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Thank you for your continued care and attention to what matters most.
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The District has significant needs related to the COVID-19 crisis including online personalized learning software, Chromebooks/iPads for every student, internet access, PPE, school meals, and more.

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What’s Happening

Thanks for Dining!

Dine Out for Education

Thank you to all of our diners and our restaurant partners for taking part in the Dine Out/Take Out for Education event on September 24!  Dine Out for Education events in support of our schools have been held since 2011 and have raised over $160,000.

Big Idea Hunt

Big Idea Hunt logo Thanks to Integrated DNA Technologies and all the Foundation”s Excellence Fund donors over $80,000 in Big Idea Hunt grants were awarded for the 2020-2021 school year!  Find out more about the innovative, collaborative and creative projects funded this school year.

VIRTUAL Run for the Schools

Support our schools any time in October!  Register to walk or run the virtual 2020 Run for the Schools individually or as a team of 4.  Choose your distance – Half-Mile, Mile, 5K, 10K or Half-Marathon – and complete your event on any October day of your choosing.  

What We Do

Your Impact in 2018-2019

Kindertales

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

Music

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!

LiveArts

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
7/1/18-6/30/19

$997,815