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Back to School Celebration 2016

The District 59 Education Foundation would like to invite you and your family to our third annual Back to School Celebration. This year’s festivities will take place at Holmes Junior High from 11AM to 2PM. Matt Wilhelm returns with his dynamic presentation of BMX skills and tricks, and his powerful anti-bullying message. We’ll have inflatables, booths, music, and games. Mark your calendars and join us as we welcome our District 59 families and celebrate a new school year!

Thank you to our donors!

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the second annual District 59’s Got Talent. Thanks to the generous contributions and donations of businesses, service agencies, and individuals in the area, we enjoyed an evening filled with talent, raffles, art, and an abundance of pride in our students. Please join us in thanking these businesses, service agencies, and individuals for their contributions to District 59’s Got Talent.

2nd Annual District 59’s Got Talent

The D59 Education Foundation will hold its 2nd Annual District 59’s Got Talent at Harper College’s J Theater on April 16th at 6:30PM.

All of D59’s schools will participate in the D59 Education Foundation’s Star Event, now in its second year. Students perform both individually and in groups, and showcase their talents in music, dance, and various other performances. In addition to the amazing student performances, the event will include an art auction, where art work from students throughout District 59 will be sold via silent auction.

You won’t want to miss out on our raffle baskets, either! We’ve got some amazing items to raffle from local businesses like Lynfred Winery, Jarosch Bakery, Draft Picks in Mount Prospect, and the Chicago White Sox, just to name a few!

Watch our web site, and our Facebook page, for updates in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you!

Ticket Flyer 2016

D59 Education Foundation Awards Grants

2015 Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

November 20, 2015

District 59 Education Foundation Awards Grants

On November 17, 2015 the Board of Directors of the District 59 Education Foundation approved the awarding of $15,835 in twenty-two grants to teachers and staff of Community Consolidated School District 59.   The Foundation received thirty grant requests for individual classroom, school-wide and district-wide initiatives to assist in a variety of innovative, educational programs.

Since it began in 2004 the District 59 Education Foundation has funded grants and projects for staff at Community Consolidated School District 59 totaling $198,716.

The District 59 Education Foundation has raised money to fund grants through two annual fundraising events, from generous members of our community and participation in community events. Our mission is to enhance the quality of education and increase community involvement by fostering partnerships that support excellence and innovation in Community Consolidated School District 59.

To learn more about the District 59 Education Foundation please visit our web site at: www.district59foundation.org

District 59 Education Foundation Plans Back-to-School Celebration in August

In line with the District 59 focus on “One District”, The District 59 Education Foundation is planning a Back-to-School Celebration! on August 23, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to welcome all District 59 families back to school. This event is free and open to the public. There will be Activities, Entertainment, Food, and Fun for all ages. Stay tuned for more information!

Foundation Receives $1000 Donation from District 59 Monarch Award-Winner Gloede

Gloede Monarch Award Winner

The Illinois Association of School Business Officials has recognized Ruth Gloede, District 59 Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, with the Illinois ASBO Monarch Award. The Monarch Award, according to the Illinois ASBO website, is recognition bestowed upon those school business officials who “have demonstrated excellence in service to their school district, communities, and their profession. This award is a celebration of the best school business management has to offer.”  As part of the award, $1000 was presented in Mrs. Gloede’s name to the District 59 Education Foundation. Thank you Mrs. Gloede for your many years of outstanding service to District 59 and for your support of the District 59 Education Foundation.

Foundation Elects New Board Members

The foundation takes great pleasure in announcing the election of three new directors.  Richard Werle, a resident of Arlington Heights, is a retired Chicago Public School teacher. Sharon Lansdown and Ruth Organ are both recent Community Consolidated School District 59 retirees. All come with an intense commitment to quality public education and understand first-hand how grants supporting educational excellence can enrich the classroom experience. Sharon and Ruth are co-chairing the foundation’s gala, The Star Event 2009. All three bring new energy and new ideas to continue the work of the foundation. Welcome, Sharon, Ruth, and Richard!