The mission of the Wilson Education Foundation is to support Wilson excellence! The vision of the organization is to engage parents, alumni and businesses to invest in the greater Wilson community to further differentiate a Wilson Education and to enhance students' opportunities. The non-tax dollars raised by the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, support the needs of our students and teachers by funding academic programs, grants, scholarships, district events, facility upgrades and more. Learn more by reading our Community Report 2014-15 Community Report 2013-14.
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Save the Date: Wilson Iron Chef Competition & Benefit Auction
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Wilson Education Foundation Employee Giving Campaign 2015
Wilson faculty and staff can make a tax-free contribution to the WEF. The opportunity to give through a payroll deduction has passed, but you can still provide a one-time donation. Please click here for a contribution form. Through your generosity via the WEF Employee Giving Campaign, the Foundation has been able to offer Venture Grant Program to enhance and to expand educational experiences and opportunities for the students of the Wilson School District by providing grants to individual teachers, groups of teachers, departments, and other professional employees that support creative and innovative programs that would not normally be funded through the school budget. Grants are awarded semi-annually to enable unique programs, teaching strategies, and learning experiences to become a reality in the classroom or through support services where they can influence the learning climate and directly benefit students. To apply for a Fall 2015 Venture grant, please click here. For a list of Venture Grant recipients from the 2014-15 school year, please click here.
Wilson Education Foundation announced in April 2015 a contribution
in the amount of $40,000 to the Wilson School District to support the continued implementation of the 1:1 Technology Initiative. Wilson School District launched a 1:1 Initiative as a way to advance students in the technology world as it continues to grow. The digital conversion empowers teachers and students to harness the power of technology to collaborate, to create, to communicate, to think critically, and how to learn in the 21st century. In August 2014, Wilson successfully deployed Google Chromebooks at the high school and two middle schools (grades 6-12). Wilson moved to a full 1:1 technology implementation for the 2015-2016 school year to include students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. All Wilson students and teachers are engaged in learning how ubiquitous access to the Internet can ignite the learning process. Wilson Education Foundation sees the value in supporting this important academic initiative at Wilson.
(Pictured L-R) Carol Reid, Wilson School Board Member; Dr. Rudy Ruth, Wilson Superintendent; Chris Trickett, Director of Technology; Diane Richards, Director of Finance; Steven Ehrlich, Wilson School Board Member; and Kristin Kramer, Executive Director, Wilson Education Foundation. A check presentation ceremony was held during the "Networking at Night" Event with the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry that the Wilson Education Foundation hosted on Wednesday, April 29, in a tented area near George Mack Stadium at Bulldog Field. Attendees had an opportunity to learn more about the Wilson Education Foundation and how it benefits the Wilson community while mixing and mingling with other community members.
Save the DATE for the 3rd Annual Wilson Iron Chef Competition & Benefit Auction on Sunday, April 10, 2016, from 1-5pm, Wilson HS Gymnasium! This exciting, family-friendly event will include a timed cooking competition between 3 local chefs. Several restaurants will vie for your vote with samples as part of the People's Choice Competition. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste and to vote for their favorite! More than 30 other restaurants and food-related businesses will also offer tasty samples ranging from soups or appetizers to entrees or desserts! All food tastings are included with the admission price. For more information, please visit http://www.wilsonsd.org/IronChef.