Photos and Stories

District 58 celebrates Red Ribbon Week

District 58 students showed their commitment to a healthy, drug-free life during Red Ribbon Week, from Oct. 26-30. Each school celebrated Red Ribbon Week in different ways. Many hosted themed spirit days with an anti-drug theme, and others invited students to sign a “drug-free” pledge. This photo gallery currently features […]

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Camp Edwards 2015

Each fall, District 58 sixth graders embark on three-day journeys to explore the great outdoors: Camp Edwards in East Troy, Wis. Part of the District’s outdoor education curriculum, sixth graders annually visit Camp Edwards to learn more about ecology, geology and the environment. They also gain important social-emotional learning skills […]

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Building scarecrows with Kingsley’s biliteracy kindergarteners

Espantapájaros means scarecrow, said Sophia. Calabaza means pumpkin, added Alexandra. Sophia and Alexandra, students in the District’s kindergarten biliteracy program, excitedly shared their new English vocabulary words with each other last week. The students are currently learning different words associated with autumn (or otoño), in honor of the season. Now […]

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The International Friends Project benefits preschoolers

Know anyone who skis to school? Probably not, but students in Nancy Hildreth’s preschool class do! As part of their International Friends Project, they recently invited Anders Singdahlsen, a Norwegian preschool parent, to visit their classroom. “It was very different when I grew up in Norway,” Singdahlsen told the preschoolers. […]

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Writer and illustrator share their stories with Whittier

Award-winning children’s authors Avi and Brian Floca shared words of wisdom with Whittier fourth, fifth and sixth graders during a school visit Oct. 15. While each author has produced award-winning books on his own, the duo has frequently collaborated on several beloved children’s books, including “City of Light, City of […]

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Lester recognizes our men and women in blue

Lester students and staff celebrated Blue Balloon Day on Sept. 30 in honor of our own Downers Grove Police Department.  Blue Balloon Day is part of the Blue Across the Nation initiative, which honors and shows support for law enforcement across the nation. Lester decided to surprise the DGPD while […]

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