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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Contributed by Lester First Grade Teacher Pat Szczurek First graders from Lester School wrapped up their science unit on New Seeds with a field trip to Lyman Woods in Downers Grove. All District 58 first graders go on the Little Sprouts field trip. Through this program, the children experience nature by […]
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!
Four Kingsley students — Luke, Alan, Logan and Sean — won the PTA Fun Run Raffle to be the Principal and Assistant Principal for the Day. Last week, they had their chance! The four students did exceptionally well leading Kingsley. They answered calls, made PA announcements, visited classrooms and even […]
District 58 staff and PTA members recognized this year’s PTA Reflections participants, with special recognition to students whose projects were selected to move forward to the regional competition.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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!
Story by Amy Ihde, Poster by Mr. Belonio Whittier students really did have “The Best Day of My Life” at the November 2015 Variety Show. The majority of students took part in the show – 184 kids as part of an act, 14 students as emcees and 11 students as […]