The South Shore Education Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization assisting the South Shore School District, a small northern Wisconsin rural school district, located in Port Wing, Wisconsin. The district has 150 students K-12 with 25 having special needs. The poverty rate is 70% yet our test scores are very good and our students are eager learners.
The Foundation has been in existence for approximately 10 years. We have raised over $200,000 and given grants of more than $160,000. In 2014 we provided laptop or notebook computers to all students K thru 12. This 1 to 1 initiative will be continued with all incoming students. The graduating seniors will be allowed to keep the laptop as their own. This assures “ownership” responsibilities and encourages scholastic success.
Our fund raising goals have targeted two areas:
1. sustainability for both initiatives in future years.
2. to continue to touch every student in the school with the support of academics, athletics and activities.
We are exploring initiatives to support the performing arts and science equipment.