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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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Best in Show Winners -- The Feral Ferrells

Trivia Night 2018 Was Fun For All!

Trivia Night 2018 was a fabulous success as a Foundation fundraiser and a night of fun for those attending! Costumes were clever, questions were tricky, raffle prizes were fantastic, and the new photo booth was a hit.     [caption id="attachment_4953" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Nineinsteins[/caption]     [caption id="attachment_4963" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bubba's Barnyard[/caption]         [caption id="attachment_4960" align="alignleft" width="300"] Team Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Price[/caption]               We... <more>

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The February 2018 Science Olympiad Open House

Science Olympiad Students Impress All At Open House

The Science Olympiad Open House was a creative and educational flurry of activity on Saturday morning, February 24th.  Students from this year's courses featuring Hovercraft, Roller Coasters, Battery Buggies, Thermodynamics, Disease Detectives and more displayed their learnings and creations. Over 75 people including current HMS and WJHS students joined D39 elementary school students and families to... <more>

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Katherine Robinson is excited about her Gripp Grant

Six Fall 2017 Gripp Grants Awarded in November!

Six Gripp Grants were funded for the 2017 Fall grant cycle: Mayaan Sloane and Samantha Sutton, Highcrest Technology Innovation Specialists, were granted the purchase of video and recording equipment to transition the weekly WHMS News into a live student written, directed and executed broadcast. Currently only two students per homeroom participate in the broadcast creation and... <more>

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Family Bingo Night 2017

2017 Bingo Night Packed The Masonic Lodge With Families!

Our 4th annual Family Bingo Night on Friday, October 20th filled the Wilmette Masonic Lodge with families and fun!  After many rounds with multiple winners of all ages, w ended the night with a round of blackout for $100 in cash! Thank you to The Noodle and JP McCarthy's for providing delicious salads and pizza for the... <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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Trustees Margie Karabas and Tracy Peacock award Meghan Espinoza her Gripp Grant

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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