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‘Taste of Wilmette’ to Benefit Educational Foundation

Have fun at the September 27th Taste of Wilmette and help the D39 Educational Foundation. Enjoy food, wine and craft beer tastings from Wilmette's restaurants and specialty markets, including A La Carte Grill. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Foundation! The event will be held Thursday, 9/27 at the Wilmette Golf Club, 5:30-7:30pm. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the... <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 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

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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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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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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