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EEF Donates $2,000 for Kids in Need

Part of the EEF’s mission is to support students who are unable to pay for school-related expenses such as field trips, mittens, or a graduation cap and gown. After all, it’s hard to do your best in school if you can’t fully participate. This year the school district asked...


2019-2020 Grant Recipients

Thanks to the generosity of our community, the EEF has granted ECSD teachers thousands of dollars to explore innovative programs outside of the standard curriculum again this year. Grant applications are selected based on their academic focus and ability to impact large numbers of students. Congratulations to this year’s...


Mindfulness in Middle School

by Nathan Koniowka Beth Oswald, a social studies teacher at JC McKenna Middle School, received a grant to enroll in the Mindful Educator Essentials course being offered by the Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO). This six-week, online course teaches mindfulness meditation through videos, readings, and reflections, as well as guided mindfulness...


EHS Connects to Students Around the World

by Nathan Koniowka Dana Teske, a spanish teacher at Evansville High School, received a grant for funding of the Global Education Project (GEP), an extracurricular club at the high school with the focus of worldwide education for positivity. Meeting in the mornings during TRIE at the high school, students...


Robotics for Middle School Students

by Nathan Koniowka Dave Kopf, the technical education teacher at JC McKenna Middle School, received an EEF grant for the interactive and openly creative VEX robotics kits. This grant expanded the technology education department of the middle school, allowing all three grades (6th,7th,and 8th) to experience building and programming...


Makerspace Inspires Creativity

By Nathan Koniowka Abby Beyerl, the District Library Media Specialist and Varsity Cheer Coach, received a grant for a new, interactive, addition to the Library Media Center within the high school called the Makerspace. Within the Makerspace students can work in stations, producing and experimenting with video creation, music, programming, sewing,...


Expanded Programming Options for High School

by Nathan Koniowka One of the 2018-2019 grant recipients; Christine Schullo, a math and computer science teacher at Evansville High School, will be able to expand the applications of programming within her classes with the new addition of Finch Robots. The idea for applying for the grant came from...


50/50 Raffle Winners

Tom and Ann Dunphy won our 50/50 raffle, which raised almost $400 for the EEF! Thanks to everyone who bought tickets to support our schools, and thanks to our volunteers who gave their time to sell tickets. Pictures of the winners are above (Tom, on the right, with EEF...


Thank You, Evansville, for a Successful 2018 Strawberry Festival

The Evansville community showed up in full force to support the school district at this year’s Annual Strawberry Festival. In fact, we sold out of strawberry shortcake! All proceeds go to the EEF’s support of our schools. Special thanks to John and Barb Willoughby and to Bill Kasten for...


Congratulations to Our 2018-2019 Grant Recipients

On August 28th, the EEF presented over $6,000 in grants to Evansville teachers at the annual Back-to-School breakfast. From robotics to music, and from flexible seating to mindfulness training, teachers impressed the Grants committee with their innovation and commitment to improving opportunities for all students. Award winners include: Wish...