WPSF In The News
Winnetka Public Schools Foundation is hard at work in your community! Check out the following articles about WPSF and its endeavors (click on the headlines to pull up the stories).
Chicago Tribune, Pioneer Press, May 21, 2019
Winnetka’s Carleton Washburn School brought the Civil War to life with a re-enactment funded by Winnetka Public Schools Foundation. This re-enactment is a yearly event and a right of passage for 7th graders that attend the school. According to Washburne social studies’ teacher David Senechal, “Part of Progressive Education is experiential learning, which we do every day in District 36, but an event like this brings it to a new level for the students, beyond just reading texts and knowing the important dates.”
For more on this event, click the headline above and read the article.
The Winnetka Current, February 8, 2018
GEG Chicagoland Student Film Festival 2017
Washburne students and Mr. Selgrat recently presented to the Winnetka Public Schools Foundation Board. Students shared their passion for coding, some of which was inspired by the new NAO robot, a WPSF grant awarded last year.
The Winnetka Current, February 14, 2017
Sheridan Road Magazine, February 2017
Todd Burleson, District 36’ own master of all things in the library/media/resource field, applied for a grant from WPSF to explore Buckminster Fuller. He used that money to help his students explore the life and work of Buckminster Fuller and his work with geodesic domes. Part of that study included building geodesic domes with paper, and using kits from Zip Tie Domes.
For more on Mr. Burleson and his students’ experiment, click on the link above (the heading) and/or you can read his blog at https://toddburleson.com/2016/12/30/geodesic-domes/
Chicago Tribune, October 10, 2016
The Winnetka Current, January 29, 2016