Foundation Update

  • AFC The Webster Groves School District Foundation serves the district by providing Pre K-12 educators and staff with funds to bring innovative ideas to their classroom and school. Simply said, the Foundation raises money and gives it to teachers.

    Contributions from parents, alumni, community and corporate partners makes our work possible. Together we have funded teacher grants that ensure our schools offer innovative learning opportunities to students. Because of you, our students can explore, learn and grow in ways that would not otherwise be possible.

    The Foundation is looking forward to its next community fundraising event,
    Webster on Wheels, presented by the Moneta Group. This fun, family bike ramble will be held on Sunday, May 3. The event starts with bike safety checks, bike decorating and live music. There is a 5-mile or 1-mile ramble route. This event is fun for all bikers! The ramble is followed by delicious food from J. Greene’s and an impressive show of bike stunts and jumps by the St. Louis Sprockets.

    Be sure to visit the WGSD Foundation website at www.wgsdfoundation.org to learn more about our events and seeHX the innovative educational opportunities that are happening in our classrooms. Stay up to date by following us on social media (@wgsdfoundation). 

    This semester, the Foundation awarded more than $40,000 in grants across the district including $2578 (with support from Arco Construction) to the Walter Ambrose Family Center Preschool for an augmented reality sensory table that uses a 3D visualization application and $10,000 to a Hixson Middle School leadership group that is working toward setting up a food pantry for those in need.

    At top, Ambrose staff and students receive check for augmented reality sensory table. Below, Hixson students and staff were awarded $10,000 for a leadership project.