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Foundation Trustee Liesel Brown presents Central School Differentiation Specialist, Bonny Skutch with her 2016 Spring Gripp Grant.

Spring 2016 Gripp Grants Awarded!

  The District 39 Educational Foundation is thrilled to announce its Spring 2016 Gripp Grants and proud to distribute $12,502 to 3 D39 schools and the District's Office of Curriculum and Instruction. Mobile learning in the Learning Commons (Harper):  This grant will purchase two items to help with innovative learning in the new Harper Learning Commons. ... <more>

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2016 Distinguished Citizen Award Reception

The District 39 Educational Foundation is honored to bestow its ninth Distinguished Citizen Award on Keating Crown. Keating is a graduate of D39 schools, a survivor of the 9/11 tragedy, a real estate developer, and a passionate leader dedicated to rebuilding and revitalizing communities.  His work on the 9/11 memorial in New York City and on The 606-Bloomingdale... <more>

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Math In The Real World 2015

Who Done It?  On March 12th students from WJHS attended a fascinating presentation by a Wilmette resident, who also happens to be a Special Agent in the FBI.  He talked about all the ways that he, as a Field Agent, and other FBI employees use math to run the bureau.  Students learned how to use... <more>

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Spring 2015 Gripp Grants Awarded

The 2015 Spring round of Gripp Grants were awarded on March 26th. This grant cycle the Foundation approved four grants for projects at four different schools. 8th grade teachers Beth Kalish and Beth Cummo will pilot transforming a classroom at WJHS into a flexible learning space. Node desks with swivel seats and built-in stands for tablets,... <more>

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Science Olympiad Success!

A letter from the Science Olympiad coaches… The Science Olympiad Regional competition was the weekend of March 21st at Oakton Community College.  We are very proud of our Varsity and JV teams!  They have demonstrated the Characteristics of Successful Learners in new ways. Thinking Interdependently:  The students formed new partnerships and learned how to work together in new... <more>

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3rd Annual Trivia Night has a winner!

On Saturday, February 7th, 2015 over 200 friends, neighbors, and trivia buffs formed teams and came to the Woman’s Club of Wilmette dressed according to their own creative theme.   The Disgraced Olympians, Trivia Gods, The Love Boat, Wilmette Monopoly, and Retro Bowlers were just some of the teams that competed. After displaying impressive knowledge of random facts  in 7 rounds of trivia, the winner... <more>

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Fall 2014 Gripp Grants Awarded

The Foundation awarded 5 Gripp Grants this fall, totaling over $4,100. The 4th grade teachers at Romona will purchase automobile artifacts for students to examine during their inventions study using the 5 lenses of the new social studies curriculum. Romona's Early Childhood Evaluation Team received a grant to create 3 new play scheme boxes to... <more>

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