National Teachers Appreciation ( TEACHERS TAKE A LOOK!!)


May 8th through May 12th is the official National Teachers Appreciation week. We are happy to reach out to our educators and thank them for their love, dedication, and belief in all of our children.

Below are two fabulous examples of celebration from our friend and partner, Leni Dietrich of Seton Catholic Schools, and long-time supporters of Milwaukee Succeeds, the Greater Milwaukee Committee and Herb Kohl Philanthropies. I'm sure we all agree these are beautiful ways of celebrating our educators and hope that it inspires you to reach out and do the same!

Thank you, teachers, for all you do to ensure our children succeed!




1 Corinthians 16:14

Good morning!

Are you ready to bring the JOY today for your students and colleagues?

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for creating a warm and joyful classroom for your students. Some are fortunate to receive great care at home, but many do not — and we have an obligation to ensure the time they spend within our walls is loving and inspiring.

I also appreciate how so many of you show your love through high expectations and rigorous instruction. The world around us seems to accelerate more each second and our students deserve to be prepared for a great high school, college and career.

And thank you for embracing collaboration this year. Caring for your colleagues, sharing advice and resources and working together as a school team are critical habits of effective and professional teachers. We will go far with our students by working together.

Thank you,


Leni Dietrich
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Seton Catholic Schools

Attention Wisconsin Teachers:

A very special announcement for you and your classrooms!!!

Today, Monday, May 8th 2017, to celebrate the hard work and important contributions of teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, Herb Kohl announced additional support for Wisconsin teachers who post their classroom projects on the education crowdfunding site Herb Kohl Philanthropies will provide $500,000 in support for Wisconsin classrooms in the form of a dollar-for-dollar match toward Wisconsin's classroom requests.These resources are being donated to thank teachers for making a positive impact on the lives of Wisconsin youth.

With a matching grant, Herb Kohl Philanthropies hopes to leverage the generosity of individual donors, turning their $500,000 commitment into $1M worth of direct classroom supplies and educational materials. "As the school year winds down, we hope this offer to match donations will kick-start teachers' plans for next school year and inspire more individuals to support the people doing the one job that makes all other jobs possible - our teachers," said Herb Kohl.

"Teachers are invited to post projects, and people across the state are invited to show appreciation to our Wisconsin teachers, classrooms and students," said Kohl, adding, "Together, let's double the volume of projects that will benefit education in Wisconsin."

On, teachers post projects requesting materials and experiences they need for their classrooms, and donors in Wisconsin and across the country support the projects that inspire them.

Starting this week, all Wisconsin projects live on as well as new ones posted after today will be funded dollar-for-dollar until the $1M goal is reached.

Teachtown MKE thanks Herb Kohl Philanthropies for supporting and encouraging teachers, and for this generous donation to Wisconsin classrooms! Click here for more coverage on this amazing effort!

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week everyone!


Teachtown MKE

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