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2015 Grant Awards

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Thiems Grants

Making a Difference

Since 1989…
  your support resulted in over
$1.7 million in educational grants
funded for District 205 schools!

2017 Thiems Grant Application

Application Deadline Was: February 8th  2017 

 

Please carefully read the overview and guidelines document. 

Note special instructions for projects that contain tech(incl. software) and media items.

 

2017 Grant Overview and Guidelines (.doc)  (pdf)

2017 Grant Application (.doc)  (pdf)

 

Tecnhology Pre-Approval Form

2016 Thiems Grant-$54,990 Awarded 

29 Educational Grants 

All K-12 D205 Schools Benefit

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PRESS RELEASE HERE

Friday, May 6th, began as usual for students and staff of Elmhurst District 205 schools, until District 205 Foundation Board members began paying surprise visits to extraordinary teachers who were awarded the Thiems Educational Grants they had applied for last semester. Throughout the day, several teams of Foundation Directors visited York Community High School, as well as every elementary and middle school, with bells and balloons awarding grants to happy teachers and excited students.  A total of 29 grants worth $54,990 were awarded this year for implementation next academic year.

York High School will benefit from over $15,000 in funding which will provide new books for their library, support Science Olympiad, rowing machines for the Fitness Center, an orchestral musical workshop, and multiple media and technology hardware that students need in order to work effectively within the current educational environment.

Other grant highlights include Ozobot kits for Bryan, Churchville and Sandburg Middle Schools to encourage exploration of STEM education; standing desks and alternate seating options; supplemental  math materials to assist young learners; and carts of ukuleles that will be used at all the elementary schools to introduce this instrument into the music curriculum.

The grant program is named after former District 205 Superintendent Dr. Russell Thiems, who was instrumental in in the formation of the Foundation for Educational Excellence, which has provided over $1.4 million dollars in grants to District 205 since 1989.

All D205 Elementary, Middle and High Schools Benefit from Grants!

2016 Award Presentations

Past Years Grant Winners

Named in memory of Dr. Russell Thiems, Superintendent of District 205 from 1983 to 1992.  Dr. Thiems recognized the need to provide opportunities for students beyond what was possible through tax revenues.  He then recruited community members to serve on the Board of Directors, and together they established the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation.

 Your support of the Foundation - through donations and participation in special events - ensures that the Thiems Grant Program, the Study Skills Academy & support for district initiatives  will continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children in our schools

Thank you to all who helped to make these grant awards possible!

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 Program Amounts Funded

Thiems Grants, Study Skills

& Initiatives supporting technology, STEM & literacy

 

  2016     $115,192    
2015  $95,032 
2014  $97,925 

2013

$72,839 

2012

$ 61,611 
2011 

  $75,946 

2010 

 $76,170