Date: June 24th, 2015

Hillsboro Excellence in Education Fund Awards Scholarships and Grants

Contributed by Hillsboro EIE Advisory Board member Bob Potter

The Hillsboro Excellence in Education Committee (EIE) recognized 2015 recipients of scholarships and classroom teaching grants at its June meeting.

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Hillsboro Scholarship Recipients – 2015 Front row – Left to Right: Shania Landsinger, Madeline Tengblad, Cheyenne Vesbach. Back row – Left to Right: Michaela Bach, Bridgett Madden, Abigail Munson, Adrianna Reese

The Scholarship Committee received ten applications, all very impressive, from graduating seniors. Natalie Adams announced the committee’s selection at the May 22 graduation ceremony. The Curt and Linda Bisarek Family Scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to Madeline Tengblad. In addition, each of the following students received scholarships of $500: Michaela Bach, Shania Landsinger, Bridgett Madden, Abigale Munson, Adriana Reese, and Cheyenne Vesbach.

The EIE Grants Committee approved grant applications for innovative classroom teaching from the following teachers:

  • Sonia Clarson and Erin Hora, $1,551.60 for stand-up desks in English and Reading classes, grades 7-12. Their application cited greater student alertness and the health benefits of standing for brief periods, rather than sitting throughout the school day.
  • Diane Stockwell, $473.60 for “Engaging All Students” material that permits second-grade students to work on math activities in smaller groups.
  • LeAnn Fisher, $300 for alternative seating, which fosters participation in the “drop everything and read” activity in fifth grade.
    Hillsboro Scholarship Recipients – 2015 Front row – Left to Right: Shania Landsinger, Madeline Tengblad, Cheyenne Vesbach Back row – Left to Right: Michaela Bach, Bridgett Madden, Abigail Munson, Adrianna Reese

    2015 Hillsboro EIE Grant Recipients Front row (left to right): Paula Parker, Sonia Clarson, Le Ann Fisher. Back row (left to right): Erin Hora, Diane Stockwell, Cathy Clark

  • Cathy Clark, $500 for “Digital Reading and Writing,” a program that encourages kindergarten students to write creatively, using technology.
  • Paula Parker, $125 for an update to “Finale” software that facilitates the transposition of music to individual students’ voices in grades 6-12.

The Hillsboro Excellence in Education and Scholarship Funds are components of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin. The aim of the Funds is to maintain and improve the quality of the Hillsboro Schools through the awarding of scholarships and classroom grants. The Funds were created through a charter donor program and are supported by contributions from like-minded citizens, the Kwik Trip Scrip program, and fundraisers such as food concessions at Cesky Den, the July Friends of the Hillsboro Public Library Musicale, and the People-Powered Tractor Pull held in conjunction with the Hillsboro Lions Dairy Breakfast.

For more information, contact CFSW Donor Services Representative Barb Daus at (608) 778-3344 or [email protected]