One Foundation Serving One District: Inspiring Waukee Student Success

  • 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

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    "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

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    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

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    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

  • Curiosity & Innovation

    New classroom tools & experiences

  • Social & Emotional Development

    Opportunities for inclusion and collaboration

  • Leadership

    Encouraging positive impacts on our community

Our Mission

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

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  • Alumni

    A true indicator of love and loyalty of one’s alma mater is the extent to which its alumni stay active in financially supporting their school.…
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What's happening with the Foundation?

  • “The Power of We” FAQ

    What is “The Power of We?” “The Power of We” is the title of our first virtual community fundraiser this Saturday, April 17 at 7pm. We were unable to hold our in-person Annual Auction event, but we still wanted to bring our community together for a celebration of a successful school year! We have made...

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  • 2021 Teaching Excellence Award

    The Waukee Community Schools Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence has been awarded to Emily House, 9th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher at Prairieview School. Mrs. House was nominated by two of her fellow teachers for the award, honoring one Waukee teacher every year who exemplifies innovation, integrity, and leadership in the classroom. Board members of the...

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  • 2021 Scholarship Winners

    The Waukee Community Schools Foundation is pleased to congratulate 25 members of the Waukee High School Class of 2021 as recipients of $1,000 Foundation scholarships. “We are so impressed by this year’s applicants,” said Dan Ricklefs, chair of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. “Every year, our committee seeks to identify those Waukee seniors who have made...

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