We visited Fairmount, Hillcrest, Indian Trail, Pierce Downer, O’Neill and Whittier on opening day and found families seeing their children off to school, teachers meeting their new students, classrooms organizing supplies, students getting to know each other and classes jumping into learning.
Photos and Stories
After five years of fundraising and promoting by the Whittier PTA, the Whittier School playground was completed this summer. Here are some photos of the fun on the new playground. Thank you Whittier PTA and school community for your efforts!
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.
Downers Grove’s Lincoln Center was abuzz with music and entertainment on Friday, July 14. That evening, a group of Pierce Downer students debuted “Middle Notes,” a musical entirely written, choreographed and directed by Pierce Downer incoming sixth graders Malini and Pallavi Fisher. The dynamic cast and crew comprised about 20 […]
El Sierra started two new programs this year that have enhanced the school’s community and forged friendships across grade levels. The Recess Leaders program invited sixth grade role models to lead games and play with kindergarteners during their lunch recess. Fifth graders did the same with first and second graders. […]
District 58 promoted its eighth graders to high school during special ceremonies on June 8. We wish you the best as you enter high school!
Congrats to Lester School for winning the Yorktown Bucks contest, as well as Henry Puffer, Herrick and Belle Aire for placing in the top 5!
District 58 congratulates the 58 teachers and staff who received an Education Foundation Green Apple Award between January-June 2017.
As the school year winds down, excitement spreads through Henry Puffer School. It’s not just because summer vacation is approaching; rather, late spring marks the time when the Puffer-Hefty PTA announces its annual Year End Gift recipients. This year, the PTA awarded Puffer teachers, staff and parents nearly $20,000 toward […]
Two Herrick students wanted to start a healthy conversation about mental health with their peers. Learn how they did it!