ECPSF launches fund to support new special education project

[EAU CLAIRE, WI] Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation has launched a fund to support a new program for Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD) students in special education. At the board meeting on Monday, May 17, the school board approved the construction contract for Rhom Construction to renovate a new off-site transition space for the district’s students in special education. GATEWAYS (Grow, Achieve, Transition, Empower, Working At Your Success) is the new community based transition option program for students with disabilities ages 18-21, supporting the transition from school services to…

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New scholarship honors legacy of beloved North High School grad/staff member

Mai Kou Lee The Mai Kou Lee Scholarship Fund of the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation has been established by ECASD staff members in memory of Mai Kou Lee, a beloved North High School graduate and staff member. Mai Kou began her work as a Bilingual Education Assistant at North High School in 2018, and served in the role until her passing in February, following a courageous battle with cancer. She also served as a General School Assistant for North High School in the summer months.…

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ECPSF announces endowment of Memorial student emergency fund

Jeff Thompson Photography [EAU CLAIRE, WI] Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation has announced the endowment of a fund designed to provide an annual source of monies for emergency situations faced by students and their families at Memorial High School. Greg and Claudia Niemuth started the Niemuth Family Giving Tree Fund with the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation in 2018. “It has been steadily growing, and the Niemuths recently contributed the balance needed to fully endow the fund,” said Sarah French, ECPSF Executive Director. “Once a fund…

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Announcing 2020 recipient for J Murphy STEM Scholarship

Morgan Priem Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation (ECPSF) announces the award of the 2020 J Murphy STEM Scholarship to Morgan Priem, a Memorial High School senior. The scholarship was established with ECPSF in 2016 by an anonymous donor with family roots in the community and a passion for helping students pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). Each spring, one graduating Eau Claire Area School District senior is selected to receive the $10,000 scholarship to apply toward college tuition and fees. Additionally, the scholarship…

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ECPSF announces internet access support for Eau Claire Area School District

Jeff Thompson Photography A local retiree recently donated $10,000 to the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation with an eye on supporting internet access and connectivity costs for Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD) students and teachers who are managing education from home.  Given the governor’s stay-at-home extension, school buildings will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-20 school year, leaving students and teachers to continue navigating online learning and teaching.  The shift to online education has been especially difficult for families in rural areas who may…

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Record year in grants awarded!

  R-L: ECPSF Executive Director Sarah French, ECASD School Board President Joe Luginbill, and ECASD Superintendent Dr. Mary Ann Hardebeck As we welcome another exciting new school year, the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation looks back at last school year and is proud to share that we had a record year in grants awarded to the Eau Claire Area School District! In the 2017-18 school year, $120,000+ was granted from the Foundation to ECASD! These gifts are made by generous donors, parents, businesses and community members and…

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