Grants support programs, projects in Winneconne schools

WINNECONNE, Wis. – Local students will experience new learning opportunities this school year thanks to grants from the Winneconne Area Community Foundation.

“We are fortunate that our teachers are creative and willing to explore new ideas that will enhance our students’ educational experiences,” says Peggy Larson, administrator of the Winneconne Community School District. “These grants are allowing innovative ideas in our schools to become a reality.”

The Foundation awarded $4,700 in grants from a total $16,150 in requests for funding in November from the Winneconne Area Education Fund, including support for projects in literacy, technology education, leadership, health and Norbert Rich School Forest improvements.

“The proposals this year were outstanding, and I was pleased that at least a portion of most of the grant requests were filled,” Larson says.

The following programs and projects received support:

Winneconne Community School District

  • Video Production Expansion
    Support for equipment and development of a course on video production.
  • Winneconne Fitness
    Support for cardiovascular equipment for students to use before, during and after school.

Winneconne High School

  • Norbert Rich School Forest bridges and trails
    Support for the construction of bridges, trails and boardwalk to make access easy and safe.
  • Fab Lab Connections
    Support for the purchase of a vinyl cutter to complement students’ school and community projects in art, engineering, science and technology.
  • Character Development and Leadership
    Support for programming geared to ninth- through 12th-graders to develop positive character traits.

Winneconne Middle School

  • Read Where You Are ? Read to be Where You Want to be
    Support to purchase books at lower reading levels but in high-interest topics to help struggling readers enjoy reading more and improve their skills.

The Winneconne Area Education Fund, formerly the Winneconne Area Education Foundation, was founded in 1998 by members of the community dedicated to expanding the relationship between the schools and community to ensure continued quality education. It is a designated fund within the Winneconne Area Community Foundation.

An affiliate of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, the Winneconne Area Community Foundation benefits charitable organizations in the Winneconne Community School District, which includes Larsen, Winchester, Poygan and Buttes des Morts. For more information, please call 920-426-3993.


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