GEF helps sponsor several events throughout the year. In the past years, we have sponsored events such as the "Cornerstones for Success Program" and STEM Club Boat Race at John Long Middle School. Author Amy Logan visted the Grafton School District through sponsorships of local PTA, PTG, GEF and other generous groups.
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District Microphone Project
The district needed to purchase new microphones after an FCC change. GEF was able to present the district with a check for $12,000 towards the purchase of the microphones.
Pictured, left to right (GHS Principal Scott Mantei, Superintendent Jeff Nelson, GEF President Chris Hogan, GEF Board Member Bob Hoffman)
Woodview Kindness Retreat
4th graders from GES, KES, and WES participated in a Kindness Retreat in the GES gym. The retreat, put on by Youth Frontiers, empowered students to see how they can make their schools and community more positive places to be through small acts of kindness. Kindness is like a boomerang; when you send it out, it comes back to you!
Cornerstones for Success Program
Co-Sponsored by Cornerstone Community Bank and GEF
“Cornerstones for Success” is a unique program that dispels myths and misconceptions about persons who have a disability and shows students how they can be successful in and out of the classroom. Members of the UW-Whitewater wheelchair basketball team shared with students the successes they have experienced both on and off the basketball court, and show how these experiences have benefited their overall lifestyle. The program not only provided motivation to all students and faculty, it is a CORNERSTONE in pointing out the road to SUCCESS.
JLMS STEM Club Boat Race
In an effort to bring a new team-based learning opportunity to ALL at JLMS… they held the FIRST ever design challenge. As part of building wide learning about STEM (Science-Tech-Engineering-Math), design thinking, and problem solving, a challenge for individuals and teams (up to 3)... BUILD a boat and RACE it! This was very much like a “pinewood derby race” for the boy scouts, except all kids, all BOATS..
A winner list and race videos can be seen here
Amy Logan "A Girl With A Cape"
Amy Logan’s book, A Girl With A Cape, is a story about the power of kindness, and her visit coincided with this year’s Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention. This story emphasizes how one little girl became a super hero in her community because of her strong desire to make kindness contagious. Access this link to read more information about A Girl with a Cape.
Woodview students had the awesome opportunity meet Amy Logan. Amy read her book to the students and shared the message of how small acts of kindness can go a long way in making a difference in the lives of others. Amy's visit coincided with World Day of Bullying Prevention. The students really enjoyed the visit from Amy Logan, and pledged to "Rock the Cape" as Woodview students.
(Author Amy Logan takes a selfie with fifth graders Mikayla and Makayla)