Support LEAF-Text "DANCE" to 40403

The Women's Fund of Central Minnesota is presenting the 2018 Dancing With Our Stars Live on June 18. Even if you can’t attend the performance, please support Randy Warzecha and Lucille Guinta-Bates as they compete with five other dance teams to win up to $15,000 to benefit the LEAF Homeless Student Services Fund. Your donation in support of our dancers is the most important part of their overall score.

The event will be held on Monday, June 18 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph. Click here to learn more.

You can make a donation and show your support for Randy and Lucille today by texting "DANCE" to 40403 and follow the prompts!

LEAF 2018 Spring Grants

The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF) announced the awarding of $ 44,076 during its spring Academic and Activities Funds granting cycle.

Each year, LEAF awards supplemental funding to academic, activities, arts and athletic programming.  Teachers, coaches and advisers submit grant applications for special projects twice during the academic year.  In addition, LEAF makes ticket sales grants to programs from the Night of the Stars Variety Show each spring (view a complete grant history here). Grants awarded this spring included funds for diverse projects including:


  1. $1,250   LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to South Junior High Activities
  2. $3,518   LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to Tech High School Athletics
  3. $1,818   LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to Tech Football
  4. $1,250   LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to Apollo Activities
  5. $1,000   Tech High School Girls Soccer Uniforms
  6. $800      Apollo High School Girls & Boys Cross Country Uniforms
  7. $250      Apollo High School Rock Climbing Club
  8. $950      Apollo High School Swim & Dive Team Warm Ups
  9. $750      Tech Girls Golf Stand Bags
  10. $750      Tech Boys Golf Stand Bags
  11. $1,000    North Junior High VEX Robotics software & equipment
  12. $1,000   Apollo High School Boys Varsity Soccer equipment
  13. $298      Apollo Baseball Jaeger Bands to promote arm strength
  14. $700      Apollo/Tech/St. John’s Prep FIRST Robotics Program expenses
  15. $1,000   North Junior High School FPS/CmPS Competition expenses


  1. $4,761    LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to Chinese/Spanish Immersion Programs
  2. $5,000    LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to Schmitz Scholarship
  3. $580      South Junior High 7th Grade Science Conservation Kit
  4. $550      Talahi Elementary Kindergarten Artist Residency for one week
  5. $500      Kennedy Elementary Therapy Dog visits
  6. $350      McKinley/ALC Science “hands-on” activity
  7. $1,440   North Junior High Inter-disciplinary Unit on Minnesota (speakers/presenters)
  8. $1,900   North Junior High WEB-Where Everybody Belongs-Boomerang Project
  9. $2,500   North Junior High 6th-Grade Field Trip to Mill City Museum
  10. $1,500   South Junior High Zero-Hour Physical Activity Program
  11. $1,100   McKinley/ALC Youth Service Project at VA
  12. $1,000   MAAP STARS Fall Leadership Conference


  1. $3,410   Tech High School Band and Choir
  2. $2160   Apollo High School Choir
  3. $556     Kennedy Choir
  4. $435     South Junior High School

TOTAL 2017-18 GRANTS AS OF 3-20-2018 - $133,591.34

  • $19,750.00    Adopt a Classroom
  • $10,667.00    Fund-A-Need (Learning Renaissance Event.   Talent Development Program)
  • $21,500.00    Fall Cycle I Activities Grants
  • $16,334.00    Spring Cycle II Activities Grants
  • $21,181.00    Spring Cycle II Academic Grants
  • $1,060.00      Academic Fund Contingency Grants (Fall 2017)
  • $4,684.16      PAKRAT Grants
  • $6,561.00      Night of the Stars voucher sales rebates to District programs
  • $13,616.18    Homeless Student Support Services Fund Grants
  • $4,500.00      Activities Participation Fund
  • $6,706.00      Tech Athletics Golf Tourney Returns to Programs
  • $7,032.00      Apollo Activities Golf Tourney Returns to Programs

New PAKRAT Video

A new PAKRAT video has been produced for our Gannett/USA Today grant application that describes the school year and summer program.


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