In the 2016 - '17 school year, the Foundation focused its time and resources on providing educational grants to teachers at West U Elementary School. The Foundation awarded a variety of grants across grade levels, including
STEM training workshops
SMART Board pilot program
The creation of a new "science sanctuary" outdoor learning area
In addition, the Foundation funded an acoustic study for new sound panels in the school cafeteria. The sound panels were installed and, ultimately, have helped decrease noise levels during lunch periods and improved sound for school performances.
Thanks to your generosity the WUES library was expanded and completely refurbished. New shelving, books and an outdoor reading courtyard was added.
Corporate sponsors celebrating the grand re-opening of the playground with Principal Threet and Past Foundation President Adrienne Vanderbloemen.
In 2015, the Foundation completed a $250,000 fundraising campaign to repair, refurbish and improve the front playground of West U Elementary School. This project was made possible through our community's unfailing personal generosity as well as the tremendous support received from organizations and businesses in the area including