Awarded Grants

There are three Grant periods each funding year: October, February, and May.  Grant applications must be received on or prior to 5:00 p.m. on the last Friday of the preceding month for each funding period.

The DeKalb Education Foundation recently had the pleasure of surprising teachers from six schools in District 428 with funding in response to grant requests submitted to DEF in February 2016. With balloons and an oversized check in hand, DEF board members were secretly escorted into classrooms to make their surprise presentation of $15,033.21 worth of grants. There was plenty of gratitude to go around that day from the appreciation of board members for the generous support of community members and businesses that make the grant awards possible to the heartfelt thank you’s of the teachers, principals and students for the grant award itself! Please read about each of the grants awarded to our district teachers as they represent thoughtful consideration and commitment to enriching the education of every one of our district’s students.

Lincoln Elementary School — $1,300

Lincoln School received funds toward the purchase of 10 multiple coding robots to enhance their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) K-5 curriculum.

Lincoln Elementary School — $612.00

Lincoln School received funds to purchase 40 FrontRow Math subscriptions. Fourth grade students below grade level will use the program to achieve grade level and those at or above grade level will be able to advance.

Lincoln Elementary School — $987

Lincoln School received funding to acquire three sets of Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Kits. These kits afford the opportunity to teach the same grade level content to students with varying reading skills.

Lincoln Elementary School — $417.88

Lincoln School received funds to purchase new books to add to the library collection.

DeKalb High School — $4,016

DeKalb High School received funds to purchase 16 SPARKlink Air Interfaces and supportive equipment for use in science classes. This equipment will allow students to connect other equipment currently in use with their Chromebooks.

DeKalb High School — $338.99

DeKalb High School received funds to purchase a GoPro wearable camera and supportive equipment to be available for students and staff to use to record in class and out of class learning activities.

Clinton Rosette Middle School — $2,060.10

Clinton Rosette school received funding to pay the admission costs to the Chicago architectural tour for eighth grade students.

Huntley Middle School — $740

Huntley Middle School received funding to pay admission to the White Pines Roller Rink. Admission to the roller rink is part of the daylong field trip focused on outdoor education, physical activity, and teambuilding. The planned educational experiences occur at the state park and also at the roller rink.

Clinton Rosette and Huntley Middle Schools — $1,144.40

Clinton Rosette and Huntley received funds to purchase life-sized human skeletons for use in the Life Science curriculum.

Early Learning Development Center — $1,953.56

The ELDC received funding to purchase classroom materials to facilitate the development of children’s social emotional skills by providing opportunities to mimic real life experiences through interactive role play.

Early Learning Development Center — $1,978.61

The ELDC received funds for the purchase of gross motor equipment for use by Pre-K and Early Childhood students. This equipment will be used on a regular basis and facilitate children’s gross motor development.

Founders Elementary School — $410.84

Founders School received funds to purchase classroom biography books to be used in fourth grade classrooms for the purpose of integrating Social Studies into the Reading curriculum.

Founders Elementary School — $400

Founders School received funds to cover the cost of bringing the Midwest Museum of Natural History for a presentation during the school’s field trip to Hopkins Park.

Founders Elementary School — $606

Founders School received funds to pay for admission to the movie (Sue) and to pay for student lunches, part of a fifth grade field trip to the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum.

Without the support of community members and businesses these grant awards would not be possible. The DeKalb Education Foundation thanks all of our contributors for their continued support of the importance of high-quality education.

Latest Grants

Teacher(s) School Item Requested Received
1 Clark Littlejohn Learning Science Activity Tubs/Libraries $993.60 $993.60
* 2 Lundin DHS Band Instruments $8,000.00 $5,634.06
3 Cardella Tyler Paw Patrol $323.90 $323.90
** 4 DeSort, Lind Littlejohn REFLEX site license $3,395.00 $2,995.00
5 Borovich Founders Ball Chairs $479.84 $479.84
* 6 Anderson Jefferson Classroom Library Books $2,920.19 $1,583.25
7 Meyer Summer Acad Midwest Museum admission $1,200.00 $1,200.00
* 8 McAllister Cortland Books, videos $1,018.79 $798.04
* 9 Becker ELDC Misc Materials $2,131.54 $1,400.00
10 Zerby Founders Spikeball Sets $1,290.00 $1,290.00
11 Sweet Lincoln Coding Robots $709.85 $709.85
12 Terry Lincoln Library Books $592.46 $592.46
TOTAL $23,055.17 $18,000.00

 

Teacher(s) School Item Requested Received
1 Bivens Cortland Mulch $950.00 $950.00
2 Springer, Woltzen Jefferson Donley Wild West Museum $742.75 $742.75
3 Flemming Lincoln Lego robotic kits, etc. $1,189.45 $1,189.45
* 4 Becker ELDC Parent Education $4,726.17 $0.00
5 Team 6 Black Huntley STEM Outreach $600.00 $600.00
6 Wirth Rosette Chicago Architectural Tour $2,352.00 $2,352.00
7 Anderson Jefferson Multicultural Storyteller $400.00 $400.00
8 Martin, Hallaron, Boland Huntley STEMcoach $1,785.00 $1,785.00
9 Paszotta Littlejohn African Storyteller $1,000.00 $1,000.00
TOTAL $13,745.37 $9,019.20
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