District 123 Ed Foundation Awards Grant to OLHMS Art Teacher

Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School Art Teacher, Mara Petraitis got quite the surprise this week when the balloon brigade popped into her classroom. The celebration was to award a mini-grant from the District 123 Ed Foundation for Lego Build Program. Using model builds of iconic skylines, Petraitis hopes her students get excited about architecture. The gift was made possible by Marist. You can help make mini-grants happen district-wide by becoming a friend of the foundation today.


The Education Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that was established in 1991 through the good efforts of the School District and dedicated friends in the community. Its purpose is to attract private monies to fund and advance special innovative educational projects/programs that would not normally be supported by tax dollars. A community Board of Trustees governs the Foundation’s activities. Since its inception, over $200,000 has been contributed to the Educational Foundation.