Wilson Education Foundation (WEF) positively impacts students’ lives by supporting the Wilson School District in three areas: Student Experience, Teaching Excellence, and Community Engagement. Our purpose is to provide our students with a differentiated education over and above what could be paid for with our tax base alone.
WILSON EDUCATION FOUNDATION HIGHLIGHTS
Thanks to the generosity of our community, the non-tax dollars raised by WEF helped to support Wilson students, teachers, and community members in a variety of ways during the 2019/20 school year!
- Administered more than $26,000 in scholarships for Wilson’s graduating seniors.
- Partnered with Wilson School District and the Sinking Spring Playground Program to provide $17,000 in funding for educational programs and camps. Approximately 100 students (entering grade 1 through grade 4) attend each summer and scholarships are made available for qualifying students.
- Supported our nationally recognized I-STEM program through Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program by raising over $52,000. EITC program offers substantial tax credits to eligible businesses that make financial contributions for approved organizations.
- Through the Annual Venture Grant Program, an additional $9,800 was given to support creative and innovative programs that would not normally be funded through the school budget. These grants enable unique programs, teaching strategies, and learning experiences to become a reality in the classroom.
- 2018 Wilson West Observation Deck – Pond Project
- WEF approved a grant request for $14,092.15 to complete the project
- Observation Deck can be used by all students and is ADA compliant
- The Observation Deck can be used by everyone in the District and broader community
- Deck space can be used in collaboration with the 5 educational stations at the pond
- 2017 Google Expedition Kits
- WEF approved a $10,000 grant to purchase a Google Expedition Virtual Reality Kit
- Kit includes 30 student devices, 3 chargers, 1 teacher device, 1 router, and case
- District Technology Department offered to match the grant by purchasing an additional kit
- 2016 Wilson H.S. I-STEM (Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Lab
- A new innovative space was created at the Wilson H.S. Lower House to expand instructional possibilities and facilitate program growth.
- WEF assisted with community outreach to raise $15,000 to support the project.
- 2015 Offered Academic Summer Camps
- WEF hosted an array of academic-focused camps for Wilson students; camps employed Wilson teachers.
- 2013 Facility Upgrade Campaign
- Assisted the Wilson School District in the implementation of enhancements to John Gurski Stadium and George Mack Field (completed August 2013), and upgrades to the Roy G. Snyder Natatorium (completed in June 2014).
- 2014-15 Academic Technology Initiative
- Supported student access to technology by contributing $40,000 to WSD’s 1:1 initiative
- This was a goal of the school district that WEF worked in tandem to support
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