O’Neill eighth graders dedicate their Monday science classes to “Genius Hour.” This weekly period allows students to explore and research their personal passions, even if it doesn’t directly relate to a classroom topic. This year’s research topics ranged from the effects of prosocial behavior to the impact of dreams to […]
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This music program showcased American music from the 20th century, taught by music teacher Ms. Whitney Schwenker.
Contributed by Cinda Lester, Children of the American Revolution – Pierce Downer Society The Pierce Downer Society of the Children of the American Revolution (CAR), located in Downers Grove, was recognized with a number of awards at the Illinois State Conference of the Children of the American Revolution, which was […]
Guest Photo Contributors: Debbie Robertson, Priya Koshy, Kristin Hennelly and Lara Jarman Congratulations to the 87 teams and hundreds of students who participated in The Reading Games this past Saturday! We are very proud of the hard work each student completed to read the books, answer the questions and participate […]
Written by: Elizabeth Foreman Photography by: Amy Goray Photography Students at Pierce Downer have had the opportunity to take part in an extra hands-on science workshop this year, thanks to the planning and funding of the Pierce Downer PTA. Teachers in each grade selected workshop topics that aligned with their […]
Contributed by: Jen Haselhorst Girl Scouts from across Downers Grove participated in a Girl Scout World Thinking Day Fair on Friday, Feb. 26. Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day is a day that celebrates international friendship, encourages girls to speak out on issues affecting them, and increases awareness of the Girl […]
Thank you, District 58 community, for packing the Downers Grove North gym Saturday night for the Crosstown Classic between the Herrick and O’Neill girls’ basketball teams! Thanks to your generosity, the event raised $4,800 to support Bloom’s Angels, a Herrick service organization, and the Herrick PTA. “I think it was […]
A large, engaged crowd of Fairmount students gathers in the library, eagerly talking about words and pens and something called a “frindle.” They hush, captivated, when the day’s guest speaker, Superintendent Dr. Kari Cremascoli, opens a book and begins reading. “Chapter 5, The Report. By lunchtime the next day, Nick […]
120 Henry Puffer girls brought their favorite guy to the fourth annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, Feb. 5! With “Under the Sea”-themed decorations, fun music and delicious refreshments, everyone had a fantastic time!!
Whittier students jumped rope to raise funds for the American Heart Society!