ISD 423 Foundation

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isd 423 foundation



2018-2019 Grant Program Recipients


Mastering Math

$430.09 is being awarded for Mastering Math,
providing opportunities for students to focus on different math concepts
in fun, engaging activities to practice and develop certain topics to create strong math skills.
Accepting the grant is Jill Rude, 3rd Grade Teacher.
Presenting the check was ISD 423 Foundation Board member Jami Beffert.


Reading Pillowcases

$304.60 is being awarded for Reading Pillowcases.
Students will be able to plan, create and sew a unique “reading” pillowcase
that includes a special pocket to store a book.
This project will promote a love of reading that will stay with the students for a lifetime.
Accepting the grant are Deb Johnson, Bridget Peller, Lisa Hoff, and Rachel Mezera,
Park Elementary Special Education Paraprofessionals.

Presenting the check was ISD 423 Foundation Board member Sarah Nelson.


Hands Together

$654.64 is being awarded to Hands Together.
A unique program that will bridge the gap between generations and build relationships.
Children will visit senior citizens within our community and share crafts, games, music, and stories. Accepting the grant is Marijean Storlie, Early Childhood Family Education Coordinator, and Lisa Ditlefsen and Kathryn Vesely, Early Childhood Family Education Teachers.

Presenting the check was ISD 423 Foundation Board member Josh Gehlen.


World Language Free Voluntary Library

$1000 is being awarded to World Language Free Voluntary Library,
benefitting all high school foreign language students. This grant will help build the
German and Spanish library with relevant and interesting readings for high schoolers.
Accepting the grant are Krista Picha, High School Spanish Teacher and
Eli Schauer, High School German Teacher.

Presenting the check was ISD 423 Foundation Board member Michael Scott.


Differentiation & Extension Math Centers

$879.76 is being awarded for Differentiation & Extension Math Centers for Kindergarteners
at West Elementary. These Math Centers will provide an opportunity to grow
the student’s math knowledge as well as develop a love for learning math.
Accepting the grant is Kindergarten Teachers
Tiffany Meuleners, Abrah Renning, Erin Hoppe, and Jodi Kleindl.

Presenting the check was ISD 423 Foundation Board member Gloriann Heikes.



$997.06 is being awarded to Tiny Robots BIG THINKING.
Ozobots, small robots with BIG opportunities, will be used
to teach students coding and about responsible uses of technology.
Accepting the grant is Jason Durheim, Park Elementary Technology Teacher.

Presenting the check was ISD 423 Foundation Board President Jason Werowinski.



Hutchinson continues to be a leader in education throughout our region and state. One of the reasons our schools are so strong is because our community is committed to excellence in education.

The ISD 423 Foundation works to enable and motivate students and teachers by providing financial assistance to support innovative and creative classroom programs, projects and activities throughout Hutchinson Public Schools.

The Tiger Fund is an endowment fund from which five percent of the earnings are used annually to fund these programs.

Through your financial support to grow the endowment, our students will have opportunities to enhance their educational experience.


Contact Information

The current board members welcome your comments and questions.
Please do not hesitate to contact any board member listed below:

Your Support is Appreciated

Contributions to the ISD 423 School Foundation may be sent to:
Tina Vorlicek, District Office
30 Glen St NW, Hutchinson, MN 55350

You may also give online:


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