Summer Learning

SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer School

District 58 Summer School classes are open to students enrolled in public, private or parochial schools who live within the District 58 attendance area. Please register for the grade level your child will enter in fall 2023. 

Families who need assistance registering for Summer School may contact Summer School Secretary Alissa Drake at adrake@dg58.org or 630-719-5869. Please see details about District 58’s Summer School programming below. 

Summer School Session I: Essential Skills

Schedule: Weekdays, Monday, June 12-Friday, June 23 (excluding June 19) from 8:15-11:15 a.m.

  • Location: Belle Aire School, 3935 Belle Aire Ln.
  • Cost: Free
  • Bus Transportation: Provided
  • Registration: By invitation only. District 58 will identify students for Session I using specific district-developed criteria. Families of selected students will receive a direct invitation to participate later this spring. This invitation will contain detailed course information. 
  • Description: This session will focus on helping students achieve essential grade level skills so they can succeed in school next fall.

Summer School Session II: General Education and Enrichment

  • Schedule: Weekdays, Monday, June 26-Thursday, July 13 (excluding July 3 and 4), Times vary; see descriptions for details.
  • Location: TBD
  • Cost: $105
  • Bus Transportation: Not provided - Families are responsible for their student’s transportation.
  • Registration: Session II registration is open now through Friday, March 24 Click here to register. After registering, please visit District 58’s ePay website to pay class fees (click “Make a one-time payment”). 
  • Description: This session will offer math and reading grade level readiness courses, as well as four enrichment classes. Enrichment classes are limited to the first 30 students who register for each class. Once a class reaches capacity, a waiting list will form. Classes are:
     
    • Leap Into Kindergarten (Grade K): 8:15-11:15 a.m.
      This program is intended for students entering kindergarten in fall 2023 and will focus on reading and math readiness. Some of the topics covered include: letter and number recognition, letter sounds, and fine motor activities, including cutting, coloring, pasting and writing.
       
    • Reading and Math (Grades 1-8): 8:15-11:15 a.m.
      District 58 will offer individual Reading and Math classes for every grade level, from grade 1-8. The class will focus on grade level readiness in both reading and math.
       
    • Art Exploration I (Grades 2-3): 8:15-11:15 a.m.
      Students will use a variety of media to express their creativity while exploring classic and modern styles of art.  This class will utilize various artistic mediums including, paint, oil pastel, colored pencil and mixed media such as ceramics and textiles. Students will be encouraged to improve their technique and comfort level through a wide range of different projects.
       
    • Art Exploration II (Grades 4-6): 8:15-11:15 a.m.
      Students will use a variety of media to express their creativity while exploring classic and modern styles of art.  This class will utilize various artistic mediums including, paint, oil pastel, colored pencil and mixed media such as ceramics and textiles. Students will be encouraged to improve their technique and comfort level through a wide range of different projects.
       
    • Digital Music Creation (Grades 5-8): 8:15-11:15 a.m.
      The Digital Music class will allow 5th-8th grade students to develop introductory skills in digital music production. Students will learn how to create drum beats, use 'loops', and ultimately compose a song.

Summer School Session III: Band and Orchestra

  • Schedule: Various days and times from July 31 to August 11. See descriptions below.
  • Location: Herrick Middle School, 4435 Middaugh Ave. 
  • Cost: Beginning Orchestra Jumpstart and Beginning Band Jumpstart are free; All other Band and Orchestra classes are $95.
  • Bus Transportation: Not provided - Families are responsible for their student’s transportation.
  • Registration: 
    • Registration for Beginning Orchestra Jumpstart and Beginning Band Jumpstart will take place May 11-13, during Orchestra and Band registration for the 2023-24 school year. 
    • Registration for all other Session III Band and Orchestra classes will take place now through Friday, April 28. Click here to register. After registering, please visit District 58’s ePay website to pay class fees (click “Make a one-time payment”). Please register for the grade level your child will enter in fall 2023. 
       
  • Description: District 58 will offer several summer Band and Orchestra classes. See information below.
     
    • Beginning Orchestra Jumpstart (Grade 4)
      All District 58 Beginning Orchestra students must participate in the Beginning Orchestra Jumpstart program! Students who enroll in the Beginning Orchestra Jumpstart program will learn initial string technique, how to care for your instrument, and start playing some of your favorite folk tunes with your friends before we start lessons this fall! Since this is a required part of the Beginning Orchestra program, there is no charge for this week-long class.

      This is a one-week class. Students will be assigned to one of the following classes. Please be available for either time slot; class assignments will be communicated after registration closes.
       
