One Foundation Serving One District: Inspiring Waukee Student Success

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  • 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

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    "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

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    "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

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    "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

  • $54,947

    Awarded in classroom grants (2019-2020)

  • $41,000

    Awarded in scholarships (2019-2020)

  • $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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  • 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?

  • 2021 Scholarship Applications Open

    The Waukee Community Schools Foundation believes in the next generation. Just as the Foundation invests in Waukee’s teachers and classrooms to develop an empowered generation of empathetic, creative, and thoughtful students, the Foundation also invests in Waukee’s youth as they leave our community to pursue their post-secondary endeavors. The Waukee Community Schools Foundation’s scholarship program...

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  • Announcing our new Executive Director

    The Waukee Community Schools Foundation is excited to announce Adrianne Towe as its new Executive Director. The board of directors conducted an extensive search to find the right person to lead the Foundation, identifying several well-qualified candidates. The board gave significant consideration to the skills, experience, and expertise needed to guide the Foundation in the...

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  • Honoring Waukee Teachers

    Submissions are now open for the 2021 Waukee Schools Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. This award traditionally honors one teacher per year within the Waukee Community School District who exemplifies leadership, innovation, and integrity. Nominations must come from a fellow teacher in the district and must be received by January 15, 2021. “We know it’s...

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