History of the Johnson Creek Education Foundation
The Johnson Creek Education Foundation (JCEF) was established in 1998 and is governed by a volunteer board of directors from the Johnson Creek community. The foundation focuses on fundraising to provide grants to teachers and students. Grants are awarded for projects that increase learning opportunities for students in the school district. Over its fifteen years, JCEF has awarded grants to the annual Upham Woods Outdoor Educational program for all eighth graders, the Mad Science program for elementary students, High School band trips to Disney World along with individual teacher grants to enhance physical education, science, supplemental reading, and special education. In 2005, the JCEF and the Johnson Creek Board of Education developed the Alumni Award Program. The purpose of the program is to identify and recognize outstanding achievements of alumni of the Johnson Creek Schools. Two thousand twelve will be the eighth year an individual will be recognized for this award at the high school graduation.
Contributions to the JCEF are sincerely appreciated and allow continued monetary support of students and teachers and recognition of graduates of Johnson Creek High School.
Becoming a Member
The JCEF is looking to grow its board of directors. The commitment inculdes 5 meetings per year, taking time to look at and comment on grant applications, and working at a variety of fundraising opportunities. If interested please contact Carol Battenberg, President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consider making a tax deductable contribution to the JCEF in honor or in memory of a loved one. Contributions
to the JCEF are sincerely appreciated
and allow continued support of students and teachers and recognition of
graduates of Johnson Creek High
Contributions can be sent to:
PO Box 39
Johnson Creek, WI 53038-0039
Fund Raising has been limited to Brat Frys
at Pernats’, gate monitoring at the Jefferson County Fair and memorial donations from Johnson Creek Alumni and community members. Our group is working toward the development of a larger endowment fund.
By participating in these current fundraisers
or joining our board of directors with your innovative ideas; individuals can continue
our work. Please contact us through the website.
Student and Teacher Grants
The mission of the Johnson Creek Education Foundation is to raise funds to enrich the educational opportunities for students through Teacher and Student Grants. Grants were first given out in 2005.
To date the foundation has been able to grant teachers $7,305.00 for their class projects. Students have received a total of $1,217.00 for their educational activities.
We are proud to have provided needed funds for: physical education,science, and FACE equipment: experiences such as Upham Woods Environmental Camps, Disney World Music Workshops; Educational Series: K-3 Phonic Program, Guided Reading supplemental books, and Special-Needs high-interest books. We also supported many special
events such as Family Math Night, Mad Scientist, and recently The American Players Theatre-Artist in Residence.
To continue supporting our school staff and students, we provide fundraising opportunities for the community.
Each year the Johnson Creek Education Foundation, along with the Johnson Creek School Board, identifies and recognizes outstanding achievements of an alumnus of the Johnson Creek School District. This alum is recognized as a role model for our students, thus encouraging students to broaden their horizons and increase their commitment to excellence.
Anyone may nominate a person for Distinguished Alumnus. Nominations must describe how the candidate has distinguished him/herself in a field of knowledge/scholarship, endeavor, or a lifetime achievement. Nomination forms, which have a deadline of April 1st, are available in the Johnson Creek District Office or on the website at johnsoncreek.k12.wi.us/alumni.cfm
The nominee must be a graduate of Johnson Creek High School who has been out of school a minimum of ten years. The nominee cannot be a current employee, school board member, committee member, or a relative of the above at the time of nomination or receipt of the award. The recipient must be available to personally receive the award at commencement ceremonies in June.
The final selection will be made by a committee of the Johnson Creek Education Foundation comprised of the High School Principal, the Senior Class Advisors, the Student Council President, the Senior Class President, and 2 members of the Education Foundation. There will be no more than one award per year, and it will be presented at graduation.
Past award recipients are
2005- Lisa Schicker