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The tree lot to benefit the MCPASD Education Foundation and Middleton High School DECA program will open on Saturday, Nov. 25 and is scheduled to remain open for about three weeks. This is the third year the lot has been located in the MHS parking lot across from the tennis courts and adjacent to the outdoor pool. 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 will still supply trees, wreaths, garland and other items…

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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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Executive director Perry Hibner, along with Education Foundation board members Zach Galin and Tom Kobinsky, updated the Board of Education at its regular meeting on Monday, June 26 on the work of the non-profit organization. Hibner noted the 15-member, all-volunteer board has now raised close to $250,000 for its general endowment fund with Madison Community Foundation and also started a second fund for disadvantaged students this past year that already has close to $25,000. Hibner pointed out the Foundation has also raised at least $81,000 in donations the past three years, including nearly $15,000 from its annual appeal in 2016,…

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Seniors Jessica Wang and Andrea Aranda Sanchez, were awarded 2017 Education Foundation scholarships during the annual Scholarship Night at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, May 17. Foundation executive director Perry Hibner presented Wang with a $500 scholarship renewable for up to four years. Previous winners of the scholarship are Rebecca Turk (2016) and Dana Angeli Rodriguez (2015). Sanchez was awarded a Futures Scholar scholarship for $1,250 from the Foundation. Board member Purna Byraiah presented Sanchez with the award. It is the first year the Foundation has offered this scholarship. Wang is a member of National Honor Society and earned…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation awarded 12 grants worth more than $11,000 as part of its bus tour on Wednesday, April 26. In addition, earlier this year the Foundation provided $10,000 to fund supplies and materials for MakerSpace areas in all district schools, including six elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. The $21,000-plus that was distributed in 2017 is a record for the Foundation, executive director Perry Hibner said. This year’s Inspiration Grants included: $1,100 to Elm Lawn’s Holly Dregne and Kara Flynn to purchase 15 books along with STEM supplies and resources that will be used by every kindergarten classroom…

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Every year, the MCPASD Education Foundation awards Inspiration Grants throughout our District to support individual schools, teachers and programs.  The Foundation seeks to fund grants that are Inclusive, Innovative and Inspiring. These grants are not intended to replace what the District should fund but rather enhance already great projects or help new ideas become reality. The application period for the Foundation’s 2017 inspiration grants is now open, and the application can be downloaded here.  Applications and recommendations must be received by April 7, 2017 to be considered for funding this year.  For the 2017 grant cycle, we are seeking grant applications that require full…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation is excited to announce the Middleton Future Scholars Fund, a new endowment fund to provide an annual scholarship for MCPASD seniors who have overcome signficiant barriers and are pursuing post-secondary education. The fund was established by the donation of more than $20,000 from an anonymous family in our school district. The first scholarship will be granted in the spring of 2017, and is expected to be $1,000.  Criteria for the scholarship will be announced by March 2017, and the scholarship will be awarded at the 2017 Middleton High School and Clark Street Community School Scholarship Night on Wednesday, May…

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