Thursday, November 17 is Give to the Max Day, Minnesota’s biggest giving day. Please consider supporting the Wayzata Education Fund on this big day of giving by directing your donation to WEF. Visit givemn.org and search Wayzata Education Fund ( or go directly HERE) to make your secure on-line gift. Last year the Fund supported projects that are impacting more than 1,000 students across the district this school year including a 3D printer for the middle schools, Glide bikes for the adapted physical education program throughout the district, and Sphero robotic balls and Makerspace Carts for many of the elementary schools. Thank you for remembering the WEF on Give to the Max Day.
Congratulations to all of the 2016 Wayzata Education Fund grant recipients. Students will benefit from the following innovative projects beginning in the 2016-2017 school year:
- 3D Printers at all three Wayzata Middle Schools, thanks to ETD teachers Nancy Neal, Terri Bostrom and Dennis Lehman
- Incubator at Central Middle School, thanks to science teacher Jessie Starken
- Mindfulness group sessions and instruction at Wayzata High School, thanks to Wayzata High School social worker Becky Halvorson
- Digital microscope at Wayzata High School, thanks to Wayzata High School science teacher Amanda Laden
- Sphero robotic balls to introduce coding curriculum at Kimberly Lane and Gleason Lake , thanks to media specialist Debbie Mossefin, fifth grade teacher Nicole Ringate and technology teacher Daniel Roth
- Aquaponics growing system at Central Middle School, thanks to science teacher Ruth Basant
- Makerspace carts with STEM materials for Plymouth Creek and Meadow Ridge Elementary Schools, thanks to Principal Ksaren Keffler and Sarabeth deNeui
- Materials to support the Young Scholars Program at Sunset Hill, Gleason Lake, Oakwood, and Kimberly Lane elementary schools, thanks to Vision 21 teachers Bonnie Hatton, Sue Bradsher and Angela Henry
- Digital tools and props to support the MAYhem creative writing program at Wayzata East Middle School, thanks to Language Arts teachers Rachel Anderson and Jacy Lawrence
- Sensory rooms in eight Wayzata schools, thanks to occupational therapist Sheryl Butler
- Glide bikes for the adapted physical education program throughout the Wayzata School District, thanks to physical education teachers Marge Shoger and Mike Doyle
Thank you to everyone who applied and who made these grants possible. Check back later this summer to submit your 2017 grant application.