One Foundation Supporting One District
The Power of We
Testimonials"The Foundation granted my request, on behalf of all of the K-5 technology teachers in the district, for a Google Expedition kit... to hear the excitement and see the engagement of students when using the virual reality goggles is amazing! I feel so fortunate to live and work in a district that supports students' learning in this innovative way."
Shannon Fleming, Shuler Elementary Technology teacher
Testimonials"We purchased leveled guided reading books that the students are able to take home and practice reading at their independent level. We received positive feedback from parents at conferences as to how excited their children were to be reading to them. The BV kindergarten team is very appreciative that the Foundation approved our grant!"
Linda Warman, Brookview Elementary kindergarten teacher
Testimonials"I was able to attend a Responsive Classroom for Specials Teachers conference in Chicago. This was an excellent conference to help me grow as a computer teacher... it was nice to brainstorm and communicate with other specials teachers from around the midwest and hear their stories of success and help problem solve common struggles we may all share because of our unique roles."
Laura Mueller, Grant Ragan Technology teacher
Testimonials"I want to thank the Waukee Foundation so much for the SWIVL C5. We use it all the time-by far the most used tool in my Speech 1 class."
Shelley Leiser, Timberline Speech/Drama Teacher
Testimonials"The IHT Spirit System is a new tool for me to see what I need to do differently, through instruction or setup time, to allow kids to reach their goals in P.E classes. It's also a great motivator for kids, who are starting to pay attention to their movements and how it corresponds to the lights on their heart monitors!"
Chris Roberts, Walnut Hills Elementary
TestimonialsA huge thank you goes out to the Waukee Community Schools Foundation for the grant they awarded to the Physical Education Department. We were able to add Fitlight Training to our PE classes and can't wait to continue to explore all the possibilities it will bring.
Waukee High School Physical Education
TestimonialsThe Foundation Grants have allowed us to attend the Iowa Bandmasters Annual State Conference. This is the biggest Professional Learning Community available for band directors around the state. This conference lives up to it’s mission statement: The IBA is a professional organization whose mission is to promote excellence in bands through professional development, mentorship, performance, and advocacy. We have had the opportunity to further our professional development as well as to be session presenters on how we teach jazz pedagogy & conduct rehearsals at Waukee Middle School. Thank you to the Waukee Foundation for helping us to further our music education, so that we may further our student’s music education!
Mary Crandell & Deb Dunn, Waukee Middle School & Prairieview
2021-22 Focus Areas
Take risks, disrupt the norm, spark change
Social, emotional, mental, physical wellness
Sense of Belonging
Celebrate beauty and strength in diversity
Empower all Waukee District students to achieve their aspirations by enhancing their educational experience.Learn more about what we stand for.
VolunteerVolunteering for the Waukee Community Schools Foundation is an inspiring way to support and assist the students and teachers at all grade levels within our…Learn More
Grant ApplicationsThe Foundation invites all WCSD employees, students, and registered parent organizations within the WCSD to apply for Foundation funding. The Foundation prioritizes grant awards in…Learn More
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What's happening with the Foundation?
Endow Urbandale Grant
Endow Urbandale selected the Waukee Community Schools Foundation as one of this year’s grant recipients. Endow Urbandale awarded the Foundation a $6,000 grant to support mental health services for elementary students who reside in Urbandale. “The Waukee Community School District is so unique in that we serve student from not only Waukee, but also Clive,...Read More
Do you have the next big idea?
The Waukee Community Schools Foundation is kicking off the 2021-22 school year with a first in Foundation history. Every employee within the Waukee Community School District is now invited to apply for a Foundation grant. Previously, only teachers were able to apply for funding. “Every role in the district ultimately impacts the student experience and,...Read More
Coding & Creating
Students in Carrie Dirksen’s 5th-grade Technology class at Maple Grove Elementary now have the opportunity to create and code using Wonder Workshop Dash robots. The Waukee Community Schools Foundation, in partnership with GreenState Credit Union, awarded Dirksen a classroom grant to fund the purchase of the robots. Dirksen was able to purchase enough robots to...Read More