2023 Impact Grant Program
The Education Foundation of New Berlin awarded more than $16,000 in Impact Grants in February.
The programs will benefit students across all six buildings.
Project Lead the Way (awarded to Caroline Haebig & Jennifer Schlie-Reed) - to provide opportunities for all kindergarten through fifth grade students to participate in consistent, strategic learning experiences that develop skills related to computational thinking, foundations of programming, computer science and systems by utilizing “Project Lead the Way” computer science launch modules during students’ regularly scheduled library time.
Elementary Photography (awarded to Leah Schretenthaler, Terry Berg, Amy Weber & Kyra Seely) – to broaden and strengthen current art curriculum with the addition of a sixth grade photography unit. The grant will help purchase four Pinsta-Pro camera kits and will show students the magic of analog photography. The kits will rotate through the elementary schools for a month-long unit.
Calming Corners (awarded to Jennifer Coyle & Todd Hrenak) - to support all Orchard Lane students by employing a space in each classroom, chosen by the teacher, where students can go to help regulate their physical and emotional state and learn strategies for emotional regulation.
Battle of the Books (awarded to Katie Berg & Emily Barber) - to support the Ronald Reagan third and fourth grade Battle of the Books club, which promotes reading comprehension, while creating a fun atmosphere for learning. The tremendously popular club will be able to increase the number of books available.
Construction Tools (awarded to Taylor Molitor & Ben Bauer) - to purchase miter saws, plumbing crimping and expansion tools, and metal electrical boxes. These tools will greatly enhance the construction program at Eisenhower and West by providing students with the necessary equipment to complete a much wider range of construction projects in the fields of carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work.
Tour Guide Voice Audio Transmission System (awarded to Dana McLaren & Devin McKinnon) - to support Eisenhower and West middle and high school students by enhancing partnership tours and field experiences which are used to show and teach students about manufacturing, construction, and engineering jobs. Often these involve walking tours in loud environments; this audio system will be utilized to ensure all students can hear what is said and participate more fully.