"We are lucky to live in a community such as Missoula that supports their students and teachers." - Rhonda Krause, 2nd Grade Teacher, Hawthorne Elementary
Every year, the Missoula Education Foundation accepts proposals from teachers in K-12 classrooms throughout the Missoula County Public School District. Last year, we received over 40 proposals for amazing projects and programs that are innovative, creative, and designed to bring the joy of learning to students in Missoula. We funded projects ranging from a leveled reader at Rattlesnake Elementary School, to a Podcasting in Journalism project at Big Sky High School, to Breakout Mathematics Boxes at C.S. Porter Middle School. We always receive more applications than we can fund - and we are turning to you so that this year, we can do more for our teachers and students than ever before!
We fund projects and programs that do NOT receive funding elsewhere, and are not provided for in the MCPS District budget. This year, teachers at MCPS have been told that due to budget cuts, money for equipment, supplies, and tools to make their lessons interesting and engaging will be even more limited than in years past. Our work is more important than it has ever been before, and we invite you to join us in supporting our public schools, teachers, and students!