The Waukee Community Schools Foundation provides grants to support interesting classroom experiences, focusing on the areas of innovation, wellness, and sense of belonging.

2021-22 Grant Recipients:

Scholarships for Waukee Community Education programming

Gross motor room items – Grant Ragan Elementary

Multilingual/Bilingual Seals – Northwest High School & Waukee High School

Band instrument repairs and maintenance – South Middle School & Waukee Middle School

Mindfulness Resources – Grant Ragan Elementary

Speed Stacks cup stacking equipment – Maple Grove Elementary

Mental Health Programs – Districtwide

2020-2021 Grant Recipients:

Eric Petterson, Radiant Elementary – Student fitness sets

Jackson Daubitz, Waukee High School/Northwest High School – Commissioned music for collaboration

Megan Trader, Grant Ragan Elementary – Home STEAM kits

Carrie Dirksen, Maple Grove Elementary – Wonder Workshop DASH Robots

Dr. Lindsay Law, District-wide – Spoken word poetry workshop

2019-2020 Grant Recipients:

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!