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Foundation Awards 2019 Inspiration Grants

On April 30, 2019, the Education Foundation awarded 10 grants totaling $16,091 to teachers and staff at six MCPASD schools.

To announce the grants, Foundation board members and members of Middleton High School’s marching band traveled via school bus to grant recipients’ respective schools. When the bus arrived at grant winners’ schools, they were honored with presentations in their classrooms and the band’s performance of “On Wisconsin.”

WKOW-Channel 27 joined the bus tour; watch the story at http://bit.ly/MCPASDgrantWinners.

This is the sixth year the Foundation has awarded inspiration grants to MCPASD teachers and staff. The grants fund innovative and unique programs that complement the district’s educational goals, and provide experiences for students that go beyond those provided in a traditional learning environment.

This year’s winners are supporting a range of innovative programs, including a Middleton High School team addressing period poverty by purchasing period products for the high school’s 30 bathrooms. Another Middleton High School team will host a sensory-friendly dance for students with disabilities, and a Glacier Greek Middle School team will hold book giveaways at Elver Park Center’s celebrations of both Thanksgiving and Black History Month. Also, a West Middleton team received funds to purchase collections of diverse books for classroom libraries addressing topics such as LGBTQ+ inclusion, racial diversity, immigration and bullying.

Read about all the grants awarded yesterday at Elm Lawn, Park, Sauk Trail and West Middleton elementary schools; Glacier Creek Middle School; and Middleton High School here.

Counting the 2019 recipients, the Foundation has awarded more than 100 grants worth approximately $105,000 since 2013.

Congratulations to all of the 2019 grant recipients!

Finally, thank you to the Foundation board members who joined the bus tour – Carrie Brooker, Purna Byraiah, Carl Frederick, Perry Hibner, Kristin Jungbluth, Tom Kobinsky and Courtney Ward-Reichard – as well as the Pick n’ Save in Middleton for donating the flowers given to grant recipients.

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