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Greendale Education Foundation Announces Grants for the Last School

The Greendale Education Foundation (GEF) announced of grants awarded to the schools and classrooms of Greendale Schools during the 2015­-16 school year. During the past school year,  GEF nearly $15,000 to fund to a variety of projects. These grants include funds for the following

  • Active Seating for High School Special Education Students at Greendale High School;
  • Technology solutions for special education students to be active in their lessons and comprehend concepts and solutions in a multi-­sensory learning environment;
  • Royalties for the second annual Senior Night at the Theatre benefit performance of the Greendale High School 2016 Spring Musical, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT;
  • Docent fees to fund guest speakers from the Skylight Theater to speak to the upper 8th-grade students at Greendale Middle School;
  • Support for elementary RIF literacy programming including two book distributions and to support a number of additional literacy efforts at Highland View;
  • Funding to support the high school group Agents of Change and its programming. The high­school student­-led group creates and fosters a positive school culture within Greendale High School seeking to make everyone feel welcome and connected to the school;
  • Supplies to complete a student­-developed art mural at Greendale Middle School developed by 8th Grade artists and the Service Art Club;
  • An enhanced audio and visual system in the High School Orchestra classroom to allow students to listen to recordings, watch examples, teach history and the science of sound are all concepts that could be taught;
  • Additional copies of differentiated reading levels of books for Canterbury fourth grade students based on the Greendale Fourth Grade curriculum of Units of Studies by Lucy Calkins;
  • Books for the College Park “Book of the Month” program to increase excitement for reading, and help present important messages, to the full school. The program reinforces its reading curriculum and/or supports school climate and culture.

The Greendale Education Foundation was established in 1998 to generate financial support to provide educational opportunities for students. Its efforts have resulted in funding more than $300,000 to various education initiatives in the school system. The Foundation has funded classroom technology, arts and theater programs, parenting training, enhancements to the GHS auditorium sound system, music programming, financial literacy programming, health and wellness projects, and other projects that strengthen programs crucial to student education and development.

The Foundation’s KidBoosters Program was founded in the summer of 2012 in response to the increasing number of Greendale children and families living in difficult financial circumstances. It operates as a means to advocate on behalf of children and families who need assistance with basic necessities for success in school. For more information, please visit the Greendale Education Foundation website at www.greendalefoundation.org.

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Bill Attewell

Bill Attewell is the editor and publisher of Everything Greendale. He has over 20 years experience as an award-winning newspaper editor, writer and publisher. His work has been read in in over 50 publications across the U.S. and abroad. Bill is a long-time resident of Greendale and a Greendale High School alum. Go Panthers!

2 Comments

  1. John

    What is the break down of the funds to each project?

    15,000 doesn’t seem like much for a Foundation.

    Reply
  2. John

    Happy to see the charitable good being done here.

    These are the people behind this charity.

    Judy Fons
    President
    Todd Michaels
    Treasurer
    Judy Foster
    Secretary
    Mindy Anderson
    Vice President
    Teri Bill
    Director
    Rich Busalacchi
    Director
    Monique Hoth
    Director
    Melanie Kuzmanovic
    Director
    Zorka Novakovich
    Director
    Aleks Skibicki
    Director

    Consultant:
    Todd Hajewski

    Ex Officio Members:
    Kitty Goyette
    Greendale Schools Communications Director
    Gale Kramer
    Greendale Teacher/Director
    Steve Lodes
    GHS Principal/Director

    Reply

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