Acuity Fund Grants Announced

The Fond du Lac School District Board of Education has announced the annual Fond du Lac School District Acuity Fund grant recipients. The Acuity Fund supports new and innovative programs and projects proposed by staff members for their students.

The announcements were made by Board President Mark Jurgella and Vice President Linda Uselmann along with Sharon Simon, Interim Superintendent this week. The District Acuity Fund became possible via money earned on funds paid to the District by Acuity for naming rights of the Fond du Lac High School Fieldhouse.

For the current school year, a total of $29,163.23 was available; $27,685.63 via the fund, which is held for the District by the Fond du Lac Area Foundation, and $1,477.60 which was donated by Board member Linda Uselmann. Over a dozen proposals were approved for the grant funding and included the following:

The following Technology proposals were funded:

• The 21st Century Percussionist (Part 2) – Chris Barnes at Fond du Lac High School – $1,528.00

• Science in Motion – Amanda Grunwald at Theisen Middle School – $2,868.00

• Piano Keyboards for Kids – Ashley Hietpas at Woodworth Middle School – $1,099.90

• Bringing the World to Their Fingertips – Gillian King at Woodworth Middle School – $700.00

• ViewSonic Interactive Panel – Emily Schroeder at Sabish Middle School – $2,000.00

• Advanced Technology – Greg Staerzl at Fond du Lac High School – $4,655.78

The following Non-Technology proposals were funded:

• Health Science Package – Kimberly Clark at Fond du Lac High School – $2,501.60

• Max Productivity with Sit/Stand Workstations – Erika Daleiden and Nathan Wolff at FHS/Fondy Central – $1,317.20

• Pint-Size Polkas – Patty Gustavus at Rosenow Elementary School – $500.00

• Taste the Rainbow – Suzanne Gruett at Rosenow Elementary School – $325.00

• Library Fun and Flexible Seating – Leslie Manthey at Pier Elementary School – $2,264.25

• Colors of the World – Heather Rathman, Michelle Paulson, and Tara Rentmeester at Riverside Elementary School – $536.00

• “The Addams Family – A New Musical” – Steve Wilson at Fond du Lac High School – $4,000.00

• Bridge the Gap – Jennifer Wiltzius in Instructional Services – $4,867.50