District 106 Educational Foundation
We are a 100% volunteer organization made up of parents of District 106 students and representatives from the Elementary School, the Middle School, the School Board and the School Administration. We devote our time to raising money for the Highlands Schools to enrich the educational experiences of the students.
We are celebrating our 21st year!
Throughout the year, the Educational Foundation plans fun events for the Highlands community. 100% of the funds raised from these events goes right back into the school. Types of events we plan include: Fall & Spring Happy Hours, Fall Family Event, Bob Barnes Basketball Tournament, Movie Night, Trivia Night, & Spring Training 5K. We also rely on private donations and corporate sponsorships.
Since beginning in 1995, the Foundation has granted over $850,000 back to the school.
How can you help?
It’s simple! Attend our events, bring your friends, and enjoy the great community that is Highlands. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the exciting happenings this year!
Examples of Grants to the Schools
Last year (2014-15) we provided these items to Highlands schools:
New Fitness Equipment • Middle School Gym Sound System • Middle School Newspaper Funding • Middle School Team-Building Field Trip • Highlands CARES Community Outreach Program • Scholarships • 3rd Grade Author/Poet-In-Residence • Start-Up Funding for School Stores • LCD Projectors • CPR / First Aid Program for Highlands staff and Grades 6-8 • Homework Club • Service Club for Grades 4-5 • Program for At-Risk Students • Computer Class for Seniors in Our Area • Sports Fields & Track Refurbishment • New Defibrillators • After-School Computer Club for Grades 4-5 • Parent Network Programs • Middle School Cardio Training Equipment • Yearbook Training • Music-in-Education • Fitness Program for Elementary Students
Tax Deductible Donations
In 1995, a group of LaGrange Highlands’ parents, in conjunction with school administrators and educators, came together to create the District 106 Educational Foundation.
These Founders had a vision of raising private funds to enhance the educational experience of the LaGrange Highlands students. What began as a simple idea has flourished and grown into a highly successful fundraising organization that has provided many wonderful programs and improvements to the Highlands School Community.