2018 EE Recap – THANK YOU!

 2018 Eagles Extravaganza

The proceeds of this sold-out event are over $44,000, and together we funded a Children’s Indoor Stage at the Washington Learning Center and an Inviting Environment Initiative for Small Communities of Learning at New Ulm Middle School!

More photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page, or by clicking here.

 

A big thank you to all that donated, attended, sponsored, or volunteered!

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS
Alliance Bank
Archery Trade Association
Citizens Bank Minnesota
Drs. Akre & Clark, LTD.
Gag Sheet Metal, Inc.
Jensen Motors
Kohls-Weelborg Chevrolet
MR Paving & Excavating
Mike’s Collision & Repair Center
Schell’s Brewery

SILVER SPONSORS
A.R.R. Construction
Bank Midwest
Furth-Meile Insurance
Kraus-Anderson Construction
NU-Telecom
Paul’s Electric

BRONZE SPONSORS
Ahrens Heating & Air Conditioning
Auto Value
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Design Home Center
Frandsen Bank & Trust
Gallery 512 Boutique
Horace Mann
ISG Group
JP Plumbing
Laraway Roofing
Maday Motors
NAPA Auto Parts
New Ulm Bus Lines
Nosbush Glass Co.
Plaza Garibaldi
River View Sanitation
SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
Taco John’s
Woodview Dental Clinic

CUPCAKE CHANCE SPONSOR
DLC Manufacturing and Fabrication, Inc.
Gutes Essen Deli & Catering

WINE & BEER PULL SPONSOR
B & L Bar
New Ulm Turner Hall

CARD CHANCE SPONSOR
Kellie & Chris Newman
NU-Telecom

EVENT DONORS
Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty
Fischer Law PA
Heine Law PA
Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes
Saron Hurley & Dave Linn
Stifel Nicolaus 

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2018 Eagles Extravaganza Tickets On Sale Now!

2018 Eagles Extravaganza

Friday, April 6th • New Ulm Event Center

Tickets for the 2018 Eagles Extravaganza are now on sale! Buy them early for a discount. Tickets can be purchased at HyVee, Cashwise, the Chamber, and online.

District Staff, check your mailboxes for even bigger discounts! Purchase your tickets at your building’s office.

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Hall of Fame Nominations Needed!

Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline May 1st! 

The Hall of Fame seeks to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their lives or vocation and who have made a difference in the communities in which they live, or lived.

The ISD 88 Hall of Fame allows current students an opportunity to understand the value of their education and the possibilities to which it may lead. The Hall of Fame is a way for the school and the community to honor exceptional individuals who, through example, inspire a new generation of students and staff.

We need your nominations for the ISD 88 Hall of Fame!

Do you know of an outstanding New Ulm Public Schools alumnus? Do you know of someone who is doing great work, whether publicly or quietly? Do you have a teacher who inspired you? Or a coach? If you do, please nominate them for the Hall of Fame. Nominations are due April 1st.

Perhaps there was a lunch lady that snuck you an extra cookie or two in the lunch line and who also spent her free time volunteering at the food shelf.
Is the quiet girl from your science class with the beautifully illustrated lab book now a famous artist who teaches free classes to inner city students?
Honor them by nominating them for the Hall of Fame. Nominations are due April 1st.

ISD 88 Hall of Fame Nomination Form 

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2018 Educator Grants

2018 ISD 88 Foundation Educator Grants

New Ulm Educators: Partner With Us!
*We have begun to accept grants for the 2018 granting season.*
Please download the grant application: 2018 Grant Application.

  • Have you ever learned of an educational opportunity at a workshop, been inspired, and then wondered where you could go to get funding for that initiative?
  • Have you ever thought your students could benefit from something new or different, something outside of the school district budget, but didn’t know how to get it paid for?

That is why we are here – to enhance and support the important work of our district’s educators.

2017 ISD 88 Hall of Fame Banquet

Induction Ceremony
Saturday September 30th, 2017 at the New Ulm High School
4:30pm Social Hour and Tours • 6:00pm Dinner and Program
Tickets: Tickets: Ticket sales have ended for the banquet. If you aren’t able to attend the banquet, please join us for the post-banquet reception upstairs at The Grand Center for Arts & Culture. This event is free and open to the public! 8pm-11pm.

The ISD 88 Foundation and its Alumni Committee are pleased to announce the selection of six individuals for the 2017 ISD 88 Hall of Fame. This is the Hall of Fame’s fourth year of induction. The Hall of Fame seeks to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their lives or vocation and who have made a difference in the communities in which they live, or lived.

The ISD 88 Hall of Fame allows current students an opportunity to understand the value of their education and the possibilities to which it may lead. The Hall of Fame is a way for the school and the community to honor exceptional individuals who, through example, inspire a new generation of students and staff.

