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Summer Learning

book-1549589_1920Happy 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
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! Students will receive their level one math sheets during the last week of school. These sheets will also be emailed to parents.

Attention high school students! The PTA Summer Math Club seeks high school students to grade the math worksheets. Volunteers can receive service hour credit. Learn more and sign up here.

 

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 Book Club Program
District 58 will not sponsor its Summer Book Club Program this year. However, we partnered with the the Downers Grove Public Library to help students and families coordinate and obtain books for a summer book club of their own. If interested, please contact a librarian for assistance. If you have book titles you’d like to use in your club, the library can help you secure enough copies through inter-library loans. If you do not know which books to feature in your club, librarians can help you identify good options based on your club’s interests and reading level. Happy reading!

 

District 58 Summer School and Extended Schools
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 was Friday, April 13. More information.

District 58 also 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 was Friday, April 13. More information.

 

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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.  Learn more.