Hillcrest Speech Pathologist Lauren Diamond and Fifth Grade Teacher Brittany Cerny collaborated this year to start a new school club: the Hillcrest Service Club. During the club’s first meeting, students brainstormed how they wanted to help the community this school year. Every week since then, the group has embarked on […]
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Submitted by Sarah Bogaczyk, MAVinS co-founder Photos by Irene Nelson Photography The local not-for-profit group, Mothers Against Violence in Schools (MAVinS), partnered with the Whittier administration and PTA to debut two Buddy Benches at the school during an all-school assembly on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The goal of the benches is […]
We hope everyone enjoyed The Reading Games on Saturday, March 11! More than 600 eager readers flocked to O’Neill Middle School to participate in this friendly reading competition. District 58 is very proud of every student who worked hard to read the books, and answer The Reading Games’ quiz questions. Congratulations to this […]
The Legislative Breakfast addressed the Illinois state budget, potential property tax freezes/pension cost shifts, and the future of PARCC.
Several District 58 students were recognized at the State PTA Reflections Competition. Congratulations!
Slideshow features photos from the Justin Case culminating activity: yoga to practice relaxation and eliminate worries, similar to what Justin experienced in the book. Contributed by Lester Principal Carin Novak Over the last month, Lester School embarked on a special project, an all school book club called One School, One […]
It’s Chemistry Day at O’Neill! Bloom Trail High School (Chicago Heights) students visited to lead an experiment in Dr. Van Dyke’s classes today. Using a mix of soap with glycerin and natural gas, they (safely) lit students’ hands on fire. This sparked conversations on the power of chemistry. Very cool! (Or […]
The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club surprised Whittier School Kindergarten Teacher Lisa Czeszewski with an Outstanding Teacher Award on Tuesday, Feb. 21. This annual award recognizes area teachers who demonstrate excellence in education. “Whittier sincerely congratulates Miss Czeszewski for such an outstanding accomplishment in her first year teaching at Whittier!” […]
Dark matter. Genetics. Sharks. Glitter. Aliens. These are just a few of the many topics that O’Neill seventh graders picked for their Passion Projects this school year. Similar to the Genius Hour concept, O’Neill science teachers Kit Hamilton and Sarah Pinkus asked students to pick any topic, research it deeply, […]
Each year, the District 58 band and orchestra program offers a unit on the preparation and performance of solo literature. Students are assigned a solo piece, and they spend 10 weeks working to carefully prepare. In February, professional adjudicators are brought in to listen to each student’s performance and provide constructive […]