For more than 25 years, The Plainfield Schools Foundation for Excellence has helped
educators make their innovative ideas come to life for District 202 students. Since 1983, the Foundation has supported District
202 students and staff in the form of grants, scholarships and special funding. It has also supported special programs including
a District Art Gallery and the 1847 Schoolhouse Restoration.
The Foundation for Excellence will:
- Promote excellence and achievement for learners
- Encourage innovation in the teaching/learning process
- Enhance collaboration between the Foundation and greater community
Professional Growth Award
We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2013 Professional Development Award. This
grant is designed to assist certified staff members with expenses related to professional growth and development. Download
the application to find out more!
Professional Growth Award Application
2013 Annual Dinner and Auction
Distinguished Alumni Hall
Friday, April 19, 2013
Bolingbrook Golf Club
Cash bar and silent opens at 6pm.
Join us as we honor alumni
Dr. Jeff Ryan
Alumni Hall of Fame
District 202 has many outstanding alumni who have used
their education and experience to become successful, positive contributors to society. The Foundation for Excellence Alumni
Hall of Fame is being established to recognize and showcase outstanding graduates as part of the Foundation’s work to
promote excellence and achievement for learners in District 202.
Announcing Horizon Grant
to support summer enrichment
for high school juniors
District 202 high school juniors have a new tool to help broaden their academic
The Plainfield Foundation for Excellence today unveiled its new “Horizon
Grant,” which will help current high school juniors defray the cost of a summer extended learning experience.
Horizon Grant is the Foundation’s latest effort to support academic innovation for District 202 students. Starting in Summer 2013, the Foundation will award Horizon Grants of up to $1,000 each
to one junior at each of District 202’s four high schools, and Plainfield Academy, its alternative school. Students
will be able to use the grant to help pay for summer workshops, internships, classes, field studies or conferences that explore
areas of interest and talents.
For example, a student might use a Horizon grant to pay for a
drama class in New York City, a collegiate summer physics seminar or a leadership seminar.Applications will be available to students at their schools and online later this month, and will be due April
5, 2013. The inaugural round of Horizon Grants will be announced by April 15, 2013.
for Excellence is proud to support innovative teaching and learning,” said Foundation Chairperson Carla Erdey. “The
Horizon Grant will help do that in a way that will be very meaningful for high school students still attending school,”
Horizon Grant Application
Community Service Scholarship Application
Proud supporter of Great Read
Abraham Lincoln’s contributions to American history are too monumental
for just one book. So, as part of the 2013 Great Read community literacy program, Plainfield-area community
members are encouraged to read any books about the 16th president and take part in numerous fun, historical and
educational programs dedicated to Lincoln. This year’s Great Read program is very timely. 2013 is the
150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, one of Lincoln’s greatest achievements. The Emancipation
Proclamation led to the passage of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865, which abolished
slavery. Learn more about The Great Read.