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O’Neill’s Chemistry Day sparks conversations

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 […]

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Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club honors Whittier teacher with Outstanding Teacher Award

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!” […]

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O’Neill students share their passions

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, […]

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Young musicians perform solo band and orchestra pieces

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 […]

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Harlem Wizards 2017

Harlem Wizards 2017

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.