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Foundation Ends School Year Strong With Three Spring 2018 Grants

The District 39 Educational Foundation is pleased to announce 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... <more>

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Wilmette Pub Crawl

Join us to raise funds while raising a glass at  the 2018 Wilmette Pub Crawl  Thursday, May 17th   7PM - Midnight A portion of the proceeds from the Wilmette Pub Crawl  will be donated to the D39 Educational Foundation.  EARLY BIRD TICKETS $15 till MAY 1st! $20 from May 2nd-16th $25 day of event BUY TICKETS TODAY! Meet friends and support these Wilmette businesses while... <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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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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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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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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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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