Pierce Downer families enjoyed giving back this holiday season, thanks to the school’s vibrant PTA Service Learning Committee.
Photos and Stories
Several Lester students enjoyed a hands-on coding experience last Friday when an Argonne computer scientist visited their classrooms!
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade annually showcases large, majestic balloons that bob along the parade route. But how do these giant balloons stay up? Belle Aire sixth graders set out to find an answer! “We began by watching a short video on Science Friday about the Macy’s parade and the science […]
Henry Puffer Teacher Mr. Andrew Kupisch started a new running club this fall for fifth and sixth grade boys. The club blended physical activity with social-emotional learning lessons, complementing the skills learned in the classroom. The boys finished the club’s season by running in the Wheaton Jingle Bells 5K. During […]
Downers Grove Grade School District 58 seeks curious students to conduct creative experiments and present their discoveries at the 37th Annual Science Fair! Science Fair registration runs from Friday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 22. Please register online at www.dg58.org/sciencefair. The Science Fair will be held Jan. 20, 2018 from 8 a.m. to […]
The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 will award 16 innovative grants totaling more than $10,000 to teachers this year. Each grant supports innovative school projects that align with the District’s curriculum and strategic goals. “The quality of the grant applications was impressive,” said Foundation Board member Karoline Kellam […]
All 13 schools in Downers Grove Grade School District 58 benefitted from a donation this fall from the Bonfield Express Foundation. The local charity donated $1,000 to each school, which will be used for additional educational resources as well as to recognize students who display extra effort and citizenship. “The […]
The Meredith Williams Foundation has funded a variety of projects in Downers Grove District 58 schools. Now former teacher Jim Williams has written a second book and will dedicate those proceeds to the Foundation
The sixth annual Reading Games registration will open on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at 8 a.m and close Sunday, Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. The Reading Games is a free and fun district-wide reading competition for District 58 students in grades 3-8. It will take place March 10, 2018 at O’Neill Middle […]
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 […]