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Innovation Grant Highlights

Foundation for Learning Supports Innovation at Vernon Hills and Libertyville High Schools

The District 128 Foundation for Learning continued its mission of enhancing learning in Community High School District 128 by awarding 2015-16 Innovation Grants totaling $22,769 to Vernon Hills High School and Libertyville High School teachers. This year's grants brought the total amount of grants awarded by the Foundation since 2008 to $146,759.

As a new monthly feature, we will highlight one of our 2015-16 innovation grant winners. 

April Grant Highlight:
Storyboard Hardware and Software
The addition of storyboard hardware and software allows special education and other students to work together to develop and edit Wildcat Production video segments using Storyboard Creator and Large Format Touchscreen displays. This enables the students to develop better organizational life skills and grow more social-emotional connections.
 
The grant was awarded to Libertyville High School Special Services Teacher Aide Robert Adams and Wildcat Production Advisor Daniel Treptow in the amount of $1,978.96.
 
"I have heard nothing but positive feedback from the students who have tried out the new software," said Treptow. He noted that it has proven to be easy to use and much quicker than hand-drawing a video idea frame by frame.
 
 
Students,
 along with Adams and Treptow,​
are pictured collaborating on a project using the new technology funded through the Innovation Grant.

 

Save the date - Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 - for the 5th Annual Foundation Fundraiser, The BIG Event, to be held at Viper Alley!  Details are forthcoming.

Second Annual Alumni Achievement Awards Winners

Click here to read more about the 2015 winners.
 
Annual Appeal

Click here to learn what the District 128 Foundation for Learning is doing to support Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools and how you can help enhance and enrich student learning in District 128.

Alumni Leave Your Mark

The District 128 Foundation for Learning’s newly established Alumni Leave Your Mark program gives parents, friends or family of Libertyville High School and Vernon Hills High School graduates the opportunity to make a donation to the Foundation for Learning in honor of a special graduate. Click here for details.

Foundation Corporate Sponsor BCU Helps Personal Finance Students Receive Real-World Lending Experience

VHHS students recently had a real-life lending experience as part of an opportunity sponsored by Baxter Credit Union (BCU).  Read more....