The Learning Fund Foundation raised money for the district’s “Science Initiative” ensuring that D103 has the equipment needed to be academically competitive with local districts that already have enhanced science curriculum.
Items included: iPads, carts, and applications
ESTABLISHED RIVERSHIRE PARK & NATURE CENTER
This 15-acre natural area sits on the east bank of the Des Plaines River and provides a hands-on environmental learning opportunity beyond the classroom.
Formed by the unique collaboration of the Foundation, School District 103, the Village of Lincolnshire and the State of Illinois. “The Rivershire Nature Center has become an all-purpose nature classroom.”- The Chicago Tribune (March, 1999).
DIGITAL CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY
Purchased state-of-the-art interactive teaching technology in all classrooms throughout three schools.
The interactive whiteboard operates as part of a system that includes a document camera, interactive whiteboard, computer, projector and software to create a collaborative learning experience for students and teachers.
HEALTH AND FITNESS INITIATIVE
Funded the creation of a fitness center and climbing wall at Daniel Wright Junior High School, new playground equipment at Half Day School and gym equipment and new basketball goals at Laura B. Sprague School.
Included the Whole Foods Healthy Lunch Program at Daniel Wright Junior High School.
ARTS ALIVE PROGRAM
Addressed the unique fine arts curriculum for all students including the addition of core classes focusing on drama, visual arts and dance as a complement to the existing music and arts program.
Expanded artist-in-residence and Fine Arts Day.
HAWKEYE PUBLISHING COMPANY (HEPCO)
Provided seed-funding for HEPCO
HEPCO enables students to publish their stories into bound books, a program now maintained by the District 103 PTO.
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