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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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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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Foundation’s SAM Arts Fund Sponsored WJHS Art Show for “Empowered to Be Yourself” Creative Self Portraiture Photography Project

  On June 4th, WJHS students displayed creative self portrait photographs at a public art show and wowed viewers with their captivating images. They should all be very proud! The D39 Educational Foundation's SAM Arts Fund sponsored the project for WJHS students. The idea behind the photography project was to engage students creatively and thoughtfully. Using photography... <more>

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Wilmette Pub Crawl Success Leads to $4,070 Gift to Foundation

The Wilmette Pub Crawl on Thursday, May 16th was a great success with perfect weather this year! It was be a fun night to meet friends and enjoy Wilmette dining and bar establishments. Many thanks to the Wilmette Pub Crawl founders, Ted Zaller and Peter Lipsey, for the $4,070 gift they bestowed upon the D39 Educational Foundation. We... <more>

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Dr. Michelle Larson, President & CEO of The Adler Planetarium, Shares Love of Space With WJHS Students At Math In The Real World Presentation

Space is freaking awesome! This year’s Math in the Real World speaker was Dr. Michelle Larson, President and CEO of The Adler Planetarium. While in her 20’s, Dr. Larson didn’t come to the realization that “space is freaking awesome” until she literally looked up and saw the moon through her binoculars. The stunning details visible... <more>

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