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Examples of School – Community Partnerships Many businesses and community organizations have already adopted at least one of our public schools. Partners are at work in our city's schools year round, improving student achievement in a number of highly effective and creative ways: UW Retirees adopted Midvale/Lincoln Elementary School by providing funds to help build the Individual School Endowment as well as volunteering to work one-on-one with students. Volunteers also serve as ‘classroom grandparents,’ help in the library and provide child care so that parents are able to attend student-teacher conferences. UW Retirees adopted Hawthorne Elementary School by providing funds to help build the Individual School Endowment as well as volunteering to work one-on-one with students. CUNA Mutual Group has donated the use of space for events scheduled to help build a school’s endowment fund; they have donated over 60 printers to the district and have just introduced their “Growing in the Right Direction” Scholarships which will be awarded to a graduating senior in each Dane County high school. First Business Bank adopted Lowell Elementary School by providing funds to help build the Individual School Endowment and meet the challenge grant. WPS adopted Allis Elementary School by providing volunteers to work one-on-one with students as well as providing clothing and supplies students need. GE Healthcare Lunar adopted Muir Elementary School by providing volunteers to work one-on-one with students as well as volunteers to help with done-in-a-day maintenance projects. M & I Bank adopted East High School by providing financial support of Advanced Writing competitions. Lonesome Willow adopted both Elvehjem Elementary School and Jefferson Middle School by providing funds to help build the Individual School Endowment and meet the challenge grant. Webcrafters adopted Mendota Elementary School by providing an annual monetary gift for use where it is most needed in addition to contributions of supplies, clothing, paper and other items as well as volunteers. Heritage Credit Union adopted Sherman Middle School by providing volunteers to work with students on a weekly basis as well as providing materials for student use. Door Creek Church adopted Schenk Elementary School by contributing funds to help build the Individual School Endowment and providing volunteers to help in a number of ways. Sonic Foundry has adopted Sherman Middle School by providing tutors for students. Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin has adopted Leopold Elementary by providing health care and eye glasses to students in need. DATCP (the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection) has adopted Glendale Elementary. DATCP staff volunteer in numerous roles at Glendale including mentoring, tutoring, lunch & breakfast buddies, Publishing Center, and newsletter development. DATCP staff also sponsor school supply & book drives for Glendale students. Students from Glendale come to DATCP in a variety of ways—to perform concerts, to bring artwork for display, to visit the workplace and learn about the functions of the agency, and more. CUNA Mutual Group has adopted all our schools by generously funding the Adopt-A-School Program.
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