6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Parent Tech Support meeting
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Parent Learning, Assessment and Reporting meeting
7:00 PM Regular Board Meeting
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Parent Tech Support meeting
The District will hold its Parent Tech Support and Parent Learning, Assessment and Reporting meeting series again this school year. Learn more about the SQUIRREL portal, 1:1 learning, standards-based learning and longitudinal reporting by attending one of the meetings below. Additional fall dates will be added soon.
All daytime meetings will take place at the Longfellow Center, 1435 Prairie Ave.
All evening meetings will take place at Herrick Middle School, 4435 Middaugh Ave.
Technology that encourages student ingenuity. Books that generate meaningful discussions. Activities that foster social-emotional learning. These are just some of the themes represented among the 21 teacher grant projects that the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 awarded this school year.
Read the Oct. 5 issue of Communicate 58. In this issue: Meet the two men who keep Pierce Downer clean and maintained; Read emergency preparedness tips for parents; Learn about an innovative new lunchtime program at Indian Trail; and more!
Lester School students raced with their families and friends at the sixth annual “Running of the Leopards” 5K Fun Run and 1-Mile Kids Dash on Sept. 27. Along with promoting a healthy lifestyle, the community fundraising event had over 380 runners participating and generated more than $15,000 toward Lester PTA programs and activities.
El Sierra, Henry Puffer, Highland, Indian Trail and Kingsley schools are designated as a Title 1 School. As a Title 1 School, we receive additional funds to remediate/enrich our students’ instruction. This meeting will inform parents of the programs and activities provided with Title 1 funds. Las escuelas de El Sierra, Henry Puffer, Highland, Indian Trail y Kingsley están designada como escuela Title 1, esta designación gubernamental permite que nuestra escuela reciba fondos adicionales para respaldar y enriquecer la instrucción de nuestros estudiantes.
District 58’s top priority is the safety of our students and staff. To that end, each school conducts several safety drills throughout the school year. These safety drills include fire drills, tornado drills and lockdown drills, also known as shelter in place drills.
The Illinois chapter of the National School Public Relations Association, or INSPRA, presented two Awards of Excellence and two Awards of Merit to Megan Hewitt, District 58 community relations coordinator, during its annual Communications Contest award ceremony on Friday, Sept. 18.
Due to the positive responses we have received for attendance at our evening meetings, we have changed venues for our evening meetings to the Herrick Middle School cafeteria to accommodate additional attendees. Our afternoon meetings will stay at the Longfellow Center.
O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove Grade School District 58 announces Melissa Sawisch as its new assistant principal, effective Tuesday, Sept. 15. The Board of Education approved her appointment during the September Board of Education meeting.
Communicate 58 is our twice-monthly community newsletter. The Sept. 16 issue features Kingsley's outdoor improvements, information on SQUIRREL, an Oktoberfest recap, profiles on Hillcrest Principal Michelle Rzepka and O'Neill Assistant Principal Melissa Sawisch and more!