Congratulations to our 58 eighth graders who received the Select 58 award on May 10!
Photos and Stories
Ron Bowers, Kingsley; Brittany Sanfillippo, Highland; and Melissa Swallows, Fairmount, will use the grants to enhance agricultural education.
Contributed by Sheryl Vlk, O’Neill PTA The O’Neill PTA recently held the first ever Sip-N-Stroll, sponsored by the Community Bank of Downers Grove. One hundred people strolled downtown Downers Grove sampling donated libations and local fare from Another Round, Ballydoyle, Caribbean Corner, Cellar Door, Giordano’s, Mia’s Cantina and RBK American Grill. […]
The April issue of Chicago Parent Magazine features an adorable little boy on its cover. He wears an inquisitive half smile, and his blue eyes sparkle. Beneath his photo is the magazine’s cover story headline: “The face of autism – Then and now.” The little boy is Jake. He’s Lester […]
Last fall, Whittier School started EXPLORE!, a three half-day elective program that introduces students to innovative learning topics. The program was a huge success! Students loved delving into specialty coding, engineering, fitness, art, social-emotional and other topics. Due to this success, EXPLORE! returned to Whittier this week. From May 2-5, […]
Last week, Highland second and fourth graders performed a humorous spring concert for their families. The program took inspiration from the popular Hans Christian Andersen tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” changing it to “The Principal and the Pea.” Through funny songs, the children told the story of students who […]
Pierce Downer fourth graders in Mrs. Randi Kehm’s classroom formed international friendships through a unique pen pal program coordinated between Mrs. Kehm and a former student teacher who now works in Greece. “Each student is assigned a pen pal who attends a prep school in Athens, Greece,” Mrs. Kehm said. […]
The Downers Grove Children’s Choir performed its spring concert on Wednesday, April 26. The choir comprises three grade level choirs with fourth, fifth and sixth graders from all District 58 elementary schools. For the spring concert, guest instrumentalists from Herrick, as well as Mr. Norm Rick, Mrs. Kim Knickerbocker and Mr. […]
Some kids collect comic books. Others save baseball cards. Henry Puffer School collects bottle caps. Thousands of bottle caps, in all sizes and colors. They start collecting them each fall. In the spring, the Student Council transforms the individual bottle caps into truly majestic art murals. The Henry Puffer Student […]
Herrick seventh graders Natalie Mall and Sydney Fleming earned an invitation to the elite State Science Expo for their Science Fair projects.