With the goal of raising $50,000, the Wayne Community Schools Foundation and Wayne Community Schools have been working hard to coordinate an event to eliminate the mini-fundraisers and streamline donations to support students through their programs, clubs, and activities. Check out the article from mywaynenews.com.
The Cluck Cluck Golf Scramble is set for Friday, July 8th during the All Class Reunion Weekend over The Chicken Show. With a staggered start time, tee times begin at 3:00 p.m. This is a 4-person scramble and we encourage you to sign up with other golfers who are in your graduating class. It is a class by class competition. If you are unable to fill a team, you are allowed to “recruit” other golfers from other classes to fill your team. Exceptions are allowed. Attached is the Cluck Cluck Golf Scramble registration form. You can send your completed form and payment to Lindsay McLaughlin, P.O. Box 23, Wayne, NE 68787. Or you can email the form to Lindsay at [email protected] and submit payment through our online giving option: http://www.waynecommunityschoolsfoundation.com/donate/
We look forward to seeing you out on the course!! Go Blue Devils!
Any questions? Please fill free to contact Lindsay at 402-375-3150 or at [email protected]
Sherry Murray presented a donation of $10,000.00 to the WCS Foundation this past fall. 100% of the proceeds raised through the Kevin J. Murray Memorial FishingTournament are used for projects within the Foundation. We are verygrateful for the Murray family’s continued support. (Pictured from left to right: Lindsay McLaughlin, Sherry Murray and Terri Hypse)
Wayne Community Schools Foundation announced that DuPont Pioneer donated $1,000 toward the Backpack Program, which provides a weekend of nutritious meals for the students of the Wayne area.
Last year, the Backpack Program served roughly 5,000 meals to children throughout the Wayne Community School District.
The Backpack Program provides a weekend supply of nutritious food for children, commonly for low income families, to replace the school meals that children miss during their weekend or extended breaks from school. Each weekend the food bag contains enough food for two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks, and one can of vegetables and one can of fruit. All food is nonperishable.
Though the program is intended to help those children whose families find it difficult to have enough food for the entire month, all children are eligible for this program. Children will be able to opt in and opt out of the program. The program is run completely by volunteers who help coordinate with the school to sign children up, pack food bags weekly, and keep the program running.
Bob Liska, Pioneer product agronomist, sponsored the grant.
“Pioneer is pleased to support the Wayne Community Schools Backpack Program. This is a great way to provide food security to students across the district,” Liska said. “I’m happy to see that there are dedicated people making this a successful program, and that they have the ability to find resources to make this a worthy project.”
Jenny Hammer, co-director of the Backpack Program said, “The Wayne Community Schools Backpack Program would like to thank Pioneer for the $1,000 grant. This grant will help enable the Wayne Food Pantry to provide weekend nutrition to over 100 students in Wayne County over the course of the 2015-16 academic year.”
“On behalf of the Wayne Community Schools Foundation, I would like to thank Pioneer for their support of the Wayne Community Schools Backpack Program,” said Lindsay McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Wayne Community Schools Foundation. “Contributions such as yours helps the Backpack Program provide nutritious meals to the students of the Wayne community. We are very fortunate to have businesses such as Pioneer assisting in the support and care of our youth.”
Wayne Community Schools was awarded a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education,
sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
The district will use the money to purchase Chromebooks and a mobile cart for the computers.
Seventh- through ninth-grade students will use the Chromebooks to increase the number of science research projects conducted and showcased at the Wayne Junior High Science Fair in the spring. Teachers will encourage students to choose agriculture-based topics, with an overarching goal of using the new Chromebooks to increase agricultural literacy among students.
“The students of Wayne Community Schools have a history of excellence in science research,” said Lee Brogie, science teacher at the school. “This project will greatly enhance our program by giving students the technology needed to boost awareness of the current challenges facing agriculture.”
Representatives from the school, the school’s foundation and the Monsanto Fund attended a check presentation to celebrate the grant during the homecoming football game on Sept. 4.
“Thank you to the farmers who believe in our students,” Brogie said. “Because of this grant, our students will use their intellect and their passions to propose solutions that will positively impact the agriculture industry.”
This year the school district also received an educational starter kit from Monsanto Company to help establish a pollinator garden, which will give students first-hand knowledge of the critical role habitat plays in providing bees and butterflies with food, shelter and places to lay eggs.