The Wentzville School District Foundation has announced the winners of the 2021 Teacher and Building Mini Grants. On Monday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 26, members of the Foundation awarded grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to 11 teachers at six schools, totaling $5,000. The surprise announcements were made during virtual meetings set up by building principals. In addition, the Foundation awarded seven teachers with grants totaling $4,500 thanks to a Community Grant from GM to fund Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives in WSD schools. GM has provided $30,000 over the last three years to the WSD Foundation to support STEM initiatives in the Wentzville School District.
This year, the WSD Foundation raised funds through its Top Golf event held in February for the Mini Grant Program and the Foundation has awarded over $113,000 to District teachers since 2004. The selection committee, which is composed of Wentzville School District Foundation Board members, utilizes the grants to reward educators for their resourceful and innovative ideas and strategies that benefit the education of District students.
The Wentzville School District Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to develop community support for public education and for the students and teachers of the Wentzville School District. The Foundation was established in 2001 on the belief that education is critical to society, that teachers have the power to be catalysts for student success, and that our community can be an agent for positive change. For more information about the WSD Foundation or to make a donation, please visit the District website.