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Midnight Masquerade 2013

 

Midnight Masquerade 2013

 

 

The Time was Definitely Right

The theme of this year's Midnight Masquerade--The Time is Right--was echoed in the words of Superintendent Dave Pruneau, guest speaker Nancy Nega a former Churchville science teacher who is a STEM consultant with the DuPage Regional Office of Education, and Jaycees President Brian Stalker.

MM2013 Nancy Nega
The speakers acknowledged the importance of ensuring that all of today’s children have rich and varied experiences in science, math and engineering to provide them with the knowledge and background needed for advancement in related fields. They expressed the belief that is important to prepare students as well as inspire them to pursue the many job opportunities available in these areas. Particular emphasis was placed on funding enhancements to the curriculum that will further advance STEM education in District 205 schools.

MM2013 Bidding in ActionThis year’s event drew 175 people and raised money through attendance, silent auctions, donations, sponsorships and raffles. The Foundation’s Board of Directors is extremely grateful to C&C Power, a Two Diamond Sponsor; BMO Harris which sponsored the Friend of the Foundation Award; and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, a Gold Star Sponsor. The Foundation thanks all the sponsors, donors, and guests who contributed to make this event a success. 

More than $37,000 in funds were raised at Midnight Masquerade, which will help support all of the Foundation programs and will specifically enable the purchase of probes that attach to the NOVA5000 devices purchased last year by the Foundation for the middle schools.  The new probes will enhance instruction in physics, life sciences, meteorological experiments, and chemical reactions.

Additionally, funds will go toward the 2014 Thiems grants and the Study Skills program in place at elementary and middle schools. 

STEM Signature Project to Benefit

STEM support to-date has funded the purchase of a NOVA5000 cart for each of the three middle schools which the students began piloting last school year in very measured ways.  The district is now finalizing specific NOVA5000 applications for the delivery of the science and math curriculum. 

Proceeds from this year's Midnight Masquerade will help fund the required probes & accessories to help conduct these specific labs.

Photo Gate 0-5V (Digital) 4 per bldg = 12 x $40 or $480
Dynamic System Track System 1 per bldg = 3 x $277 or $831
Anemometer, Wind Speed & Direction 1 per bldg = 3 x $206 or $618
Rain Collector 1 per bldg = 3 x $182 or $546
Humidity Sensor 8 per bldg = 24 x $69 or $1,656
pH, 0-14 pH Sensor 8 per bldg = 24 x $79 or $1,896
CO2 Sensor 1 per bldg = 3 x $249 or $747
10 m Sensor Cable 1 per bldg = 3 x $20 or $60

For more STEM Project news, click here.

2013 Friend of the Foundation Award 

sponsored this year by BMO Harris

The Elmhurst Jaycees

The Elmhurst Jaycees gives young people between the ages of 21 and 39 the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves and serve our community through charity. The Elmhurst Jaycees have been generous supporters of the District 205 Foundation for many years. The Foundation is proud to recognize the Elmhurst Jaycees as this year’s Friends of the Foundation Award Winner.

Please Visit & Thank Our Generous Sponsors


2 Diamond Sponsor:

CC Power


Gold Star Sponsors:

BMO Harris Bank

Elmhurst Hospital


Silver Star Sponsors:

Achepol Family

Bialecki Family

Biank Family

Tim Curry State Farm Insurance 

Eastern Shipping

Franchi Family

Makinney/Gracik Realtors

James McHugh Constructon

Powers Family

Tail Gate

Wight & Company

Wolf & Company LLP

Proceeds from this event benefit all District 205 schools with enrichment programs in technology, math, science, social studies, literacy, foreign languages, physical education and the arts.