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posted: 8/22/2012 2:41 PM

District 103 foundation hosts Aug. 25 fundraiser to benefit science initiative

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Lincolnshire Prairie View Elementary District 103's Learning Fund Foundation host its Strikes for Science FUNdraiser, Saturday, Aug. 25, at eSkape in Buffalo Grove.

This districtwide event, which is 1 to 5 p.m., is open to all D103 families and the entire community. eSkape is located at 350 McHenry Road.

The Science Initiative is the latest project of the D103 LFF to enhance students' experience in the classroom, as it relates to science and technology.

Through extensive research, and parent, teacher and administration input, the Science Initiative was identified due to its importance in the 21st Century learning framework and because it supports goals identified by the federal, state and District 103 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) directives.

Some highlights of the Strike 4 Science FUNdraiser will include family-friendly activities like bowling, laser tag, the game room, science activities/experiments, CJ the DJ, raffles, food, drink and more.

The sixth- through eighth-graders will enjoy a VIP area complete with leather couches and a red carpet entrance to encourage participation from Daniel Wright Junior High School's older students.

Additionally, a "Science Registry" created by districts' science and technology teachers will be online at the event featuring desired science and technology equipment. Interested guests may purchase equipment from the registry.

This registry is online at and continues to serve as the central fundraising vehicle for the LFF Science Initiative.

With the support of parents, community, corporate and business partners, the LFF has funded several major projects for District 103. Some of these include:

• Most recently, the Digital Classroom Initiative, completed in early 2011, integrated new digital tools into 76 teaching spaces in District 103 schools.

• Establishing Rivershire Park Nature Center as an environmental education facility for students and as a community resource. This was accomplished through an intergovernmental agreement between the LFF, District 103 and the village of Lincolnshire.

• The Health & Fitness Initiative included the opening of the All*Star Fitness Center at Daniel Wright Junior High School and playground improvements at Half Day School.