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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

IPEF Chairman reminds residents to celebrate art and music at District 204 high schools on May 20

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Kent Duncan

Dear District 204 Community,

As another school year nears the end, I want to take a moment to thank the incredible parents, staff, students and community members who have again stepped up to support the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation. I truly believe education is a community effort and it takes many to ensure our schools lead the way in making a difference for our next generation.

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Your contributions, both financially, as well as time and talent, have given IPEF the opportunity to grow the many ways we help enrich education in District 204.

A few of the programs funded this year included:

  • Young Hearts for Life: 5,814 high school students received free heart screenings
  • Teacher Grants: 35 grants were awarded totaling nearly $50,000
  • Robotics: Secured a $59,000 grant from the Dunham Fund to expand STEM opportunities for students

We are also proud to sponsor the 31st Fine Arts Festival taking place (9AM to 4PM) this Saturday, May 20, at all three high schools. We hope you will be able to join us for this celebration of art and music. Be sure to find the IPEF’s table where you can learn more about what we do and register to win a free iPad.

This June, I will be stepping down from my role as chairman of the IPEF and retiring after 20 years of service on the IPEF Board. It’s been an honor and a privilege to be a part of this outstanding organization and to have served alongside many amazing volunteers and staff that strive to provide the best for our next generation. I would like to personally thank all who have helped the IPEF make a positive impact on our schools and community.

Sincerely,
Kent Duncan
IPEF Board Chairman


Editor’s Note / From 9AM to 4PM Sat., May 20, the annual Fine Arts Festival in School District 204 showcases the talents of students, all ages, throughout the district at Waubonsie Valley, Neuqua Valley and Metea Valley high schools.  Every high school comes alive with musical performances and colorful and imaginative pieces of artwork, including 3-D works, ceramics, computer imagery and more.

Thanks to funding by the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation with additional support through a SECA grant from the City of Naperville, the Fine Arts Festival is free and open to the public at all three District 204 high schools.

Thanks also to all the teachers, staff, music parents and other volunteers that help set up the exhibits and refreshments. And thanks to Kent Duncan for his many years of dedication to School District 204.

Thanks for supporting the arts!

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