Funding Highlights

Each school year principals and teachers of the Milwaukee German Immersion School and Milwaukee School of Languages provide their top needs to maintain their high quality of education. The following are highlights of funding in recent years. For even greater detail regarding the Foundation’s activities, view the following Annual Reports:

2012 Funding Highlights

Grant award total: $35,349

The money paid out went to support:

  • Amity Intern Program, allowing MGIS and MSL to utilize the native German language skills and cultural knowledge of 11 college students from Germany.
  • Curriculum alignment between the Federal Common Core State Standards for launage arts (reading) and math) and the MGIS German-language lesson plans in those subjects.
  • Teacher development/conference activities for two conferences.
  • Teacher best practices exchange visit to the School of Arts & Sciences, a German immersion program in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Two college scholarships for former immersion program students.
  • Classroom technology equipment

2011 Funding Highlights

Grant award total: $81,200

The money paid out went to support:

  • Continuation of music and physical education programs at MGIS in the face of budget cuts, due to a Specialty Programs Donation Drive.
  • Amity Intern Program, allowing MGIS and MSL to utilize the native German language skills and cultural knowledge of eight college students from Germany.
  • Teacher development/conference activities for eight teachers.
  • Two college scholarships for former immersion program students.
  • Support for cultural activity costs of MSL student trip to Germany.

2010 Funding Highlights

Grant award total: $26,519

The money paid out went to support:

  • Amity Intern Program, allowing MGIS and MSL to utilize the native German language skills and cultural knowledge of seven college students from Germany.
  • Teacher development/conference activities for six teachers.
  • Purchasing library books in conjunction with the MENSA program.
  • Two college scholarships for former immersion program students.
  • Classroom technology equipment
  • Research and development for a common marketing approach to combat declining enrollment in grades 4 through high school.