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The District 230 Foundation helps staff at Sandburg, Stagg and Andrew High Schools bring their innovative ideas to life for students through its grant program. By providing nearly $200,000 to support 72 projects over the past 9 years, the Foundation has made a significant impact on students' education including grants to support social studies, art, foreign language, sports medicine, democracy, special services, science, literacy, college preparation, character development, international studies, environmental awareness, business, physical education, family and community connections, and so much more. Each of the grants is conceptualized, developed and implemented by staff at the three high schools.

Congrats to our 2017-2018 Grant Recipients! 
 
Stagg
Bill Laschober
Candid Trail Camera
Trail cameras will be used to capture images of wild life around the Stagg campus. Connected to science standards for ecosystems as well as Animal Behavior units, students will monitor the images, and gather and report data. The trail cameras will allow students to unlock the secrets of nature from around our area, make comparisons and analyze the information gathered. 
 
Stagg
Brian Dennis, Michael Littmann and Thomas Syska
Prairie Courtyard School Garden
Building on the success of one of the original Foundation grants, this will increase student involvment with the exisiting Prairie courtyard to foster both a sustainable native Illinois habitat and a vegetable producing garden. This grant will take a multidisciplinary approach including the cultivations Clubs, Life Sciences, PEOPEL PE classes, Culinary Arts and Applied Technology. 
 
Andrew
Dean's Office
Behavorial Replacement Intervention Program Through Third Millennium Classroom
This grant will provide access to Third Millennium Classrooms, a research-based online instructional course system in the areas of alcohol, drugs, nicotine, respect and conflict resolution. These modules will support the school's behavioral intervention programs. 
 
Sandburg
Dave Reilly
PALS Sensory Processing Project
Providing students with a learning enviorment which supports academic, social and emotional growth is the cornerstone of the PALS Sensory Processing Project. This grant will help support students who struggle with anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD, abuse and neglect, making their time in the traditional learning enviornment more productive.  
 
Andrew
Mike Dwyer and Jason Kulasa
Pixellot Project
This grant will enhance and improve the ability of students and programs to connect with the greater community. The Pixellot camera will be placed in the main gym and provide opportunities for any event to be broadcasted or streamed live.The footage can then be used for student created video projects in sports marketing classes and by VJA TV. 
 
Sandburg
Kristin Mattera, Judy McAuliffe and Wendy Moss
College App Boot Camp: Sending Seniors on the 'Write" Path to College
This grant will be implemented by staff in the Literacy Lab and seek to help college-bound seniors prepare for the rigorous essay writing process for college applicaions and scholarships. Workshops will be held during the day and in evening with enrichment sessions that connect students with college admission counselors and other professionals.  
 
District-Wide
Phil Dryer, Kristin Pila, Scott Peters and Dave Kreis
Sports Medicine Symposium
The ninth annual District 230 Sports Medicine Symposium is an opportunity for students to learn about numerous professions in the sports medicine field. This one-day event will include renowned speakers, a college fair, hands-on learning expereinces and a quiz bowl.
 
Andrew
Angela Brady and Tina Garcia
Andrew 40
Andrew 40 is a unique senior-level English and History opportunity that will celebrate the school's 40th year. Students, staff and community will explore the rich history of Victor J. Andrew High School by gathering stories, interacting with alumni and the community through social media, and culminating in the creation of an oral history.  
 
Sandburg
Brian Hillhouse
Carl Sandburg- Studio 78
Named in honor of the school namesakes' birth year, Studio 78 will create a professional work area including a recording studio,rehearsal space and classroom enviornment for Music, Business and Technology courses. Studio 78 will give students a rich aesthetic expereince in acoustic engineering.  
 
Sandburg
Jill Erdman and Michael Erdman
A Path to Proficiency in the World Laguages Classrooms 
In today's global society, it is imperative that world language students prossess the skills to think critically, problem solve and communicate effectively in the target language. This grant will allow teachers an englightening opportunity to attend a workshop by Ken Stewart, a world-renowned expert in world language acquisition and bring those lessons back to their classrooms.  
 
Stagg
Kelly Fino, Randy James and Margaret Lading
Social Communication Orienation- Promoting Engagement
This grant will facilitate junior high to high school transitions for students with social language, executive functioning, and sensory regulation needs. Guided activites and lessons will initiate positive communication and relationships with staff and families. Ultimatley, the strategies and support provided will assist students in reaching their potential academically, socially and functionally. 
 
Andrew
Christopher Spiel and Elizabeth Geiger
Flexible Seating for the Flexible Brain
This will provide flexible seating options for students with sensory and communication impairments within the Social Communication courses. Students with sensory issues greatly benefit from a "social design" that allows them to regulate their sensory needs in order to better engage in peer interactions and academic tasks.


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Consolidated High School District 230 Foundation - 15100 S. 94th Avenue - Orland Park, IL 60462 - 708-745-5222