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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Education Foundation board chair Courtney Ward-Reichard and executive director Perry Hibner updated the Board of Education at its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 28 on the recently formed Cardinal Alumni Network and a proposal to develop a Hall of Fame to honor distinguished alumni. Ward-Reichard said a Facebook page and website have been established for the Cardinal Alumni Network. She reported the social media page had received nearly 200 likes in the first couple of weeks. The Foundation plans to use the network as a way to keep alumni informed about what is happening in the District and also to…

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The Foundation has released the Fall 2015 application for its Inspiration Grants.  Applications are due by October 15, 2015. The application is available through the links below. If you have questions, about writing a successful grant application, please contact Perry Hibner. Fall 2015 Grant Application – .pdf Fall 2015 Grant Application – Word

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The MCPASD Education Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the Cardinal Alumni Network, an organization devoted to helping alumni of Middleton High School connect with one another and our schools.  The Network will serve as a resource for reunion planning and as a way to connect with what’s happening in our school district, including with a quarterly newsletter that will include class notes and news. The website for the Cardinal Alumni Network is www.cardinalalumninetwork.org.  Alumni can provide contact information for reunions, sign up for the newsletter and learn more about the history of the District.  Please also look for and…

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Brad Schneider, one of the MHS band directors, has retired after 38 years of teaching, 29 of which were spent in our District. As the time for his retirement approached, Schneider made it clear that the end of the year was “all about the kids,” and NOT about his retirement. However, Ashley said many band parents and students also wanted to find a way to honor him, too. In keeping with his theme of “it’s all about the kids,” the MHS Band and Orchestra Parent Association (BOPA) has established a fund that will serve as a legacy for Schneider and will…

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Dana Angeli Rodriguez received the inaugural MCPASD Education Foundation Scholarship during the annual Scholarship Night at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, May 20. Foundation executive director Perry Hibner presented Rodriguez with a $500 scholarship. “I am so honored and grateful to receive this award,’’ she said. “It is very nice to be recognized for my hard work. The scholarship has certainly inspired me, and will motivate me to continue to work hard in college.’’ Rodriguez plans to attend UW-La Crosse and major in psychology and would like to have a career in medicine. Rodriguez served as the Student Council…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation awarded nine grants to seven District schools as part of its fifth bus tour on Monday, May 18. Staff members to receive grants included Clark Street Community School’s Bryn Orum and Monique Hicks and Sauk Trail’s Kari Nonn, Jacki Greene and Chris Dahlk. In addition, each elementary school received a $500 grant for their Battle of the Books programs. The total grants totaled $6,300, including a $500 grant sponsored by Galin Education and a $400 grant sponsored by The UPS Store of Middleton. It is the second consecutive year UPS Store owner Keith Johnston has sponsored a grant. The…

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The MCPASD Education Foundation announced today that there will be a second phase to its popular Bricks to Build a Strong Foundation campaign. Phase II will begin on Wednesday, April 1 and will end on June 15, Foundation executive director Perry Hibner said. The Foundation sold more than 225 bricks, that fill more than 400-plus spaces, as part of the first phase of the campaign, which ended on Oct. 15. The bricks sold to date are expected to be installed at Glacier Creek and Kromrey middle schools over spring break. Officials with J.H. Findorff & Son, the construction firm for…

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An anonymous donor has generously sponsored a room at Northside in honor of art teacher Betsy Delzer.  The sign is part of the Foundation’s donor recognition program, which offers signs on various facilities throughout our schools. Delzer chose the quote for the sign, which will remain in place outside her classroom for at least 10 years. Delzer chose the quote for the sign, which will remain in place outside her classroom for at least 10 years.   Northside Principal Roz Craney and Foundation Board Member Shawna Bertalot and her daughter Genna helped celebrate the installation of the sign during a…

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