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.
"We are so appreciative of all of those who attend our events, donate to our raffle/auctions, volunteer their time and provide financial support to our events, campaigns and programs. We are lucky to live in a community that places such a high value on the quality of its public schools!", says David Frank (EEF President).
This event raised over $20,000. The event planning committee included (back row) Amy Hodges, Jain Apple, Wendy Huml, Mardi Kemp, Jennifer Morales (event chair), Jodi Ells; (front row) Kim Rogne, Kelly Frank, Laura Schmidt, Rachel Lyon; (not pictured) Carrie Matteson, Jill Wightman, Jody Warren, Kristin Urban, and Shelly Botchek.
Earlier this year, the Foundation kicked off a campaign to implement a SMART Document Camera in every K-5 classroom district-wide to support large group instruction for Elmbrook's youngest learners.
The Foundation's initial plans provided for a 3 year campaign. However, due to community support and a $50,000 Lighthouse grant from the Wisconsin Technology Initiative, this campaign is now complete. All K-5 classrooms including special areas (i.e. Art, Music) received a SMART Document Camera in January. Staff training on how to use the new systems and integrate them into daily instruction is being provided by the District.