One Foundation Serving One District: Inspiring Waukee Student Success

Check out these awesome classroom grants!

  • 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

  • Testimonials

    A 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

  • Testimonials

    The 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

Our Impact

  • $41,093

    Awarded in classroom grants (2019-2020)

  • $25,000

    Awarded in scholarships (2018-2019)

  • $22,674

    Awarded in professional development grants (2019-2020)

Our Mission

Empower all Waukee District students to achieve their aspirations by enhancing their educational experience.

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  • Volunteer

    Volunteering for the Waukee Community Schools Foundation is an inspiring way to support and assist the students and teachers at all grade levels within our…
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  • Teacher Links

    Classroom Grants Classroom grants are designed to help Waukee teachers at all grade levels accomplish the best in class learning for Waukee Students in the…
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  • Alumni

    A true indicator of love and loyalty of one’s alma mater is the extent in which its alumni stays active in financially supporting their school.…
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Our Events

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Featured Event

What:Annual Auction Event


Where:Ron Pearson Center

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  • Escape To Cherry Tree Lane

    Tickets to the Waukee Community Schools Foundation Annual Auction Event will go on sale Saturday, January 11 at  The Annual Auction will be held Saturday, February 29 at The Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines. Every Auction has a destination theme and this year, Waukee will be traveling across the pond to London! “We...

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  • Apply for a Foundation Scholarship

    Applications are now open to Waukee Class of 2020 students. The Waukee Community Schools Foundation has pledged $25,000 for “Funding Your Future” Scholarships. We will be awarding 25 $1,000 scholarships to select students who have made a positive impact on their family, school, or community. This scholarship is not GPA-based and is open to anyone...

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  • Creating a Legacy

                  Students at Walnut Hills Elementary now have a very colorful reminder of the building blocks of character every time they walk through the front doors. Artist Doug Applegate worked with students to design and create a new mural as a legacy piece for the building. Applegate is an...

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