The Legislative Breakfast addressed the Illinois state budget, potential property tax freezes/pension cost shifts, and the future of PARCC.
Photos and Stories
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 […]
Forty-six District 58 students were selected to perform in the prestigious ILMEA All-State Elementary Chorus. Congratulations!
Fairmount School has united to read “Pie” by Sarah Weeks for their annual One Book, One School project. Each week, a special guest reader comes and reads one chapter of the book to students during lunchtime. Guests have included Superintendent Dr. Kari Cremascoli, Mayor Martin Tully, a former White Sox […]
View highlights from the Feb. 12 Harlem Wizards vs. District 58 Downers Grovetrotters game! Thanks everyone who attended and helped make this Education Foundation fundraiser a success.