The MCPASD recently received a $1,750 grant from the Madison Area Sports Commission to fund scholarships to potential student-athletes who show a considerable financial need. The grant was written by Education Foundation secretary Tom Kobinsky and executive director Perry Hibner. Middleton High School athletic director Bob Joers also was instrumental in the application. It is the first grant the District has been awarded from MASC. A ceremonial check was presented to MHS from MASC vice president Jamie Patrick, MASC senior marketing manager Kate Dale and MASC account manager Brandon Holsteinn at an all-school Homecoming assembly on Thursday, Sept. 22. Kobinsky and fellow…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation joined the Good Neighbor Festival board of trustees this summer and shared an information booth with the Middleton Chamber of Commerce at the three-day event Aug. 26-28. The Foundation distributed more than 200 Cardinal Alumni Network lanyards during the festival. The lanyards were available for free to any District graduate. “It was great seeing so many alumni at the Good Neighbor Festival,” Foundation executive director Perry Hibner said. “We thought providing free lanyards was a great way to help alumni connect, which is what the Cardinal Alumni Network is all about.” Hibner also gave tours of…

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Rebecca Turk, a senior at Clark Street Community School, received the 2016 MCPASD Education Foundation Scholarship during the annual Scholarship Night at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, May 18. CSCS principal Jill Gurtner presented Turk with a $500 scholarship renewable for up to four years. “I was so excited to hear that I received a scholarship,” Turk said. “It was such a great surprise, and it eased my mind a bit about starting college in the fall. I texted my advisor as soon as I opened the letter because I couldn’t have done it without her. … I am…

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The Foundation held its annual meeting on July 20, electing new and renewing Board members, as well as electing officers for the coming year. First, three new members have been added to the Board recently: Superintendent George Mavroulis, Chris Denney and Anne Bauer. Mavroulis became Superintendent of the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District on July 1, and assumed the position on the Foundation Board reserved for the current Superintendent. Denney is a Senior Program and Policy Analyst at Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. He has also worked as a middle school social studies teacher, and has earned Master’s degrees in Teaching and Public Administration.  He…

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Thanks to its generous donors, the MCPASD Education Foundation was able to make more wishes come true for students and staff. The Foundation awarded 11 grants worth more than $14,000 to eight schools as part of its bus tour on Friday, April 29. Staff members receiving grants included Elm Lawn’s Amy Holt, Kromrey’s Fred Bartman, Northside’s Carrianne Baumgart and Travis Follen, Park’s Jodi Klare, Sauk Trail’s John Becker, Ann O’Rourke and Amy Galassi and West Middleton’s Erin Lettau. In addition, an MHS student services team was awarded a grant to help pay for Respect Week, while Tri 4 Schools executive director Katie…

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The Education Foundation held its inaugural Partners in Education (PIE) Celebration Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Kromrey Middle School cafeteria and more than 150 attended. The event was an opportunity to thank donors while also creating additional awareness about what the Foundation has accomplished since it was formed in 2011, executive director Perry Hibner said. Hibner is still waiting on a few expenses, but he expects that the event will net the Foundation more than $4,000. Sponsors for the event included Galin Education, J.H. Findorff & Son and Madison Community Foundation. Sprecher’s Restaurant also sponsored the event and…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation awarded 10 teacher inspiration grants at five schools as part of its third fall bus tour on Wednesday, Dec. 2, with a value of more than $8,300. Staff members to receive grants included West Middleton’s Julie Tofte and Lindsey Hellenbrand; Sauk Trail’s Andrea Lindberg and Ann O’Rourke; Northside’s Raelynn Bodell, Ami Schmidt and Tracy Hellenbrand, and the third-grade teaching team; Clark Street Community School’s Jason Pertzborn; and Middleton High School’s Kevin Bavery, Steve Kurr, and Jacquelyn Curran and Melissa Burgos. The grants included a $1,250 grant funded by the State Bank of Cross Plains that focuses on…

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The Education Foundation received a $1,000 grant from the the Middleton Endowment for kits and equipment at the Pheasant Branch Environmental Education Center at Kromrey. The award was one of four announced at the Middleton Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Get Moving Middleton breakfast meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, Dec. 3. Board members Tom Kobinsky and Rick Sanders attended on behalf of the Foundation. It is the fourth grant totaling $13,000 the Foundation has received for the Center. The Foundation a $10,000 grant from the American Girl Fund for Children in late October. The Foundation also was awarded…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation learned on Monday, Oct. 26 that it had received a $10,000 grant from the American Girl Fund for Children to purchase kits and equipment for the Pheasant Branch Environmental Education Center located at Kromrey. The Foundation also recently received two $1,000 grants for the Center. The Foundation learned in mid-September that it had received $1,000 from Madison4Kids. The Foundation also found out on Oct. 8 that it had received $1,000 from the National Resources Foundation of Wisconsin C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program. The Foundation has also submitted grant applications for the Environmental Education Center with Captain…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation recently received two $1,000 grants to be used to purchase kits and equipment for the Pheasant Branch Environmental Education Center located at Kromrey. The Foundation learned in mid-September that it had received $1,000 from Madison4Kids. The Foundation also found out on Oct. 8 that it had received $1,000 from the National Resources Foundation of Wisconsin C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program. The Foundation has also submitted grant applications for the Environmental Education Center with American Girl Fund for Children, Captain Planet Foundation, Clif Bar, and the Meemic Foundation. The grants are worth more than $20,000. The Foundation…

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