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More than $35,000 in Grants Awarded to District Schools

EFW Announces 2017-18 Grants

The EFW is proud to announce that it awarded seven grants totaling just over $35,000 for the 2017-18 school year. 

"We are thrilled to be able to award next school year’s grants knowing that they money will impact so many students within the district," said the Mary Phillips, foundation president.

Grants were given to the following projects: 

“IT’S A SMALL WORLD”- JK RETELLING BOXES USING SMALL FIGURES, ANIMALS, AND STORY SETTING PROPS - $3,970 - ALL JK CLASSROOMS IN THE DISTRICT: Sue Gaudynski and Elizabeth Poetsch along with all the Junior Kindergarten teachers in the district will now have the opportunity to offer their students tools to practice the retelling of stories through the use of small figures, animals and story setting props, building story comprehension and meeting district JK education goals.

EQUITY THROUGH LITERACY - $7,988 - MADISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Nicole Welter and Angie Kolanko will purchase culturally relevant fiction and non-fiction texts to facilitate more in-depth conversations about race, culture, and language with students in third through fifth grades.

GROWTH MINDSET RESOURCE ROUND-UP - $2,358 - LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Linda Landis and Janette Wenzel will create bins of materials designed to guide students from a fixed mindset to a “growth mindset”- the belief students can grow their intelligence.

THE CYCLING CENTER - $9,920 - WAUWATOSA EAST HIGH SCHOOL: Teri Kandel and Matthew Kender will promote lifelong health by adding stationary bikes into the physical education curriculum as a cardiovascular training station. Additionally, bikes will be available to students and staff before and after the school day, offering a different physical health regimen as an option to students.

WE CAN CODE, CODING CLUB - $1,154.62 - WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Beth Kimmel and Mary Johnston will offer second through fifth grade students the opportunity to increase technology skills, understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, and demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot current technologies - all during school lunch time!

SOUND OFF! –STRENGTHENING THE PHONEMIC AWARENESS AND PHONICS SKILLS OF SENIOR KINDERGARTENERS - $2,847.29 - EISENHOWER AND ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Michele Mushall and Hannah Duffy  will have the opportunity to deepen literacy foundations through phonemic awareness by having students participate in daily whole group and small group instruction utilizing hands-on classroom resources designed specifically to support phonetic growth.

GARDEN OF HOPE - $6,872 - VEL R. PHILLIPS JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER: Carleen Ranfranz and Mitch Siefert will now have the multidisciplinary resource of a courtyard garden and outdoor classroom to work toward district learning objectives including goal setting, decision making, advocacy and mental and emotional health.

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