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2017 Bingo Night is Friday, October 20th, 6-8pm

Get ready for a night of family fun at our 4th annual Family Bingo Night -- Friday, October 20th, 6-8PM at the Wilmette Masonic Lodge (1010 Central Ave.).  Fun for kids of all ages! Food, candy, prizes and more!  Money raised will fund Gripp Grants. Online food sales are now closed, there will be limited availability... <more>

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Foundation Fine Arts Committee Funds Artist-In-Residence for WJHS Workshop

The D39 Educational Foundation and District 39 partnered to host visiting Swiss Artist Verena Brassel May 16 - May 25 at WJHS.  This initiative provided students with an opportunity to make connections across curriculum and explore different world views. The program was financed by the Foundation through the Lydia Martin Memorial Fund. The European artist conducted a workshop... <more>

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10 Every Day Heroes Event Was A Night to Remember!

Our 10 Every Day Heroes Award event was a night to remember.  It was an amazing opportunity to celebrate some special members of the District 39 community.  These staff members were 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,... <more>

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Spring 2017 Gripp Grants Awarded!

The Foundation approved three Gripp Grants for the Spring 2017 grant cycle. Highcrest teacher Meghan Espinoza was awarded a Gripp Grant for a pedal desk test in her classroom.  Pedal desks are a combination of an exercise bike with a desk.  These desks have been shown to increase concentration and productivity for students with sensory... <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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2017 Science Olympiad Open House

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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