      • Class 1: Monday, July 31-Friday, Aug. 4 from 8-8:50 a.m.
      • Class 2: Monday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 11 from 8-8:50 a.m.
         
    • Welcome Back Strings! (Grade 5)
      Monday - Friday, July 31 - August 11 from 9-9:50 a.m.
      Come enjoy making new orchestra friends as we explore fun music this summer! Incoming fifth grade orchestra students will learn new, multi-part ensemble skills while reviewing their playing techniques from this past school year.
       
    • Intermediate Orchestra (Grade 6)
      Monday - Friday, July 31 - August 11 from 10-10:50 a.m.
      Catch up on some quality time with your orchestra friends while playing together in a larger group! We will learn some fun and challenging orchestra music to expand student skills and abilities. Incoming sixth grade orchestra students will review and gain experience in their ensemble skills that we started this past school year.
       
    • Advanced Orchestra (Grades 7-8)
      Monday - Friday, July 31 - August 11 from 11-11:50 a.m.
      Students will be challenged with new, engaging orchestra music, learning and refining new skills and techniques. Students entering middle school are encouraged to participate in this class to gain experience with middle school level music as well as make friends with other musicians they will be in orchestra with this fall.
       
    • Beginning Band Jumpstart (Grade 5)
      All musicians enrolled in District 58 Beginning Band participate in the Beginning Band Jumpstart program! During this one-week jumpstart, students will learn initial instrument technique, how to care for their instruments, and some beginning tunes with their friends before starting lessons in the fall!  Since this is a required part of the beginning band program, there is no charge for this week-long class.

      This is a one-week class. Students will be assigned to one of the following classes. Please be available during the following timeslots; class assignments will be communicated after registration closes.
      • Class 1: Monday, July 31-Friday, Aug. 3 from 8-8:50 a.m.
      • Class 2: Monday, July 31-Friday, Aug. 3 from 9-9:50 a.m.
      • Class 3: Monday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 11 from 8-8:50 a.m.
      • Class 4: Monday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 11 from 9-9:50 a.m.
         
    • Sixth Grade Concert Band (Grade 6)
      Monday - Friday, July 31 - August 11 from 10-10:50 a.m.
      During sixth grade band, musicians will learn and perform concert music in a band rehearsal format. Over the course of two weeks, students have the opportunity to read and play a variety of music in a short period of time. This class is open for students enrolled in sixth grade during the 2023-2024 school year.
       
    • Middle School Jazz Band (Grades 7-8)
      Monday - Friday, July 31 - August 11 from 10-10:50 a.m.
      This class is for instrumental students who are interested in exploring jazz and rock styles of music. It is recommended for students entering seventh or eighth grade, and it is also open to incoming sixth graders looking for a fun challenge. Students will have an opportunity to learn the audition piece for the ILMEA junior jazz band auditions, which occur in the fall. Summer Jazz Band is open to all instruments.
       
    • Middle School “Warrior” Band (Grades 7-8)
      Monday - Friday, July 31 - August 11 from 11-11:50 a.m.
      This class is for students entering or enrolled in band at the middle school level. Class is in a band rehearsal format, with an emphasis on reading middle school level band music and expanding technical skills to a more advanced level.  Students will also have an opportunity to work on the ILMEA junior band scale sheet for ILMEA auditions which occur in the fall.  This course is highly recommended for all student musicians entering seventh or eighth grade.


EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR

Extended School Year

  • Schedule: Tuesday, June 13-Thursday, July 13, 8:15-11:15 a.m. (no class on June 19, July 3-4)
  • Location: Indian Trail School, 6235 Stonewall Ave.
  • Cost: Extended School Year: $59; Speech-only Services: Free
  • Bus Transportation: Provided for Extended School Year
  • Registration: By invitation only. District 58 will offer Extended School Year programming for students who qualify through their individualized education plan, or IEP.  Families of students who qualify for Extended School Year will receive a direct email invitation from the student’s IEP team with program details. Please direct registration questions to Kim Daly at kdaly@dg58.org or 630-719-5824.

Description: The student’s IEP team will identify targeted goals and specific special education services for the student. This often includes resource, speech and language, occupational and/or physical therapy services. Extended School Year also includes speech-only itinerant services for students who require intensive speech/language support, but who may not be eligible for the full Extended School Year program. Service delivery is based upon the student’s IEP goals and generally is for between 25 and 50 minutes per week during the weeks ESY is in session. There is no fee for itinerant speech services, and transportation is not provided.

PTA SUMMER MATH CLUB

More information coming soon!