Happy summer, District 58! We wish our students and families a safe, relaxing and educational summer vacation! Research shows that students who take just a few minutes each summer day to enjoy reading and practice math can maintain the great learning they worked so hard to accomplish during the school year.
District 58 encourages students to spend a few minutes each day feeding their brain. Actively enjoying books, puzzles, math practice, summer learning programs and other academic enrichment activities throughout the summer are great ways to keep our brains active all summer long. Students are encouraged to spend at least 20 minutes each day reading and 10 minutes practicing math!
District 58 Summer School
District 58 will offer several Summer School classes for students. Classes take place on weekdays from June 11-29. Topics include reading, math, art, kindergarten prep, orchestra, band and digital gaming/coding. The deadline to sign up for Summer School is Friday, April 13. More information.
District 58 Extended School Year
District 58 offers Extended School Year programming for those students who are eligible through their IEP. This program will take place weekdays from June 13-July 13. The deadline to sign up for Extended School Year is Friday, April 13. More information.
The PTA will host its annual Summer Math Club for students in District 58 elementary schools. The club is an incentive-driven program designed to keep math brains strong all summer long. Students can earn fun prizes throughout the summer! We will share more information about this club soon.
Downers Grove Public Library Summer Reading Program
The library offers a variety of fun summer programs that let students track their summer reading and earn fun rewards. We will share more information about this program soon, or call the library to inquire at 630-960-1200.
Summer Learning Parent Resources:
- Grove Children’s Preschool 2017 Summer Reading list. Get some great book ideas to enjoy with your preschool-aged child all summer long! We will update this for 2018 soon.
- Want recommendations for good children’s books? Learn from the experts: the students themselves! Highland School teachers polled their students to learn which books were their favorites from this past school year. Read Highland School’s student-led ‘top 10 book recommendations’ by grade (First through sixth grades)
- Khan Academy
Non-academic Opportunity: District 58 Sports Camps
Herrick Middle School will offer a variety of co-ed summer sports camps for children entering fifth through eighth grades. Each camp runs for one week, and campers will receive one-on-one instruction, structured skill work and game play, and a camp T-shirt. The cross country camp costs $25. Each volleyball and basketball session costs $40. We will post more information about these camps soon.