Fremont Elementary District 79 teachers are busy engaging students in creative technology, art projects, and science experiments, thanks to more than $23,000 in grants provided by the Fremont Education Foundation.
Much of the grants come from the foundation's largest fundraiser, a spring golf outing. This year's event is scheduled for Monday, May 7, at the Ivanhoe Country Club, 28846 N. Thorngate Drive, Mundelein.
The Fremont Education Foundation is seeking volunteers to help with the outing, sponsor a hole, donate an item for the foundation's auction, or attend the golf dinner.
Information can be found online at events.org/fefgolf.
Organizations like the foundation provide Fremont's students with many innovative learning opportunities.
During the 2011-12 school year, the Fremont Education Foundation has authorized 20 teacher grants covering efforts such as Girls on the Run; art tiles; rockets and robotics; the Northern Illinois University STEAM Festival; authors in residence; pens and tablets that allow students to write on the classroom white board while seated at their desk; Promethean ActivBoards that provide students with content that is engaging, personalized, and filled with real-time digital content; and an indoor mini fitness center.