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Do you share our passion for supporting MCPASD students and staff? We are looking for the right person to lead our organization into our next phase of growth!

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The program serves students in need at all six MCPASD elementary schools, ensuring that children get enough to eat over the weekend when they’re not able to depend on school meals.

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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…

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Kathy Nieber-Lathrop: Charitable giving after a 30-year career in the schools Some people reinvent themselves after retirement, but that didn’t appeal to Kathy Nieber-Lathrop. “After 30 years working with kids in grades kindergarten through 12, I knew after I retired from my school counselor position in MCPASD, I wanted – actually needed – to continue my involvement with the district and the Middleton community,” Nieber-Lathrop explains. Her commitment to children and the community remains stronger than ever. Nieber-Lathrop currently serves as treasurer for the Clark Street Community School’s Governance Board and on MCPASD’s Internal Boundary Committee. Earlier, she was involved…

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For Ellen Lindgren, a charitable giving legacy is a natural extension of a lifelong commitment to supporting education. “I see the Foundation as a wonderful way to provide experiences for our students and staff that are beyond what our district budget can afford,” she says. “I was an early advocate for the creation of the Foundation and haven’t looked back!” A longtime supporter of the MCPASD district, Lindgren has been involved with the Education Foundation since it was founded in 2011, when she was serving on the MCPASD school board. “When I was on the school board, I heard about…

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The Foundation is sharing stories from grant and scholarship recipients to show how funding makes an impact. Hear how MCPASD staff, teachers and students are using their grants and scholarships, and see how your dollars make a difference! A group of 21st Century eSchool students received a $1,400 grant for their eImpact project in 2017. Teacher Wendy Ripp says students chose to focus on addressing the cycle of poverty in the local community. “After researching the cycle of poverty, students determined that education and enrichment opportunities are an area that can have the largest impact on breaking that cycle,” she…

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