The school communities in District 58 pitched in to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in south Texas. Students in all District 58 schools participated in “Hats for Houston” on Sept. 1, raising roughly $12,500 for Hurricane Harvey relief. Schools allowed students to wear hats for the day in return for donating […]
58 Doing Good
The Pierce Downer School community pitched in to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in south Texas. Students, parents, staff and teachers joined together after school to test and pack headlamps and solar lanterns with phone plug-in capabilities, to help victims and first responders in Texas.
District 58 teaches more than academics – teachers and staff also instill a sense of volunteerism and compassion in their students, recognizing the importance of instructing children to be good stewards at a young age. The District’s students and schools complete an impressive variety of charity fundraisers and volunteer work each […]
Two Herrick students wanted to start a healthy conversation about mental health with their peers. Learn how they did it!
Girl Scouts launched garden project at “The Big Dig” event Saturday A little rain didn’t deter Henry Puffer Girl Scout Troop 51266 and their community partners from planting an organic edible garden during “The Big Dig” event at their school on Saturday, May 20. Troop 51266, which comprises fourth graders, […]
The Henry Puffer Student Council raised $1,500 to support the Illinois Spina Bifida Association during the school’s ninth annual fundraiser walk/run on Friday, May 19. The students named the fundraiser “I Stand By Addie,” in honor of Henry Puffer third grader, Addie, who has Spina Bifida. Many Henry Puffer families – […]
Lester School held a “Fight Like Our Principal” fundraiser last week to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. The fundraiser is deeply personal — The Lester community united to support Principal Carin Novak as she fights breast cancer. Throughout the week of May 8-12, […]
Kingsley School hosted its annual JDRF fundraiser walk on Thursday, May 11! JDRF, or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is a national nonprofit that supports research for type 1 diabetes. In support of JDRF’s work, Kingsley students walked laps around their school, in accordance with their grade level. So, first […]
Many Pierce Downer and Herrick students volunteer with the HOPE Club — Helping Ordinary People Everyday Club. Recently, the two club chapters united for one great cause: packing food at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora. The students spent part of their weekend sorting, packing and preparing food that will […]
Some kids collect comic books. Others save baseball cards. Henry Puffer School collects bottle caps. Thousands of bottle caps, in all sizes and colors. They start collecting them each fall. In the spring, the Student Council transforms the individual bottle caps into truly majestic art murals. The Henry Puffer Student […]