Westlake Educational Foundation
Thank You for Supporting Our 2022 Raffle!
We raised close to $27,000 for multiple organizations benefiting all Westlake City Schools’ students.
The Westlake Educational Foundation (WEF) extends sincere thanks to Serpentini Chevrolet of Westlake for generously donating a 2022 Chevy Trax that was raffled for the benefit of Westlake City Schools’ students. The Foundation partnered with the following organizations who donated additional prizes for the drawing and shared in ticket sales proceeds.
WDAB (Westlake Demon Athletic Boosters)
Westlake Music Boosters
Westlake Alumni Association
GRAND PRIZE – 2022 Chevy Trax – Matthew Eck
Raffle winners Matt & Kara Eck get the keys to the 2022 Chevy Trax
Prize #1: WDAB Horns Up!! Basket - Ingrid Adkins
Prize #2: Westlake PTAs “W” Car Wash Bucket - Shelly Benhaddouche
Prize #3: Westlake Alumni Association - $250 cash prize - Leigh Luzar
Prize #4: Westlake Alumni Association - $250 cash prize - Connecting for Kids
Prize #5: Westlake Music Boosters - $200 Learning Express gift card - Rachel Musser
Watch drawing on
(drawing begins at minute 41:55)
Tickets will be processed for raffle submission after payment has been received and posted. Winner must be 18 years of age and an Ohio resident. Winner does not need to be present to win. Winner is responsible for taxes, due at the time vehicle is claimed. Winner must claim the vehicle within 30 days of the raffle drawing. If winner does not claim the vehicle within 30 days of drawing, another raffle ticket will be drawn. The Foundation reserves the right to make the final decision in any dispute. Westlake Educational Foundation board members and their spouses are not eligible to win any of the raffle prizes.
Car Raffle Questions? Email us at WEFRaffle@gmail.com
Thank You For Supporting Our 2021 Raffle!
We raised over $30,000 for multiple organizations benefiting Westlake City Schools’ students.
Raffle winners Joe & Elaine Pavlik get the keys to the 2020 Chevy Trax.
WHO ARE WE?
The Westlake Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that exists to extend enhanced opportunities and experiences to Westlake City Schools students beyond the excellent education offered through the District's traditionally funded programs. Originally founded in 1987, the Foundation offers grant funding to teachers and administrators for innovative and creative endeavors in pursuit of educating for excellence.
The mission of the Westlake Educational Foundation is to enhance educational opportunities and experiences of Westlake City Schools' students in the endeavor to Educate for excellence.
The Westlake Educational Foundation seeks to promote excellence in education through the use of private revenues by focusing on the following objectives:
- To both encourage outstanding academic achievement and provide enhanced learning opportunities to students.
- To encourage and increase local business, civic, and private sector involvement within our school community.
- To encourage creative and innovative educational programs.
Ann Beyer, Foundation Secretary
Craig Catanzarite, Foundation Board Member
Mary Essig, Foundation President
Scott Goggin, WCSD Superintendent and Foundation Chairman
Todd Hopkins, WCSD Treasurer and Ad hoc Foundation Board Member
Joe Kraft, Foundation Board Member
Paul Wilson, WCSD Director of Secondary Education and Foundation Board Member
Paul Nebraska, Foundation Treasurer
FOUNDATION CONTACT INFORMATION
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION?
You are welcome to show your support to our school community by making a general tax-deductible donation to the Foundation. If you would like to make a donation, visit Westlake Educational Foundation Donations.
The Foundation will email you a 501(c)(3) charitable organization receipt and add your name to the donor list.
WHAT GRANTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED?
The Westlake Educational Foundation Awards Grants
in Support of Its Mission
2021 Staff Grant Supports Innovation and Creativity in the Classroom
A group of Westlake Elementary School (WES) teachers wanted to bring creative and innovative learning techniques into the classroom to encourage a mindset of growth and perseverance in students. The Foundation awarded them a grant to purchase KEVA Planks. KEVA Planks are identically sized wood planks that have no glue or connectors.
In the classroom, some of the KEVA Plank challenges include: build the tallest tower with only one plank as the base and build the longest structure hanging off the edge of the table. WES teacher Brandi Mattingly reports that students initially felt tasks were hard or impossible or even unfair when other students were successful, and they were not. Working to change a student’s mindset to one of growth, where they believe in their ability to take on challenging tasks and creatively problem solve with hard work, teamwork and practice, is the goal. As students continue to work with the KEVA Planks, Mattingly has heard them say, “this was hard, but I am glad I tried more strategies”, and “I am going to take a huge risk by trying this”. Mattingly reports, “Overall, students are enjoying the process, resulting in greater risk-taking while designing and building.”