Date: November 5th, 2018

Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Presents Grant Awards

Seven Excellence in Education grant applications have received funding support from an endowment that has been nurtured and administered by the advisory board of the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation. IGEF began making EIE grant awards in 2002. With these latest awards, over $23,500 has been invested in 42 projects proposed by school personnel.

Fall 2018 Iowa-Grant EIE Grant Recipients: Kneeling (left to right): Kristen Nelson & Heather Mayne (Kindergarten Field Trip); Carrie Hartnett (PI Day); Marta Leix, Brenda Wasley, Gina Peat & Heidi Pierick (LEGO Wall). Standing (left to right): Fred Skaife, Peggy Biddick, Ron Haas (IGEF board); Sarah Fenstermann & Molly Leibfried (Kindergarten Field Trip); Stephanie Hubbard (Superintendent); Tim Donovan (Trees for Tomorrow); Michelle Tollefson (Coffee Cart Fridays); Carolyn Laufenberg (IG TAG), Kim Bauman (Coffee Cart Friday); Delaney Orr (Pen Pal Project); Vickie Langfoss (IGEF board).

Those projects receiving funding this fall of 2018 include:

• Coffee Cart Fridays – an initiative of the IGEMS special education department to implement a new activity designed to help students to learn to work together, develop their communication skills, and build their self-confidence;
•  The Kindergarten Field Trip: to visit the Black Earth Children’s Museum and Peck’s Farm Market;
•  The IG Talented and Gifted Program: to provide funding for three 5th grade students to learn the fundamentals of Improvisational Theater and for three 6th grade students to practice their creative writing skills with cartoon artist and comic book author, John Mundt;
•  Lego Walls acquisition: to be used by kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students to stimulate STEM skills, particularly creativity, problem solving and teamwork/ collaboration;
•  Pi Day 2019 – to fund a celebration of mathematics on 3/14;
•  Trees for Tomorrow – to fund IGMS students to attend the February 2019 camp in Eagle River; and
• 3rd Grade Pen Pal project – pairing students with community members of retirement age and providing the students practice in cursive, addressing letters, composing, and using the US mail system.

The Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, was established in 2000. Its mission is to build an endowment that provides private resources for the support of the Iowa-Grant School District. The Foundation’s work includes providing scholarships to graduating seniors and making grants in support of innovative and creative educational programming that is beyond the boundaries of the Iowa-Grant School District budget. For more Dave Kalish ([email protected]) or CFSW Donor Services Representative Barb Daus ([email protected] or 608-778-3344). Donations to the Foundation can be sent to the Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation, PO Box 124, Livingston, WI 53554 or can be made online at