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ISD 423 Foundation

Thank you for your support of the

isd 423 foundation



2019-2020 Grant Program Recipients


STEM Bins/Manipulatives

$1000 was awarded for STEM Bins/Manipulatives, providing opportunities for students
to build, explore, engineer and play while developing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills. Accepting the grant is Masey McDowell, Park Elementary STEM Teacher.
Presenting the check was ISD 423 Foundation Board member Jami Beffert.


Extended Reading Book Boxes

$970 was awarded for Extended Reading Book Boxes. 4th grade students will be able to enjoy additional independent reading that will enhance and support the existing curriculum.
Accepting the grant on behalf of all 4th grade teachers is Nesha Withers.
Presenting the check was ISD 423 Foundation Board member Sarah Nelson.


Employment & Life Skills Business

$950 was awarded to Employment & Life Skills Business.
A unique program that will allow high school special education students the
opportunity to gain work experience and build daily living skills by
creating and making a product to market and sell.

Accepting the grant are High School Special Education Teachers Amy Nisse and Cheryl Marelic.
Presenting the check was ISD 423 Foundation Board member Michael Scott.


Wooden Barn Quilt Project

$102.85 was awarded to Park Elementary’s Special Education department for a special
wooden barn quilt project. This project, to develop and make a Hutchinson Tiger themed
wooden barn quilt, is a unique project that will allow students to use math skills,
practice patience and self-control and problem solve together to learn the concept
of working together to achieve a common goal.
The completed barn quilt will be on display at Park Elementary.

Accepting the grant is Park Elementary Special Education Teacher Corrine McCloud.
Presenting the check was ISD 423 Foundation Board member Tina Vorlicek.


Sensory Path

$1000 was awarded for a Sensory Path for our PreK-1st grade students.
By utilizing a Sensory Path, our special learners are able to practice and learn skills that will
help them participate independently within their general education classroom.

Accepting the grant is Occupational Therapist Susan Boor.
Presenting the check was ISD 423 Foundation Board member Jason Werowinski.



$510.43 was awarded to 2nd Grade STEAM Bins. This grant will help enhance
current STEAM bins and encourage our 2nd grade students through playful learning.

Accepting the grant on behalf of the 2nd Grade Teachers is Amanda Langins.
Presenting the check was ISD 423 Foundation Board President Jami Beffert.


Making Memories

$1000 was awarded to Making Memories: Just my Grandma/Grandpa and Me.
A series of five events will be hosted to assist grandparents in their goals of supporting their
children as parents and also support themselves if they are a caregiver for their grandchildren.

Accepting the grant on behalf of the Early Childhood Family Education department is
Kathryn Vesely and Lisa Ditlefsen.

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

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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