2017 Wish List Items Granted

Wish List 2017

The Norwalk Student Education Foundation just awarded over $14,000 to 28 teachers in the Norwalk School District. Each of these teachers submitted a wish list item they thought would benefit their students or the district as a whole.

NSEF was able to provide funding for the following wish list items:

  • New set furnishings for the High School drama department
  • Scholastic magazine subscription for one year to Eastview classroom
  • Brainpop Jr magazine subscription for one year to Lakewood classroom
  • Multiple iPad requests for various classrooms to benefit several age levels
  • Roller desk chairs for Middle School classroom
  • Classroom supplies (markers, pens, notecards, etc) for Middle School classroom
  • Alternative seating options for Lakewood classroom
  • Books to begin building a professional library for Middle School staff
  • Water bottles for all incoming third grade students
  • Graphing calculators for High School math class
  • Exercise balls for alternative seating in Lakewood classroom
  • Lego sets to promote STEM thinking and creative outlet for elementary students
  • Photography Light Studio / GoPro for 9th – 12th grade class
  • IMAX show for Lakewood field trip to Science Center
  • New playground balls for all grade levels
  • Classroom set of Scholastic Action Magazine for Eastview classroom
  • Wireless microphone for Lakewood classroom
  • Two tri-pods for Lakewood classroom camera
  • Updated tabletop items for the HS Warrior Café
  • Quality color printer for HS students to present portfolios to clients and for post-graduation needs
  • Osmo games to improve coding skills
  • High-quality non-fiction mentor text sets for cross-curricular units
  • Middle School teacher to attend a tech conference
  • Classroom set of Scholastic News issues to share with partner teacher in Lakewood classroom
  • Professional books to add to teacher library
  • First Team Challenge Robotics Club startup at High School level

As you can see, the foundation was able to fulfill a variety of requests impacting countless students and subject matter.

The Norwalk Student Education Foundation relies on donations from our supporters so that we can in turn give back to the teachers and students of the Norwalk community school district. Your contributions to the foundation allow our district to reach beyond budget limitations and provide further educational opportunities for our students.

The Norwalk Student Education Foundation and Norwalk Community School District would like to extend our thanks once more to our donors and advocates. We appreciate your continued support!

If you are interested in learning more about our foundation or your donation options, please contact us today!

NSEF Auction Winners’ Progressive Dinner

“A Norwalkian View of Des Moines”

Sponsored by Cheryl & Chris Hochstein and Tammy & Troy Randall

Group 1

The 1st stop of this progressive dinner was hors d’oeuvres hosted by Gary and Diane Ellis with special appearance by Norwalk Superintendent DT Magee. 

Group + DT

The group played a Norwalk Trivia game. The winners were awarded a Norwalk tumbler; runners-up received a corporate giveaway water bottle; and last place received a red solo cup.

Cup Prizes

Ridge Group

Echo Valley was the dinner host location with a stop along the way for a picture.

Dinner + Swag

Guests received a complimentary “swag bag.”


After a quick stop at the Capitol in the fog, dessert with a view was at Sam and Gabe’s downtown location.

Sam & Gabe's

Group T-shirts

I think it’s safe to say fun was had by all!



Click here to purchase tickets to the event.  Must be 21 to attend. 

Boomin Education Graphic

Come join us for a night of food, fun, and fundraising for our school district!

This year is an 80’s theme…so dust off the Aqua Net and pull out those neon legwarmers and come dressed in your favorite 80’s gear.

Click here to purchase tickets to the event.  Must be 21 to attend.  Dinner, drinks, and dancing, as well as silent and live auction items throughout the evening. We can’t wait to see you there!

Please contact us at NorwalkSEF@gmail.com with any questions.

NMS Garden Club Update

NSEF was able to award the Norwalk Middle School Garden Club a $500 grant to obtain garden supplies, and just look at the growth!  They have been able to take four large loads to the Norwalk Food Pantry so far this year.  The students have enjoyed learning about the art of gardening and seeing the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor come to life!