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Highland students learn video game design during Coding Club

Highland students learn video game design during Coding Club

Highland teachers Cheryl Varys and Beth Jania created and launched the school’s first ever after-school Coding Club for intermediate students last week. The four-day program used the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab’s free Scratch app to provide students with a comprehensive and fun introduction to coding basics. “We decided […]

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Henry Puffer’s “I Stand By Addie” walk/run raises $1,500 for Illinois Spina Bifida Association

Henry Puffer’s “I Stand By Addie” walk/run raises $1,500 for Illinois Spina Bifida Association

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 – […]

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Fairmount 3D Printing Club shares creations

Fairmount 3D Printing Club shares creations

The Fairmount School LRC received an Education Foundation grant for a 3D printer this school year. In addition to using the printer to enhance instructional time, LRC Teacher Liz Stroud started a 3D Printing Club for students interested in learning more about 3D printing. This week, the 3D Printing Club hosted an […]

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Dr. Judy Kmak and Katie Hurckes win 2017 Distinguished Service Awards

Education Foundation honored 28 DSA nominees during ceremony The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 hosted its Distinguished Service Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 16 at Ashyana Banquets. This ceremony annually honors those District 58 employees who exceed expectations and serve as inspirations to their community. “This year, we […]

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El Sierra performs with the Senior Suburban Orchestra

El Sierra performs with the Senior Suburban Orchestra

El Sierra’s fifth and sixth grade orchestra students enjoyed the unique opportunity to perform with the Senior Suburban Orchestra at school on Wednesday, May 10. The Senior Suburban Orchestra comprises 60 senior citizen musicians from across the region whose combined music experience exceeds 1,400 years. The El Sierra students joined […]

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