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).

Washburne Students Observe Civil War Re-enactment

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.

WPSF Honors Philanthropy, Former Teacher, with Annual Event

The Winnetka Current, February 8, 2018

Skokie School Principal Kelly Tess (left), District 36 Chief Financial Officer Brad Goldstein, District 36 Director of Teaching and Innovation Barry Rodgers and Superintendent Trisha Kocanda at the Carlson Event.  LIBBY ELLIOTT/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Skokie School Principal Kelly Tess (left), District 36 Chief Financial Officer Brad Goldstein, District 36 Director of Teaching and Innovation Barry Rodgers and Superintendent Trisha Kocanda at the Carlson Event. LIBBY ELLIOTT/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

GEG Chicagoland Student Film Festival 2016-2017 Festival Winners

GEG Chicagoland Student Film Festival 2016-2017 Festival Winners

District 36 Students Present at WPSF Board Meeting

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.

WPSF Phone-a-thon helps fund school extras

The Winnetka Current, February 14, 2017

WPSF Phone-a-Thon Initiative

Sheridan Road Magazine, February 2017

District 36’ Library Media Director Brings Geodesic Domes to Life!

December 2016

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/

WPSF Grant Enhances Greeley School Butterfly Migration

Chicago Tribune, October 10, 2016

Phone-A-Thon rings in funds for winnetka students

The Winnetka Current, January 29, 2016

 

WPSF and The Book Stall Partner Together

The Winnetka Current, January 16, 2015
 

WPSF asks for donations through phone-a-thon

the winnetka current, february 6, 2015
 

Hubbard Woods Celebrates 2,000 Episodes of 'World's Greatest Student Television'

Chicago tribune, May 18, 2015
 

Young newscasters celebrate major milestone

WGN TV, May 18, 2015
 

STUDENTS ENJOY DISTRICT 36 FOUNDATION GIFTS

The Winnetka Current, March 11, 2014


Forum to address Internet safety

the winnetka talk, march 6, 2014

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Phone-A-Thon to benefit Winnetka Public Schools

The Winnetka Talk, February 6, 2014

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