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The referendum passing last November helped make 2018 a milestone year for MCPASD. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, 2018 was also a great year for the Education Foundation! Among our 2018 highlights, the Foundation awarded: More than $20,000 in grants at both the district level and to individual schools $2,750 in scholarships to five graduating seniors Also, the Foundation’s 2018 annual giving campaign brought in more than $22,000. These funds will help ensure that the Foundation can continue supporting MCPASD students, teachers and staff now and in the future. This year, the Foundation is focused on equitable practices…

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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! Luke Kramer, a fourth grade teacher at Park, received a $500 grant to develop a “yoga in the classroom” program. “With this grant I purchased a classroom set of yoga mats,” Kramer says. “This grant has allowed students to slow down the pace of their busy day to be mindful of their breath and their bodies. The grant gave me the funds…

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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! Lori Hunt, a computer science teacher at Middleton High School, received a $240 grant to fund student participation in a programming competition. “We had 20 students travel to Marquette University in Milwaukee to participate in a programming competition,” Hunt says. The experience inspired students to start a competition of their own. “The students who participated decided to start a computer science club…

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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! Janel Anderson, a social studies teacher at Middleton High School, received a $500 grant to study in Cuba.  “The grant money was used towards my tuition and travel expenses for a two-week study in Cuba,” Anderson explains. She attended Tulane University’s Cuban Culture & Society Teacher Institute 2018. “I have shared with students on an ongoing basis the impact of the revolution…

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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! Karla Freimuth, a third grade teacher at Park, received a grant for purchasing robotics, construction and technology resources for students to use for inquiry-based research. She developed a program called Inquiry Hour to help students learn to develop independent or group inquiries, create projects and share their findings. “The students are enjoying Inquiry Hour!” Freimuth says. “The third grade teachers started the…

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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! Kerry Burke, a school counselor at Kromrey, received a $575 grant for a mindfulness cart. “Thanks to the Education Foundation’s generous support, I purchased supplies for a mindfulness cart for Kromrey Middle School in the fall of 2017,” Burke says. “The cart consists of 30 yoga mats on a large rolling cart with storage space for the yoga mats. I also purchased…

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Thanks to the generosity of a local resident, up to $10,000 in total donations to the Foundation between now and December 31 will be matched!  Please donate today to double your gift and to help us build on the strong momentum of support in the district and community. Our donors’ generous support helped us achieve several milestones this year, including Nearly $350,000 in assets under management, with $50,097 added this year Nearly $20,000 in grants awarded to 12 teachers and staff $2,750 awarded in scholarships to 5 graduating seniors, including some who are the first in their families to attend college Nearly…

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Seniors Chan Bowman, Juliana Castillo and and Kian Djamali were awarded 2018 Education Foundation scholarships during the annual Scholarship Night at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, May 16. Foundation board member and MCPASD Director of Communications Perry Hibner awarded Djamali with a $500 scholarship renewable for up to four years. Previous winners of the scholarship are Jessica Wang (2017), Rebecca Turk (2016) and Dana Angeli Rodriguez (2015). Bowman was awarded a Futures Scholar scholarship for $1,250 from the Foundation. Hibner also presented that award. It is the second year the Foundation has offered the scholarship. Last year’s winner was…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation held its favorite day of the year on Wednesday, April 25, awarding inspiration grants to educators throughout the school district. The Foundation awarded ten inspiration grants worth $11,273 as part of its bus tour. In addition, the Foundation announced it will provide more than $6,000 to the District to address equity and achievment gap efforts across all levels, chair Courtney Ward-Reichard announced. Staff members to receive grants included Clark Street Community School’s Jason Pertzborn, Park’s Karla Freimuth, Kromrey’s Brenda Weiss, Sauk Trail’s John Becker, Stephanie Spence, Barb Beyer, Paige Bessick and Kristina Mendiola and Middleton High School’s Gust…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation is excited to announce the Middleton Future Scholars Fund, a new endowment fund to provide an annual scholarship for MCPASD seniors who have overcome signficiant barriers and are pursuing post-secondary education. The fund was established by the donation of more than $20,000 from an anonymous family in our school district. The first scholarship will be granted in the spring of 2017, and is expected to be $1,000.  Criteria for the scholarship will be announced by March 2017, and the scholarship will be awarded at the 2017 Middleton High School and Clark Street Community School Scholarship Night on Wednesday, May…

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