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Foundation News

We hope you take a moment to read our January 2021 Foundation and Alumni Newsletter 

Williams Award Winners 2022

Each year the Wilmington Schools Foundation recognizes teachers for Excellence In Education. Each teacher received a certificate and $200 to spend in their classroom. The Williams Award was established in 1996 by the WHS Class of 1945. It honors the memory of two devoted teachers, Woodrow and Esther Williams, who dedicated their professional lives to excellence in education. The awards are presented each year to teachers who reflect the enthusiasm, dedication, preparation, and inspiration the Williams exhibited.

Read about our 2022 Williams Award Winners here.

Foundation Grants


Denver Place Second and Third Grade Book Club

Students in second and third grade at Denver Place Elementary, got to stay after school for a Book Club on October 4. They read the book, Dear Mrs. LaRue letters for Obedience School. Students had hot dogs for a snack and made dog crafts. This Book Club is made possible by a Wilmington Schools Foundation grant. Want to help make more grants like this possible? Donation to WSF today!


East End Teachers Receive Grant For Flexible Seating

Mrs Reavis, Kindergarten classroom at Holmes Elementary received a Foundation Grant for flexible seating. What is flexible seating you might ask? This allow students to choose the best working space for them and allows them to move and wiggle while they work. Wobble cushions can fit into a regular chair allow moment while sitting or they can be used as cushion on the floor for kneeling or sitting. Lap trays will allow students to work on floor in a location that perfect for them, such as a quiet space or a place with more wiggle room. Bouncy bands stretch between the front legs of a classroom chair and allow students to bounce their legs or students can push or pull against the band to create resistance.

Foundation Grant Interest Survey for Teachers

The WCS Foundation wants to help you out in the midst of this pandemic! Instead of applying for a grant at the end of this school year, let them know what you need when you need it.  Watch the Staff Portal for next year's grant interest form (coming soon).


If you have any question, please contact: Chastity Flanigan at ext. 7499 or email A list of Wilmington School Foundation Board members that are available to help answer questions, help with writing a complete grant, or bounce ideas off of will be coming soon!  Please use them as a tool for completing a successful grant. Most are retired teachers that have been in your shoes. I encourage you to use their knowledge to your benefit!