Who we are
The Johnston Community School Foundation is a nonprofit organization led by a volunteer board
of directors whose members are dedicated to enhancing our childrenís educational experience.
Board members come from all walks of life but all share a common thread: All are parents of
current, former, or future students in the Johnston Community School District.
The mission of the Johnston Community School Foundation is to raise funds to provide grants
for our educators in support of our students and schools to promote educational excellence.
What We Do
The Foundation facilitates funding of creative projects and ideas to promote academic
achievement. We fund projects in our schools that otherwise may never happen.
The Foundation supports academics, special needs, and the arts and seeks to enhance the
education experience in each of our schools, across all grade levels.
We award grants that support classroom instruction by providing much needed resources to
educators in our schools. Grand funds benefit our students directly and stay in our community.
The Foundation also recognizes Johnstonís outstanding educators and students with special
recognition and awards.
In addition, the Foundation provides a framework for one-time gifts and long-term giving from
local businesses, community residents, and alumni.
The Johnston Community School Foundation has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in
funding to Johnston educators since 2001. Your support of the Foundation is an investment in
our children and our community. Here are a few examples of what your support can accomplish:
∑ Improving communication skills, reading comprehension and fluency and math skills utilizing
iPads and iPods - Beaver Creek Elementary
∑ Increase literacy skills by providing appropriate leveled books to elementary students -
Timber Ridge Elementary
∑ Providing new and refurbished band instruments - All Elementary Schools
∑ Build literacy skills and improve listening for struggling readers, special-need students and
English-language learners with audiobook reading technology - Summit Middle School
∑ Increase seventh grade math skills and allow students to actively construct meaning for
math concepts utilizing graphing calculators - Summit Middle School
∑ Increase studentís scientific knowledge through participation in the Science Olympiad -
Johnston Middle School
∑ Increase ninth grade reading skills by providing current, high interest reading material to
encourage non-proficient readers to get involved and excited about reading - Johnston Middle
∑ Enhance reading, research and technology skills with unlimited access to reference material
- Johnston Middle School
∑ Improve auditorium sound and lighting to enhance all music and theatre performances and
enable students to develop expertise - Johnston High School
∑ Recognize studentsí distinguished volunteer service through the Silver Cord Award program -
Johnston High School