Pierce Downer families enjoyed giving back this holiday season, thanks to the school’s vibrant PTA Service Learning Committee.
58 Doing Good
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 […]
By LaVonne Czech, Herrick parent Thinking outside the box, Herrick Middle School experimented with a new way to raise money – introducing Raise Craze! During this fundraiser, students performed acts of kindness for others while raising money for their school. They emailed friends and family about their good deeds and […]
Fairmount Elementary School participated in its first Be Kind Week, a week-long event that promoted kindness at school and home. The week was a partnership with Fairmount teachers, staff, student council and PTA. The students were given daily kindness challenges during the morning announcements such as “Give a complement to […]
With more news of hurricanes and devastation, the Downers Grove District 58 school communities continue to provide support for those in affected areas. Read on for stories on how our students and schools are helping: A Whittier family is spearheading fundraising efforts for the Commonwealth of Dominica, which was hit […]
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 […]
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.
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 – […]