Welcome, Jennifer!

The executive committee of the Austin Public Education Foundation would like to announce that Jennifer Boysen has been hired as the new Executive Director effective September, 2021. Jennifer is originally from St. Paul, MN. She met her husband, Bryan (an Austin native and AHS Class of 1997 Grad), in Winona and made Austin her homeContinue reading “Welcome, Jennifer!”

The Results Are In!

The 2021 Packer Classic was a rousing success this past Monday at the Austin Country Club. 25 teams came together for a beautiful afternoon of golfing in support of education and Austin Public Schools. When planning this event, many of the COVID restrictions were still in place, so we needed to forego our usual dinnerContinue reading “The Results Are In!”

2020 Eberhart Poetry Contest Winners

The 2020 Eberhart Night of Poetry was not able to be held in a face-to-face setting this year, but a virtual celebration has been made.¬† All 22¬†finalists made clips of themselves reading their poems and these were put together into a video celebration.¬† All 22 finalists receive a book of poetry courtesy of The FriendsContinue reading “2020 Eberhart Poetry Contest Winners”

2020 – 2021 APEF Grant Recipients

In the midst of a pandemic and navigating the sometimes tumultuous waters of distance learning, it is particularly sweet to be able to award grants to teachers and schools within the Austin Public School District #492. This year, we have had the privilege of receiving funds from the Hirsch Family Foundation. This allows us toContinue reading “2020 – 2021 APEF Grant Recipients”

2019 Distinguished Alumni

The Austin High School Alumni and Friends Association, along with Austin High School, would like to announce the 2019 recipients of its Distinguished Alumni Award.  This award recognizes graduates of Austin High School for outstanding achievements and contributions to society following graduation. It also promotes positive role models for currently enrolled students in Austin School District #492. TheContinue reading “2019 Distinguished Alumni”

Interested in Joining the Board?

It is a balmy summer…. err… fall morning in September and the kids have been back to school for a couple weeks now. As everyone is getting back into their school year routines, so is the Austin Public Education Foundation. We are actively seeking a new member of the foundation board. Board members can expectContinue reading “Interested in Joining the Board?”

Thank you, 2019 Packer Classic Sponsors

Earlier this week, we wrapped up our 22nd annual Packer Classic Golf Fundraiser. It was a hot but breezy day, making it an enjoyable afternoon of golf at the Austin Country Club. We want to extend our gratitude for our sponsors and golfers, particularly for their support of the Austin Public Education Foundation Grants. EachContinue reading “Thank you, 2019 Packer Classic Sponsors”

Sign up for this year’s Packer Classic

The 2019 Packer Classic is open for registration. July 15th, 2019 – Austin Country Club 11:00 AM – Registration opens 11:10 AM – Putting contest begins 11:30 AM – Lunch at your leisure 12:30 PM – Shotgun start 5:30 PM – Light meal, awards presentation Download the registration form below to sign up. Get aContinue reading “Sign up for this year’s Packer Classic”

2019-2020 Educational Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of our 2019-2020 educational grants. These teachers and coaches wrote grants requesting funds for the projects and materials described below: Austin High School Project Grant Writers Approved 9th Grade Reader’s Workshop Libraries Levon Larson, Emily Hovland, & Leslie Leffers $2,000.00 Coding in Math Stations Josephine Winter $931.68Continue reading “2019-2020 Educational Grant Recipients”

2019 Eberhart Poetry Contest Winners

This annual event is in partnership with the Friends of the Austin Public Library, Austin Public Education Foundation, and the Historic Hormel Home. Congratulations to the following prize-winning poets from the 2019 Eberhart Poetry Contest: Carter McRae, Kindergarten – Woodson Kindergarten Center Ayden Keefe, grade 3 – Banfield Elementary School Sawyer Loucks, grade 2 –Continue reading “2019 Eberhart Poetry Contest Winners”