12:45 PM - 2:45 PM Downers Grove Children's Choir performs at Kingsley
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM District 58 presents The Reading Games
3:45 PM Legislative Committee Meeting
Superintendent Dr. Kari Cremascoli has been visiting with students throughout District 58 to discover more about their journey of learning and growth. Check out the video above, where she talks with Grove Children's Preschool students about the Olympics and joins them in creating with playdough!
District 58 students will have the chance to hear about the art of storytelling from some of the best in their field during the 2014 Author Fest, set for April 9-11. The three-day event will wrap up with a book-signing featuring the authors and illustrators at the Downers Grove Public Library on Friday, April 11. This event is open to the public. Click the headline for details!
Herrick Middle School eighth-grader Nafisa Asad is headed to the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. at the end of May. Balsam was the final word she correctly spelled to win the DuPage County Spelling Bee Feb. 26. Click the headline for the full story!
Digital citizenship is not just about staying safe online -- it is about learning to successfully and responsibly navigate the online world. On Feb. 13, the District 58 Education Foundation hosted a digital citizenship workshop as part of a continued effort to partner with families and support students. Click the headline for more information and to check out the highly informative slides from the presentation.
Applications for tuition-based enrollment in District 58’s Grove Children’s Preschool program, with its established, research-based educational curriculum, are now available at all District 58 schools and on the District 58 website at www.dg58.org/preschool. Enrollment is open to all District 58 children who will be 3 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. Click the headline for more information.
The results are in from District 58’s survey of parents, students, staff and administrators participating in this year’s 1:1 device pilot program: all groups feel the program has had a positive impact and favor its expansion. Dr. Matt Rich, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, and Dr. Kelly Summers, an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University, presented the survey results to the Board of Education Feb. 10. Click the headline for details.
Although families will see an increase in tuition rates for Grove Children’s Preschool for the 2014-15 school year, $50,000 in financial support from District 58 towards the tuition-based component of the program is allowing those rates to remain reasonable and competitive with other programs in the area. Click the headline for details.
Lester P.E. teacher Pat Brown was honored -- and surprised -- with the National PTA Life Achievement Award Jan. 25, for going above and beyond for children and acting as a tireless advocate for children's education, health and well-being. Click the headline for details!. Click the headline for the full story!
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. Parents whose children will be five years old on or before September 1, 2014, are encouraged to call their neighborhood elementary school prior to the kindergarten roundup for information about registration. Click the headline for the full list of dates and times for this year's kindergarten roundups.
A new library resource management system in District 58 has been making it easier to get books and learning resources in the hands of those who want and need them. Click the headline for the full story!