Huntley 158 Education Foundation Awards $6k in Grants

Members of the Huntley 158 Education Foundation recently awarded $6,327.96 in grants to Huntley Community School District 158 educators during its annual grant cycle. This year’s grants include an exciting entrepreneurial project for students with special needs, advanced hands-on equipment for HHS Medical Academy students, books in a wide variety of genres, reading toolkits, Math Team contest fees, and more!

Thanks to matching funds from the HHS Fine Arts Boosters, the Education Foundation was also able to provide funding for the purchase of technical effects equipment for the District’s Performing Arts Center. This is especially exciting since nearly every student in the District has the opportunity to experience the more than 8 plus stage productions that take place each school year in addition to learning more about the arts programs.

2017-18 Grant Awards:

Job Skills Candle Production                                                                                                        $250.00Huntley High School – Life Skills/Job Skills Program
Close Read Toolkits                                                                                                                   $1,543.16Chesak Elementary School – Second Grade Team
Math Team Contest Fees                                                                                                             $225.00Huntley High School – Math Team Students
Orthopedics in Action                                                                                                               $1,611.75Huntley High School Medical Academy
All the Books!                                                                                                                               $999.00Martin Elementary School – Fourth Grade
Battle of the Books 2017-18                                                                                                        $440.25Leggee Elementary School – Coaching Team
Advanced Technical Theatre Effects                                                                                       $1,258.80District 158 Performing Arts Center

Applications not selected for funding have been placed online to provide an opportunity for businesses, community members, and anonymous donors to adopt and fund even more innovative ideas. Visit the Fund-A-Need Program requests page at

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of business and community leaders, parents, teachers and staff members working to support District schools by advocating for excellence in education, connecting schools and communities, and supporting students and teachers.

Since its inception in 2003, the Education Foundation has awarded more than $99,700 in grants. Funding for the grants and other programs is made possible through annual fund raising events and by donations to the District 158 Education Foundation. Tax-deductible donations for the Teacher Grants Program may be submitted to: District 158 Education Foundation, 650 Academic Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102.

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