Henry Puffer recently launched this year’s Early Morning Reading Buddies Program. The program provides older students – fifth and sixth graders – with an opportunity to mentor younger students – typically kindergarteners and first graders. The program meets before school, twice per week. Older and younger students pair up and […]
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Tricia Miller, a Belle Aire sixth grade teacher, earned an Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 grant this school year for the “Put a Lid On It” kit. This resource teaches students how helmets work. Students use biomechanical engineering to design their own helmet for a crash test dummy. […]
The Lester Environmental Club encourages students and families across District 58 to take small steps to improve the environment, especially during Earth Week from April 17-21! Each day this week, Lester School will celebrate an Earth Day-related theme. On Monday, they promoted electricity conservation — turning off lights when you leave […]
District 58 hosted its annual Fit Fair on Thursday, April 13 at O’Neill Middle School. Families enjoyed free kickboxing classes, Irish dancing classes, healthy snacks, fitness demos, hip hop dance classes, bowling and more! View photo highlights above. Thank you, Indian Trail teacher Whitney Cavanaugh, for capturing these photos!
Kingsley second graders in Mr. Ron Bowers classroom learned a little bit about history, English, science, social-emotional learning and art during their recent agriculture unit. The students studied 1800s American history and read books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. They enjoyed learning how pioneers made many resources from scratch, including butter. […]
In March, the Pierce Downer Student Council led a Project Linus service project to help critically-ill children. “Project Linus is an organization that collects blankets for sick children in order to provide a sense of security that only a blanket can give,” said Lauren Minardi, Pierce Downer sixth grade teacher […]
Downers Grove North Music Department Chair Brayer Teague was seeking inspiration for his school’s annual Community Outreach Concert when he stumbled upon District 58 Art Teacher Jon Belonio’s Twitter account. Mr. Belonio’s page proudly showcases his students’ artwork. One third grader’s piece, Great Wave with Dragon, stood out to Mr. […]
District 58 schools united to raise money for the St. Baldrick Foundation, a non-profit that supports childhood cancer research.
Both Herrick and O’Neill’s robotics teams excelled during the University of Illinois Extension’s Fifth Annual 4-H Robotics Showcase on Saturday, March 18. Twenty-six robotics teams from the area convened at O’Neill Middle School for the event. The teams designed robots that perform tasks related to healthy living and healthy choices. […]
Imagination. Creativity. Teamwork. Innovation. These represent the pillars of the annual global Destination Imagination program, which encourages students to join teams and solve challenges related to STEM, fine arts and service learning. Several District 58 students teamed up to participate in the Destination Imagination regional tournament earlier this month. Six […]