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 7th Annual Ladies Night event sponsored by Pasternak & Zirgibel, S.C. was held on November 30, 2010 and raised an all time high of over $27,000 to help sustain and grow Foundation programs. Nearly 300 guests filled the Westmoor which was beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Guests had the opportunity to socialize with ladies from across the Elmbrook School District, enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and take a chance to win one of the fabulous raffle/auction/mystery bag items donated by residents and members of our local business community.
Elmbrook retiree, William (Bill) E. Polley, passed away December 29, 2010 at the age of 88. Bill began his career within the Elmbrook School District as a physics teacher and Science Department Chair at Brookfield High School (later Brookfield Central High School) in 1955. In 1972, Bill accepted the position of District Coordinator/Supervisor of Science, Mathematics and Health (grades 7-12) and served in this position until his retirement in 1983. He was also the faculty advisor for the BCHS Photo Club.
Bill was the main person responsible for acquisition by the Board of Education of the 11 acre Nature Center site behind Brookfield East High School. During 1980-1983 he wrote competitive grant projects to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for federal money to design, develop, and equip the Elmbrook Nature Center that is being used by every kindergarten through 6th grade student in the Elmbrook School district along with many biology students. Bill was proud of his work on this project, in particular, and he spoke fondly of the Nature Center up to the time of his death.