Highland News

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The PTA Summer Math Club is here and open to students entering grades K-8, designed to keep young math minds active all summer long.

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In the recent Illinois Council of Teachers of Math (ICTM) contest, O'Neill Middle School made its mark, securing 9th place overall across all three competitions.

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Congratulations to the Downers Grove Grade School District 58 staff members who will retire at the end of the 2023-24 school year.

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Katie Hurckes, math interventionist at Indian Trail, was named 2024 Educator of the Year by the Downers Grove Elementary Education Association (DGEEA).

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The nursing staff at Hillcrest, Ann Brinkman, Erin Blank and Addie Pampalone; and preschool teacher Toni Belken are winners of the 2024 Distinguished Service Awards (DSA).

The District 58 Board of Education held a meeting on Monday, May 13 beginning at 7 p.m. at Downers Grove Village Hall.

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Read news about the Educator of the Year, year-end events, national accolades and more in the May 15 Communicate 58 newsletter.

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Here are important instructions about returning district-issued iPads, Chromebooks and accessories at the end of the year.

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The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 recently held its 1st Annual Bougie Bingo, an event that was entertaining and beneficial to the District 58 community.

Three District 58 students earned national recognition in the 2023-24 PTA Reflections Art Program. They were out of seven in all from Illinois and more than 900 national-level student submissions.

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a meeting on Monday, May 13 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Downers Grove Village Hall.

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The Henry Puffer School Podcast Club is participating in Student Advocacy Day in the Illinois Capitol and meeting with Senator John Curran and Representative Anne Stava-Murray.

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It’s District 58 Staff Appreciation Week May 6-10, and the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 invites the community to recognize an exceptional District 58 staff member with a Green Apple Award.

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Learn more about the Select 58 Recognition Ceremony, the middle school groundbreaking events and Author Fest in the May 1 Communicate 58. https://conta.cc/3xYPxyt

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Congratulations to the 58 O'Neill and Herrick 8th graders for earning the prestigious Select 58 Recognition Award for 2024!

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Downers Grove School District 58 joins National Blessings in a Backpack during National Volunteer Week to thank and celebrate the many volunteers who help ensure students in need are fed during the weekends.

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District 58 Board members, along with school and community members, participated in groundbreaking ceremonies at Herrick and O’Neill Middle Schools on Monday, April 22.

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Six District 58 students will advance from the state to the national level of the PTA Reflections arts recognition and achievement program.

Open House is a chance to visit your child’s school, connect with teachers and staff and tour your child’s classroom.

Learn about the Distinguished Award nominees, Outdoor Education for 6th graders, Incoming 7th grade parent night and much more in the April 17 Communicate 58.

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Congratulations to the 35 District 58 staff members who were nominated for the Education Foundation of District 58’s Distinguished Service Awards. They will be recognized at a ceremony May 15.

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The District 58 Board of Education held a Regular Meeting on Monday, April 8, 2024, at the Downers Grove Village Hall. The meeting video will be posted on the District 58 YouTube page within the week.

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The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Regular Business Meeting on Monday, April 8, 2024, at 7 p.m. at Downers Grove Village Hall.

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Third and fourth-grade parents are invited to an informational meeting on Thursday, May 2 in the Herrick Middle School cafeteria to learn about selecting an instrument, how to register for band or orchestra, and arranging to rent an instrument for your child.

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Read news about Author's Fest, an intergovernmental agreement with the library that benefits our students, and O'Neill's latest math contest.