OASD Receives Grants from Imagine A Day Foundation
Posted 02/03/2015 06:00PM

OASD Receives Grants from Imagine a Day Foundation:

Nearly $25,000 in Six Grants Awarded to Classroom Teachers

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The Oconomowoc Area School District is pleased to announce six grant awards to classroom projects around the district, thanks to the generosity of the Imagine a Day Foundation. Nearly $25,000 was awarded to elementary, intermediate and high school classrooms and projects.

The Imagine A Day Foundation was created in memory of Courtney Bella, by her father, Brad Bella. At age 10, Courtney was tragically killed in an automobile accident by an intoxicated driver in April of 2008. “Courtney was a gifted and creative performer,” said Bella. “Courtney had an innate creative spirit and entertained those around her, whether it was with her pen, brush, instrument or dance.”  The name of the foundation was inspired by a poem Courtney wrote just weeks before her death. 


Park Lawn Elementary School – Principal Jennifer Jones. New iPad and green screen to be used for Park Lawn video productions.

Grant: $1,400

Silver Lake Intermediate School – Principal Ellyn Helberg, Construction of an outdoor theatre at SLI.

Grant: $2,500

Silver Lake Intermediate & Nature Hill Intermediate Schools – Susan Ohm and Wendy Matzen. Replacing district-owned instruments to be used in school band programs.

Grant: $3,500 for each school, total $7,000          

Nature Hill Intermediate School - Beth Kauffeld. iPads to be used by the choral group at NHI – includes 3 iPads, Apple Care Plans and Otterbox cases

Grant: $2,000

Oconomowoc High School - Jen Mortensen & Stephanie Leonard-Witte. OHS Players “Fund the Fringe,” to fund 1 male and 1 female student travel costs to Scotland to perform at the Fringe Festival.

Grant: $4,000

Oconomowoc High School - Brock Rumohr. New kiln to be used by the OHS Art Department.

Grant: $8,000

“On behalf of the school board, our faculty and our students, we want to thank Brad and the board for their support of the arts at OASD and the generosity of the Imagine a Day Foundation,” said Roger Rindo, Ed.D., OASD Superintendent.

Thank you!