Grow Light system for use by 400 biology students
- Funds to build a second TV production set and zoom lenses for photojournalist students
- Measurement equipment for a Physics Video Studio
2) By providing scholarships to graduating seniors that can be used for higher education costs including college, technical and trade schools.
Over the past 9 years the Foundation has invested:
- $32,000 in scholarships to seniors, and,
- over $21,000 in mini-grants to Paint Branch High School staff
Almost all of the current members of the all volunteer Board of Directors have been serving since its inception. We have remained on the Board because we feel the work we do makes a difference to our staff and students. However, after much debate, we have reached the difficult decision that we will cease operation in the summer of 2018.
As you consider a charitable contribution this year that will directly impact the entire school community, think of the PBHS Educational Foundation. All funds will be disbursed before we shut down. All of your donations are completely tax-deductible because we are a 501(c)(3) organization. Make your gift today by visiting our donation page and read more about how your contributions are used.
We are still selling Keepsakes for the 10th Anniversary special price of any two for $20 – you must purchase two to get this price, so find a friend and place your order! This is below what it cost us to acquire them, but since we have paid for them already, all sales are pure profit. All funds from these final sales will go directly to mini-grants and scholarships. If you have been putting off getting a Keepsake, please order them now so that we can use the funds this year! You can find an order form on our website, as well as attached to this message. Please note that there are limited quantities available.
We will be selling Keepsakes before the school play in November.
We want our last year to be our biggest ever in terms of mini-grants and scholarships. All donations and keepsake purchases helps us reach that goal!
We would like to especially thank all our supporters and faithful donors over the years. You have made all we did possible!
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 Athletic 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.