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We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

It's hard for us to believe we've been part of the District 39 community since 1993. Our mission continues to be: Promote educational innovation and excellence Support educators as they raise their aspirations for educational programs Increase students' global awareness and understanding of human diversity Expand opportunities for students to fulfill their varied interests &... <more>

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Our First Fashion Show Evening Was A Fun Event

The weather was blustery, but the fashions on the runway and at the vendors were hot! Patrons scooped up great gifts for those on their holiday lists and for themselves. Friends gathered to socialize and to help one another pick up items on trend! 15% of all sales went back to the Foundation and will... <more>

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Foundation Gifts Pedal Desks to All Highcrest & WJHS Classrooms

Due to the resounding success of Meghan Espinoza's 2017 Gripp Grant for pedal desks in her 6th grade classroom, the D39 Educational Foundation has gifted Highcrest and WJHS up to $5000 to purchase approximately 144 under-desk pedal units to be used in classrooms across the two campuses.  This is approximately two units per homeroom and two... <more>

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Thank you WJHS PTO & Graduating 8th Grade Class

Thank you to the WJHS PTO and the 2017-2018 8th Grade Class for the very generous $3,325 donation. For all who donated to the 8th Grade Graduation Raffle, we appreciate your generous participation. We are honored by this gift and will use it in our Foundation efforts to enhance the educational opportunities for students throughout... <more>

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Foundation Awards Three Spring 2018 Grants

The District 39 Educational Foundation announced that three Gripp Grant's were awarded this spring, totaling a gift of $14,031 to District 39. The Gripp Grants will impact students at Highcrest, Wilmette Junior High and those in the comprehensive needs classrooms throughout the district. Overall the District 39 Educational Foundation had a very robust year awarding 9 grants and... <more>

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Wilmette Pub Crawl

Thank you to the Wilmette Pub Crawl for donating over $3,200 in proceeds to the D39 Educational Foundation. Your support is much appreciated. Thanks also to those who attended the event and made it such a success. <more>

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April 15th “The Princess Bride” Movie Fundraiser Was A Hit!

Our screening of the classic, family movie "The Princess Bride" was a great success! [caption id="attachment_5108" align="alignright" width="300"] Event Chair, Mike Cabonargi, and his sons get ready for the movie.[/caption] Inconceivable? Not all all! The attraction of a movie liked by young and old, interactive audience participation during the showing, a costume contest, and horrible Spring weather combined... <more>

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