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Grades 1-6 
8:20 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
AM: 8:20-11:05 a.m. 
PM: 12:10 to 2:55 p.m.
8:10 to 10:50 a.m.
PM: 11:55 to 2:35 p.m.
Middle school
8:33 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (Early Bird, 7:45 to 8:25 a.m.)

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Four District 58 educators receive Outstanding Teacher Awards


The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club honored four District 58 educators with an Outstanding Teacher Award during a special ceremony on Friday, Feb. 27. This award recognizes area teachers who demonstrate excellence in education. Congratulations recipients!

Christine Balagtas, fifth grade teacher at Pierce Downer
Kathryn Chick, sixth grade teacher at Fairmount
Diana Rhoades, second grade teacher at Lester
Kathleen Tice, third grade teacher at Indian Trail

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  • You're invited! Executive Functioning in Adolescents

    The Herrick PTA invites parents of sixth through eighth graders to a parent education night on executive function skills in adolescents. The event will take place Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Herrick Middle School. The featured speaker is Adam Russo, chairman and CEO of Edgewood Clinical Services. A description of his session is as follows:

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  • Eighth graders invited to apply for Select 58 Award

    The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 invites all eighth graders attending Herrick and O’Neill middle schools to consider applying for a Select 58 Recognition Award. Select 58 annually recognizes students who exhibit outstanding service and citizenry to their school and community. 58 students – 29 from Herrick and 29 from O’Neill – will receive this honor. All students are eligible to apply for the honor, as long as they are passing their classes.

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  • View Kindergarten Readiness Night presentation

    District 58 recently hosted a Kindergarten Readiness Night for parents of future kindergartners. Highland School Principal Dr. Judy Kmak shared tips on preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond. Dr. Kmak explained the District’s kindergarten programming and expectations, as well as how the District aligns its kindergarten curriculum with Common Core standards.

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  • What's going on? Read the Feb. 25 Communicate 58

    The Feb. 25 issue of Communicate 58 features Legislative Breakfast highlights, PARCC information, school happenings and more!

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  • Nominate an exceptional District 58 employee for a Distinguished Service Award

    Do you know a District 58 employee who truly goes above and beyond? Please consider nominating that individual for a Distinguished Service Award! The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 annually hosts the Distinguished Service Awards program to recognize the remarkable contributions of District 58 employees.

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  • District announces Kindergarten Roundup schedule

    Parents of incoming District 58 kindergartners will have the opportunity to visit their school, meet the principal and staff, and get their questions answered during the upcoming annual Kindergarten Roundups this March and April. View this story for the complete Kindergarten Roundup schedule.

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  • Score great deals at Toy, Sport and Baby Equipment Resale on March 7

    Like a good deal that also helps your community? In the market for toys, sporting equipment or baby goods? Come to the 15th Annual Kingsley School PTA Toy, Sport and Baby Equipment Resale on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kingsley School, 6509 Powell St. The resale will offer a variety of gently-used toys, electronics, craft supplies, backpacks, sporting goods and baby equipment for low prices. A percentage of the proceeds will support the Kingsley PTA.

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  • O’Neill wins $30,000 as Follett Challenge semi-finalist

    Follett has named O’Neill Middle School a semi-finalist in the Follett Challenge. O’Neill won $30,000 and the opportunity to compete for the grand prize: an additional $30,000! The award will fund academic goods and services, such as books and e-books, which will benefit all of Downers Grove Grade School District 58.

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  • View PARCC parent information sessions

    District 58 hosted two PARCC parent information sessions on Feb. 18. The meetings explained how the District will administer the exam this March and gave parents the opportunity to try out some PARCC components using the computerized testing platform. Click through to view the PARCC presentations.

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  • District hosts Kindergarten Readiness Night Feb. 23

    Downers Grove Grade School District 58 invites parents to attend a Kindergarten Readiness Night on Monday, Feb. 23 from 6-7 p.m. at Indian Trail School, 6235 Stonewall Ave. Parents of incoming District 58 kindergartners will also have the opportunity to visit their school, meet the principal and staff, and get their questions answered during the upcoming annual Kindergarten Roundups this March and April.

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