2017 Mini Grant winner Diane Toney at Boone Trail Elementary for "Break Out Boxes"
The Wentzville School District Foundation is now accepting applications for the $500 Mini-Grant Award Program. In its 15th year, this fund enables teachers to apply for competitive grant monies generated by the WSD Foundation's fundraising efforts. Last year, the Foundation awarded 16 teacher and building grants totaling $10,000!
Speaking of building grants...the WSD Foundation will be offering $1,000 Building Grants again this year as well. Please remember, the building grant application should be for something that benefits the ENTIRE building. The 2018 Building Grant application can be found HERE.
These grants are intended to reward educators for their resourceful and innovative ideas and strategies that benefit our students. Teachers wishing to implement a new program in their classroom are encouraged to apply for the grants, and previous winners are allowed to apply. Grant proposals should be submitted to the WSD Community Relations Department no later than March 16, 2018. Programs that will be given priority must have the following:
• Clearly defined, feasible purpose, goals and objectives
• Clearly defined evaluation process
• Well planned activities related to objectives
• Use of readily available materials
• Measurable objectives and learner outcomes
• Creative, innovative and practical ideas
A selection committee comprised of WSD Foundation Directors will choose the winners based on the established criteria. Both the teacher application and the building application are writable pdf forms, and all applications do require the signature of the building principal. We hope you will consider taking advantage of this opportunity!