2016 Initiative Grants

The following Initiative Grants were funded by Winnetka Public Schools Foundation (Effective 2016-17 school year)!

  • All Winnetka Elementary students benefit from the Orff Musical Instrument upgrade that continues the Winnetka tradition of active music making.
  • Crow Island kindergarteners and first graders use “Simple Machines and Chain Reactions” to explore and solve tasks related to mechanical principles.
  • An outdoor courtyard is transformed into a collaborative learning space with the "Tinkering in Nature” grant at Greeley.
  • Geodesic Structures at Hubbard Woods investigate design thinking and construction.
  • Padcaster systems enhance the use of digital media at Skokie School.
  • Washburne received a TV Studio Upgrade with new technology that equips students to create more professional productions.
  • Seventh grade students at Washburne have their genetics curriculum elevated using “23 and Me” kits to analyze science teachers’ DNA.


Return to main Grants page, or Past Grants page, or for Foundation-initiated programs that have become integral to the curriculum, see the Programs page.