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February 6th Virtual Family Bingo Night…Purchase tickets now!

Need something different to do at home on a winter Saturday night? Join the D39 Educational Foundation from 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, for a virtual Family Bingo Night! We’ll recreate this popular event over Zoom, but the fun — and the prizes — will be REAL! Register at http://d39foundation.org/family-bingo-night-order-form/ . A $10 registration gets you the... <more>

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The Silver Lining Project: Celebrating the Unexpected & Rewarding moments During Covid-19.

The District 39 Educational Foundation presents The Silver Lining Project:  Celebrating the Unexpected & Rewarding moments During Covid-19. 2020-21 is a school year we will not soon forget. But from every cloud comes a silver lining. Please share a photograph, drawing, painting, poem or audio file, that expresses your student’s unexpected and rewarding moments during COVID-19 by Friday, February... <more>

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Gripp Grants Enable New Ways to Experience the Digital World

Thanks to a D39 Educational Foundation Gripp Grant, we have brought innovative technology to our schools, allowing students to imagine and create in a three-dimensional world. Apps such as Tinkercad and CoSpaces empower kids to design and interact with structures and spaces using virtual modeling and programming. Merge Cubes bring augmented reality to the classroom by letting students hold virtual... <more>

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Fall 2020 Gripp Grant Awarded to Romona!

Kristin Johnson, Early Childhood LBS teacher, Elizabeth Foley, Early Childhood LBS teacher, Stacy Levine, Kindergarten teacher (Romona), Kristen Olsen, Comprehensive LBS (Romona), Stephanie Boron, Early Childhood SLP, Cindy Anderson, Principal (Romona), Lisa Anderson, Assistant Principal (Romona), and Amanda Barton, Early Childhood Coordinator, received a grant to build an all-seasons outdoor classroom to be used by... <more>

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Gripp Grants Making It Easier for Students to Stay in Shape! 

We are all motivated by the electronification of mileage trackers and step counters, and now, thanks to a D39 Educational Foundation Gripp Grant, students are able to track their Mileage Club progress through the innovative StrideTrack software. The card scanning system maximizes efficiency for educators, allowing for better reporting and the ability to create achievement... <more>

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Gripp Grants Fuel Innovation and Creative Learning

With mandatory masking and social distancing altering classroom structure, teachers are looking for new ways to engage students. Thanks to a District 39 Educational Foundation Gripp Grant, our four elementary schools are making great use of the QBall, a throwable, foam-covered, wireless microphone used in classrooms. Teachers use the Qball to amplify their own voices... <more>

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