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  • Testimonials

    We would like to thank the Foundation for providing the grant to allow us to attend the SHAPE National Convention in Tampa, Florida. We came back with SO many great ideas that we will be able to implement within our PE programs. We created a shared folder within our K-5 PE team drive that we will be showcasing during Professional Development time. Darrel from Run DMC even performed at the opening general session, as he's working on a project to use hip hop and dance to influence kids to live healthier lives. Thank you so much for the opportunity to travel to the national convention!

    Jamie Seiler & Joe Burch, Brookview & Maple Grove Elementaries

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    I am truly grateful to the Foundation for providing my way to attend the ISTE conference in the Summer of 2018! From that conference there was a tremendous amount of collaboration, inspiration and learning- from social justice, knowing how to help students navigate authentic learning experiences while dealing with fake news, global learning and so much more!

    Ashley Ohmstede, Eason Elementary

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    The Waukee Community Schools Foundation supported my professional development through granting me the opportunity to attend the Iowa School Counseling Association Conference.  This conference brings together counselors from all across the state of Iowa to not only grow professionally, but to also be able to network with each other. I am incredibly grateful for the knowledge I've gained from attending this conference and use the information I've learned in my daily practice with supporting students.  Thanks to the Foundation for such an incredible opportunity!

    Trudy Vande Kamp, Waukee Middle School

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    I am so thankful for receiving foundation funds to attend the Central States Conference of the Teaching of Foreign Languages last spring.  I got to learn and collaborate with teachers from the 16 states in our region about performance assessments, interactive notebooks and world-readiness standards for world languages.  I am the elected Advocacy Chair for the Iowa World Language Association and I was able to attend the Delegate Assembly with the other advocates to discuss how to better world language education and collaboration across our region. This kind of professional development is so valuable.  In my free time I visited a Mayan Cultural exhibit at a nearby museum and found more resources to teach in my Spanish classroom.

    Christine McCormick, Prairieview

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    The Waukee Community Schools Foundation supported my professional development through granting me the opportunity to attend the Iowa School Counseling Association Conference.  This conference brings together counselors from all across the state of Iowa to not only grow professionally, but to also be able to network with each other.  I am incredibly grateful for the knowledge I've gained from attending this conference and use the information I've learned in my daily practice with supporting students.  Thanks to the Foundation for such an incredible opportunity!

    Kendall Bradford, Walnut Hills Elementary

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    Without the grant money from The Foundation, I would not have been able to attend the Inquiry Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico last January.  My experience was incredible!  The long weekend offered me opportunities to learn from and work side-by-side with inquiry process experts, teachers from across the country, and members of the Santa Fe community.  I came away with a deeper understanding of how to guide my students through the inquiry process and was able to share my new learning with fellow teachers at Eason through professional development training.

    Laura Olson, Eason Elementary

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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

  • $59,753

    Awarded in classroom grants (2017-2019)

  • $50,000

    Awarded in scholarships (2017-2019)

  • $40,000

    Awarded in professional development grants (2017-2019)

Our Mission

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

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What:Annual Golf Outing

When:06/10/2019

Where:Hyperion Field Club

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    There’s no denying the popularity of wearable fitness trackers. Look on the wrists of those around you and you’ll see Fitbits, Apple watches and vivosmarts, all motivating the wearer to get healthier and stay active. Physical Education teacher Chris Roberts at Walnut Hills Elementary was inspired to try the same thing with his students. He...

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  • Spotlight on: FITLIGHT

    Students at Waukee High School are experiencing a new level of fitness in their Physical Education classes. Teachers were able to purchase a FITLIGHT Training System through a classroom grant from the Waukee Community Schools Foundation. The FITLIGHT Trainer is a series of wireless, RGB LED lights powered by a tablet. They are used as...

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  • Waukee Teacher Honored

    The Waukee Community Schools Foundation awarded its annual Award for Teaching Excellence to Mindi Heitland. Heitland is the School-to-Work Coordinator at Waukee High School, and has been with the district for 11 years. Heitland is an innovator. She created the top internship program in the state, a full ten years before the work-based learning movement...

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