Teacher Support

Mini Grants

Mini Grants

Mini Grants

Minigrants are cash awards funded to educators for innovative and creative classroom and professional development projects. Applications are due in September, and winners are announced via the “WEP Surprise Patrol”. For more information, click on the grant application below.

    • support educators in WCPS.
    • will be awarded on a competitive basis to educators for worthy projects that show the promise of benefiting students and improving educational performance.
    • should not be used to supplant state, local, or federal dollars already available to schools.
    • are a one-time allocation with no adjustments or recurring expenses.
    • shall become the property of WCPS and must stay in the school for which the grant was written.

If it involves technology, it must be reviewed with a WCPS technician/technology facilitator to ensure that the purchase will be compatible with and is supported by district and individual school technologies.

Minigrant Application

Partnership Managers

Partnership Managers

Partnership Managers

Big Heart Big Possibilities is a program designed to help provide communication between schools, and between the schools and the community, about needs.

Needs are identified by the schools and shared on the Facebook Page. WEP works with donors to transport items.

Partnership Managers are representatives from each school. They post to the page and are the point of contact for needs.

Do you want to donate?
Gently used or new items are welcome. Teachers are so resourceful and they can re-purpose almost anything. Email [email protected] for more information.

Unfortunately we cannot use:

  • Technology—unless it is new
  • Furniture
  • Large office items
Teacher Celebrations

Teacher Celebrations

Teacher Celebrations

WEP partners with WCS to provide several annual celebrations for our awesome teachers. 

TOY/POY Celebration 

WEP helps coordinate and host the annual TOY/POY celebration and we provide cash gifts for the winners. Board Members also are included in the selection process. 

The TOY Luncheon 

This is a special time where we honor our Teachers of the Year with goodies and a fun bonding experience. 

Beginning Teachers (BT’s) 

Board members send encouraging messages throughout the year to our new teachers. We also host a mid-year party. 

BT Graduation Celebration 

Hard work and lots of dedication is celebrated at the BT Graduation Celebration. Teachers who have completed their first three years enjoy a fun packed event with WEP board members. 

WEP is able to provide support because of generous gifts made each year by in-vestments from businesses, individuals, and grants with the shared understanding that public education is central to a vibrant and healthy community.