For the past 13 years, Holocaust survivor Sidney Finkel has visited Lester and shared his survival story with sixth graders. During his annual visit yesterday, he read excerpts of his book, “Sevek and the Holocaust: The Boy Who Refused to Die” and answered many questions from the very captivated students. […]
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The Meredith Williams Foundation recently awarded Fairmount School with a $500 donation in honor of the school’s retiring principal, Tony Coglianese. The donation may be used for art, PE or science resources at Fairmount. The Meredith Williams Foundation was formed in 2010 by now-retired District 58 teachers Jim and Pam Williams, […]
Several District 58 students received local and national honors from the Children of the American Revolution.
District 58 congratulates its 27 employees who will retire this school year.
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 […]