Thanks to the financial and volunteer support we received from the community during 2021-2022, the MTEF is awarding grants totaling $122,300 for the 2021-2022 school year.
ES Playground Equipment ($35,000)* Supporting MTSD’s youngest learners, this grant purchases much-needed developmentally appropriate and supplementary playground equipment.This grant wraps up our commitment to providing all three elementary schools with new outdoor 4K & 5K exploratory equipment.
MS Science Equipment ($9,000) This grant funds the purchase of 28 chemistry scales to be used in middle school science classes.All students in middle school take science and will benefit from the use of these high-quality scales when conducting experiments. 14 scales will be supplied to both Lake Shore and Steffen during the first Trimester of 2022-23.
HHS Human Body Systems ($50,000) Interest in the Anatomy and Physiology course has grown significantly over the past few years with our high school students.This grant provides funds to purchase equipment such as skeleton models and clay for the new PLTW - Human Body Systems class.This important grant will support approximately 40% of all Homestead students with an enhanced curriculum and hands-on learning opportunities in science.
HHS Aerospace Engineering ($3,400) This grant provides the necessary materials for the new PLTW - Aerospace Engineering class. The equipment funded consists of various model kits and sensors students will use throughout this course.
HHS Writing Lab ($15,000) Homestead High School English teachers continue to help students with an array of writing assignments—from outlines and research reports to college essays—our students are becoming stronger writers with the support of this grant.
Excellence in Teaching Awards ($4,000) Educators who demonstrate exemplary leadership in the preparation of students for continued academic advancement at the elementary, middle and high school levels as well as a district specialist are awarded with this grant.
MS SOCIAL STUDIES TECHNOLOGY ($5,900) In an effort to supplement a previous MTEF grant for Google Expedition Kits, this grant will enable the MTSD to purchase RobotLab VR Expedition apps to replace unsupported technology and make the Google Expedition goggles operational. Our middle school students will benefit from this grant with the ability to embark on virtual field trips to places such as Egypt to support their learning during social studies units. DONOR DESIGNATED ($28,300)
Robin & Howard Schlei Independant Study Personnel Grant Because of this generous donation, which helps underwrite independent study teacher-mentor stipends during the 2022-23 school year, more deserving students will be able to take an honors independent study class, which is a capstone course at Homestead.
Thank you Grants Advisory chair Chris Timm and committee Cindy Anderson, Debra Anderson, Kathy Blume, Jeridon Clark, Lauren Croix, Eric Ebert, David Gaskin, Chris Gray, Greg Hartwig, Alexandra Ridgway and Thadd Stankowski.
Thank you. Your donation helps students succeed. The Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.