At Plainfield Community Schools Legacy Foundation, one person can make a big impact. As a group, we can make a bigger impact! Here are a few of the ways in which we have helped the youth in our schools!
Kindergarten Book Distribution
The foundation gives each Plainfield Kindergarten student a book of their own with the goal to kindle their love of reading! Over 4000 books have been distributed over the years!!
The foundation provides grants to teachers helping enhance classroom education. $5000 in grants are distributed in both Fall and Spring each year!
Brentwood Elementary: Lynn Jones (3rd Grade Bird Sanctuary) - Central Elementary: Courtney Carmichael (Making Social Studies Fun) - Anne Johnson (Rethinking Morning Work) - Clarks Creek Elementary School/Little Quakers Academy: Kristen Fuson (Kelly Kits Art Boxes) - Van Buren Elementary: Angie Woodson (Increase Reading by Learning), Melissa Bennett (Practicing Creativity and Depth of Knowledge with iPads) - Plainfield Middle School: Lisa Chandler (The Amazing Social Studies Race), Nakia Slone (Math Curriculum Supplements for Creativity) - Plainfield High School: Heather Armstrong (From Darkroom to Digital)
The foundation helped raise funds for this project. The Imagination Lab is a world-class, innovative learning space where all students grades K-5 visit monthly for a 90-minute Odyssey. Students learn through hands-on activities in Building, Creating, Digitizing, Growing, Inventing, Investigating, and Connecting.
Scholarships for High School Seniors
The Alumni Association, which is now part of the Legacy Foundation, has awarded several 4 year scholarships to deserving high school seniors.
Plainfield High School Bell Tower
Thanks to a generous donation from the Daum family, the Legacy Foundation was able to have the Victory Bell restored and proudly displayed on the south side of the high school. Known as Victory Plaza, the area links the athletics wing with Red Pride Stadium, the tennis courts, and the rest of the athletics facilities, and also includes the engraved bricks and pavers that continue to be purchased to recognize PHS graduates, alumni, teachers, and Plainfield families.