"I cannot express how exciting this is! It is a dream come true." - Grant recipient.
Donors and volunteers made lots of dreams come true, helping MEF award 49 grants totaling $141,900 during the 2011-12 school year.
You might like to know that in 2011-12...:
- school PTO's co-funded three MEF grants
- about 70% of dollars awarded were tech-related
- over $15,000 of awards were purchased from Madison merchants
See a listing of all grants awarded in the 2011-12 school year.
How are grants making a difference?
A small sample of on-the-ground feedback....
Elementary School Teacher: “My students and I have personally benefited from a number of the grants you have awarded, each one becoming an integral part of what we do on a daily basis. You make it possible in these difficult times to help us maintain the resources that keep us at the top of our game.”
District Newsletter Spotlight on MJS: “For the first time, incoming 8th graders were able to choose from eight courses... In the Design Squad elective [funded by MEF], students are engaged in projects that deepen understanding of the design process and increase motivation to learn science, technology, engineering, and math. In the first unit on electricity, students made circuits and incorporated motors, propellers, and buzzers into games they created and played. A student commented, “Simply the greatest class ever!”
Student MHS ‘12 - “I would like to thank the MEF for their support of the Madison High School robotics team. The opportunity allowed me to apply for and receive a four year FIRST robotics scholarship from Stevens Institute of Technology. I am sure that the rest of the team members will continue to benefit from your generosity.”