Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Janesville Excellence in Education Foundation

The Janesville Excellence in Education (EIE) Foundation was established in 2010 with donations from local businesses, alumni, and supporters of the School District of Janesville. The Foundation's mission is to enhance educational programs, extend educational opportunities, encourage innovation, and recognize the achievement of students and staff. The Foundation is independent of the school district operating budget.

The Janesville EIE Foundation is led by an advisory board composed of school leaders and community volunteers. The advisory board leads fundraising efforts and determines the annual grant awards.
In February 2012, the Janesville EIE Foundation made its first set of awards to the School District of Janesville.  The District received more than $6,000 for six projects at six different schools:
Edison Middle School bought disc golf baskets to be used in construction of a disc golf course planned for the Edison school grounds in 2012-2013. The grant was submitted by Mark Little, physical and health education teacher.
Madison Elementary School received six iPads for small group use. The grant was submitted by Christine Veium, academic learning coach.
Parker High School purchased 14 novel sets by African-American authors for use in junior year American Literature course. The grant was submitted by Sara Heiss, English teacher.
Jefferson Elementary School used the grant money for a projector and related equipment allowing for a wireless connection from the school’s existing iPads to an Apple TV. The grant was submitted by Jeff Halverson, first grade teacher.
Franklin Middle School used the grant money for materials to build four roller coaster models in technology  education classes. The grant was submitted by Kurt Larson, technology education teacher.
Craig High School used the grant money for calculators for the School Within a School (SWS) program. SWS serves at-risk students in grades 9-12. The grant was submitted by Domanic Wiegel, math and SWS teacher.
Donations to the Janesville EIE Foundation are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Make an online donation or mail a check to the following:

Janesville Excellence in Education Foundation
c/o Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin
26 S. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53548

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