The 2017 inductees are:

Helene Fesenmaier (deceased) – A 1955 graduate of New Ulm High School where she was active in music, the arts, and many other activities. Helene was a graduate of Smith College and the Yale University School of Art and Architecture. She went on to become a world-renowned abstract painter and sculptor whose works are found in public and private collections throughout the world. Many in New Ulm recognize her sculpture “Playback” that stood for many years in the lobby of the New Ulm Public Library. Helene was also a teacher, volunteer, and mentor who was committed to exposing young people to the world of art.

Paula Johnson – A 1972 graduate of New Ulm High School where she excelled in academics, music, and other activities. Paula earned an English degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Master’s in Anthropology and Folklore from the University of Texas at Austin. For the past 18 years, she has been the Curator in the Division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History where she is responsible for the food technology and marine resources collections. Paula is also an author and has served on boards of various organizations including the Council of American Maritime Museums and the Maryland Humanities Council.

Bonnie Mohr – A 1980 graduate of New Ulm High School where she was active in a variety of activities including 4-H and the FFA. Bonnie graduated from University of Minnesota in Waseca with degrees in Ag Production and Ag Communications. In 1988 she returned to dairy farming and, at the same time, took up painting. In addition to operating a successful dairy operation, Bonnie has become a renowned painter of Rural American Art. She is most famous for her cow paintings, which are sold and displayed nationally. Bonnie is also an author, award-winner, and volunteer with the FFA, 4-H, and the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Faith Reinhart (deceased) – A 1965 graduate of New Ulm High School where she was involved in music, debate, and wrote for the school newspaper. Faith earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees in vocational rehabilitation counseling from Mankato State and Kansas State Universities. Despite becoming a quadriplegic during the Polio epidemic, she was fiercely independent and worked to be a catalyst for change for people with disabilities. Through her work at the Disability Resource Center at the University of Reno, the State Board of Transportation for New Mexico, as Director of the State Clients Assistant Project, and many other organizations, she was instrumental in improving the lives of people with disabilities.

Graeme Phelps “Flip” Schulke (deceased) – A 1949 graduate of New Ulm High School where he was an athlete and active in the arts. Flip received his first camera at age fifteen, and went on to be one of the premier photographers of his generation. Flip served in the Army during the Korean War and received a Journalism degree from Macalester College. He pioneered underwater photography, and during his over fifty-year career, he amassed a collection of more than a half-million photographs, many considered iconic images of their era. Among Flip’s most lasting contributions to society was his work with and documentation of the Civil Rights Movement.

Jim Zetah (deceased) – A Minnesota High School Counselor of the Year and beloved High School teacher, coach, and counselor in New Ulm for 30 years (1969-1999). Jim was a tireless advocate for students who understood that academic success was dependent on a stable personal life. He was often the source of that stability for students at a time when they needed it the most. Even in retirement, Jim remained dedicated to assisting others. He was active in many organizations including the Brown County Child Protection Team, the American Cancer Society, the Crisis Support Team, and was one of the creators of New Ulm’s Life Living Series.

Why Donate – Foundation Endowment

 Read about all the amazing things the Foundation has done in the District. Consider donating to the Endowment today! Contact us at info@isd88foundation.org.

 

New Leadership

New Board Officers 2017-2018

Nicole Schmiesing – President

Amanda Groebner – Vice President

Mike Lieb – Treasurer

Shannon Frauenholtz – Secretary

 

Welcome Our New Foundation Director

Please join us in welcoming our new Executive Director Kim RockVam! Kim officially joined us in October and brings with her a strong background in nonprofit finance and administration.

 

2017 Eagles Extravaganza Update

Eagles Extravaganza was a huge success! Over 400 people attended and we raised over $36,000 for New Ulm public schools.

More photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page, or by clicking here.

                 

A big thank you to all that donated, attended, sponsored, or volunteered!

Call for Hall of Fame Nominations!

We need your nominations for the ISD 88 Hall of Fame!

Do you know of an outstanding New Ulm Public Schools alumnus? Do you know of a classmate who is doing great work, whether publicly or quietly? Do you have a teacher who inspired you? Or a coach? If you do, please nominate them for the Hall of Fame. Nominations are due April 1st.

Please visit the Hall of Fame page for more information.

Or the nomination form can be found by following this link: Hall of Fame Nomination Form

2017 Eagles Extravaganza Tickets on Sale Now!

2017 Eagles Extravaganza

Friday, March 31st • New Ulm Event Center

Tickets for the 2017 Eagles Extravaganza are now on sale! Buy them early for a discount. Tickets can be purchased at HyVee, Cashwise, the Chamber, and online.

District Staff, check your mailboxes for even bigger discounts! Purchase your tickets at your building’s office.