WHS Teachers Awarded $40K in Classroom Grants

WHS Teachers Awarded $40K in Classroom Grants
Posted on 05/12/2022
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14 Waukegan High School teachers were recently awarded more than $40,000 collectively for their classrooms after being selected as recipients of the 2022 Mothers Trust Foundation (MTF) Classroom Enrichment grant. Each teacher was surprised with the news by representatives from MTF and WHS staff throughout the school day on Thursday, May 12. 


The grant funds will be used to purchase a variety of classroom tools, such as an Augmented Reality Sandbox for Enviro and Geology students, a chicken egg incubator for Diverse Learner and Biology students, two Canon Cameras for the WHS Yearbook Club and more. In total, the items will be utilized by roughly 3,000 WHS students.


A full list of our 2022 MTF grant recipients, as well as the classroom tools they were awarded, can be found below.


Kate Krischke - Augmented Reality Sandbox & Apple iPad/Pen/Keyboard

Sherry Perkowitz - Chicken Egg Incubator

Haley Krueger - 3D Human Anatomy Model

Patricia Castano - Curriculum and Classroom Supplies

Matthew Wetendorf - Document Camera

Dionne Morris - Sound Logic Earbuds

Lynne Paske 2 Darkroom Enlargers

Alex Pena - Ready-or-Not Tot Manikins

Amy Frankel - Apple iPads and iPencils

Sara Muhlhausen - Ceramic Kiln

Kate Wicklander - 2 Stationary Bikes/Desks

Chad McMillin - Landscape Club & Hiking Club

Ron Painter - Winter JROTC Cadet Jackets

Nathali Ibarra-Torres - 2 Canon T7 Cameras


Mothers Trust Foundation (MTF) is a non-profit organization that helps low-income, Lake County children meet individualized needs such as clothing, education costs, medical needs, counseling, housing stability expenses and more. The purpose of the MTF Classroom Enrichment Grants Program is to provide the resources needed to support, enrich and expand the educational experience for all students at WHS. 


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