Education Foundation honored 28 DSA nominees during ceremony The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 hosted its Distinguished Service Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 16 at Ashyana Banquets. This ceremony annually honors those District 58 employees who exceed expectations and serve as inspirations to their community. “This year, we […]
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May 12 was a good day. Downers Grove had beautiful weather, plus it was a Friday! But, for Indian Trail kids, May 12 offered something even more exciting: Community Day. For one morning each school year, Indian Trail transforms into a mecca of exploration and fun. Instead of attending traditional […]
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam visited Henry Puffer School on Friday, May 12 to meet with fourth, fifth and sixth graders and teach them how a bill becomes a law. The students eagerly answered his questions and impressed Rep. Roskam with their prior knowledge of governance. Rep. Roskam asked students to […]
El Sierra’s fifth and sixth grade orchestra students enjoyed the unique opportunity to perform with the Senior Suburban Orchestra at school on Wednesday, May 10. The Senior Suburban Orchestra comprises 60 senior citizen musicians from across the region whose combined music experience exceeds 1,400 years. The El Sierra students joined […]
Congratulations to our 58 eighth graders who received the Select 58 award on May 10!
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 […]