Thank you to all those that attended the Harlem Wizards vs. D205 ALL-STARS event. Every elementary and midddle school was represented, as well as York High School.
Fun was had by the over 1,400 attendees and over $15,000 was raised to enhance the educational experience of our students!
Thank you to all of the teachers and students that volunteered to help make this event a huge success.
And of course, a very special thanks to the D205 players that did a terrific job almost beating the Wizards!
Coach: Mr. Drew McGuire
Mr. Anderson, Mr. Pluskota, Mr. Gail, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. Schmidt, Mr. Buys, Mr. Bertani, Ms. Iturbide, Ms. Fiore, Ms. McDonough,
Mr. Beedy, Ms. Wenig, Ms. Quebbemann Ms. Discipo, Mr. J. Thomas, Mr. Bibel
Ms. Schwerdtmann, Ms. Poole, Ms. Baxter, Ms. Wright, Ms Weber, Mrs Proskosch, Mr. Schroeder, Ms. Floreani, Ms. Kassam, Ms. Manuel
Referee: Mr. Williams
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2015 Thiems Grant and Mobile Learning - $89,000 Awarded
Study Slills Academies-over $20,000 Funded
15 Educational Grants
Chromebooks Funded For Middle Schools and York
All K-12 D205 Schools Benefit
visit Thiems Grant page for photos and list of grants
Directors from The District 205 Foundation visited Elmhurst Public Schools last spring to award Thiems Educational Grants to this year’s recipients. Classroom teachers, librarians, resource staff and even students were among those that were surprised with the news that their projects had been selected for funding. Fifteen grants totaling $29,194 were awarded that impact every elementary and middle school as well as York High School. Thiems Grants for fiction and non-fiction book sets, literacy kits, interactive math notebooks, a 3-D printer, and a community screening of a documentary that addresses anti-bullying are just some of the grants that were awarded this year.
“With the exception of an application submitted on behalf of all the elementary and middle school librarians, the Foundation received a variety of applications from staff at six schools”, reported Lisa Fanelli, Foundation Executive Director. “We are happy that all K-8 schools and students will benefit from a renewal of BrainPop, an online subscription that we have been funding at the elementary schools for the past several years and that is heavily used.” Access will be expanded next academic year to pilot the subscription at all three middle schools. In addition, to support the district Mobile Learning Initiative, Bryan, Churchville and Sandburg middle schools have benefited from Foundation funding totaling over $28,000 for the purchase of carts containing 32 Chromebooks for each school .York High School has received desiganted gifts of $9,000 and a $21,000 Foundation grant to support MLI and the Chromebook inititative.
“Our directors understand the importance of advancing the use of technology for learning , and ensuring that each student has access to a Chromebook computer throughout the school day”, said Liz Eder, Foundation Chair. “This funding represents our first step in supporting the district’s 1:1 learning environment, and providing resources that encourage 21st century learning.
Thank You For Supporting Top Pizza 2015
Over 475 guests attended this year's event!
Special Thanks to All Our Pizza Partners
Armond's Francesco's Fratellos Lou Malnati's Mamma Maria's
Mimmo's Papa John's Pazzi di Pizza Roberto's Sarpino's
While the emphasis was on tasting local pizzas, the BIG winners of the night were the students in Elmhurst public schools.
All of the evening's proceeds, more than $5,000, will go directly to future Thiems Grants, targeted projects and other initiatives to benefit Elmhurst public schools.
As for the votes:
First Place: best sausage, best crust, best sauce and favorite overall pizza
Second place: best cheese
First place:Best Cheese
Second place :best sausage,kids favorite
Second Place:best specialty pizza, best overall pizza
Second place:best sauce
First Place: Kids Favorite
First Place: Best Specialty pizza
Pazzi di Pizza
Second Place: Best crust
Honorable mention: Best specialty pizza
Honorable mention: Best Sausage
Honorable Mention: Best Crust
The Foundation is extremely grateful to all participating pizzerias, for without their support, this event would not be possible.
The Foundation also thanks the musical entertainment and NHS students from York High School that volunteered at the event.
Foundation Takes “Hands-on”Approach to STEM
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.
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Interested in serving as a Foundation Director?
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.
Consider joining the Foundation Board! Click here for an application or call 630-617-2328 for more information.
Clarence D East Stadium Lighting Project Campaign Completed
$121,000 private dollars raised
Thanks to the generosity of a private benefactor, a team of community fundraisers and an innovative fundraising model and partnership between the Foundation and stakeholders, the four year Lighting Project Campaign has come to a successful conclusion. State of the art upgraded lighting was installed in August 2011 to replace the outdated lights from 1986. A four-year fundraising campaign followed which allowed the community to support the lighting
upgrade project. The entire cost of the project, just over $121,000, was raised and funded with private dollars.
On behalf of District 205, York High School, the Board of Education and the Foundation Board of Directors, thank you to all those organizations and individuals that donated to this project. A special thanks to the generous benefactor and donor and the York Athletic Boosters for their extreme generosity.
NSFA Host Committee with Gov Rauner, center
Executive Director, Lisa Fanelli, poses with Governor Rauner and fellow Host Committee Members for this year's National School Foundation Association Conference held in Chicago. Individuals from thirty-two states and Canada attended the conference April 22-24. "It was an honor to serve as a team member on the Welcome Committee, and the conference was so informative and rewarding", said Lisa, "There is important work being done by K-12 educational foundations on a national level, and the ability to learn from and collaborate with experts in education, individuals that value this work and those dedicated to it was a great opportunity." Mrs. Fanelli presented a summary of the conference to the Board of Education at the May 13th Board of Education meeting.
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"Words cannot express my excitement and gratitude over the Foundation's
generous support of our Brain Pop subscription.
This site has become such a huge part of our everyday life here at Hawthorne
that I do not know how we could live without it."
Thank you to all of our donors, guests and sponsors for celebrating our 25th Anniversary and
making The Silver Ball an enormous success!
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