The Prescott School District was presented with school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year. The purchase was made possible through the 2018 Education Outreach Grant from Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association (WREA), which was matched an additional grant from the River Falls Area Retired Educators’ Association (RFArea REA).
RFArea REA member Patricia Hulne presented the school supplies to Prescott High School counselor Steve Peterson and Student Council members Mallony Boles and Luke Hillman on August 23, 2018. The supplies will be distributed to all of the Prescott schools as needed. The included: 10 calculators, six 12-pack highlighters, 12 composition journals, 21 folders, 3 packages of 30 sharpened pencils, 10 packs of 24 colored pencils, and 14 notebooks.
WREA and its local affiliates are the only retired educator associations that includes all public educator groups—retired teachers, support personnel, administrators, E-C-12, technical colleges, and universities.
WREA’s primary purpose is to watch over the pensions its members have earned over the course of their careers and to preserve public education in Wisconsin.
RFArea REA supports local schools not just in Prescott, but also in River Falls, Hudson, Spring Valley, Ellsworth, Baldwin-Woodville, New Richmond, and Hammond. It also presents two $500 scholarships each year to area graduating seniors.
RFAREA REA meets monthly on the second Thursday at 11am at St Croix Lanes in River Falls from September to May. The group welcomes new members—educators, their spouses, and anyone who is a friend of Wisconsin education.
If you are interested in knowing more about this organization, please call President Roger Hulne at 715-262-5435 or just drop by any monthly meeting.