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Celebrate Our Stars & Pizza Tasting Event (Save the date for next year: Tuesday April 16, 2019!)

April 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

(with Distinguished Teacher Awards)
Recognize the educators and volunteers who help bring our mission to life!

Honor this year’s recipients and enjoy great pizza from local restaurants.

Over 93 compelling nominations were received in January and reviewed by a committee of 3 retired principals. While reading them, we were reminded how amazing our teachers are and how fortunate we are to be part of District 200. Nominations were submitted by parents/guardians, alumni, staff, students or community members.  Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

2018 Distinguished Educator Award Recipients:

Kim Theodore, Hawthorne Elementary

Kimberly Joy Minarich, Monroe Middle School

Michael Neuhaus, Wheaton North High School

Joanna Wsol, Lincoln Elementary

Edilvergel (Edgie) Quetua, Hubble Middle School

Dr. Craig Lawrence, Wheaton Warrenville South H.S.

2018 All-Star Volunteer Recipient:

Barb Marquardt, Fundraising & Swing Fore Student Excellence Committees

2018 Golden Star Award honoring distinguished retired educators:

Chuck Baker, Former Principal Wheaton Central H.S. & Wheaton Warrenville South H.S.

Ralph Heatherington, Former Principal Wheaton North High School


Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Awards presentation at 7:00PM)

Wheaton North H.S. – 701 West Thomas Street, Wheaton (enter through doors #1 and #16.)


Adults & Children (11 yrs+) – $10

Children (ages 3-10) – $6

Family  – $32.00

Children under 2 are Free

Participating Pizza Restaurants (others will be added as confirmed): 
  1. ​​Barone’s
  2. Evviva
  3. ​Gino’s East
  4. Lou Malnati’s
  5. Maciano’s
  6. ​Rosati’s Carol Stream
  7. Rosati’s Warrenville
  8. Stella’s/Fox Bowl
  9. ​​Terrano’s
Corporate Sponsorship
As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to promote your brand to prospective individuals before, during and after the event. The Celebrate Our Stars event has an estimated attendance of 300-350 students, parents, and teachers. In addition, sponsors may receive recognition on our website, social media pages, and in our monthly eNewsletter sent to over 13,000 individuals.  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please go to our Corporate sponsorship package ooutlining benefits and more information.  Please respond by March 21, 2018 to be included on all printed promotional materials. If you reply after that date, you will still receive recognition on our website, social media, and printed materials at the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer at Jennifer.Castino@StudentExcellenceFoundation.org.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors! 

Platinum Sponsor:


Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:










April 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Pamela Paulsen with Student Excellence Foundation


Wheaton North High School
701 West Thomas Street
Wheaton, 60187
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