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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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Foundation Awards Over $17,000 In Spring Gripp Grants!

Five Spring 2020 Gripp Grants totaling $17,104 were awarded to 12 teachers, positively impacting students and inspiring learners at each of the District 39’s six schools. Bonny Skutch, Differentiation Specialist Teacher at Central, received a grant to bring Tang Math ‘Math Mania Days’ to each of the District 39 schools, which will be co-funded by the... <more>

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There Was Lots To Share And Learn At LAB39 Open House

Current students, prospective students and community members gathered at the WJHS Cafeteria on Saturday, February 22nd to see what LAB39 students had been doing since December. They were amazed at all they saw! Highcrest Middle School and WJHS 5th-8th grade students excitedly showed off what they'd built, activities they'd done, and lessons they'd learned! Course leaders were also... <more>

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Trivia Night 2020 Was A Fun Fundraiser For All!

The District 39 community never fails to impress with their clever Trivia Night team themes and costumes as well as their amazing trivia skills! This proved true again at our 8th annual Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, February 1st at St. Joseph School in Wilmette. Congratulations to "And Now For Something Completely Trivial" -- 2020 Trivia... <more>

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“Attire to Inspire” Fashion Show Wowed The Crowd!

Our sixth annual "Attire to Inspire Fashion Show" was standing room only at the Westmoreland Country Club on November 13th.             A new venue provided the setting for some fun twists to this event. Featured fashion ran the gamut from casual to high style. Models were District 39 PTO, PTA and D39 Educational Foundation volunteers. Strutting down... <more>

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