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We are thrilled to showcase the recipients of our grants! We award funding to support a diverse range of initiatives in our schools. By investing in these exceptional projects, we aim to foster innovation, create positive impact, and support learning. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the grant recipients. Together, we are building a brighter future.

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Adding to the Bee Bots grant that the Foundation awarded to Wilkshire's STEAM lab last year, we are proud to support Sphero Indi Robot kits to help students learn about technology, collaboration, and fun in learning. (Read more about the grant here).

Elementary Music Curriculum

Wilkshire Early Childhood Center, Ralya, and Murphy classrooms will now have an updated music curriculum. This much-needed update will bring a fresh and engaging approach to music education, leaving the old 23-year-old Gameplan curriculum behind. (Read more about the grant here).

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sensory tables

Every Kindergarten classroom at Wilkshire Early Childhood Center now has a sensory table to embrace neurodiversity and support sensory needs of our early learners. (Read more about the grant here).

community connection grant

Ralya and Wilkshire partnership received a Community Connection grant. The schools connect with the local community by hosting an evening where families can connect, converse, and share a meal together while teachers serve and share resources with the families. The relationships built at these events are a proactive way to help with academic and behavioral success at school. (Read more about this grant here). 

Community Connection 2023 WECC Ralya Grant


In a significant leap towards fostering inclusive and accessible education, the Foundation for Haslett Schools purchased Chromebooks for students who might not have access to this essential tool for learning. (Read more about this grant here).



Ralya classrooms received a grant to purchase picture books featuring diverse characters and written by diverse
authors to support their monthly "be nice." lessons in each classroom. (Read more about the grant here). 

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morning bins

Lori Watrich, a DK teacher at Wilkshire Early Childhood Center received a classroom grant to purchase various learning resources for her morning bins that help students develop their literacy, math, problem-solving, and fine motor skills.

haslett band program

We do what we do because our students deserve the best! Congratulations to Haslett Band Program on your grant to help purchase new band equipment. Thank you to our community donors who made this grant possible!

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Ralya's "Be nice"

Congratulations to Ralya Elementary School!They used the Foundation's grant to buy classroom textbooks to assist teachers in building capacity for teaching social emotional learning and support conversations surrounding mental health.

mileage clubs at ralya and Murphy

Foundation for Haslett Schools is proud to support the health of 800 students by sponsoring Mileage Clubs at both Ralya and Murphy elementaries.

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one book, one school

The Foundation for Haslett Schools awards a grant for One Book, One School program at Murphy Elementary. FHS is proud to sponsor and celebrate National Reading Month with Haslett Public Schools.

pretend play center

Wilkshire teacher, Lauren Heins, received a grant for her class pretend play center - a place her students can develop critical thinking skills while also learning to share, work together, and problem solve. Even those receiving speech services have grown from role playing. “I’ve seen them take risks at the center that they are unwilling to take throughout the rest of the day.”

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Ralya's Ukulele club

The Foundation for Haslett Schools surprised Mrs. Voris at Ralya Elementary School with a grant that will give every student in the Ukulele Club their own instrument and be able to participate equally.


The Foundation was proud to provide a grant to Wilkshire Early Childhood Center for new BeeBots, which allow kids to have fun learning programming and coding skills! Wilkshire STEAM teacher Elana Waugh teaches kids and parents (including the Foundation’s Kimberly McKenna Fritz!) use the bots.

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