2013-2014 Highlights

This has been a successful year and here is a look back at a few highlights:

  • Received a $6,000 grant from Boeing’s Global Corporate Citizenship program to fund a training program for District 200 teachers. The program focused on advanced methods for incorporating science and technology into classrooms.
  • Awarded five grants to District 200 teachers totaling $2,500 to support classroom reading, science and technology projects and materials. Schools/programs that received grants this year include:Bower: Purchase of LEGO Simple Machines packet to provide materials for devising and analyzing simple physics problems ($637.95)
    Emerson: Purchase of five iPod Touch with apps for use in educational therapy and engagement improvement ($498.00)
    Franklin: Purchase of iPad for use in familiarizing low income and ELL students with available technology and using app to improve English language ability and comprehension ($424.00)
    Longfellow: Purchase of textbooks and literature for Let’s Practice! An At-Home Reading Program ($499.00)
    Lowell: Purchase of fiction and nonfiction materials suitable for multiple reading levels to provide increased language arts options for students at all levels ($495.30)
  • Sponsored the annual Distinguished Teacher Awards.
  • Raised money for CUSD 200 schools by partnering with area restaurants Suzette’s Creperie, Ivy Restaurant, and Genghis Grill for “dine out” days.
  • Launched a new online donation portal and developed a new logo for the foundation.

While this has been a great year, we hope to do even more going forward with your support.   We will continue to offer grants that go directly to classrooms for innovative teaching methods and new technology – such as robotics kits, audio-visual technology, and tablet computers.