District 58 congratulates its 27 employees who will retire this school year.
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The Grove Foundation recognized several District 58 fifth graders with Helping Children Grow awards this school year.
Girl Scouts launched garden project at “The Big Dig” event Saturday A little rain didn’t deter Henry Puffer Girl Scout Troop 51266 and their community partners from planting an organic edible garden during “The Big Dig” event at their school on Saturday, May 20. Troop 51266, which comprises fourth graders, […]
Highland teachers Cheryl Varys and Beth Jania created and launched the school’s first ever after-school Coding Club for intermediate students last week. The four-day program used the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab’s free Scratch app to provide students with a comprehensive and fun introduction to coding basics. “We decided […]
The Henry Puffer Student Council raised $1,500 to support the Illinois Spina Bifida Association during the school’s ninth annual fundraiser walk/run on Friday, May 19. The students named the fundraiser “I Stand By Addie,” in honor of Henry Puffer third grader, Addie, who has Spina Bifida. Many Henry Puffer families – […]
Downers Grove South biology teachers Scott Parker and Beth Fields brought 25 of their biology students to Indian Trail School on Friday, May 19 for a kindergarten “Afternoon of Science.” “Our students will be leading the kindergarten students in several science experiments,” Mr. Parker said. “The goal is to give […]
The Fairmount School LRC received an Education Foundation grant for a 3D printer this school year. In addition to using the printer to enhance instructional time, LRC Teacher Liz Stroud started a 3D Printing Club for students interested in learning more about 3D printing. This week, the 3D Printing Club hosted an […]
Education Foundation honored 28 DSA nominees during ceremony The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 hosted its Distinguished Service Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 16 at Ashyana Banquets. This ceremony annually honors those District 58 employees who exceed expectations and serve as inspirations to their community. “This year, we […]
May 12 was a good day. Downers Grove had beautiful weather, plus it was a Friday! But, for Indian Trail kids, May 12 offered something even more exciting: Community Day. For one morning each school year, Indian Trail transforms into a mecca of exploration and fun. Instead of attending traditional […]
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam visited Henry Puffer School on Friday, May 12 to meet with fourth, fifth and sixth graders and teach them how a bill becomes a law. The students eagerly answered his questions and impressed Rep. Roskam with their prior knowledge of governance. Rep. Roskam asked students to […]