Sycamore Education Foundation

"To enhance learning experiences through engagement and community resources"

Recent grants

Community generosity in action!

Grants archived by year:   2016  |  2015

January 2017 Grants

2017-1 High School- “Putting it on the board”

 Mobile art displays for the entire district to utilize. Initial use was the 2017 Conference Art Contest hosted by Sycamore.

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2017-3 Southeast Elementary- Building Reading Fluency

Improving reading skill and fluency for first and second grade students. This is accomplished by providing high quality take home books that can be taught in the class and brought home for repeated readings to build fluency.


2017-4 Middle School- Blink arm bands PE

Utilizing wearable heart rate monitor technology to provide instant feedback to students regarding their heart rate zone and  perceived exertion in activity.
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2017-5 All elementary schools- One District One Book

Grant by Barresi Family- in honor of Victor,  former SEF board member. victorA generous donation from the Barresi family to honor Victor.
One District, One Book – This year all five elementary schools are participating in
the second One District, One Book in which all families will receive the same
book during the first week in March. The schools have organized events including book fairs, daily trivia, and community participation.

2017-6 South Prairie Elementary- Little Spartan Wheeled Outdoor Equipment

Providing Specialized bikes and safety equipment that is easily customized for each child and provides optimal learning and motor skills development.
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2017-8 Southeast Elementary- The Active Classroom

Providing adjustable height open front desks with swinging foot rest to meet the needs of student with active learning styles.
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