It’s a twofer this time — or a blended list, really, of Highland Park Independent School District’s incoming donations since mid-summer. Cash total: $111,609.66
$45,000 from the Highland Park Alumni Association from the Hoglund Foundation, Highland Park Education Foundation board members, and Highland Park Alumni Association board members for an addition to the alumni association’s office facility at 4201 Grassmere Lane
$43,052.02 from the Highland Park Education Foundation, for teacher salary support ($40,000), special education ($1,702), Special Olympics ($1,000), Bradfield Elementary ($200 to be spent at principal’s discretion), and the Highland Park High School tennis team ($150)
$10,000 in capital improvement grants from the HP Sports Club, for engraved pavers to be installed at the Highlander stadium and the high school’s baseball field
$9,146 as in-kind labor, materials, and equipment from Duncanville-based Concrete Paver Systems for engraved pavers in the high school stadium, gym, and baseball field
$7,257.64 from the Bradfield Elementary PTA for PE and gym supplies and equipment ($4,957.64), storage and shelving for the PE office ($1,500), and “outdoor trash receptacles” ($800)
$6,300 from the Armstrong Elementary PTA for copy machine rentals through May 2013
$500 from John and Julie Carberry to go toward supplies at Armstrong Elementary; this was actually the sole donation, officially, for September.
At the regular Sept. 11 meeting, the district also acknowledged $56,667.50 from HP Arts for donations made last school year (and customarily tallied after the fact); this covered all sorts of activities, events, and supplies throughout the district, from “stage combat workshop for theater” and string instruments at the high school to a lineup of appearances from Eddie Coker.