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Minooka Community High School District #111 Announces New Foundation For Educational Excellence

October 30, 2018
(Minooka) – The Minooka Community High School District #111 wanted an opportunity where they could help inspire and educate their students beyond the four walls of a class room, and extend creative learning and development time far into the future. The opportunity presented itself this last spring and early summer when a group of community members, Minooka Community High School (MCHS), and the MCHS Board of Education established the District #111 Foundation for Educational Excellence.

The mission of the foundation is to inspire excellence, foster innovation, and nurture potential.

“We are extremely pleased to announce the establishment of this foundation,” stated Foundation President, Michael Rittof. “When the committee was formed this past year, you could feel the excitement in the room with every member wanting the best for this foundation in respect to what it will do for the students of Minooka Community High School now and in the future.” continued Rittof.

The foundation has established four main goals: Monetary support for the MCHS community through innovative initiatives, technology upgrades and capital improvement opportunities; Conduit for community members and alumni who wish to leave a legacy to MCHS; Honor tradition by recognizing our rich history; and Strengthen community engagement through outreach and events.

“We are expecting great things from the efforts of our community, the faculty and staff, and the foundation by providing January 2019 grants for the MCHS faculty and staff to enhance the student’s learning experiences, and by funding various projects to continue the innovation already present in the classrooms of MCHS.” stated Rittof.

The foundation will be hosting its initial fund raising efforts with a holiday-themed event in December. Financial donations can be sent to District #111 Foundation for Educational Excellence, 26655 West Eames Street, Channahon, IL 60410.

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