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Students learn about Math In The Real World

Patent attorney Greg Mayer spoke to WJHS students on April 4th about the interesting ways he has used math throughout his professional career.  He recounted how math helped him contest a lawsuit involving a medical device patent, calculate the stress concentration in the vicinity of rivets in F-15 aircraft structures, and write a patent directed... <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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Science Olympiad Open House Wows!

Science Olympiad Open House Wows! Over 50 families joined Science Olympiad students and teachers at the program Open House on Saturday, February 25th.  All of the courses from Food Science to Crime Busters to Bottle Rockets to Hovercraft and more were represented. Students proudly displayed the work they completed during the courses. Current HMS and WJHS students... <more>

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Trivia Night 2017 Was Fun For All!

Trivia Night 2017 was full of tricky questions, amazing costumes, intense competition and fun all around!  Special guest Wilmette native, local baseball star, and former White Sox player Michael Huff from the Bulls/Sox Academy threw out some challenging questions during the auction round.  Parents Against Humanity pulled ahead during the last round to win the trophy!  Congrats to The... <more>

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Trivia Night Fun For All!

2017 Trivia Night winners: the Parents Against Humanity team of Ashish & Christine Shah, Natasha & Craig Miller, Carrie Dolan, Mark Pellegrino, Amy & Josh Yulish, and Julie & Edwin Bender   <more>

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Tickets On Sale For Our 10 Every Day Heroes Event

We are celebrating our 10th Distinguished Citizen award year with a special award honoring “10 Every Day Heroes” of the District 39 community.  These staff members will be 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, PE teachers and... <more>

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Fall 2016 Gripp Grants Awarded!

The Foundation approved two Gripp Grants for the Fall 2016 grant cycle. Breakout EDU boxes (All four elementary schools): This grant will provide Breakout EDU boxes which are designed to teach critical thinking, teamwork, and complex problem solving. Similar to the popular live-experience Escape Rooms that are popping up all over the country, students will... <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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