Seniors Chan Bowman, Juliana Castillo and and Kian Djamali were awarded 2018 Education Foundation scholarships during the annual Scholarship Night at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, May 16. Foundation board member and MCPASD Director of Communications Perry Hibner awarded Djamali with a $500 scholarship renewable for up to four years. Previous winners of the scholarship are Jessica Wang (2017), Rebecca Turk (2016) and Dana Angeli Rodriguez (2015). Bowman was awarded a Futures Scholar scholarship for $1,250 from the Foundation. Hibner also presented that award. It is the second year the Foundation has offered the scholarship. Last year’s winner was…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation held its favorite day of the year on Wednesday, April 25, awarding inspiration grants to educators throughout the school district. The Foundation awarded ten inspiration grants worth $11,273 as part of its bus tour. In addition, the Foundation announced it will provide more than $6,000 to the District to address equity and achievment gap efforts across all levels, chair Courtney Ward-Reichard announced. Staff members to receive grants included Clark Street Community School’s Jason Pertzborn, Park’s Karla Freimuth, Kromrey’s Brenda Weiss, Sauk Trail’s John Becker, Stephanie Spence, Barb Beyer, Paige Bessick and Kristina Mendiola and Middleton High School’s Gust…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation raised more than $28,000 in its 2017 annual appeal campaign, board president Courtney Ward-Reichard announced recently. The amount is the most the Foundation has raised in the five years it has held an annual appeal. The previous record was a little more than $14,500, which was raised in 2016. The appeal included a $5,000 match from Intuit, which creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Intuit also provided a $5,000 match in 2016. The Foundation also received $5,000 in matching funds from former school…

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The Education Foundation will sponsor Amanda Schmitt’s presentation at the ninth annual Human Rights Week at Middleton High School in February. HRW takes place Feb. 12-16. More than 25 people are expected to present. Most presentations run 35 minutes. There are typically two presentations per block. Presentations will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Schmitt, a 2005 MHS graduate and art curator in New York, will speak about being part of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year edition. She and other women were part of a piece on the Silence Breakers. The session will begin at 2:20 p.m….

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The MCPASD Education Foundation has released its 2018 grant application — download it here.  Applications and recommendations must be received by April 2, 2018 to be considered in the Foundation’s 2018 grant cycle.  Grant recipients will be announced in late April. Each year, the Foundation reviews the goals of the District and establishes grant goals that align while also recognizing the changing environment and needs within the District. For the 2018 grant cycle, we are seeking grant applications that require full or partial funding between $250 and $2,500. Please thoughtfully consider how the Foundation can help you provide Inspiring Experiences in…

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The tree lot to benefit the MCPASD Education Foundation and Middleton High School DECA program was a great success, with hundreds of trees sold.  This was the third year the lot was operated in the MHS parking lot. John Docter, the owner of Docter Evergreens, approached the District in 2015 about a tree lot and has donated more than $10,000 to the Foundation and DECA program over the past two years. Docter supplied trees, wreaths, garland and other items for the lot this year, but the Foundation ran the lot and handled all funds. High school students, under the supervision of MHS business…

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The Education Foundation was the monthly sponsor at the Middleton Chamber of Commerce’s Get Moving Middleton morning meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Former executive director and current board member Perry Hibner gave a 5-minute presentation. Also in attendance were current board members Tom Kobinsky, George Mavroulis and Steph Mueller, along with former board member Brenda Delabarre. More than 170 members were in attendance at the 75-minute meeting. Each attendee received a Foundation folder with information about the 70-plus grants the Foundation has awarded since 2013, an updated Bricks to Build a Strong Foundation campaign and…

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The Education Foundation’s 2017 annual appeal has begun and more than 625 letters were sent earlier this month to individuals, families and businesses that have previously donated to the Foundation. The Foundation has held an annual appeal for the past four years. The Foundation’s fundraising committee has set a goal to raise $20,000 and have at least 100 contributors as part of the 2017 campaign. The Foundation raised more than $14,500 as part of its 2016 annual appeal, including a generous $5,000 match from Intuit.  Intuit has agreed to match up to $5,000 again this year. “This is once again…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation will once again hold its popular Bricks to Build a Strong Foundation campaign. New bricks will be added to existing walkways near the front entrances at Glacier Creek and Kromrey that already contain more than 300 engraved bricks that fill more than 550 spaces purchased by individuals, families, businesses and area non-profits in 2014 and ’15. “We wanted to open up these spaces so that more businesses and individuals can create a legacy in our schools,’’ Foundation board chair Courtney Ward-Reichard said. “An engraved brick allows individuals and businesses to show their support of students in…

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The Good Neighbor Festival has brought our community together for over 50 years, to support many charitable organizations.  This year, come support the Education Foundation at the Festival by entering our trivia contest! The contest will be held on Saturday, August 26 from 12 pm to 2 pm in the VFW tent.  Teams of up to 6 participants will compete for prizes and bragging rights. America’s Pub Quiz will provide an entertaining experience, with 20 questions separated by great music.  Prizes provided by Madison Mallards and Zimbrick Honda. Cost is $60 per team.  Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Findorff, the team registration fee will go to…

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