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Enos Elementary School - Adopt a School partner

The Partnership

SIU School of Medicine has been part of the Springfield Public School District #186 Partners in Education Adopt-a-School program since 1985. A volunteer committee of employees coordinate efforts each year.  We are always looking for volunteers from SIU. We can use almost any area of interest or skill. Sometimes the best thing to offer is yourself and a bit of time. Employees and students can fill out the volunteer form and return to Kim Stolba, 801 N. Rutledge, MC 9624, or kstolba46@siumed.edu.

About Enos Elementary School.

Enos has kindergarten through fifth grade students. Many of the students come from economically disadvantaged homes. The school is located at 524 West Elliott St, two blocks northwest of SIU's 801 N. Rutledge building.

SIU shows support through:

  • Mentoring / tutoring programs provided by medical students and some employees
  • An annual art exhibit of Enos art projects in SIU's main lobby
  • Faculty and staff read to individual students or classes
  • Shoes That Fit, a program organized by SIU medical students to provide shoes for elementary students
  • A faculty luncheon during Teacher Appreciation Week in May
  • Blue bins marked “Enos” around the medical school collect donations at different times of year --
  • School supplies each August, including notebooks, backpacks, pens and pencils, and art supplies
  • New and gently used children’s items, including clothing such as hats, mittens, scarves and coats each winter
  • New reading books each spring for Enos students to take home for summer reading
  • Box-Tops for Education, a program sponsorted by General Mills to help schools earn money for items they need by collecting box tops from of commonly used products. http://www.boxtops4education.com/
  • Reading materials and classroom supplies

Each year SIU medical students raise funds to outfit 80-plus students with shoes and socks.

Committee Members

Judy Harbison, Continuing Education; Nancy Kyrouac, Surgery; Kimberly Stolba, Student Affairs; Julie Robbs, Alumni Affairs; Susan Ryherd, Center for Clinical Research; Dr. Christine Todd, Medical Humanities; Dr. Tracey Smith, Hope Cherry and Dawn Mobley, Family & Community Medicine; Rebecca Budde, Lauren Murphy and Steve Sandstrom, Public Affairs; Vivian Williams, Financial Affairs Core; and Claudia Johnson, Enos Principal

For more information or to volunteer, contact an Enos committee member or Judy Harbison, 217-545-7711.

Mailing address is Enos Committee, SIU School of Medicine, Attn: Judy Harbison, P.O. Box 19602, Springfield, IL 62794-9602.

Visit Enos' website at www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/enos