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District 206 Education Foundation

SUPPORT THE STUDENTS OF BLOOM AND BLOOM TRAIL HIGH SCHOOLS ON GIVING TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 30, 2021!

 

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GIVING TUESDAY is fast approaching on November 30, 2021.  The Education Foundation is excited to again participate in this worldwide event providing a chance to give back to Bloom and Bloom Trail High Schools.

 

As Thanksgiving approaches, we are thankful for our talented teachers and the work they do every day for the students of District 206.  We are also thankful that our students are back in school taking in-person classes with their fellow classmates.  We are excited for new classroom projects as well as the many extracurricular activities enjoyed by our students.  We are hopeful you can help the District’s students with this year’s Giving Tuesday Campaign.   

The Foundation needs your help to raise $20,000 to directly fund these projects:

  • Robotics Program – the Robotics club has continued to grow and earn success as the Program has qualified for the state tournament two years ago and recently achieved a runner-up finish in its first competition this Fall. This success has increased the number of students participating where additional club teams are being entered into competitions.  This expansion creates the need for additional robot kits and associated software training for our robotic club students to advance their skills for higher competition events.
  • Environmental Science Project – the Foundation was recently awarded a Whole Foods Garden Grant and initial materials for a courtyard garden at Bloom Trail have been procured. Funds are needed for additional raised growing trays, soil and seeds to expand the garden as well as to purchase a Farmbot robot kit where students will assist in automating portions of the cultivating process for the garden.
  • SD 206 Choir – the Choir program is growing with additional choir groups expected to be added over the next year. A new acoustic choir shell for sound amplification is needed for the Workman Auditorium as the current shell is several years old and beyond repair. 
  • SD 206 Band – the band continues to experience explosive growth while advancing their skills to achieve a top 3 finish in a Fall band competition while again being invited to play in Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade this month. The Foundation has purchased several new instruments for the band and due to the program growth, additional instruments are still needed. 
  • Vocational training – funds are needed for new precision-measuring equipment for our vocational classes including micrometers, venier calipers and dial indicators.
  • Bloom Township Track and Field – funds are needed for track meet start/finish line tent structures at Sarff Field
  • Fine Arts Week 2022, which exposes our students to various performances and workshops with different professional artists including muralists, singers, dancers, poets, acrylic portrait artists and graphic modelers.
  • Music Technology Project for establishing a phase 1 piano keyboard class.
  • Crane-Scheidler Family Scholarship that provides a college scholarship to a graduating senior in memory of Thelma Werner Crane ’37.
  • Shirley Kline Teacher Appreciation Award endowed by the Kline Family to provide grants in recognition of our district’s outstanding teachers.

A group of generous alumni donors has agreed to match the first $8,000 raised!  Please consider a donation to these worthy projects.  Click on the button below to make a donation online. 

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Donations can also be mailed to:
School District 206 Education Foundation
100 West 10th Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

(The Foundation is a 501c3 organization.  All donations are tax-deductible as provided by law.)

The Foundation is a volunteer organization comprised of alumni, administrators, teachers and friends that work together to raise funds to enhance the educational program at Bloom and Bloom Trail High Schools.  The Foundation was formed in 1992 amid a serious budget crisis for the District.  The Foundation was instrumental in saving several programs and extra-curricular activities at our schools.  Since its inception, the Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that have funded various classroom projects and other student initiatives.

Please also mark your calendars for Alumni Appreciation Day!  The Bloom Township basketball team will host Homewood-Flossmoor in M’Cann Gym on January 22, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.  A post-game gathering will follow immediately after the game with more details to come. 

We greatly appreciate all of your direct support of Bloom and Bloom Trail students and faculty!

With gratitude,

School District 206 Education Foundation

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Education, Business and Community Working Together to Serve Bloom and Bloom Trail High Schools

 

Our Mission

It shall be the mission of the School District 206 Education Foundation, (“Foundation”),  to acquire and distribute financial and other resources to Bloom Township High School District 206. The resources shall be used for programs and projects which enhance or supplement Bloom Township High School District 206 (BTHS 206) educational programs and provide enrichment opportunities for learners.

Our Goal
The Foundation has made a commitment to help provide students with educational opportunities above and beyond those that can be funded with tax revenues. Working together with supporters who value excellence in education, we can make a difference in the lives of our students.

 
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! 
 
What does the Foundation do?
The not-for-profit School District 206 Foundation was established to develop financial support for special activities that enrich and expand our students’ educational experiences. The Foundation goal is to offer students opportunities beyond those funded by BTHS District 206.Private and business support from the community creates a partnership with education that leads to success in enriching young lives.  What will your gift support?
The types of educational activities the Foundation will support include:
  • Mini-grants for creative, innovative study
  • Multicultural and motivational programs
  • New technology projects
  • Guest speakers
  • Projects to encourage excellence
     
    Who makes funding decisions?
    The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees composed of community representatives. The trustees are responsible for determining which projects will receive funding.  How can you help?
    A contribution to the School District 206 Education Foundation is a gift to enrich learning and an investment in an enhanced educational program for our students.  The following are Foundation contribution categories:
    Benefactor $1,000 or more
    Founding Donor $500 – $999
    Patron Donor $250 – $499
    Contributing Donor $100 – $249
    Friend of Foundation $25 – $99
     
    Contributions can be taken online through the “Donate Now” section of our website, or sent  and made payable to the “School District 206 Education Foundation,” 100 West 10th Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411. The Foundation is incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.

Contact Us:

School District 206 Education Foundation
100 West 10th Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: (708) 755-7010
Fax: (708) 755-6859
 
Via Email:  [email protected]
 

 

FOUNDATION CONCLUDES SUCCESSFUL GIVING TUESDAY CAMPAIGN AND SETS ANNUAL GOLF OUTING FOR JUNE 25, 2021

Friends of District 206 – Thank you!

With your support, we surpassed our $15,000 goal and raised $16,185 on Giving Tuesday!  With these funds, we will be able to supply funding for several different projects at Bloom and Bloom Trail High Schools.

We can’t thank you enough for your financial gifts, and it is truly an honor to have your contributions.  Your help will allow us to:

Purchase additional equipment, software and training for the state-qualifying Robotics Program;

  • Buy additional band instruments;
  • Acquire additional equipment for our environmental science labs;
  • Provide further sponsorship for Fine Arts Week 2021; and
  • Purchase personal equipment for our student-athletes to participate more safely in spring sports.

This effort has been a great success and continuing our work is only possible because of friends like you.  Thank you!

Also, please mark your calendars for Friday, June 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., for the Foundation’s 29th Annual William McCormick Golf Outing.  Please be sure to visit our site in the coming months for sponsorship and registration information for the golf outing.

The Foundation is a volunteer organization comprised of alumni, administrators, teachers and friends that work together to raise funds to enhance the educational program at Bloom and Bloom Trail High Schools.  The Foundation was formed in 1992 amid a serious budget crisis for the District.  The Foundation was instrumental in saving several programs and extra-curricular activities at our schools.  Since its inception, the Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that have funded various classroom projects and other student initiatives.

On behalf of the entire Foundation, students, faculty and administration, thank you for your continued support!

With gratitude,

 

District 206 Education Foundation

 

 Please consider a donation to these worthy projects. Click on the link below to make a donation online.

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