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 and its community partners offer a variety of fun programs and activities to help students meet this goal, preparing them for success in the fall. While students will not be required to track their learning activities this summer, engaging in some of these summer learning activities will help students avoid the summer slump and prepare for success in the coming school year.
PTA Summer Math Club
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. Learn more here.
District 58 Summer School and Extended Schools
District 58 will offer several Summer School classes for students. Topics include reading, math, art, kindergarten prep, orchestra, band, photography and coding. The deadline to sign up for Summer School has passed. More information.
District 58 also offers Extended School Year programming for those students who are eligible through their IEP. The deadline to sign up for Extended School Year has passed. More information.
Summer Learning Parent Resources:
- Grove Children’s Preschool Summer Reading list. Get some great book ideas to enjoy with your preschool-aged child all summer long!
- 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)
- If you have access to a mobile device, you can borrow free e-books this summer! The O’Neill Library provides instructions that any District 58 student can follow.
- Khan Academy
Non-academic Opportunity: District 58 Sports Camps
Herrick and O’Neill middle schools 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 or drawstring bag. Learn more.