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 Education Foundation has recently announced a commitment to provide a SMART Response system to every math classroom in both Middle Schools in support of the implementation of the District’s new Middle School math curriculum. The new math curriculum provides additional opportunities for students to develop higher abstract thinking skills.
SMART Response systems provide real time assessments of student learning. This assists the teacher in efficiently and effectively differentiating instruction so that every student both understands the material and has a chance to learn something new every day.
SMART Boards & SMART Response Units
The District's Technology Plan includes the use of SMART Boards and complimentary technologies to more actively engage students in their daily lessons. Students can interact with the information displayed on the SMART Board in a variety of ways. SMART Response systems are uniquely designed to engage students in the assessment of their knowledge on a particular subject in a fraction of the time it would take using more conventional methods.
The Elmbrook Education Foundation just completed its Fall Grant Cycle. Innovation grants provide supplementary funding for projects that can not be supported by the District Operating or Building Unit Budgets. In most cases, the Foundation provides supplementary funding in addition to funds raised by students, curricular departments, and/or PTO's for needed projects.
The Foundation strives to fund projects that represent an innovation in instructional practices for a particular school. From there, the Foundation works with the District to share project experiences District-wide with the hope that other schools can benefit from their experiences. The following grants were recently approved: