Warsaw Community Schools teachers and staff have been working through unprecedented challenges to keep students learning in school during the first semester of the school year.  

The Warsaw Education Foundation (WEF) would like to help recognize their extraordinary efforts during the pandemic. The community is asked to show appreciation for a special educator with an “Honor an Educator” tribute package. The packages are available now through Dec. 4, and WEF members will deliver them during the week of Dec. 14, which is right before Christmas break, according to a news release from the Warsaw Education Foundation.

With a contribution to the WEF in honor of any WCS’s educator, the Foundation will send an “Honored Educator” pennant and engraved pin for workplace display and include a personal note to the honoree. Educators can include teachers, bus drivers, secretaries, custodians, principals, cooks, school nurses or volunteers within WCS. Members of the community are invited to thank a friend or neighbor who is an employee of WCS, stated the release.  

Warsaw Community High School seniors may want to consider a tribute to an educator who has helped or encouraged them during their WCS career. WCS staff members may want to consider a “thank you” to a fellow staff member who has been a mentor to them or assisted them in some way.  Retired teachers and staff may wish to offer words of encouragement to their former coworkers.  

Donations will be used to help fund the Red Apple Grant awards, which are monetary grants presented twice each year to Warsaw educators for innovative projects and programs as well as basic learning materials needed in our classrooms.  The WEF also relies on gifts to help fund the N.E.W. Opportunities Workshop, Warsaw Schools’ Chess Tournaments and WCS Summer STEM Camp scholarships.  A community nonprofit organization, the WEF champions academic innovation and excellence in WCS.

Forms for the Honor an Educator program are available on the WEF website www.WarsawEducationFoundation.org and must be postmarked by Dec. 4.  

For more infomation, email Barb Smolen Edfoundation@warsawschools.org or call 574-371-5098, ext. 2410.