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Fairmount’s “Pie in the Face” assembly celebrates school donation

Fairmount’s “Pie in the Face” assembly celebrates school donation

Last month, the Fairmount Student Council challenged students and families to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children and/or donate money to help the nonprofit provide meals to starving children. Fairmount promised that if the school raised $400, they would host a school-wide “Pie in the Face” assembly, with 18 teachers […]

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Author Fest highlights at Indian Trail and Fairmount

Author Fest highlights at Indian Trail and Fairmount

District 58 welcomed six children’s authors and illustrators during Author Fest from April 19-21. We captured photos during Kate Hannigan’s visit to Indian Trail and Troy Cummings’ visit to Fairmount! Both authors were presenting to fourth grade students. Kate Hannigan, author of the popular Cupcake Cousins series and the thrilling […]

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Herrick raises $1,650 to support Ride Janie Ride, a local nonprofit

Herrick raises $1,650 to support Ride Janie Ride, a local nonprofit

Herrick students recently raised $1,650 to support the Ride Janie Ride Foundation, a local non-profit that annually helps cancer patients pay for critical life-saving cancer treatments. This year, the organization is helping three children from Downers Grove, Woodridge and Plainfield. “It was really great to see how open Herrick students […]

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Henry Puffer’s “Reading Buddies” creates role models, develops stronger readers

Henry Puffer’s “Reading Buddies” creates role models, develops stronger readers

Henry Puffer recently launched this year’s Early Morning Reading Buddies Program. The program provides older students – fifth and sixth graders – with an opportunity to mentor younger students – typically kindergarteners and first graders. The program meets before school, twice per week. Older and younger students pair up and […]

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Lester Environmental Club celebrates Earth Week

Lester Environmental Club celebrates Earth Week

The Lester Environmental Club encourages students and families across District 58 to take small steps to improve the environment, especially during Earth Week from April 17-21! Each day this week, Lester School will celebrate an Earth Day-related theme. On Monday, they promoted electricity conservation — turning off lights when you leave […]

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Families get active at annual Fit Fair

Families get active at annual Fit Fair

District 58 hosted its annual Fit Fair on Thursday, April 13 at O’Neill Middle School. Families enjoyed free kickboxing classes, Irish dancing classes, healthy snacks, fitness demos, hip hop dance classes, bowling and more! View photo highlights above. Thank you, Indian Trail teacher Whitney Cavanaugh, for capturing these photos!

Kingsley teacher wins grant to enhance agriculture history lesson

Kingsley teacher wins grant to enhance agriculture history lesson

Kingsley second graders in Mr. Ron Bowers classroom learned a little bit about history, English, science, social-emotional learning and art during their recent agriculture unit. The students studied 1800s American history and read books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. They enjoyed learning how pioneers made many resources from scratch, including butter. […]

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Hillcrest third grader’s artwork featured during District 99 concert

Downers Grove North Music Department Chair Brayer Teague was seeking inspiration for his school’s annual Community Outreach Concert when he stumbled upon District 58 Art Teacher Jon Belonio’s Twitter account. Mr. Belonio’s page proudly showcases his students’ artwork. One third grader’s piece, Great Wave with Dragon, stood out to Mr. […]

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