Education Connections

A series featuring community voices on education


Healthy Minds, Successful Lives: Mental health, Academic Success, and Your Student

Thursday, March 8
6-8 p.m.
Wilburton Instructional Service Center Bldg 1

Join Bellevue Schools Foundation, the nationally recognized JED Foundation, and Forefront in the Schools to learn how mental health impacts student success in high school and college.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration required. 


About Education Connections

  • Unless otherwise noted, events are held from 12-1 p.m. in the Rainier Room at the Wilburton Instructional Service Center (directions here).
  • Complimentary lunch will be provided by the Foundation
  • Advance registration is requested


Lunch & Learn: Technology in the Classroom.

Review the slides from our discussion of technology in our schools and the importance of the levy funding that pays for it here.

Co-hosted by Bellevue Schools Foundation and  Bellevue Quality Schools

Most Likely to Succeed Screening and Panel Discussion

Are conventional education methods still working in today’s innovative world? As part of its Education Connections series, the Foundation is proud to partner with Big Picture Bellevue, and the PTSA Council to present Most Likely to Succeed. This thought provoking documentary explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it. Panel discussion follows the screening.

Let’s ignite the conversation: Join us to learn from Panelists and from the Bellevue Big Picture Middle and High Schools on how you can activate change now.

Date: January 10, 2018


Who Pays for Public School Education in Bellevue?

Taxes, Bonds & Levies, Bellevue Schools Foundation & Our PTSAs

Join us for a special presentation and learn about the ins and outs of funding education in Bellevue from Melissa deVita, District Deputy Superintendent Financial Services & Operations.

Melissa will break down the roles played by the state and local taxes such as levies & bonds, as well as where support organizations such as Bellevue Schools Foundation and Bellevue’s PTSAs fit into the funding puzzle and how this is changing in light of the recent legislative actions.

Join us for this event, co-hosted by Bellevue PTSA Council. Please register here. The event is free and open to the public, and there are four sessions to choose from:.

  • Nov.13, Sammamish High School, 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 14, WISC Rainier Room, 12-1 p.m., lunch provided by Newport Knives Culinary students
  • Nov. 16, Bellevue High School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 20, Newport High School, 7 p.m.

Need a recap or couldn’t make the event?  View Melissa’s slides here.