Teacher Appreciation Week — May 4-8, 2020

ETHS may be closed, but our educators and faculty have been as active as ever.

Engaging in e-learning, supporting meal security (ETHS is providing on average 17,000 grab-and-go meals per week for students K-12), and staying engaged and caring for students' physical and emotional wellbeing. The strong and unique Wildkit community continues — through the heroic efforts of teachers, administrators, support staff, coaches, nutrition services, and many others.

To recognize their hard work, the ETHS Foundation is hosting its annual #THANKanETHSteacher celebration in a different way this year by going virtual! We invite you to recognize a special teacher, current or retiree, by supporting ETHS with a gift to the ETHS Foundation.

By honoring a teacher during the 2020 #THANKanETHSteacher campaign, your gift will support the new Student Response Fund.

The Student Response Fund will provide funding in critical areas such as:

• Food Security for ETHS students
• E-Learning Technology (i.e. internet hot spots, Chromebooks)
• Tutoring and coursework to help get kids back on track when they return from distance learning

The ETHS Foundation will work in concert with D202 Administrators to determine the areas of greatest need. 


This is truly an extraordinary time. By recognizing a valued educator, coach, or retiree, you will not only honor their efforts, but you will also support all students. This this fund will allow us to provide flexible resources to the District to support the increased costs related to distance learning, without depleting critical future educational resources.  

The suggested level of donations are as follows:

$25 – The teacher will receive a personalized e-card notifying them of the gift and an optional excerpt from any accompanying letter.  


$50 - The teacher will receive a Proud to be An ETHS Educator sign for their home as well as have his/her name published on the tribute page of the 2019 Annual Report . . .  and all benefits listed above.

$100 - The teacher will receive an Amazon e-gift card​. . .  and all benefits listed above.


$250 and above - Engraved bricks and benches outside and seat plaques in the Planetarium and Upstairs Theater are available for that special teacher . . .  with all benefits listed above​.

If you would like to #THANKanETHSteacher, and support the Foundation, please fill out the form below and follow the instructions to make your secure online donation. If you have any questions, please write to jonesk@eths.k12.il.us.

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