LAKELAND UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION AWARDS $2,600.00 GRANT FOR THE PURCHASE OF MAPLE SYRUP HARVESTING EQUIPMENT AND
$800 GRANT FOR THE PURCHASE OF A CRICUT MAKER
MINOCQUA, WI – The Lakeland Union High School District Foundation, Inc. (hereinafter, the “LUHS District Foundation”) is pleased to announce the award of a $2,600.00 grant for the purchase of maple syrup harvesting equipment and an $800.00 grant for the purchase of a Cricut Maker.
The $2,600.00 grant was requsted by Mr. Baaswewe Fred Maulson, a Native American Mentor at Lakeland Union High School for the purpose of providing the students an alternative education, while simultaneously promoting the students’ awareness of Ojibwe culture. Mr. Maulson believes that over 200 students per semester will have the opportunity to utilize the equipment. Moreover, a curriculum of math, science, history, and English is intended to be presented to participating students during the harvesting month.
The $800 grant was requested by Rebecca Jablonski, Lakeland Union High School’s Special Education Director, for the school’s special education pre-vocational program. In particular, the Cricut Maker will be utilized for the students to make and design decals, calendars, personalized cases, covers, water bottles, and fabric masks, which they intend to then sell to the student body and the Lakeland community.
The LUHS District Foundation was created as a 501(c)(3) public charity, separate from Lakeland Union High School, in order to supplement and support LUHS District needs for facility improvements and programs extending beyond the financial limits of the local appropriated annual school budget. The Four Pillars of the LUHS District Foundation Mission are as follows: (1) supporting facility improvements and programs; (2) holding events to raise awareness and financial support for the Foundation; (3) raising, managing, and expending Foundation resources in a prudent manner; and (4) promoting professional development of staff for the benefit of our students.