Downers Grove South High Career & Technical Education Department was awarded $2,000 towards culinary equipment and ingredients. In partnership with food service provider, Chartwells, South High Career and Technical Education Department packaged and distributed more than 250 food kits for culinary students to bake and cook at home. Click the photo above to watch the video from District 99 to learn more!
District 99 Science Departments were awarded $2,000 for the purchase of a virtual laboratory platform Gizmos. Students can share this platform to move manipulatives around the screen to make observations, collect data, analyze data, and craft explanations based on the data generated. This program is to be beneficial for both in-person and remote learning.
Downers Grove South High Special Services Department has been awarded a $1,488 grant for Multi-Needs STEAM curricular hardware, materials and curriculum. More than 60 multi-needs students will benefit from new curriculum programs, which include the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) areas. Students will engage in experiential learning, problem solving, and collaboration with their peers. The program will be incorporated into the 2020-21 multi-needs program curriculum as well as for years to come.
Downers Grove North High Physical Education and Department has been awarded a $2,000 grant for iPADs to be used in physical education classes and several athletics team training.
With iPADs, the students are guaranteed accessibility and will increase productivity in the classroom to improve their individualized training. Together, students and teachers will be able to analyze the data from fitness apps to improve individualized training.
Downers Grove South High Special Services Department has been awarded a $936 grant for their two Adapted Physical Education classes to use an iPAD app called Exercise Buddy. The app allows students to work independently to complete workouts, which have been individually prepared for each student by their teacher. In addition, the app allows the student and teacher to track their progress, improve communications skills and work independently.
DGN Science for STEM 3D Printer awarded to Michael Heinz: $1,000
DGN Science for Skeleton awarded to Jeff Grant: $963.75
DGS Science for 3D Printer and Supplies awarded to Scott Parker: $1,827.50
DGN Science for Genetics Lab awarded to Pat Murphy, Erin Flanagan, Ashley Remegi, Lindsay Panopoulos, Matt Weber: $1,270.50