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 in which its alumni stays active in financially supporting their school.…
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Featured Event

What:Waukee Community Schools Foundation Annual Golf Outing

When:07/13/2020

Where:Hyperion Field Club in Johnston

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What's happening with the Foundation?

  • A First In Foundation History

    The Board of Directors of the Waukee Community Schools Foundation approved the final round of classroom grants for the 2019-2020 school year at its May meeting. The Board approved four grants at $3,830, bringing this year’s total investment in classroom grants to $54,947. Board President Kristin Broberg said, “While our teachers are currently not able...

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  • 2020 Scholarship Recipients

    The Waukee Community Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 “Funding Your Future” scholarships. “Due to COVID-19, our interview process was disrupted. We were supposed to conduct in-person interviews for our 41 finalists after spring break. Understandably, that did not happen,” said Daniel Ricklefs, Scholarship Committee Chair. After careful consideration, the...

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  • Waukee Helps Print PPE

    The Waukee Community School District is now part of a statewide effort to provide healthcare workers with the necessary equipment they need to fight COVID-19. The District has been asked to use its 3D printers to help produce PPE (personal protective equipment) for doctors, nurses, and other frontline workers throughout Iowa. The Waukee Community Schools...

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