To date, JEFF has raised over $300,000 to contribute to enhance the educational and enrichment goals of Jamieson.

Below is a brief description of school-wide projects that JEFF has supported.

2015-2016 School Year

In March 2016, ours Grants Committee secured another $5000 from LOWES Toolbox for Education to support technology at Jamieson.

In October 2015, the JEFF Grants Committee was awarded $1,500 for microscopes for our new science laboratory by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. We were also grateful to receive $600 from Byline Bank in support of the Summer Smarts Program to help a group of 8th grade students as they strive for academic success.

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2014-2015 School Year

The JEFF Grants Committee applied for and was awarded grants from Target to fund in-school cultural performances for all grades. They also received $3,000 from the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation to purchase 250 new books for the school library. In May we were able to raise $18,000 in the annual Walk-a-Thon .

2013-2014 School Year

JEFF spent approximately $15,000 to fulfill teacher’s wishlist to support common core curriculum, differentiated learning and technology. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, JEFF purchased 14 computers, 8 tablets,  books, and class room supplies. In addition, JEFF sponsored a dance, movie nights, two book fairs and many other events. We funded after school programs.  We also hosted the Illinois US Green Building Council for a Green Day of Service. We also hosted our Ninth Annual Walk-a-thon and our annual Fun Fair. We raised almost $40,000 through our grants and activities.

Teacher Wish List

Since 2003, JEFF has provided nearly $57,000 to fund teacher wish lists.  With these funds, teachers have been able to purchase supplies and equipment to further the education of our students.

Sports Equipment

JEFF has purchased mats and uniforms for Jamieson student athletes.

School Library

In 2007-2008, JEFF contributed approximately $30,000 to complete the school library renovation.  This renovation included the purchase of new furniture, rugs, and computers. In addition, our annual bookfairs have raised approximately $2,500 annually to support the library.

New Computers

In 2007, JEFF funded the purchase of 30 new laptops and a mobile charging cart.

Auditorium Seats

In 2004, JEFF contributed $30,000 to replace seating in the school auditorium.

New Lockers

In 2003, JEFF contributed $45,000 to replace all student school lockers.