Silver Ball 2015
a special celebration & fundraising event
100+ Women Select Foundation's Study Skill Academy For Donation
The Elmhurst 100+ Women Who Care awarded $14,900 to the District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence to be used to fund the Study Skills Academy. The Study Skills Academy purpose is to assist struggling learners to learn study skills that will help them be successful through the use of specific academic content. Over 1,200 District 205 students have been helped through this program since 2007. Read More
The Foundation's Treasurer, Laura Maniola and Executive Director, Lisa Fanelli accept the 100+ Women Award
2014 Thiems Grant Awards of $38,698
Foundation Board members visited D205 schools last week with balloons, posters and good news for the teachers that were awarded Thiems Educational Grants this year. York received 6 grants totaling $16,160, and the elementary schools received 13 grants totaling $22,538 with every school benefiting from at least one grant. Read more here . . .
If you are a middle school parent . . be prepared to learn everything there is to know about the NOVA5000, but were afraid to ask. Full Story
Making a Difference with Exploratory Classroom
Emerson School has always been very fortunate to have a lot of green space around the school building. However, this did not readily translate into accessible instructional space. Then the Foundation supported the vision of building an outdoor classroom that gave multiple opportunities for students to interact with the environment throughout the seasons.
"Just by taking a step outside, student education has been enriched with butterfly and prairie gardens, a frog pond, seating areas, and exploration space." -Caryl Witt, Emerson School First Grade Teacher
This program is supported by the District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence,