District News

District updates school concussion safety protocols

The Illinois General Assembly recently passed the Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act, which updates school concussion protocols. In accordance with the new law, Downers Grove Grade School District 58 has added additional concussion supports to ensure every student who experiences a concussion has a successful recovery and re-entry to school. […]

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Lester Leopards ready to leap into Fun Run

The Lester community is ready to take on the Seventh Annual “Running of the Leopards” 1-Mile/5K Fun Run and Walk on Sunday, Sept. 25. Lester School’s Fun Run, which is sponsored by the Lester PTA, is a part of the school’s ongoing commitment to promote healthy attitudes toward fitness and […]

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District 58 earns seven state awards and a national honorable mention for communications

Downers Grove Grade School District 58 recently received national and state recognition for its communications. At the national level, District 58 received an Honorable Mention in the “Excellence in Writing” category from the National School Public Relations Association, or NSPRA. District 58 received this recognition for its December 2015 feature […]

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Highlights from the Sept. 12 Board meeting

The District 58 Board of Education held its regular business meeting on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. Highlights from the meeting include: Spotlight on our Schools: Community Engagement and a Review of Community Surveys Community Relations Coordinator Megan Hewitt highlighted the District’s recent community engagement efforts and summarized last year’s school […]

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Police update: Attempted child luring is unfounded

UPDATE: Published: Sept. 14, 2016 Dear Parents, The Downers Grove Police Department has completed their investigation of an alleged child luring attempt on Tuesday, Sept. 13 near O’Neill Middle School. Investigators determined that the incident is unfounded. Downers Grove Police Chief Kurt Bluder stressed that while there was no threat […]

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Grove Children’s Preschool earns State’s highest rating for quality standards on 2015-16 audit report

The Illinois State Board of Education awarded District 58’s Grove Children’s Preschool a gold rating on its 2015-16 Preschool for All state audit report. The gold rating is the highest score that an Illinois preschool can achieve, and this is the first year that Grove Children’s Preschool has earned this […]

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