During winter break, Herrick eighth grade student Gabriella Frank delivered 200 pounds of school supplies and books to low-income schools in the Caribbean.
58 Doing Good
Blessings in a Backpack provides weekend meals to about 350 District 58 students in need. Thanks to fantastic volunteers, school staff and donors, each week, meals are delivered and discreetly distributed to students. The District 58 Blessings in a Backpack program continues to evolve each year. For example at Lester: […]
Pierce Downer families enjoyed giving back this holiday season, thanks to the school’s vibrant PTA Service Learning Committee.
District 58 teaches more than academics – teachers and staff also instill a sense of volunteerism and compassion in their students, recognizing the importance of instructing children to be good stewards at a young age. The District’s students and schools complete an impressive variety of charity fundraisers and volunteer work each […]
By LaVonne Czech, Herrick parent Thinking outside the box, Herrick Middle School experimented with a new way to raise money – introducing Raise Craze! During this fundraiser, students performed acts of kindness for others while raising money for their school. They emailed friends and family about their good deeds and […]
Fairmount Elementary School participated in its first Be Kind Week, a week-long event that promoted kindness at school and home. The week was a partnership with Fairmount teachers, staff, student council and PTA. The students were given daily kindness challenges during the morning announcements such as “Give a complement to […]
With more news of hurricanes and devastation, the Downers Grove District 58 school communities continue to provide support for those in affected areas. Read on for stories on how our students and schools are helping: A Whittier family is spearheading fundraising efforts for the Commonwealth of Dominica, which was hit […]
The school communities in District 58 pitched in to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in south Texas. Students in all District 58 schools participated in “Hats for Houston” on Sept. 1, raising roughly $12,500 for Hurricane Harvey relief. Schools allowed students to wear hats for the day in return for donating […]
The Pierce Downer School community pitched in to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in south Texas. Students, parents, staff and teachers joined together after school to test and pack headlamps and solar lanterns with phone plug-in capabilities, to help victims and first responders in Texas.
Two Herrick students wanted to start a healthy conversation about mental health with their peers. Learn how they did it!