Highland News

It takes a community: District 58 needs 150 lunchroom supervisors to extend the school day. Please sign up to be a volunteer or paid lunchroom supervisor!

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Downers Grove Village Hall.

Congratulations to Herrick 7th grader Audrey (1st place), Herrick 8th grader Eva (1st place) and O'Neill 7th grader Taylor (2nd place) for placing in the DGJWC's Junior High Art Contest!

Do you know a District 58 employee who exceeds expectations and has made a positive difference in your life? Nominate him or her for a DSA by March 22!

Communicate 58: Feb. 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

The Feb. 24 issue of Communicate 58 features a Dr. Russell message, the District 58 Legislative Forum, 2021-22 kindergarten information and much more.

District 58 students in grades 1-8 will see an increase in instructional time beginning April 7. Please read this message for details.

District 58 invites parents and guardians to take our annual School Environment Survey, now through March 26! It just takes a few minutes, and your feedback will support school improvement efforts.

The Special Meeting/Instructional Workshop will provide the Board and community with information regarding District 58’s learning model options for the remainder of 2020-21.

Due to extreme weather conditions, all District 58 schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 16, and we will have a traditional snow day. No remote learning will take place tomorrow. The day will be an official emergency day and will be made up at the end of the year.

Parent-teacher conferences will take place virtually on the evenings of March 9 and March 11.

District 58 invites families to take a survey regarding the District's instructional model. Your feedback will help inform the District's instructional planning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

The Feb. 8 School Board meeting included a winter data snapshot, Education Foundation spotlight, Pierce Downer presentation, Longfellow Center update and much more.

Communicate 58: Feb. 10, 2021

February 10, 2021

The Feb. 10 Communicate 58 features the State Reflections art competition, second trimester report card information, winter weather procedures and more.

This document explains how students will be evaluated on their second trimester report cards, giving special consideration to the unique circumstances of this school year.

District 58 is proud to announce that 24 students will advance 31 projects from the regional to the state level of the PTA Reflections arts recognition and achievement program.

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Bond Issue Notification Act (BINA) Hearing and a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave.

The event will supplement the age-appropriate Erin’s Law sexual abuse lessons students receive at school and give parents tools to start these sensitive conversations with their children at home.

The Jan. 27 issue of Communicate 58 features a COVID-19 update, upcoming parent/guardian webinars, staff celebrations and much more.

This virtual event will feature renowned child and adolescent psychiatrist and speaker Dr. Elizabeth Levey. Dr. Levey will share tips to help families ease anxieties around their children’s social-emotional learning and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

District 58 celebrates the 27 staff members who received Green Apple Awards from the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 this holiday season!

Due to heavy snowfall forecast for overnight and in the morning, Jan. 26 will be a full remote day. Students will follow their usual schedule in a remote format.

The January Board meeting included an Indian Trail presentation, employee health and wellness spotlight, learning model update and more.

The Jan. 13 issue of Communicate 58 features a learning model update summary, teacher grants, a snapshot at the recent Teacher Institute Day and more.

The schedule and structure of District 58's current instructional model will remain unchanged through the duration of the second trimester. If a family wishes to change their child's learning model, they must contact their principal or coordinator by Jan. 19.

Grove Children's Preschool's virtual open houses will take place on Zoom on Jan. 25 and 26 from 6-7 p.m. Preschool registration for the 2021-22 school year will open Feb. 1.