Click Here for the Eagles Extravaganza Online Auction

The Eagles Extravaganza Auction is now live! Check out the great items we have to bid on. Good luck and may the highest bidder win! 😀

Click Here to go to the ONLINE AUCTION

Check out the photos below for just some of the great items up for bid!

Take-out meal tickets are available now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eagles-extravaganza-2021-tickets-150120318915?aff=ebdssbeac

Click Here for 2021 Eagles Extravaganza Tickets

Tickets are on sale now! CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket or buy in person at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce or the District Office.

Eagles Extravaganza is back in 2021 with a virtual event. We will have a grilled pork chop take-out meal from 4:00pm-6:30pm on Friday May 7th, with an online program at 7:30pm on our website or on our YouTube channel.

Online silent auction: April 30th – May 9th.

Click Here to go to the ONLINE AUCTION

See you there!

2020 Grant Update

The ISD 88 Foundation would like to announce the recipients of the 2020 Eagles Extravaganza Education Grants. Even though we had to unfortunately cancel what would have been our sixth annual event, we were still able to provide grants due to our generous sponsors and donors. The Foundation is grateful for the community support we always receive, but especially now in this time of uncertainty. We are thankful that we are able to continue our mission of enhancing the quality of education in New Ulm Public Schools.

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Phenology Program, Washington Learning Center – $2,500

“The thought behind the Phenology grant was to provide teachers with tools and equipment to teach whole class lessons and then allowing the children time to explore and investigate the natural world we live in. The quiet area of the front gardens can provide this investigative learning throughout the seasons. This grant will provide tools needed for this outdoor learning.  We will purchase sturdy, child size picnic tables, clipboards, and chalk. We will provide teachers with a larger chalkboard to use when explaining or drawing pictures for the children. We will create our weather station and replace items that have broken over the years. This grant will allow further development of the outdoor classroom theory that WLC created when the move over to the school first happened.” – Tracey Schmiesing, WLC Teacher

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Technology Exploration Program, New Ulm Middle School – $6,600

 “A grant to the Middle School to enhance current programs that promote innovative exploration of technology. An after-school club will be created to plan, script and practice for “Live From the Middle School”. This will have weekly broadcasts on Friday morning, which will live stream to all classrooms. Students will learn how to use Osmo gimbal cameras, iPads, iMac digital editing stations, webcams, microphones, and encourage both collaboration and independent projects.” – Victoria Tambornino, NUMS Media/Technology Specialist

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Space Science and Exploration, New Ulm High School – $7,600

“The Space Science and Exploration grant has been created to allow students an opportunity to have a hands-on experience exploring space, tracking orbital paths, and seeing a variety of structures in space firsthand. In order to accomplish this goal, the grant will provide funding to purchase telescopes including some computerized telescopes that will allow students to find and track astronomical bodies across the night sky. This grant will also help New Ulm High School meet and exceed Minnesota Department of Education’s new science standards. The standards incorporate items such as constructing explanations from evidence for the motion of distant galaxies, as well as identifying galaxies, planets, and astronomical bodies in space.” – Jack Nieters, NUHS Science Teacher

2020 Eagles Extravaganza

Thank you! Even though we had to unfortunately cancel what would have been our sixth annual event, we were still able to provide grants due to our generous sponsors and donors. The Foundation is grateful for the community support we always receive, but especially now in this time of uncertainty. We are thankful that we are able to continue our mission of enhancing the quality of education in New Ulm Public Schools.

EE 2020 Update

Due to Mn Dept. of Health and CDC guidelines on large gatherings we have made the decision to cancel EE at this time. We will reschedule at a future date if we can. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this uncertain time.
We will be issuing ticket refunds and we ask for your patience with that process. 
Event sponsors, we will also be in contact with you. 
We thank everyone for their continued support of the Foundation and the students and staff of ISD 88! #NUEaglePride

New Director! Joan Ristuccia

The ISD 88 Foundation is proud to announce the hiring of our new director! We are very excited to have Joanie on board.

More about Joan in her own words: “I was originally born and raised in Minnesota, in the Minneapolis area. I moved to Washington State. After working in law firms as a paralegal for many years, I decided to go back to school and after graduating began working in the nonprofit area. I ended up starting my own grant-writing business where I worked with Food Banks, Choral Groups, and Art Centers. When I had the opportunity to work with the ISD 88 Foundations I jumped at the chance to work with such a wonderful organization as well as be much closer to my family.”

Welcome Joanie Ristuccia, New ISD #88 Foundation Director!

2020 Eagles Extravaganza

Join us in an evening of food, fun, friends, and entertainment to support the ISD 88 Foundation and New Ulm Public Schools! It’s for the kids!

Last year we raised over $40,000 and funds supported Eagle Enterprises in the Career and Technical Education Department at New Ulm High School.

Please visit our website at isd88foundation.org for more information on this and past events!

2019 ISD 88 Hall of Fame Banquet – Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the 2019 ISD 88 Hall of Fame are on sale now! Get yours at the Chamber of Commerce, online at Online Tickets, or by contacting the Foundation at director@isd88foundation.org.
Tickets are $35 and include a meal, dessert, and program.
Ticket sales end 9/25 so get yours now!

We’re Hiring! – Executive Director

Executive Director | ISD 88 Foundation

The ISD 88 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks a part-time (20 hours per week, flexible schedule) Executive Director to work in partnership with a volunteer board of directors to achieve the foundation’s mission to enhance the quality of education in New Ulm Public Schools while creating partnerships between our school, our community, and alumni. The Executive Director is directly involved in fund development, administration, finances, planning, marketing, database management, fundraising, and grant writing. Starting salary $20/hour. No benefits.

Click below for a Job Description:

To Apply:

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  • Send resume and cover letter to: 

Tim Knaak, Board President at timk@newulmtel.net or mail to ISD 88 Foundation, PO Box 572, New Ulm, MN 56073

Golf Cart Raffle

ISD 88 Raffles Off Golf Cart

Frank Kral of New Ulm was the lucky winner of a custom golf cart raffled off on July 22 by the ISD 88 Foundation. Thank you everyone who purchased a raffle ticket in support of the ISD 88 Foundation’s work. Raffle proceeds support student success and excellence. Thank you for investing in our children and the future of our community. The ISD 88 Foundation was formed to enhance the quality of education in New Ulm Public Schools while creating partnerships between the school, community, and alumni.