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Excellence in Education Grant Recipient Winners Announced
Excellence in Education Grant Recipient Winners Announced
Posted on 05/09/2017
Grant Recipient Winners

On Monday, May 8th, Ron Markham representing the Monroe Excellence In Education Advisory Board awarded $9,593 for eleven projects to enhance educational experiences for Monroe students. Since its inception in 2002 the Foundation has awarded over $122,049 in grants to Monroe schools and students. The Monroe Excellence In Education Foundation responds to the need of schools in the Monroe District wanting to start new, innovative programs or extend current services. The Foundation provides the flexibility for addressing changing needs to advance the most promising, creative approaches in the education of our children. Grants from the Foundation have strengthened ties between generations and have encouraged community participation in our schools. This year’s projects included:

  • Rotating Art Bins – All elementary Art classes
  • Calming Zone – Creation of areas for students to use when they cannot mindfully relax in their homeroom – Parkside Elementary
  • Stuart Stott’s author, singer, educator and storyteller workshop – Northside Elementary
  • All Access Arts – Funding used to make attendance at “Arts” programs available to those who may not be able to access them otherwise – District-wide
  • Myths & Legends – New MHS class
  • 3D builders – Materials encouraging students to think 3 dimensionally – Northside Elementary
  • Classcraft – Purchase of application to help teach “soft skills” such as team building – MHS
  • Rube Goldberg Machines – materials to take a simple task and make it more complicated – MHS
  • Mystery Science – Online program aimed at enhancing science school-wide at Northside Elementary
  • Wisconsin Economic Challenge – Transportation costs for students attending this elite program – MHS

The Monroe Excellence In Education Foundation would like to acknowledge a special gift by the family of Scott Schmidt, a highly respected and valued community and school board member. These funds, received in Scott’s memory were designated to be used in the Monroe High School Tech Ed Department, an area of great pride to Scott; the funds will be used to purchase a digital readout scale for the classroom.

The Monroe Excellence In Education Fund is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc., a tax-exempt public charity. For further information on the Monroe Excellence In Education Fund, contact Linda Gebhardt, donor services representative, Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, (608)328-4060 or linda@cfsw.org.