GRANTS IN ACTION

THANKS TO OUR DRIVE FOR EDUCATION SUPPORTERS

Thank you to those from Highland Park and Highwood who upgraded their city vehicle sticker this year! It’s never too late to upgrade.

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GRANTS IN ACTION

GRANTS IN ACTION

See some of the grant programs that students participated in last year. This year, we have committed to fund more than $37,500 and will approve additional grant applications in the fall.

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PLEASE DONATE TODAY

PLEASE DONATE TODAY

The 112 Foundation accepts donations all year long. Your contributions help us provide the variety of quality programs we bring to 112 school district, teachers and students.

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Sherwood students popped open a whole lotta books for iRead!

Congratulations to Sherwood’s Top 10!  These students received a gold medal for reading the most minutes in the school.  Pictured are 7 of the 10 winners.  In addition, each Friday during iRead, students entered a raffle for a chance to win one of 3 popcorn-themed baskets that included popcorn, movie theater candy, an insulated cup […]

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Playing Games is Okay at Northwood

Northwood students and families braved the cold last week to start a new tradition: Husky Family Game Night. Grant coordinator and Northwood teacher Nancy Cohen commented, “It was very successful. No one even realized they were building their vocabularies while they were playing! I look forward to continuing this new tradition of game night for […]

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STEM Labs Benefit from Foundation Grant

Bill Steinbach, Northwood teacher and coordinator of the SPARK! Students Exploring DIY Electronics grant, deemed the recent Arduino Workshop day “a smashing success.”  Thirty students participated, along with each STEM teacher from the three middle schools.  Students, working in small groups, learned the basics of programming the Arduino mini computer.  They found success building circuits […]

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Let’s all read for iRead!

Can Red Oak pull off a three peat and win the iRead trophy for the third year in a row?  Will Elm Place repeat as the middle school iRead champion?  How many minutes will District 112 students in 2014?  iRead 2014 runs from January 11th until January 31st.  Record your minutes each night and collect […]

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iRead kickoff a huge success!

Hundreds of students and their families joined us at the Highland Park Public Library on January 11th for the 2nd annual kickoff event.  Children were captivated by the readers, excited to hear Chris Fascione and his unique storytelling and excited to purchase books and have them signed by the area authors.   We thank the […]

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Ravinia Festival welcomed us again in 2013

The audience was treated to a fabulous performance by the middle school orchestras at Ravinia Festival’s Bennett Gordon Hall on April 12th. Students worked with guest conductor Javier Mendoza to prepare for the performance. Thank you again to Ravinia and the Reach*Teach*Play program. The 112 Education Foundation is so lucky to have Ravinia as a […]

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Foundation grants in action

In December, Red Oak Dual Language Teachers, Katherinne Sardeña and Nadia DeHaro Vega, provided a training on math strategies as part of their Student/Parent Workshops Foundation Grant. Parents were able to practice the strategies along with their children and were given support by the teachers. Parents and students also had the opportunity to use laptops […]

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