Photos and Stories

New fairy tale mural transforms the Belle Aire LRC

When Tara Fulton’s first and second graders entered Belle Aire’s Learning Resource Center, or LRC, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, they immediately gravitated toward a beautifully detailed fairy tale mural that lined the entire wall and reading nook. The children eagerly pointed out familiar images, excitedly sharing their discoveries with friends. […]

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Herrick eighth graders visit D.C.

Several Herrick eighth graders and teachers traveled to Washington D.C. over Labor Day weekend to get a first-hand look at historical sites, monuments, primary documents and more. “We traveled with a really great group of students who represented Herrick with pride,” said Mr. Collin Konny, a Herrick history teacher and […]

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Whittier students explore engaging electives

Creative Painting. Eager Engineers. Blast from the Past. Games Galore. Animate Go! Fitness Fanatics. Silly Science. The classes listed above don’t seem like subjects taught in school. But, for three half-days recently, Whittier offered first-through-sixth grade students the opportunity to participate in these elective classes and more, thanks to a […]

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First day of school at Henry Puffer

Henry Puffer intermediate students worked hard and had fun organizing their lockers and school supplies to prepare for a successful school year! Here, we captured photos from Mr. White’s fourth grade classroom and Ms. Batkiewicz’s fifth/sixth grade classroom on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 29.

El Sierra welcomes the new school year

  District 58 kicked off the new school year on Monday, Aug. 29.  Here are photo highlights from El Sierra — outside before school started, and indoors in Mrs. Hazen’s kindergarten classroom and Mrs. Bennett’s first grade classroom. Mrs. Hazen’s kindergarteners started their school year drawing pictures that described their […]

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Belle Aire returns to school

Belle Aire was brimming with excitement on the first day of school 2016!! We visited Ms. Oakley’s classroom as they prepared for their school year. We also visited Mrs. Matson’s fifth grade classroom as they began a lesson. All students were very attentive! One little first grade even exclaimed, “I […]

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Indian Trail finishes the first day of school

Phew! Another first day of school is officially in the books. Here are some photo highlights from Indian Trail, right before the final bell rang. Featured: Mrs. Miller’s first graders, Ms. Forzley’s second graders, and Mrs. Wesolowski’s fifth graders.

Welcome back, teachers and staff!

Nine-month District 58 staff returned to work this week!  The District’s instructional assistants kicked off their school year on Wednesday, Aug. 24 with a morning training session at O’Neill Middle School. Several District instructional coaches, teachers and administrators taught classes on a variety of topics that pertain to instructional assistants, […]

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Seventh graders get a Sneak Preview of middle school

The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 hosted its annual Sneak Preview event at Herrick and O’Neill middle schools this week! Incoming seventh graders enjoyed the opportunity to learn about middle school life, practice opening lockers and navigate the hallways before the “official” start of school year. They also […]

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