The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation Announces 2022 Eau Claire Area School District Scholarship Recipients

Eau Claire, Wis. – August 25, 2022 – The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation (ECPSF) is excited to announce the recipients of several ECPSF scholarships: Memorial High School graduate Avery Amborn received a $1,000 Jacob Schieble Memorial Golf Scholarship North High School graduate Carson Duerkop received a $500 Eric Mosel Scholarship North High School graduate Emily Price received a $500 Ross Proctor Scholarship Memorial High School graduate Tristen Snow received a $500 Caravan Scholarship North High School graduate Caily Stolt received a $500 Joanne Marie Sommer Scholarship, a $500 Ruth Girnau Scholarship…

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Ramone’s Ice Cream Hosting 2nd Annual Ice Cream Fest in Downtown Eau Claire. Announces $50,000 in Donations to Five Local Nonprofits

Eau Claire, WI: Ramone’s Ice Cream, owned by hometown couple, Blayne and Kayla Midthun, are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Ice Cream Fest at our parlor (located at 503 Galloway Street in Eau Claire) on Saturday, July 23rd from noon to 4pm! This free event will help raise funds for 5 area nonprofits, including the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation. In honor of Ramone’s Fifth Anniversary, and in keeping with our commitment to giving back to the community, we are committing a total of $50,000 to 5 local nonprofits…

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Eau Claire Area School District Educators, Staff Members Honored With 2022 Golden Apple Awards

  Twenty-one teachers and staff members chosen for exceptional service to Eau Claire area students and families.   The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation (ECPSF) is thrilled to announce the 2022 Golden Apple Award recipients. The annual awards program honors one outstanding Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD) teacher or staff members from every ECASD school, plus one district-wide support role, for their exceptional service to students and families. Nominated by their peers and selected by area businesses, the 2022 Golden Apple Award recipients will be celebrated at an awards…

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ECPSF Announces GATEWAYS Campaign Update and Ribbon Cutting

ECASD Special Education Coordinator, Kyrsha Tollefson. (Jeff Thompson Photography) ECASD Superintendent, Mike Johnson. (Jeff Thompson Photography) A GATEWAYS student cuts the ribbon to formally open the site. November 16, 2021. (Jeff Thompson Photography) [EAU CLAIRE, WI] Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation (ECPSF)  announced Tuesday that the fundraising goal for the GATEWAYS special education transition center has been exceeded, in conjunction with a ribbon cutting celebration to commemorate the opening of the new space. In the spring, the Eau…

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GATEWAYS featured in ECCF 25th Anniversary Crowdfunding!

  In  celebration of their 25th anniversary, Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) is hosting a year of crowdfunding opportunities for local nonprofit organizations and projects. These organizations have the opportunity to win bonus grants from ECCF based on how much they raise for their cause. The summer round was in spirit of ECCF's Create Culture grant category, raising monies to support cultural and arts initiatives in the Chippewa Valley. The fall round, Form Futures, hones in on educational opportunities. The GATEWAYS project is one of the represented projects raising monies…

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ECPSF announces new grant program focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion in schools

  [EAU CLAIRE, WI] Students and staff in Eau Claire Area School District will get an opportunity to engage in projects that promote equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) through a special new grant program announced June 28 by the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation (ECPSF). With support from Pablo Foundation, ECPSF is making nearly $50,000 available for value-added grants to support new EDI initiatives in the schools. The program is in response to community and nationwide concern for racial injustice and systemic racism, particularly in schools. Grant applications will be…

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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 its millionth dollar granted!

Jeff Thompson Photography [EAU CLAIRE, WI] Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation has reached a unique milestone: its millionth dollar granted in support of Eau Claire Area School District schools and students. Established in 2011, Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation (ECPSF) is the charitable giving partner of Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD). Since its inception, ECPSF has provided over $1 million to supplement the tax-based funding of ECASD schools. The support comes in the form of classroom grants, special projects, annual teacher and staff Golden Apple…

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Solar on Eau Claire Schools honored in City’s Sustainability Awards

The City of Eau Claire has announced their 2020 Sustainable Eau Claire Awards, naming Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation's Solar on Eau Claire Schools as a winner in the category of Energy: Renewables, Efficiency or Conservation. The fifth annual awards were celebrated virtually this year, amidst the pandemic. The awards recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations that are making a difference and creating a more sustainable Eau Claire.   The solar arrays atop North and Memorial High Schools are scheduled for turn on December 1. Solar on Eau Claire Schools, launched in December…

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