Photos and Stories

Cinnamon the therapy dog helps Indian Trail students

Meet Cinnamon the dog. Cinnamon and his owner, former special education teacher Karen Click (right), occasionally visit Indian Trail School for pet therapy. There, they meet with small groups of students who may need additional help with behavioral skills and communication. Together, the students learn how to read cues and […]

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DG Roadrunners Soccer Club and DG Junior Woman’s Club provide gifts for students in need

Downers Grove Roadrunners Soccer Club:   The Downers Grove Roadrunners Soccer Club annually helps District 58 students from low-income families – providing school supplies in August, coats in October and holiday gifts in December. This year was no exception, as the club provided 500+ gifts for more than 130 students […]

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Kate Nickell: “Nothing is impossible anymore”

O’Neill seventh grade teacher returns strong after battling cancer  Kate Nickell possesses the ability to put anyone at ease. She greets others with a smile and a warm welcome. An O’Neill seventh grade English-language arts teacher, she comes to work early, leaves late and always does her best. Her energy […]

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District 58 joins Hour of Code

Many District 58 students got hands-on with computer science and coding activities last week for Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a global movement to inspire students to take interest in computer science. It encourages children to spend at least one hour during the week learning about coding.  Here […]

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Whittier hosts Winter Wonderland

Whittier recently hosted its second annual Winter Wonderland, a fundraising and community-building event that featured breakfast, crafts, games, a holiday gift shop, carol karaoke and photos with Santa. Thanks to Valerie Hardy and Tamara Ramahi for providing the information and photos!