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)
A $10,000 grant was given to the Imagination Lab. Students and teachers will use this money to learn and work together to build and assimilate a teaching robot who will greet visitors at the lab.
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.
PHS Bell Tower
The Legacy Foundation provided money to build the Bell Tower at the high school, located on the south side of the building.