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posted: 7/21/2014 3:10 PM

Rivers Foundation donates $38,300 to Cumberland school

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  • Beginning this fall, more computers will be available to Cumberland students because of a generous grant from the Rivers Foundation. Pictured, from left, are: Front row: Jayden Chelberg, Allison Swanson, Andrew Cruz, Jacob Krieger, Alex Krecu, Aileen O'Connor and Daniel Choi; rear row: Dist. 62 Associate Superintendent Paul Hertel; Jill Wilcox, Rivers Foundation, Colleen White, Cumberland principal and Jackey Valadez, Rivers Foundation.

      Beginning this fall, more computers will be available to Cumberland students because of a generous grant from the Rivers Foundation. Pictured, from left, are: Front row: Jayden Chelberg, Allison Swanson, Andrew Cruz, Jacob Krieger, Alex Krecu, Aileen O'Connor and Daniel Choi; rear row: Dist. 62 Associate Superintendent Paul Hertel; Jill Wilcox, Rivers Foundation, Colleen White, Cumberland principal and Jackey Valadez, Rivers Foundation.
    Courtesy of District 62

 
Submitted by District 62

On the last day of school, Rivers Foundation representatives Kate McMahon, Jill Wilcox and Jackey Valadez made a very important visit to Cumberland Elementary School, 700 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Wilcox and Valadez presented a $39,300 check to Colleen White, Cumberland principal, to expand the number of digital devices available to students for classroom instruction and testing.

Cumberland students presented thank you cards to the representatives.

Cumberland's technology goals are:

• To provide a personal technology device to each student while at school

• To engage students in challenging academic skills that lead to future success

• To support the rigor of Common Core State Standards by infusing technology into each school day

• To enhance daily instruction for all children through the use of technology

• To transform the school into a 21st Century learning environment

• To prepare students for the digital age so that they are career and college ready

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