Atlantic Community School
Next meeting: August 12, 2010
WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION?
WHO GOVERNS THE FOUNDATION?
The Atlantic Community School
Foundation is a non-profit organization having a principal fund of
its own, managed by its own Board of Directors.
It was established to raise funds to foster, promote and encourage the
furthering of public education programs for which federal and state
is not available.
Foundation activities are directed by
a Board of Directors representing a cross-section of experienced leaders
in civic, business, corporate, professional and educational fields
within the Atlantic Community School District. Foundation trustees
do not receive compensation for their services.
Current Foundation Members:
Kirk Nelson - President
Elaine Elming - Vice-President
Steve Tjepkes - Treasurer
Mike Amstein- Secretary
Stacey Bean, Kevin Garrett, Sue Hunt, Roland Landsness, Bill Pellett, Denny Stuetelberg, David Wiederstein
WHAT ARE THE PURPOSES OF THE FOUNDATION?
- To foster educational opportunities for the youth
of the Atlantic Community School District by providing financial
support for educational programs and facilities.
- To provide individual financial support to students
of the school district through scholarships and of the financial
aid at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.
- To develop a higher level of community involvement
and financial support for the Atlantic public schools.
- To reward high achievement in education.
The Foundation meets
four times a year in the months of August, November, February and May.
For More Information, Contact:
Atlantic Community Schools
1100 Linn Street
Atlantic, IA 50022
In addition to awarding two $1200
scholarships and a $500 EOC scholarship, the Foundation has provided
to the following events/activities since the 2006 school year.
- Provided funding for 25 Apple computers for a one-on-one classroom
pilot program in the High School
- Provided funding for a mentoring recognition program
- Funded a guided reading leveled library at Washington Elementary
- Approved partial funding for students participating in the Middle
School Honor Choir
- Foundation funds were used to purchase a Yamaha baritone saxophone
for the Middle School
- Provided funds for classroom library books for the Middle School
and Washington and Schuler Elementary Schools
- Issued a partial stipend for the Managing Pressures mentors at the
- Foundation funds were used to purchase 13 discovery packs and
a display rack for the Schuler Media Center
- Provided funding to purchase 32 radio response pads (CPS System)
and a response pad system for the language arts/reading classroom at
the High School
- Helped defray costs for students to attend the National Student
Council Conference, attend summer band camp, and the Destination Imagination
- Provided partial funding for Prairie Fire theater
- Provided a stipend for the Educator of the Year and the Support Staff
Employee of the Year
- Helped defray costs for the summer school program
- Purchased 25 wireless keyboards and mice for the MOD classrooms
- Provided partial funding for FFA students to attend the National
FOUNDATION MONEY WILL BE USED:
- To establish a
scholarship program to provide additional sources of financial
aid for Atlantic High School students.
- To establish a grant
program (Blanche Rowe) to help fund classroom teachers as they
develop and implement special projects.
- To fund deserving projects
(Foundation grant) and continuing education of classroom teachers.
- Money will not be used for programs currently receiving
- The Foundation will not engage in influencing legislation,
nor shall any of its funds, property or income be used for this purpose.
In addition, the Foundation shall not participate or intervene in
any political campaign.
- The Foundation will accept gifts of property,
cash, bequests and memorials. Checks can be made out to the Atlantic
Community School Foundation and sent to Steve Tjepkes, Foundation
Treasurer, AMU 15 West 3rd, Atlantic,
IA. Please direct other inquiries to either Kirk Nelsen, the Foundation
or the school Superintendent.