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Two Spring 2019 Gripp Grants Awarded

Cheri Bridge and Jill Forti, Technology Specialists at WJHS, were awarded a grant to purchase 29 MERGE cubes to support the initiation of the D39 Augmented Reality program, which builds upon the existing Virtual Reality program. MERGE cubes allow students to visualize complex systems by turning 3D models into a virtual object that students can... <more>

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The February 2018 Science Olympiad Open House

Busy Science Olympiad Open House February 23rd Intrigues Attendees

Prospective students and families of current students gathered to see what 5th - 8th grade Highcrest Middle School and WJHS Science Olympiad students have learned and created since their courses began in December 2018.  Studies including Mystery Architecture, Elastic Launched Gliders, Disease Detectives, Anatomy & Physiology, Roller Coasters, and more were highlighted.             Click the link to... <more>

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Trivia Night 2018 Was Fun For All!

For the 7th year of Trivia Night, we changed up a lot, but made sure the fun was amped up as well! A new location at St. Joseph School created a different atmosphere. Sporcle Trivia Master and Jeopardy Champion Seth Wilson led the 19 teams through new types of trivia rounds requiring point wagering and strategy.... <more>

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$15,415 Awarded for Four Fall 2018 Gripp Grants!

Four Gripp Grants were awarded on November 14th for the Fall 2018 grant season. Jeneane Pence, Highcrest PE teacher, was awarded a grant for 30 Zone watches to assist students with heart rate monitoring during PE activities. Students will get accurate, real time feedback while still active to help them make a connection between their intensity... <more>

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We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

It's hard for us to believe we've been part of the District 39 community since 1993. Our mission continues to be: Promote educational innovation and excellence Support educators as they raise their aspirations for educational programs Increase students' global awareness and understanding of human diversity Expand opportunities for students to fulfill their varied interests &... <more>

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2017 Fashion Show

Our First Fashion Show Evening Was A Fun Event

The weather was blustery, but the fashions on the runway and at the vendors were hot! Patrons scooped up great gifts for those on their holiday lists and for themselves. Friends gathered to socialize and to help one another pick up items on trend! 15% of all sales went back to the Foundation and will... <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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Dr. Peter Ower celebrates his Gripp Grant

Foundation Awards Three Spring 2018 Grants

The District 39 Educational Foundation announced 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 9 grants and... <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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