District News

Registration for science fair to open

  Downers Grove Grade School District 58 seeks curious students to conduct creative experiments and present their discoveries at the 37th Annual Science Fair! Science Fair registration runs from Friday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 22. Please register online at www.dg58.org/sciencefair. The Science Fair will be held Jan. 20, 2018 from 8 a.m. to […]

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District 58 Education Foundation awards teacher grants

The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 will award 16 innovative grants totaling more than $10,000 to teachers this year. Each grant supports innovative school projects that align with the District’s curriculum and strategic goals. “The quality of the grant applications was impressive,” said Foundation Board member Karoline Kellam […]

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Bonfield Express donates to District 58 schools

All 13 schools in Downers Grove Grade School District 58 benefitted from a donation this fall from the Bonfield Express Foundation. The local charity donated $1,000 to each school, which will be used for additional educational resources as well as to recognize students who display extra effort and citizenship. “The […]

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Curriculum Workshop highlights: Assessments, school improvement plans and more

The District 58 Board of Education held a Curriculum Workshop on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.  Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Justin Sisul shared a presentation on recent standardized test data, curricular developments, parent partnerships and communication, Title I and Title II grants, and school improvement plans, all of which […]

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Board Briefs – October 2017

The District 58 Board of Education held its regular business meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Highlights from the meeting include updates on enrollment planning, strategic planning process and the 1:1 Chromebook program in 7th grade, among other updates and action.

Parents to receive their child’s assessment results this month

Parents will receive a letter the week of Oct. 9 containing their child’s fall assessment results. Depending on each student’s age/skill level, parents may receive results from the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), ACCESS, PARCC and AIMSweb assessments. Assessments are important to ensure students are reaching learning targets. These tests are called summative assessments and provide raw data on how much of a certain subject or material students learned successfully over the course of a quarter, semester, school year or school career.