Photos and Stories

Oktoberfest 2015

Downers Grove hit the weather jackpot last weekend during the second annual Oktoberfest! Hosted by the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58, Oktoberfest offered traditional German fare and beer, local entertainment, kid and family games, a Herrick vs. O’Neill donut-eating contest and more! All proceeds from the festival will […]

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Kingsley gains outdoor classroom and improved aesthetics, thanks to Newell Rubbermaid, HandsOn Suburban Chicago

More than 40 volunteers from Newell Rubbermaid and HandsOn Suburban Chicago arrived at Kingsley School in Downers Grove Grade School District 58 this morning, Wednesday, Sept. 2, for Newell Rubbermaid’s annual Global Day of Service event. The volunteers dedicated their day to making significant aesthetic improvements to Kingsley, including constructing […]

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Employee Spotlight: Michelle Rzepka

Michelle Rzepka may be Hillcrest School’s new principal, but when school started Aug. 26, she wasn’t a stranger. After District 58 hired Rzepka last spring, she immediately set forth to familiarize herself with Hillcrest and District 58. She visited each classroom and introduced herself. She attended a couple of PTA […]

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Employee Spotlight: Jackelyn Cadard

Jackelyn Cardard exudes enthusiasm when she talks about Grove Children’s Preschool. She says she particularly enjoys Meet the Teacher Day, when new preschoolers enter a classroom for the first time, bustling with energy and anticipation as a new chapter opens in their lives. She loves watching the preschoolers grow into […]

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O’Neill raises $5,100 for St. Baldrick’s

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, District 58! O’Neill students raised $5,112 for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a childhood cancer charity that funds research for cancer cures. The students who fundraised the most money had the opportunity to throw a pie at their teachers during an all-school assembly this afternoon. Today’s assembly was […]

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