Yorkville Educational Foundation (YEF) celebrated American Education Week by awarding eight grants to teachers and staff throughout the district. Since 2017, the Foundation has invested more than $15,000 in District 115’s students and staff.
The fall 2018 grant recipients were: Jennifer Paletta of
Yorkville Middle School for Foxes Café, a program that provides experiential learning for life and academic skills students; David Travis and Jeannine Pacetti of
Yorkville High School for SAT prep scholarships for economically disadvantaged students; Lisa Snyder of
Bristol Bay Elementary School for a quarterly free book program for low income students; Karen Schmidt of
Yorkville Grade School for technology for students to improve confidence and performance in large group settings; Brittany Crosby of
Circle Center Grade School for technology literacy stations; Alexis Schilling of
Grande Reserve Elementary School for flexible seating furniture; and Abby Paulson of
Yorkville Intermediate School for a Seesaw Plus Digital Portfolio license.