Foundation Board Nominations are now open for term beginning April, 2015
The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence is looking for a few good men and women who would like to help make a difference for all students in District 205. What better way to give back to the community in which you are raising your children than to work with like-minded individuals to raise funds for innovative and supportive programs?
Board members serve a three-year term with renewal options and work with other dedicated volunteers in supporting educational programs, including the annual Thiems Grants and the Study Skills Program in place at all K-8 schools.
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Save the date for Top Pizza
April 16, 2015 at York High School
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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 . . .
This program is supported by the District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence,
One classroom cart of Nova 5000 devices were purchased for each middle school and are being used by teachers to deliver both science and math curriculum.
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