Our Impact

The Student Excellence Foundation (Foundation) engages the community to enrich educational opportunities for District 200 students with:

  • Student Excellence Grantsfostering innovation in the classroom.
  • Future-ready learning resources, stimulating creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration.
  • STEM materials (science, technology, engineering, and math), offering hands-on activities which allow students to retain more of what they are taught.
  • Enrichment opportunities, such as educational events or programs.
  • Distinguished Teacher Awards for educators who personify educational excellence in the classroom.

Combining the above initiatives with a quality District 200 education, motivates students to excel and “reach for the stars!”



Donations during 2016-2017
During the 2016-17 school year, the Foundation has contributed over $16,000 worth of new programs,materials and resources to District 200 teachers and students.

You can see highlights from the 2015-16 school year in our Annual Report.

Student Impact
The Foundation awarded Student Excellence Grants totaling $208,000 between 2004 - December 2016. Many of those materials can be used for multiple years and will benefit future students coming into those classrooms. 

Read some of our success stories and how excited our grant recipients are.

The Foundation also contributed an additional $30,000 to enrich other educational experiences of students in District 200.
With the help of our donors and volunteers, students have received $238,000 worth of resources from 2004-December 2016.

Ms Vance with 5 new iPad Minis