Photos and Stories

District 58 joins Hour of Code

Many District 58 students got hands-on with computer science and coding activities last week for Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a global movement to inspire students to take interest in computer science. It encourages children to spend at least one hour during the week learning about coding.  Here […]

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Whittier hosts Winter Wonderland

Whittier recently hosted its second annual Winter Wonderland, a fundraising and community-building event that featured breakfast, crafts, games, a holiday gift shop, carol karaoke and photos with Santa. Thanks to Valerie Hardy and Tamara Ramahi for providing the information and photos!

Pierce Downer fifth graders engineer Lifesaver racecars

Kelly DeMarco, a Pierce Downer fifth grade teacher, challenged her students to build racecars using only paper, lifesavers, paper clips, straws and tape. Students would operate the racecars by blowing on them. Successful racecars needed to travel the farthest on a straight line. Her students formed teams and designed, built […]

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Henry Puffer welcomes guests to VIP Day

Henry Puffer students invited the role models in their lives — parents, grandparents, babysitters, extended family, etc. — to  VIP Day on Friday, Nov. 20. VIPs toured their student’s classroom and participated in special activities.

Lester raises dough with pie-throwing contest

The Lester Student Council raised an incredible $1,400 during their “Pie in the Face” fundraiser the week of Nov. 16-20. All proceeds will go toward gifts cards to accompany Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need. Students could purchase raffle tickets this week to be entered into a drawing to […]

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Henry Puffer is stuck on giving

Henry Puffer students could make a donation in exchange for the opportunity to stick Mrs. Diane Peterson, school secretary, to the wall! Students taped her to the wall during lunch on Friday, Nov. 20. They really did a good job! Total amounts donated TBD; thanks for your generosity!