AWEF Generously Awards Grants to AW Staff Members
Tom Przybylski, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Anthony Wayne Education Foundation was on hand at the October Anthony Wayne Board of Education meeting to present grants to Anthony Wayne staff members. Since the inception of the AWEF in 1994, the foundation has awarded over $67,000.00 in grant money. This year, they generously awarded grants in the amount of $5,296.16. An individual grant has a ceiling of $500.00. Anyone who is a teacher or staff member of AW is eligible to complete and submit an application.
The Anthony Wayne Education Foundation relies on donations by the residents and businesses of the Anthony Wayne Community. To learn more about the Foundation and how you can donate, please visit: http://www.aw-edfoundation.org/
This year the following grant monies were awarded:
Anthony Wayne Jr. High:
Amy Barbour & Shauna Dunbar for PBIS Incentives
Monclova Primary School:
Jill Bigelow - Frogtown Exotics
Brianne Black for a Sauder Village Presentation
Alyssa Lewis- Classroom Library Improvements
Michelle Warner- Snap Circuits
Waterville Primary School:
Kelli Daniels: Lunch Time Reading Bunch
Becky Johnson: Imagination Station Workshop on Wheels
Maria Persinger & Dayna Ryan-Hydroponics
Tiffany Prayter, Amy Rosebrook, Pat Snyder & Nicole Stansfield: Toledo Grows
Lori Williams: Drone Geometry
Whitehouse Primary School:
Rachael Lehman-Letters Alive
Emily Lyren- Letters Alive
Amanda VanNess: It’s All About Books
Anthony Wayne Recognizes Staff Members
At the October 7th Board of Education meeting, the Superintendent and the Board recognized the District's 2019/20 Certified Staff Member of the Year, Classified Staff Member of the Year and also presented a special General's Award. AWHS counselor Karen Bixler was named Certified Staff Member of the Year. This year our entire Operation's Department was named as the Classified Staff Members of the Year in recognition of their hard work over this past year spending many, many hours getting the buildings ready for our students to have a safe and clean learning environment. Matt Dick, the District's Director of Operations, received a special General's Award for his dedication and committment to the District and its students. According to Dr. Fritz, "Matt goes above and beyond for our District and does whatever it takes to make sure our facilities are safe and secure and ready for learning." Congratulations to all our very deserving recipients!
This week numerous school district across Ohio will release a comprehensive assessment of their District's performance on areas their communities feel are critical to student success. In addition the Ohio Department of Education will release the State Report Card that will focus on the performance of State mandadted assessments. We feel that it is important to inform our community the academic and personal growth of our students versus just the performance on a once a year State assessment.
Please take time to review the AWLS Quality Profile. This profile is based on six categories: academics, arts, student leadership and activities, fiscal leadership, parent and community involvement, and student services. You can view the 2018/19 AWLS Quality Profile on our website at:
Portrait of a Graduate
Over the last 6 months, various members of the AWLS staff, administration, and board members worked with Battelle for Kids to actively engage the community in developing a Portrait of A Graduate, a collective vision that articulates our community's aspirations for all our of our students.
We wanted our Portrait of A Graduate to be locally developed, but globally positioned, and we welcomed many voices and elicited input form stakeholders inside our school system and within our community. The Portrait of A Graduate Design Team, a group of approximately 50 people, had four meetings to design our Portrait. This process was facilitated by Battelle for Kids; a national educational organization committed to working with school districts and communities to realize the power and promise of 21st century learning for all students. The final products of this work are attached to this email and can be viewed on our website.
Now more than ever, our learning experiences must continue to not only provide for the acquisition of rigorous academic content, but must also be intentional about fostering critical thinking, communication, collaboration, a learner's mindset, adaptability and flexibility, and empathy, and other 21st century skills our students need to thrive. We will work with you to engage in conversations and actions that allows our students to learn and grow in our Portrait of A Graduate competency areas. From our kindergartner's to our seniors- this work has enduring impact. Each of us will play an important role in making the Portrait of A Graduate a reality for every student as we continue to create meaningful learning experiences every day.
We look forward to working with all of you to make sure all of our seniors are ready for the future- whatever the path they may choose.