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IPEF Grants We encourage District 204 staff to apply for an IPEF Grant during our fall and spring grant application cycles. September 1 – October 13, 2017 March 1 – April 13, 2017 IPEF Grant Workshop Join us for our fall grant workshop for tips on what the selection committee looks for and how to

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IPEF Board Chair Retires

Board Chairman Kent Duncan was honored as he retired from the IPEF after 20 years of volunteer service. Kent was appointed to the District 204 Business Partner committee in 1994 by then Superintendent Dr. Thomas Scullen and was instrumental in developing a business partnership strategy involving local business entities engaging with many schools on a

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Young PE Teacher gets A+

PE Teacher and Spirit Council Sponsor, Rob Maldonado, was honored as the May A+ Award recipient. You can watch the A+ Award team’s surprise visit to recognize Rob for “Making a Difference” at A+ Award video. A group of 5th graders from the Nancy Young Elementary Spirit Council got together to write a nomination for

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Andrea Palmer earns A+

Andrea Palmer, a 7th grade teacher at Still Middle School was honored as the April A+ Award recipient. You can watch the A+ Award team’s surprise visit to recognize Andrea for “Making a Difference” at A+ Award video. Parent Laura Kahlfeldt nominated Palmer, calling her the “perfect combination” of what it takes to make an

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Register for Kids Marathon

Registration is available for the Naperville Kids Marathon. This fitness program offers a unique chance to encourage students to make healthy choices, learn about goal setting and see how much fun running can be. Students commit to running 25 miles (one mile at a time) between May 1 and October 20 and track their miles. On October

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A+ for Michael Rossi

Neuqua Valley High School English teacher Michael Rossi was honored with the IPEF and District 204 A+ Award at the end of March. You can watch the A+ Award team’s surprise visit to recognize Michael for “Making a Difference” at A+ Award video. Neuqua Valley alumnus Kellyn Kory nominated Rossi, sharing how she looked forward

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335 to run for Team IPEF

Team IPEF continues to grow.  A record setting 335 runners have signed up to participate as charity partners representing all 33 schools and the STEPS program in District 204 in the 5th Annual Naperville Half Marathon on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Team IPEF offers a unique opportunity to run for a cause and make a difference

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McCarty teacher earns A+

Keith Olson, a fifth-grade teacher at McCarty Elementary School, was honored as the 26th recipient of the A+ Award. You watch the A+ Award team’s surprise visit to recognize Keith for “Making a Difference” at A+ Award video. Parent Kimberly Stotlar nominated Olson, sharing stories of how he challenges students to think beyond the walls

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Blake Cline recieves A+

Blake Cline, a teacher in the district’s STEPS program and Special Olympics couch was the January recipient of the A+ Award. Janine McDonough and her son Ryan nominated Coach Cline for his work as a case manager, teacher and STEPS Special Olympics coach.  STEPS is District 204’s program for students with special needs who receive

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