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El Sierra Families practice teamwork

El Sierra students grow their social-emotional learning skills during the El Sierra Families program. At the beginning of the school year, students are assigned to different groups, or “families,” comprising six to eight children from all different grade levels. The families meet throughout the year. On March 21, El Sierra […]

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Fairmount kindergarteners celebrate Bunny Day

Fairmount kindergarteners in Mrs. Potocki’s class donned their best bunny ears and brought their favorite fuzzy bunny to school with them for Bunny Day on March 24. They received a special visit from Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Dr. Jayne Yudzentis, who read the book, “My Sister Ate One Hare,” by […]

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Genius Hour empowers O’Neill eighth graders

O’Neill eighth graders dedicate their Monday science classes to “Genius Hour.” This weekly period allows students to explore and research their personal passions, even if it doesn’t directly relate to a classroom topic. This year’s research topics ranged from the effects of prosocial behavior to the impact of dreams to […]

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The Reading Games 2016

Guest Photo Contributors: Debbie Robertson, Priya Koshy, Kristin Hennelly and Lara Jarman Congratulations to the 87 teams and hundreds of students who participated in The Reading Games this past Saturday! We are very proud of the hard work each student completed to read the books, answer the questions and participate […]

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District 58 Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day

Contributed by: Jen Haselhorst Girl Scouts from across Downers Grove participated in a Girl Scout World Thinking Day Fair on Friday, Feb. 26.  Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day is a day that celebrates international friendship, encourages girls to speak out on issues affecting them, and increases awareness of the Girl […]

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Crosstown Classic raises $4,800

Thank you, District 58 community, for packing the Downers Grove North gym Saturday night for the Crosstown Classic between the Herrick and O’Neill girls’ basketball teams! Thanks to your generosity, the event raised $4,800 to support Bloom’s Angels, a Herrick service organization, and the Herrick PTA. “I think it was […]

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Fairmount unites to read “Frindle”

A large, engaged crowd of Fairmount students gathers in the library, eagerly talking about words and pens and something called a “frindle.” They hush, captivated, when the day’s guest speaker, Superintendent Dr. Kari Cremascoli, opens a book and begins reading. “Chapter 5, The Report. By lunchtime the next day, Nick […]

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