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Family & Community Engagement

How Organizations and Businesses Can Support AASD Schools

The Appleton Area School District thrives on community support. Our schools aim to provide a high-quality education that prepares students for a successful future. Organizations and businesses play a crucial role in this mission by contributing resources, time, and expertise.

Here's how you can support the Appleton Area Schools and make a lasting impact on the lives of students.

In-Kind & Monetary Donations

In-kind donations are a valuable way to provide resources directly to students and teachers. Consider donating:

  • Supplies: Provide classroom supplies
  • Food and Clothing: Donate food for school events or clothing for students in need
  • Donations: Another way to contribute in a meaningful way is through a financial contribution. You can do this through the Appleton Education Foundation

Volunteer Your Time and Expertise

Volunteering allows you to engage directly with students and make a personal impact. Opportunities include:

  • Mentorship Programs: Mentor students in areas such as career development, college preparation, or personal growth.
  • Classroom Assistance: Help teachers in the classroom with activities, tutoring, or administrative tasks.
  • Guest Speaking: Share your expertise by speaking to classes about your industry, career path, or life experiences.
Partnerships & Collaborations

Forming strategic partnerships with Appleton Area Schools can lead to mutually beneficial outcomes. Consider collaborating on:

  • Internships and Job Shadowing: Provide students with real-world experience through internships or job shadowing opportunities.
  • Joint Projects: Work on projects that align with both your organization's goals and the school's educational objectives.
  • Educational Programs: Develop educational programs or workshops that enhance the school curriculum.

Current High Need Items

  • Large Backpacks
  • Pencil Boxes & Zipper Pouches
  • Colored Pencils and Markers
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Sharpies
  • Pens
  • Loose Leaf Paper (Wide Ruled & College Ruled)
  • Spiral Notebooks (Wide Ruled & College Ruled)

Supporting the Appleton Area School District is an investment in the future of our community.

By contributing your resources, time, and expertise, you help create an enriching educational environment that fosters student success. Join us in our mission to empower every student to reach their full potential.

For more information on how you can get involved, please contact us.


Jessica Pena-O'Connell
Administrative Assistant
Family and Community Engagement
(920) 852-5335 ext. 64010

Julie Bargholtz
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator
(920) 852-5335

The Family & Community Engagement Office is located within the AASD Welcome Center, 2701 N. Oneida St, Suite C3, Appleton, WI 54911.