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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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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