Photos and Stories

Hour of Code at Kingsley, Pierce Downer

Students across District 58 explored several different coding exercises for Hour of Code. They enjoyed using their creativity and problem-solving skills to develop unique codes! Featured here: First three photos: Pierce Downer sixth graders in Ms. Minardi’s class Remaining photos: Kingsley sixth graders in Mrs. Jacobs and Miss Bidlencik’s class

O’Neill secretary publishes children’s book

O’Neill Secretary Regina Houlihan McCutcheon has always loved reading and creative writing. During her 12 years as an elementary librarian, she gleaned a keen sense of the types of books children most enjoy. At the top of that list? Cute, anthropomorphic animals and insects. Regina’s sister, Patricia, is a talented […]

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O’Neill students prepare for Bridge Bust

Picture this scene: Two groups are hard at work. One group scrutinizes an elaborate CAD (computer-aided design) drawing of a bridge. Another group collaborates to craft a sophisticated engineering model. This scene occurred earlier this week. Not at an engineering firm. Not even in a college civil engineering lab. But rather, in Dr. Meg Van Dyke’s O’Neill classroom after school Wednesday, Dec. 7.

District 58 celebrates PTA Reflections participants

Photos kindly contributed by PTA members. Downers Grove Grade School District 58 celebrated all students who participated in this year’s PTA Reflections competition during a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Herrick Middle School. The District also announced the 68 students whose 69 project submissions will advance to the regional […]

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Q&A with Christy Greenblatt, Herrick’s 8th grade girls’ head volleyball coach

Herrick’s eighth grade girls finished their middle school volleyball careers with impressive stats: Not only did they win the conference championship both years, they maintained a two-year winning record of 26-0! Congratulations, girls! The team’s head coach, Christy Greenblatt, shared insights about your team’s success during a recent interview. Read […]

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Fairmount holds inaugural Trunk or Treat event

Fairmount hosted its inaugural Trunk or Treat event on Friday, Oct. 28! Fairmount families decorated their car trunks to provide a safe trick or treating event for the kids and a way for the families to get together for a fun night out. Thank you, Fairmount PTA, especially Suzette Stapleton […]

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Lester preps for the Halloween Parade

We visited Lester School on Halloween, right before their annual Halloween Parade. Students excitedly shared their costumes with peers and teachers. The Lester staff jointly dressed up as “Google Docs.” They donned doctor attire with the Google logo affixed, as well as Googly-eyed glasses. Very clever!