Whittier students jumped rope to raise funds for the American Heart Society!
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Photos courtesy of Megan Hewitt, Anna Kubas and Matt Durbala Four state and federal legislators addressed proposed District 58 budget cuts, unfunded mandates, potential property tax freezes and more during the annual District 58 Board of Education Legislative Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 29 at O’Neill Middle School. The Legislative Breakfast […]
District 58 parent, Jeffrey McGinn, recently visited Whittier sixth graders and led a STEM lab on microscopy and forensics. The students used microscopes to study and identify DNA, pondwater, cicadas and other small specimen. A few students also volunteered to have their shoes swabbed, and the class investigated the fibers on […]
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Whittier’s Passero family first volunteered with DuPage County Toys for Tots in 2001 as a teaching tool for their son, Dominic, who was then 2 years old. “We wanted him to understand how fortunate we are,” said his parents, Matt and Sharon. Volunteering for DuPage County Toys for Tots quickly […]
Instead of asking Santa for gifts themselves, Lester sixth graders and El Sierra fifth graders wrote letters to Santa requesting wishes for someone else in need. “The letters were then delivered to the Macy’s mailbox on Friday, 12/11, which was National Believe Day. For that day only, Macy’s doubled their […]
Article by Liz Foreman Photo by Amy Goray Photography Pierce Downer students and their families showed their holiday spirit by taking part in a unique service project: an Operation Christmas Child Packing Party. Together they donated materials and postage and assembled gift-filled shoeboxes that will soon arrive in Tanzania, an […]
Bloom’s Angels once again demonstrated their generosity this holiday season, helping 50 middle school students in need. The group comprises Herrick staff who raise money to help Herrick families who are experiencing financial difficulties. “We put together nice Christmas bags filled with goodies (hats, gloves, socks, a Herrick T-shirt, $25 […]
Before setting off for winter break, Kingsley held a festive all school sing-a-long, during which children in unison sang popular Christmas carols, such as “Feliz Navidad,” “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and more.
Photos contributed by Sandi Freebery Pierce Downer sixth grader Lily Freebery is performing as a Mouse (Act 1) and a Polichinelle (Act 2) in the Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Dazzling!