The Waukee Community Schools Foundation provides classroom grants to support innovative programs within the school district. This money directly impacts the educational experience of students by providing new ways to learn and have fun!

Classroom grants approved in 2019/2020 include:

Haley Lieber, Waukee High School – Earthquake table

Katlyn Scharper, Walnut Hills Elementary – Artist in residence

Shannon Fleming, Shuler Elementary – Makey Makey kits

Linda Warman, Brookview Elementary – Take home books

Chad Jilek, Prairieview – Novels for 8th grade social studies classes

Janeal Lyons, Woodland Hills Elementary – Artist in residence

Laura Mueller, Grant Ragan Elementary – Code & Go Robot Mice

Jonathan Galli, Prairieview – 3-D printers

Becky Vandermark, Prairieview – Novels for 8th grade English classes

Emily Loeffelholz, Maple Grove Elementary – STEM and STEAM activities

Sheryl Carter, Brookview Elementary – Picture writing materials

Ashley Ohmstede, Eason Elementary – Outdoor classroom, 2nd phase

Jill Folsom/Lindsay McCullough, Maple Grove Elementary – Outdoor learning space

Chad Vollmecke, Waukee High School – PE and Athletic Dept. InBody 570 machine

Dia Fenton, Prairieview – Trial of Scholastic Math magazine subscription

Lyra Wikert Laedtke, Timberline – 15 headsets with microphones for recording podcasts

Danielle Farrell, Waukee High School – 160 diverse texts for English classes

Brenda Doud, Waukee Middle School – mural in arts hallway with local artist

Heidi Morse, Waukee Middle School – Yamato drumming experience for 6th/7th grades

Megan Tuttle, Eason Elementary – Sensory library

Sarah Korte, Grant Ragan Elementary – Versa Tiles

Kristina Frederickson/Natalie Frankie, Brookview Elementary – Chicken hatching materials and books

Crystal Bobier, South Middle School – Ozobots

Megan Ferchen, South Middle School – 6th-grade texts

Bekki Welch, Walnut Hills Elementary – Ozobots, Makey-Makey kits, Mousebots

Kelly Thompson, Timberline School – Evaluating Argument books

Michelle Huber, Radiant Elementary – Books/take-home bags for ELL and Reading Lab

Meeta Kothari, Woodland Hills Elementary – CultureALL experience

Sara Emerick, Walnut Hills Elementary – Makerspace Hummingbird update and supplies

THANK YOU to our sponsors and donors for making these innovative classroom tools available to our students!