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November News

FOI Direct Appeal

Friends of Ingraham has two major fundraisers: the Direct Appeal and the Annual Auction. The Direct Appeal raises money for the FOI general fund, allowing us to fulfill grants from our Ingraham faculty and staff throughout the school year. Our goal this year is to raise $36,000 - can you help us meet that goal?

Donations allow us to provide the resources to help our students flourish! From textbooks and laptops to instruments and uniforms to snacks and school supplies, your donations help us ensure that all Ingraham staff and students have the tools necessary to succeed.

Some examples of what your donation could purchase:

$35 – Field trip scholarships for Ingraham students

$50 – Up-to-date equipment for our Science Department

$100 – Updated learning programs for our CBT Department

$500 – New high-interest teen literature for our ELL Library

$1,000 – Equipment and uniforms for our Performing Arts students

$5,000 – New textbooks for our History Department

How can I contribute?

Your tax-deductible donations can be made online by clicking here, or by a check made out to Friends of Ingraham. Remember, you can double your impact with matching funds; check with your company to see if they offer it! Checks can be dropped off in the main office or mailed to:

Ingraham High School

ATTN: Friends of Ingraham

1819 N 135th St Seattle, Washington 98133

Thank you for your continued support and generosity!


FOI Family Education Evening

Our November 9th Grade family meeting was about the Teen Health Center and all it has to offer. Our team at the Teen Health Center is; Teri Ginster, Nurse Practitioner, Janet Boyett, Ingraham School Nurse and Elenora Van, Mental Health Counselor. Students and families are encouraged to contact the Teen Health Center if there is a concern for fellow students at Ingraham. Students are also welcome to stop by and have some tea if they are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. While students can receive a wide variety of services at the Health Center, families need to fill out all consent forms in order for their students to access all of the services offered. For more information on the Teen Health Center click here.

Our November Family Education Evening focused on teenage drug use and vaping at Ingraham. Lisa Davidson, the Manager of Prevention and Intervention for Seattle Public Schools gave a presentation on the use rates of various drugs, alcohol and vaping at Ingraham High School. See all of the information she shared here.

Ingraham High School approaches drug use with intervention and support over punishment and removal from school. Anyone can report known or suspected drug use to the administration for referral. You can contact Principal Floe or check the SPS Website for help.

Please remember and remind your students that Washington State has a Good Samaritan law that protects you if you call 911 to save someone from an overdose. There is an open prescription for anyone to purchase Naloxone (aka Narcan) at any pharmacy in the state. Naloxone will not harm anyone if they don't need it but will save a person from overdose if they do need it.

The following links are also helpful:


Seattle Promise Program

The Seattle Promise program has expanded to all 18 Seattle Public Schools high schools! The program is a partnership between SPS, Seattle Colleges and Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning providing SPS graduates access to two years of tuition-free college at Seattle Colleges. 2020 enrollment is open now:

Click here to enroll

Ingraham has a liaison, Kelsey Peronto, who is technically from North Seattle College, but will help you sign up for the promise at any of the three schools! She can also help you complete your FAFSA. Registering for fall classes through the Seattle Promise can also waive your standardized tests if you haven’t passed them yet! Please see your counselor for more information.


Bright Futures

Thanks to the support of the Ingraham community, Bright Futures continues to support our Rams who are experiencing housing insecurity.  This past month we have allocated funds (received from the FOI Auction last spring) for students who are Seniors to have yearbooks.  We have also purchased needed clothing, food and Ram Spirit gear as well as additional blankets as the winter cold sets in.  We are grateful for the support of FOI and all who have contributed to the Bright Futures Program.

Our gratefulness continues to be offered up to our community partners:

  • University District Food Bank who donates food each week for Rams who are food insecure, allowing us to pack and distribute 100 weekend food back packs each week.  Additionally this week the U District Food Bank donated 40 backpacks with school supplies.

  • Marisa Hanlon who coordinates Swapapalooza, who post event donated 9 contractor size bags full of girls/women’s clothing and a hanging rack to the Bright Futures closet.

  • WorldCOMP Kenya who donated to our Winter Break food basket program

  • Yuen Lui - Roosevelt location who offered 25 free Senior Portraits to our Seniors who are housing insecure.

  • Ingraham Class of 1969 who donated funding that will cover the cost of gowns, caps, tassels and stoles for housing insecure students who are graduating in 2020.

As needs continue to grow, and Bright Futures continues to try to the best of our ability to “normalize” the high school experience, we are looking for partners in the community to support the program to ensure it is sustainable. If you/your company would like to partner with Bright Futures - please contact Thank you once again for your continued support.


Ingraham High School had a spectacular season for all fall sports!

Football had its best season in 25 years and had record attendance. (Thank you fans!)

Many teams made the playoffs: Golf, Boys Ultimate, Girls Soccer, Volleyball and Cross Country

Congratulations to the Girls’ Cross Country Team for winning a second straight State Academic Championship this season! and went to state for the 4th year in a row.

Boys Water Polo take 5th in State.

Girls swimming capped a great season with a strong performance at State. 

200 Medley Relay 16th-Mia Sikora, Estella Kim, Zoe Wheeler and Saylor Lemke

200 Free Deanna Ton 8th and Abby Cady 11th

500 Free Deanna Ton 5th and Ellie Patterson 15th

100 Back Abby Cady 15th

400 Free Relay 12th—Ellie Patterson, Erin Anderson, Deanna Ton and Abby Cady

Coach, Sue Schoolcraft, was named Metro League Coach of the Year!

For more information on Ingraham Athletics please check out the IABC website


Performing Arts

Winter Benefit Concert 

"A Night at the Movies"

Friday, December 13 ⋅7:00 PM

One of our biggest fundraisers of the year!

Come celebrate with all of Ingraham's musical performing arts groups. All bands, orchestras, and choirs will perform, plus drum line will give us a rousing soundtrack to our 10-minute give. 

From holiday classics like Sleigh Ride, A Charlie Brown Christmas and The Nutcracker to movie music from  The Incredibles and Harry Potter, there's something for everyone. 

Have dinner with us! Pizza and Bahn mi sales start at 6 PM

Tickets are $15 or $5 for students - purchase at the door or buy in advance from performing arts students (tickets will go home with them before Thanksgiving).

Ingraham Performing Arts Boosters needs a treasurer before the end of 2019!

The Treasurer’s primary duties are to maintain the accounting records, help develop fundraising plans, and make financial information available to the board. Other duties include managing revenue from donations, fundraisers, and concessions. Most of the financial heavy lifting is done by Alliance for Education, so the treasurer job isn't super complicated. Splitting up the primary duties with the secondary duties would make for a great co-treasurer division of labor.

IPAB cannot function without a treasurer. Come be a part of a fun and successful organization that’s busy making Ingraham’s performing arts program the highest quality program it can be.

If you are interested or have questions, please an email to or call Jason Phillips at 206-617-3651.


Family Fun to Benefit Friends of Ingraham

Ice skating opens on Friday, November 29 and closes on Monday, January 20 and is a part of the Bellevue Magic Season. Featuring the region’s largest covered open-air ice (real frozen water) skating experience, admission prices vary.

Mention Ingraham High School and a portion of your admission will be donated to FOI.

Families can make it a night of holiday fun with a visit to Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection and stroll through Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. More information about the Bellevue Magic Season can be found here.

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