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Foundation Awards Two Spring Gripp Grants Totaling $15,519

  Two Spring Gripp Grants totaling $15,519 were awarded to 12 teachers across all four elementary schools and will benefit students from our earliest learners in the Lechner Early Education Program (LEEP) through fourth grade. The grants address both the need for kids to move their bodies in new and innovative ways, as well as... <more>

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Taste of Wilmette

This year a portion of proceeds from the Taste of Wilmette sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce were donated to the D39 Educational Foundation. Wilmette's vibrant restaurants, food markets and caterers were showcased. Those who attended enjoyed a wide array of delicious food, wine & craft beer, live music, a business expo, raffles and fashion... <more>

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Members of the Foundation presented the second $55,000 check to the Board of Education on February 25, 2014.

Check presentation to BOE

Foundation trustees presenting the second $55,000 check from the Inspiring Scientists Fund to District 39 Superintendent, Dr. Ray Lechner and WJHS science teachers Debbie Clark and Steve Galligan on February 25, 2014. <more>

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Central School 2014 Gripp Grant

Foundation Trustee Tracy Peacock awarding Central School Librarian Barbara Ungar with a Gripp Grant to pilot the initial phase of the first innovative space in D39 where 21st Century collaborative learning can take place.   <more>

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Best In Show: The Minions - Andy Geier, Shannon Geier, Lisa Albrighton, John Albrighton, Dan Braband, Libby Braband, Lara Waechtler, Paul Waechtler

Trivia Night Best in Show

The Foundation held its second annual Trivia Night, Feb. 8 at the Wilmette Masonic Temple. Twenty-two teams competed in nine rounds of trivia with the “Best in Show” winners The Minions proving to be a dress-up success. <more>

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