Friend of Education
The Friend of Education award was established as a way to recognize unique contributions by individuals or organizations to the education of the children of Menomonee Falls. Former art educator and administrator, Bill Pierce initiated the award, and former science teacher, Tom Bauer, continued the tradition of the award.
The award is bestowed upon those whose efforts to improve or enhance education within the District were so unique, that if it were not for the individual or organization, the initiative would not have been implemented.
The Friend of Education award recognizes the critical link between the School District of Menomonee Falls, the community, and the many volunteers that serve both.
Artwork from third-grade students has become the trademark of the Friend of Education Award. Each year, third-grade art students create original Busscapes that depict the famous yellow school bus transporting children to school. The artwork is chosen by the art teachers for consideration as a Friend of Education award. The artwork is framed and presented by the student artist to its recipient. Over the years, the Busscapes have found special places in many Menomonee Falls homes and offices.