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Team IPEF Fundraising Leaders

The countdown to race day is on and Team IPEF continues to impress with their fundraising efforts. A record setting 335 runners will represent all 33 District 204 schools and the STEPS program as charity partners in the 5th Annual Naperville Half Marathon on Sunday, October 22, 2017.  Team IPEF runners are committed to raising

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Spirit Squads Announced

Come out and cheer on runners at the 5th Annual Naperville Half Marathon as part of a Team IPEF Spirit Squad. 18 schools have signed up to host 2017 Spirit Squads on Sunday, October 22, 2017, and will be competing to win additional funds for their school. Participating schools are listed below with their approximate

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A+ to Builta LMC Director

Jill DeFarno, LMC Director at Builta Elementary, was honored as the first A+ Award recipient of the 2017-18 school year. You can watch the A+ Award team’s surprise visit to recognize Jill for “Making a Difference” at A+ Award video. Parent Laura Reynolds praised DeFarno for transforming the LMC and making it a place for

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Record # in Kids Marathon

Nearly 500 students ages 5-12 will be representing 29 District 204 schools as charity partners in this year’s Naperville Kids Marathon.  Students will be running a marathon, one mile at a time, with Team IPEF as they log miles between now and the race culmination on Saturday, October 21, 2017, when they will come together

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IPEF Grants Available

District 204 staff are encouraged to submit their creative and innovative ideas for funding through IPEF’s Fall Grant Application.  The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation has awarded more than $800,000 in teacher grants since 1988.  This year they hope to award $50,000 in funding. The deadline to submit an application is October 13, 2017.

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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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