The Foundation aims to grant funds to the elementary, middle, and high school levels commensurate with the number of students at each level. This article discusses the recent donations at the high school level only.
“College Ready – College Bound!” exclaim the headlines on a new set of posters hanging near the Homestead High School Counseling Office. The posters detail recent HHS graduates’ post high school plans. Because approximately 90% of Homestead students are college-bound, college preparatory classes are strongly emphasized. Regardless of post high school academic plans, students are better prepared for life thanks to a community that embraces world-class learning opportunities.
“We strive for all of our students to possess a broad range of academic and interpersonal skills when they graduate from high school. Wherever life’s path will take our students, we want them to be empowered and equipped to succeed and to make a positive difference in the world,” said Homestead’s former Principal, Brett Bowers.
Thanks to generous donations, the Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation has made impactful investments in HHS academic excellence. During the past few years, the Foundation has given grants to help fund curriculum enhancement and start-up costs; technology resources; personnel professional development; and needed improvements at Homestead High School including the following:
CURRICULUM AP Chemistry AP Computer Science AP Environmental Science AP Psychology AP Seminar AVID Biology Chinese Digital Art Engineering (PLTW) Fitnessgram for physical education French Latin Math Music Theory Physics Robotics Spanish World Studies
TECHNOLOGY Chromebooks CO2 gas sensors Document cameras iMacs, iPads, MacBook Pros IMC Presentation Station PC laptops for STEM and PLTW Spectrophotometers Vernier Interface Units
PERSONNEL AP testing support AVID training Excellence in Teaching Awards Professional development Sydney Lauren Tabakin Writing Lab
FINE ARTS Band instruments, speaker and amp Choir SMART Board and CD player Orchestra instruments Pottery wheel Steinway piano repair
BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS Black Box Theatre renovation James Barr Performing Arts Center - acoustic shells, theater lights and foyer LCD hallway video screens Room 2015 (formerly small cafeteria) Room 2016 (formerly Principal’s Conference room) The Hub The T
Thank you. Your donation helps students succeed. The Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.