Congratulations to the EFW 2016-2017 Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce that the Education Foundation of Wauwatosa (EFW) has awarded $41,255 for 9 grants to be implemented during the 2016-2017 school year and will benefit more than 6,800 students the first year alone. Congratulations to the following educators:

JOIN THE T.E.A.M – TOLERANCE, EMPATHY AND ACCEPTANCE MATTERS! $1,685 – UNDERWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

Corinne Meyer and Joel Marinan at Underwood Elementary will buy books, banners, posters and games with the money they received from the EFW.  These items will be shared with all Underwood staff and used to create an atmosphere that promotes a welcoming environment with messages of diversity for all students.

MIDDLE SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BOOKS, PHASE II  $3,600 - LONGFELLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL AND WHITMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Tracy Eccles and Jane Storts at Longfellow and Whitman will buy books with the money they received from the EFW.  These books will be used to extend the Battle of the Books experience to the students at Whitman and provide a competitive academic experience between the two schools.

INDEPENDENCE PLACE: LIFE SKILLS LEARNING FOR YOUR FUTURE $2,000 – NEXT STEPS COMMUNITY TRANSITION SERVICES:

Chris Jackson at Next Steps Community Transition Services will buy storage units and household and hygiene items with the money she received from the EFW.  These items will be used to teach young adults with disabilities how to make guided decisions to function safely and effectively within their living space.

LIBRARY MAKERSPACE $17,200 – ALL LIBRARIES IN THE WAUWATOSA SCHOOL DISTRICT:

Tracy Eccles and Jane Storts will buy materials to create a makerspace in each of the libraries in the Wauwatosa Public Schools with the money they received from the EFW.  A makerspace is a learning environment where students can design and create together.  While using items such as Legos, craft materials, tools and art supplies, the students will be able inquire, create, collaborate, tinker, mentor, experiment, invent and solve problems.

UKULELE IN THE ELEMENTARY GENERAL MUSIC CLASSROOM $770 – EISENHOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

Shannon Pahl at Eisenhower Elementary will buy ukuleles, cases and tuners with the money she received from the EFW.  While learning how to play the ukuleles, the students in the fifth grade general music classes will be able to apply music concepts in an authentic situation and be encouraged to become independent musicians.

EDUCATORS ENHANCING ENGAGEMENT $2,500 – LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

Linda Landis and Janette Wenzel at Lincoln Elementary will buy wiggle chairs for the tables and wobble cushions and fidgets for the classroom carpets and floor areas with the money they received from the EFW.  Through the use of these items, Lincoln teachers will be able to help their students stay engaged in the learning process, and the students will be able to move while simultaneously being able to focus, learn and complete work with their peers.  

BRAIN, BODY, AND BEYOND: USING MOVEMENT TO ENSURE HIGH LEVELS OF LEARNING FOR ALL  $6,500 - JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

Aspen Verink and Linda Dusel at Jefferson Elementary will buy standing desks, rounded stools, ball chairs and hand and foot fidgets with the money they received from the EFW.  Through the use of these items, Jefferson teachers will be able to proactively design instruction, and the students will be able to choose flexible seating, standing and movement options to increase their attention and promote active engagement in their own learning.

DYNAMIC CLASSROOM DESIGN: LEARNING MY WAY $2,500 – UNDERWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

Mary Hahn and Sabine Desmore at Underwood Elementary will buy standing workstations, stools and chair bands with the money they received from the EFW.  Through the use of these items, Underwood teachers will be able to provide more differentiated individual learning and work styles, and the students will have more choice in their learning style.

UNIVERSAL STRATEGIES FOR ALL LEARNERS $4,500 – EISENHOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

Sarah Sallmann and Landa Evers at Eisenhower Elementary will buy flexible learning furniture and movement and sensory materials with the money they received from the EFW.  Through the use of these items, Eisenhower teachers will have additional flexibility with how they allow movement in their classrooms, and students will increase their learning outcomes.

EFW Grant History

Enriching the learning experience of students in the Wauwatosa School District is what the EFW has been doing since our first grants in 1992.

EFW grants help students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Over the years grants have been awarded in reading, writing, science, vocabulary, math, psychology, physics, geography, enironment, technology, critical thinking, creative problem solving, physical education, life skills, journalism, art, team-building, world language, music, engineering, and career counseling.

A more detailed description of each grant can be found by clicking on "Grant Details" below. 

2015 - 2016

8 Grants Awarded - $69,784 Grant Details

2014 - 2015

10 Grants Awarded - $36,620 Grant Details

2013 - 2014
13 Grants Awarded - $40,770
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2012 - 2013
16 Grants Awarded - $36,187
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2011 - 2012
10 Grants Awarded - $31,004
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2010 - 2011
16 Grants Awarded - $33,000
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