The Elmbrook Education Foundation supports the students at all 11 of the District's public schools through its Continuing Education Scholarship, Innovation Grant and Super Grant Programs. In addition, the Foundation has established an endowment held by the Waukesha County Community Foundation to provide a source of permanent support for Foundation programs. For more information, please refer to the Foundation's web site.
The Elmbrook School District may be closing Hillside Elementary in Spring, but the past and present Hillside community is taking steps to make sure that Hillside is not forgotten in Elmbrook anytime soon.
Hillside Elementary has established the "Hillside Student Scholarship Fund" on behalf of past and present students. The Hillside PTO has committed a portion of their current reserves to start the fund and will be partnering with the EEF to further develop the fund through the remainder of the school year. Hillside staff, parents, alumni, and retirees are all encouraged to be part of developing this fund as the balance will determine how many scholarships can be awarded annually to prior Hillside students through 2024 .... the final year that Hillside's final kindergarten class will be graduating from Elmbrook.
The Hillside Student Scholarship Fund will award scholarships to prior Hillside students from either High School (some current students will be attending BEHS due to the redistricting plan) who exhibit the values instilled in Hillside students through their "Capturing Kid's Hearts" Program. Hillside believed that if you capture a child's heart, you will capture their mind. The EEF will be looking for students who have exhibited character traits such as compassion, respecting differences, service above self, and the unique ability to lead in a positive way. These traits will be considered over any specific academic achievement. Applicants considered may choose to attend a University or Technical School and may also be considered based on financial need. This first scholarship from this fund will be awarded to the class of 2013.
HOW TO MAKE A DIRECTED DONATION TO THE HILLSIDE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Donations to this fund may be made online via the Elmbrook Education Foundation's website or via postal mail (EEF, P.O. Box 206, Brookfield WI 53008). The Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization; consequently, donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. All donations received will be acknowledged for tax purposes. The Foundation is able to receive donations of appreciated stock through the EEF's investment manager (Landaas & Company, Milwaukee). Please contact the Foundation for information at email@example.com.
HILLSIDE HALK WALK MOVING TO THE HILLS - MAY 6th, 2012
The Hillside Hawk Walk is a timed 5k run or an untimed 2 mile walk for families through Mitchell Park in Brookfield. With the decision to close Hillside, event leadership has been transitioned to Wisconsin Hills Middle School and will now be called the Run to the Hills on May 6th. This event, now in its 5th year, will be held on Sunday, May 6th. One third of the proceeds from this year's event will be donated to the Hillside Student Scholarship Fund in honor of Hillside PTO's leadership to develop this event.
HILLSIDE CELEBRATION EVENT PLANNED FOR MAY 24th, 2012
Hillside Elementary is hosting an end of year Hillside Celebration Event on May 24th, 2012 to celebrate all of the wonderful memories over the years. Hillside was first built in 1969. Building level leadership was provided by the following Elementary Principals: Scott Netzel (1969-1992), Joan Marley (1992-1997), and Julie Kremer (1997-2012). Over 3000 students have been educated at Hillside. It was a K-6 school until 1997. In the fall of 1997, 6th graders started attending the Middle School.
Hillside alumni (prior students, families and staff) are encouraged to attend this event this Celebration Event. Donations to the Hillside Student Scholarship Fund will be accepted at the Celebration Event. More information will be posted on the Hillside Elementary website in the coming weeks.
ABOUT THE ELMBROOK EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The Elmbrook Education Foundation, founded in 1958 as the Lancer-Spartan Scholarship Fund, administers a community wide scholarship program funded entirely through community partners (residents, local businesses and civic groups, and tribute funds established to honor prior Elmbrook staff and students). The EEF administers this program to ensure that the largest number of graduating seniors are honored each and every year (i.e. each recipient can earn only one of the scholarships administered by the EEF). The EEF strives to award a minimum of 20 scholarships annually but averages closer to 24 due to the community's generosity and its value for continuing education.
The Elmbrook Education Foundation also administers District-wide Educational Grant Programs and is developing a permanent endowment so that the EEF is in a position to better respond to the District's changing needs. More information about the EEF can be found at www.elmbrookeducationfoundation.com. To stay connected to the Foundation, please subscribe to their online newsletter via their website and/or like the EEF on facebook at www.facebook.com/EEFWI.