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Tickets On Sale For Our 10 Every Day Heroes Event

We are celebrating our 10th Distinguished Citizen award year with a special award honoring “10 Every Day Heroes” of the District 39 community.  These staff members will be recognized for touching the lives of many and having a lasting impact on our school community. They are crossing guards, custodians, front desk staff, cooks, PE teachers and... <more>

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10 Every Day Heroes

Tickets now on sale for our 10 Every Day Heroes event on Thursday, April 27, 6-8pm at the Kenilworth Club.  Please join us as we honor these remarkable District 39 staff members. <more>

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ComedySportz Improv Teaches Students Life Skills

On March 9th and 10th Highcrest Middle School 6th graders were treated to an afternoon of improv games.  The goal of this Foundation Fine Arts Committee project was to provide students with an opportunity to work on skills of presence, owning your own communication, and supporting your partner. These skills are critical in school and in life. Students learned... <more>

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Science Olympiad Open House Wows!

Science Olympiad Open House Wows! Over 50 families joined Science Olympiad students and teachers at the program Open House on Saturday, February 25th.  All of the courses from Food Science to Crime Busters to Bottle Rockets to Hovercraft and more were represented. Students proudly displayed the work they completed during the courses. Current HMS and WJHS students... <more>

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Trivia Night 2017 Was Fun For All!

Trivia Night 2017 was full of tricky questions, amazing costumes, intense competition and fun all around!  Special guest Wilmette native, local baseball star, and former White Sox player Michael Huff from the Bulls/Sox Academy threw out some challenging questions during the auction round.  Parents Against Humanity pulled ahead during the last round to win the trophy!  Congrats to The... <more>

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Fall 2016 Gripp Grants Awarded!

The Foundation approved two Gripp Grants for the Fall 2016 grant cycle. Breakout EDU boxes (All four elementary schools): This grant will provide Breakout EDU boxes which are designed to teach critical thinking, teamwork, and complex problem solving. Similar to the popular live-experience Escape Rooms that are popping up all over the country, students will... <more>

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Bingo Night

What a fun night of BINGO! Thank you to all of the families that attended this fall fundraiser. The kids had a ball, lots of prizes were won and lots of candy was eaten! Money raised will go to funding Gripp Grants. <more>

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Science Olympiad Registration is now OPEN.

Please REGISTER HERE for 2016-2017 Science Olympiad enrichment courses. Courses fill quickly, so don't delay. Courses will be held at Highcrest and WJHS and are available to all 5th - 8th grade D39 students. A course list and schedule can be found HERE. If you have any questions about the Science Olympiad non-competitive, enrichment program please send us an email... <more>

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Family Bingo Night

SOLD OUT! Friday, October 7, 2016 is Family Bingo Night in Wilmette. Doors will open at the Masonic Lodge at 6pm, Bingo starts at 6:30pm. This is a great family event with a fun night of Bingo, food and prizes. The funds raised will support the Foundation's Gripp Grant Program.  <more>

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2016 “Attire to Inspire” Fashion Show

It was a great event! On Thursday, September 22 The Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette was a shopping destination! Thank you to all who attended the Foundation's fall fashion show and luncheon. It was a huge success and a fun ladies-day-out. Almost 200 women shopped, dined and saw some of the latest fall fashions at this... <more>

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SPECIAL PARENT NIGHT: The Mindset Revolution

Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset The Educational Foundation and Wilmette Public Schools District 39 hosted a special Parent Night on Thursday, September 29, at WJHS. Dr. Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education & Co-Founder of YouCubed at Stanford University and Cathy Williams, Co-Founder & Executive Director of YouCubed at Stanford University discussed what it means to teach... <more>

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