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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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Support the Educational Foundation every time you make a purchase on AmazonSmile. Select the Foundation as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the Foundation. So simple, so easy! Thank you! <more>

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Amazon Smile supports the Educational Foundation

Support the Educational Foundation every time you make a purchase on AmazonSmile. Select the Foundation as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the Foundation. So simple, so easy! To support the Foundation #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3898080 for your Amazon purchases. <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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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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