President’s Message


Dear Students, Parents, Staff, and Alums of Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools,

On behalf of the 113 Foundation we hope 2017 is a Homecoming season of wonderful memories! A time to re-connect with classmates, homecoming is an opportunity to show school support and spirit. The District 113 Education Foundation has funded grants supporting innovative programming at both Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools in the performing arts, STEAM (Science Technology Engineering, Arts and Math), humanities, athletics, leadership and diversity. From robotics to Latin Dance to microbiology to the Literary Festival, the Foundation has supported staff members who inspire students.

Our inaugural 2017 Signature grant funded over $19,000 to bring a FUSE lab to Highland Park High School. In partnership with Northwestern University the FUSE Lab provides hands on, self-directed projects to hundreds of students wishing to explore STEAM, both as a way to bring excitement to their own learning and as a possible career path. And, in keeping with honoring teachers who inspire students we are pleased to announce the Linda Gordon STEM Innovation Grant in memory of Mrs. Linda Gordon, who spent decades at HPHS as a beloved Math teacher.

To support the Foundation and the innovative opportunities provided for students, click here: Consider making a donation in honor of a staff member who made a difference in your life through the Honor an Educator program also found on our website. Scroll through the Grant Recipients to see examples of the way grants impact a diverse learning community.

Mark your calendars for the annual PIZZA BOWL & BAKERS CUP on JANUARY 28, 2018 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Highland Park High School.  Last year this event was attended by over 250 guests who sampled the delicious offerings of area pizza places and bakeries while enjoying performances by the DHS and HPHS jazz bands!

Thank you for your support of innovation at our schools and Happy Homecoming!


Barbara Sereda and Susie Wexler

District 113 Education Foundation