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TAKE OUT on April 2!

We can’t Dine Out, but we can TAKE OUT!  Support these 30  restaurant partners that are open by placing an order on Thursday, April 2!  

Aspen Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Big Grove Brewpub
Big Grove Brewery
BlueBird Cafe
Bluebird Diner
Bread Garden Market
Carl & Ernie’s Good Time Pub
Coaches Corner Sports Pub
Dumpling Darling
El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
Joensy’s Restaurant
Hudson’s Southside Tap
Molly’s Cupcakes
Mosley’s Barbeque – Iowa City and North Liberty
Pagliai’s Pizza
Red’s Alehouse
Rocky O’Brien’s
Short’s Burgers Eastside
The Dandy Lion
Tin Roost
Twelve01 Kitchen and Tap
Vue Rooftop
Which Wich – Coralville only
Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon

School of the Wild

Even though School of the Wild has finished up for their fall sessions, here is a look back at how this awesome program makes sure that all students get to experience their week outdoors.

Offices Closed

Iowa City Community School District FoundationThe ICCSD Foundation and the ESC offices are closed until April 13, 2020.  The best way to reach Foundation staff at this time is through email at Foundation@iowacityschools.org.  You can still support our schools and make donations online or by mailing a check to our offices at 1725 N Dodge St, Iowa City, IA 52245.

Witinok Awards Application Available

The application for the 2020 WITINOK ADVANCING SCIENCE EDUCATION AWARDs is now available.  The awards, established in 2018 to honor retiring science educator Dr. Pat Witinok, serve to advance science education and promote sustainability in the ICCSD schools.  ICCSD students  and science staff from grades 7-12 are eligible to apply by April 3, 2020. Find out more and apply.

Give and Grow!

Give & Grow from GreenState Credit UnionCOMING SOON! Look for your opportunity to GIVE during the GreenState Credit Union Give and Grow program starting on April 13.  If you are a GreenState Credit Union member, you will have the opportunity to donate to the ICCSD Foundation through May 15 and watch your donation GROW with a match from GreenState.

Big Idea Hunt

Big Idea Hunt logoWe have launched our first ever Big Idea Hunt for the spring Excellence Fund Grant cycle! The Foundation is giving back up to $100,000 for innovative, collaborative and creative ideas our District staff want to try.  40 proposals were submitted for inital consideration and 21 of those were chosen to advance to STEP 2 of the process.   Thank you to Integrated DNA Technologies for helping us with this new Big Idea! Stay tuned for grant award announcements this spring!

Every School, Every 6th Grader Art Project

Any Given Child 6th Grade Animation Project:  From December through February, artist Mark Jones will be working with every sixth grade art class in the Iowa City Community School District to introduce students to light painting animation and the PABLO app. During a one hour workshop, students will create an animated loop to be composited into an all-district “fireworks show” video.

What We Do

Your Impact in 2018-2019


icon-smile1,185 kindergarten students to the Iowa Children’s Museum for KinderTales

Fine Arts

icon-books2,249 1st and 2nd graders heard from Bryan Collier during Visiting Author program and 1,118 5th graders learned about constellations through the M.C. Ginsberg Artist in Residence


icon-microscope3,422 1st – 3rd graders experienced Music in the Schools and 1,042 4th graders enjoyed Symphony Goes to School

School of the Wild

icon-trees1,084 6th graders participated in outdoor classroom experiences through School of the Wild

STEM and MakerSpaces

icon-microscope7 MakerSpaces and STEM teams competed across the nation!


icon-drama1,005 8th graders went to Hancher for LiveArts to learn about the performing arts…something they may choose to explore in high school

Our Sponsors

Shine Award Sponsors

…and YOU!

Thank you for contributing to our schools! You should have tremendous pride in our public schools and feel assured that our area children are receiving a top-notch education. Our community is better with these great schools and your gifts help ensure that this legacy continues.

Total Gifts to the District