WEF Announces "Honor a Teacher" Program!
WEF is excited to announce the kick off for this year’s Honor a Teacher, Administrator or Staff Member Program.
Outstanding teachers, administrators and staff members are the essence of the Worthington School District’s reputation for Excellence in Education. You may honor a teacher, administrator or staff member who is currently on staff or someone who has been important in the past to your children. Those honored will receive a letter and award certificate from the WEF which will be presented in front of their classroom. Additionally, they will be recognized in a community publication.
Choosing to recognize an individual through this program will not only honor that special person, but will be a future legacy of that appreciation as a direct benefit to the students of the Worthington Schools through the WEF grants that are awarded annually to the teachers and schools.
To honor a teacher, you can complete the nomination form and donation online via the WEF website through this link: (All donations are tax deductible.)
Thank you for all you do to help make our schools great!
SAVE THE DATE!
2014 Evening in Support of Excellence
Saturday, January 25th, 2014
7pm to 10pm at the Shops at Worthington Place
Coming in 2014...the third annual "Evening in Support of Excellence". On this night, the Worthington community will join together again to celebrate our excellent school district. Last year's event raised over $30,000. All proceeds are used to fund grants that employ innovative methods and materials that are not part of the core curriculum. We hope you will join us for this very special evening!
Worthington Educational Foundation
The Mission of the Worthington School District Educational Foundation, a community-wide tax-exempt 501 © (3) organization, is to identify, fund, and support projects that enrich learning experiences for the students of Worthington Schools.
The Worthington Educational Foundation was formed on May 4, 1988 by a group of community leaders dedicated to making the educational experience of our children something extraordinary. Their goal was to make funds available for educational projects that went beyond the basic curriculum and would not otherwise be funded with tax dollars.
Over its nearly 25 year history, the Foundation has raised over $405,000 in contributions and awarded over 400 grants totaling over $310,000 to Worthington teachers and staff to fund exciting and innovative educational projects for our students. These projects range across all schools, grade levels and subject areas.
The Foundation has embarked upon a new model of fundraising that centers on our annual fundraising gala held at the newly renovated Shops at Worthington Place. The first 'Evening in Support of Excellence' raised over $30,000, and we are looking for even greater success this year. The funds we raise are invested back into our schools through our grants (see Grants page). In 2011-2012, WEF approved approximately $30,000 in grants.
We hope you will assist the Foundation in its ongoing mission to support Worthington Schools and help our community continue to be an exceptional place to live, learn and work.