We are proud to provide a brief overview of the grants that will be serviced by our 2016-2017 fundraising efforts for the 2017-2018 school year.
K-8 Science Curriculum Resources ($56,400) Modern, digital print, and hands-on science resources will be made available at all the elementary and middle schools.
Chromebooks ($44,100) As our students continue to utilize more online academic resources, ever useful and always needed Carts with Chromebook computers will be purchased for the elementary and middle schools.
Chemistry Curriculum Resources ($7,800) This grant will enhance chemistry students' engagement with the latest research, learning tools and teaching strategies. More than 30% of high school sophomores take a chemistry course.
Spanish Textbooks ($18,000) The new books will be used by nearly 25% of Homestead High School students who enroll in Spanish 2.
Homestead Multimedia Lab Computers ($13,500) New iMac computers int he high school multimedia lab will give students access to design software that will enhance class projects.
Professional Development: ($32,500) To help educators continue to grow and keep up with best practices, the MTEF will be granting all six school principals discretionary support to cover staff professional development.
HHS Writing Lab ($15,000) High School English teachers will help students with an array of writing assignments—from outlines to research reports, with the support of this grant.
Donor Designated Donations ($21,147) Individual donors have funded these grants to meet specific needs throughout the school district. The use of these funds is designated by the donor. The Class of 2017's Leave a Legacy project – in support of the James Barr Performing Arts Center- is one of many designated grants included in this total.
Excellence in Teaching Awards ($3,000) Teachers are the heart of our schools and the MTEF is proud to be able to recognize them by awarding our Excellence in Teaching Awards to a teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels. An extra award was given to recognize a district “specialist”.
$211,447 / Total Grants
Special thanks to the Grants Advisory Committee Chair Bryan Sadoff and his committee: Keona Jones, Brett Bowers, Jocelyn Sulsberger, Jeridon Clark, Matt Joynt, John Krueger, Diana Levy, Robin Schlei and Sue Birmingham.
Thank you. Your donation helps students succeed. The Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.