MAEF provides Financial support in three ways
- Grants to teachers and staff of Mahtomedi Public Schools to pursue enrichment opportunities for themselves, their classrooms and the student community
- Scholarships to students for educational pursuits
- Sponsorships to organizations and initiatives that further educational excellence in the Mahtomedi community
2015-2016 Grants and Sponsorships: $169,000 and Growing
Engineering Fund Grants
- $15,750 granted to Engineering Program initiatives
Hansen Inspired Teacher Grants
- $15,920.93 granted to 17 teachers and staff for professional learning opportunities that will inspire future teaching
- $4,374.93 granted to two teachers whose recent learning opportunities have inspired them to bring new resources to the classroom
- $62,903.69 granted to 30 teachers and staff for resources that impact student achievement
Oliver’s Fund Grants
- $5,370 granted to initiatives that impact student mental wellness and increase awareness of the important issues of mental health and suicide prevention
- More than $55,000 awarded to students to pursue post-secondary education and summer enrichment programs
Support Impacts Learners across settings
Bringing History to Life
- $445 for interactive Westward Expansion Books in 6th grade social studies classes.
- $994 for a 6th grade social studies teacher to explore the Minnesota fur trade, lumber and iron industries and enrich his students’ understanding of this curriculum.
Celebrating the Arts
- $800 to the MHS art department gallery space for two TV monitors to showcase student photography and video projects.
- $3,392 to the MMS music program for 8 electric guitars w/amps and 6 Jamstiks for Exploring Music classes.
- $6,350 for five pottery wheels to support hundreds of students in the MHS art department.
- $1,096 for art adjustable displays in the Chautauqua Fine Arts Center lobby.
Engineering for the Future
- $1,050 for NAO H25 Evolution Robot software to be used in the MMS FabLab.
- $3,000 to off-set consumable costs and provide support to students that can not afford the cost of required classroom supplies.
- $12,750 for Engineering Program operating support.
Enhancing Math Education
- $3,050 for a traveling classroom set of 30 graphing calculators for MMS students.
- $10,000 to create a model innovative, collaborative classroom in the MHS math and computer science department.
Enriching Scientific Exploration
- $1,076 for a laptop for LabQuest mobile data collection to the MHS physics department.
- $1,761 for DNA modeling kits to the MHS science departments.
- $2,385 for high school MHS physics teachers to attend a modeling workshop focused on aligning instruction and growing student engagement.
Furthering Career Development
- $467 to the MHS College and Career Center to support MHS juniors attending the 2016 National College Fair.
- $8,000 for Chromebooks, software, tables and chairs to develop a College and Career Center in MHS.
Investing in Technology
- $2,636 for iPads to enhance student media technology skills through electronic portfolios in the kindergarten classrooms.
- $3,000 for the OHA media specialist to attend a seminar to learn ways to enhance the media curriculum and implement technology beyond the media classroom.
- $10,741 for one set of Chromebooks for the 8th grade language arts program to share.
Meeting Basic Needs so Students Can Focus on Learning
- $2,500 to St. Andrews Resource Center for backpacks and supplies provided to students at the Back to School Bash.
- 4,000 to America's Child to provide confidential support of basic student needs district wide including assisting with the cost of clothing, food, educational fees and extra-curricular activities.
- $2,500 to Mahtomedi Area Food Shelf for the Backpack Food Program providing nutritious, easy to prepare food that is placed in student backpacks before each weekend and break.
- $1,000 to the Home and School Connection Worker to support basic student needs.
Preparing Our Youngest Learners
- $314 for two early childhood educators to attend a conference on theory and curriculum for child development and purchase new classroom materials.
Promoting Health and Wellness
- $730 to purchase games that promote a growth mindset for students at OHA.
- $1,739 for heart rate monitors and step counters to measure individual effort to the OHA physical education program.
- $2,135 to the MMS physical education program for a Chromebook, projector and speaker in each gym.
- $5,045 for the peer coaches from each school to attend a standards and assessment conference to learn how greater alignment with standards will allow less emphasis on standardized tests.
- $2,000 for parent education sessions entitled "Building Resilient Children" to support parents of students in early childhood through high school.
- $570 for depression screening tests for students in 9th and 10th grade.
- $1,200 for Second Step materials for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades to promote social emotional competence and self regulation.
- $1,400 for Steve Mireau, a motivational speaker, to work with all 7th grade students on resilience.
Supporting Learners with Unique Needs
- $3,000 for a WW specialist to attend a development seminar on dyslexia interventions.
- $4,960 to MMS for 16 ergonomic, standing desks (2 per classroom) to facilitate different learning needs.
Supporting World Language
- $350 for a classroom set of headsets with microphones to the MMS Spanish department.
- $725 to a MMS Spanish department teacher to attend Organic World Language (OWL) Summer Boot Camp.
- $4,000 to the new MHS American Sign Language program for innovative seating to facilitate Sign Language learning and communication.
Teaching Life Skills
- $1,195 for BareBook Kits to stimulate more effective writing skills and create a mentorship program between 7th graders and younger buddies.
- $1,543 to the MHS family and consumer science department for industry-based culinary tools for students in culinary classes.
Valuing Diversity Education
- $1,126 for a teacher to attend a conference on equity and social justice.