The Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club awarded 11 education grants totaling $8,932 for projects submitted by Waupaca school teachers.
The funding is from the Rotary Education Grant Program.
Approved were four projects for the high school, four for the middle school, two for the elementary schools and one project for special education.
The high school projects include $300 for the Rube-Goldberg Competition, $1,500 for an auto shop tire balancer upgrade, $650 for a miter saw to be used for the Habitat for Humanity project and $960 for an educational program that deals with school bullying.
The middle school project include $355 for calculators, $995 for a weather station, $130 for a laws of physics program and $300 for a music composition program.
The two elementary projects are $1,000 for Title 1 reading materials at the Waupaca Learning Center and $742 for first and second grade reading materials at Chain School.
The special education teachers were awarded $2,000 for IPad technology to be used for K-12 students.
Two fundraisers, the Rotary Summer Concert and the Rotary Oktoberfest, supply funding for the Rotary Education Grant Program and other educational programs – student scholarships, student international exchange programs, high school music department enhancements, student community service recognition programs and youth education seminars.
“Actively supporting education in the Waupaca area is a key mission of the Rotary Club,”said Wes Klages, Education Grant Program chairman. “The objective of the grant program is to award a moderate amount of funding for projects that can provide a significant benefit to student education; projects that otherwise might not be possible. This is the third year of the program where we’ve been able to fund at least $8,000 for projects proposed by Waupaca teachers.”