WARSAW — Warsaw Community Schools teachers and staff have been working through unprecedented challenges to keep students learning in school during the first semester of the school year.
The Warsaw Education Foundation would like to help recognize their extraordinary efforts. Show appreciation for your special educator with an “Honor an Educator” tribute package. An encouraging message from you will brighten their spirits this holiday season.
The packages are available now through Dec. 4 and will be delivered to recipients during the week of Dec. 14, right before Christmas break.
With a contribution to the Warsaw Education Foundation in honor of any WCS educator, the Foundation will send an “Honored Educator” pennant and engraved pin for workplace display and your personal note to the honoree. Educators can include teachers, bus drivers, secretaries, custodians, principals, cooks, school nurses or volunteers within WCS. Members of the community are invited to thank a friend or neighbor who is a WCS employee. Warsaw Community High School seniors may want to consider a tribute to an educator who has helped or encouraged them during their WCS career. WCS staff members may want to consider a “thank you”t of a fellow staff member who has been a mentor to them or assisted them in some way. Retired teachers and staff may wish to offer words of encouragement to their former coworkers.
Donations will be used to help fund the Red Apple Grant awards, which are monetary grants presented twice each year to Warsaw educators for innovative projects and programs as well as basic learning materials needed in classrooms. The Warsaw Education Foundation also relies on gifts to help fund the N.E.W. Opportunities Workshop, Warsaw Schools’ chess tournaments and WCS summer STEM camp scholarships. A community non-profit organization, Warsaw Education Foundation champions academic innovation and excellence in WCS.
Forms for the Honor an Educator program are available on the Warsaw Education Foundation website at www.warsaweducationfoundation.org and must be postmarked by Dec. 4. Questions regarding the Honor an Educator program may be directed to Barb Smolen via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (574) 371-5098 x2410.