Photos and Stories

District 58 middle schools finish up impressive winter sports seasons

Herrick and O’Neill middle schools recently finished busy winter sports seasons! Notably, Herrick’s seventh and eighth grade boys’ volleyball teams both clinched first place in the DMVA conference tournament championship! In addition, the seventh grade boys finished their season undefeated and in first place. The eighth grade boys finished 8-2 […]

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Author Fest 2016

Author Fest 2016 is in full swing this week! Four popular children’s authors —  Laura Huliska-Beith, Chris Rylander, Liesl Shurtliff and Tom Watson – have been visiting several District 58 schools. Parents, don’t miss out! Author Fest concludes with a public Book Sale and Signing on April 15 from 6:30-8 […]

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Congrats Janette Syverson, 2016 Teacher of the Year

The Downers Grove Elementary Education Association is pleased to announce the 2016 Teacher of the Year: Janette Syverson, seventh grade science teacher at O’Neill Middle School! Congratulations, Janette! Union leaders surprised Janette with the announcement this morning during a faculty meeting. Teacher of the Year judges selected Janette for this honor […]

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Select 58 eighth graders awarded for service

Downers Grove Grade School District 58 celebrated this year’s Select 58 recipients at a formal awards banquet at Herrick Middle School on Wednesday, April 6. Select 58 is an Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 program that honors eighth graders who provide outstanding service to their school and community. […]

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Whittier holds successful Penny Wars

Photo/information courtesy of Melissa Rausch. Whittier students dug deep in their pockets and scrounged in couches, cars and bedrooms to find coins to take part in the school’s Penny Wars, raising $4,021.30 cents! This money will help the Whittier PTA’s fund to raise money for a new primary playground. Each […]

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El Sierra Families practice teamwork

El Sierra students grow their social-emotional learning skills during the El Sierra Families program. At the beginning of the school year, students are assigned to different groups, or “families,” comprising six to eight children from all different grade levels. The families meet throughout the year. On March 21, El Sierra […]

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