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.
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Excellent education requires great ideas, creative teachers, engaged students and up-to-date facilities/equipment. The Foundation’s Educational Grant Program was developed to help fund projects that support the mission of the Elmbrook School District by helping innovative staff implement and share ideas that enhance the education of Elmbrook students. Sharing their successes serves to inspire others and subsequently benefits the entire District. Since 2001, the Foundation has funded more than $205,000 in grants benefitting eleven schools across the district. The Foundation recently completed its Fall grant cycle and approved $15,000 in innovation and continuation grants for our public schools.
Foundation Grant Cycles
“Innovation grants” help students and staff get their ideas off the ground. “Continuation grants” help the rest of the district benefit from their experiences. Grants of up to $1,500 are available in both categories in the Fall and Spring each year.
Fall Grant Package Approved
A total of 12 grants were selected this Fall from 23 applications received. This cycle’s grant review committee included Principals and PTO representatives from each level. Areas of interest during this grant cycle included:
- robotics programs,
- proof of concept trials for new techniques in fitness, writing instruction, handwriting instruction, math literacy and music instruction.
- interactive response systems to support classroom instruction,
- technologies (such as smart board applications, document cameras) to leverage and extend the District’s 21st Century classroom initiative (i.e. smart boards/projectors/tablet PC’s)
Super Grant Program The Foundation also raises funds to award “Super Grants” of up to $15,000 to schools for larger programs. “Super Grants” are intended to support the District and building level PTO’s in their efforts to implement key programs that support the District’s strategic plan. Last year, the Foundation awarded each High School with a Super Grant for $15,000 to support each building’s Technology Plan. The Foundation is now raising funds to assist the Middle Schools and plans to do the same at the Elementary level as funds become available.
For information on specific grant awards, the Foundation’s Continuing Education Scholarship program, donation information, and/or more information about the Foundation, please refer to the Foundation’s web site http://www.elmbrookeducationfoundation.com.