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The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Regular Business Meeting on Monday, June 12, 2023, at 7 p.m. at Downers Grove Village Hall.

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Superintendent Dr. Kevin Russell looks back on the year and provides highlights of improvements and initiatives.

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The last edition of the school year of our community/parent newsletter, Communicate 58, was published today. In it, we feature an end-of-the-year letter from Superintendent Dr. Kevin Russell, photo galleries and more!

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Communicate 58 was published May 31 with news about retirees, Color Run photo gallery, Herrick Math Team, end-of-year reminders, and more! https://conta.cc/3oFjaAB

The PTA Summer Math Club is free and open to students entering grades K-8. Win prizes, learn math, have fun! No need to sign up; just start working on your packet.

Please read more information about returning district-issued iPads, Chromebooks and accessories at the end of the year.

This Herrick group of 7th and 8th graders love math and it shows. The Herrick students in advanced math classes placed Second among 60 middle schools in the recent Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Contest.

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May 25, 2023

Area veterans will have some poppies to remember this Memorial Day and for a long time after that thanks to Herrick students in Elizabeth Lukes' art class.

Downers Grove Grade School District 58 congratulates its seven staff members who will retire at the end of the current school year. “Retirement celebrations are always a bittersweet moment,” said Superintendent Dr. Kevin Russell. “While it is sad to lose such talent in our District, we are very excited for the retirees to begin their next chapter.”

Beth Kamano, reading specialist at Pierce Downer, was named 2023 Educator of the Year by the Downers Grove Elementary Education Association (DGEEA).

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Dr. Russell thanks the community for their efforts in supporting the school district during Strategic Planning sessions and the next steps in the process to create long-range plans and improvement goals for the school district.

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Check out the recent edition of our community newsletter, which highlights the Distinguished Service Award winners, a photo gallery from the Herrick musical, important notices about the end of the school year and start of next year, and more.

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Twenty-three staff members were honored at the District 58 Foundation’s Distinguished Service Awards on Monday, May  15. Two were chosen as winners but as one nominator said, “It must be very tough to pick the winners as everyone is so deserving.”

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Students could choose from a variety of mini-classes at Community Day, a favorite tradi...

The District 58 Board of Education held a meeting on Monday, May 8 at Downers Grove Village Hall.

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Congratulations to the four students who advanced to the National Level for their entries in the PTA Reflections competition and four students who earned State rankings in the contest.

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a meeting on Monday, May 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Downers Grove Village Hall. The meeting will be designated as three separate meetings: a Reorganization Meeting at 6:30 p.m., a Regular Business meeting at 6:45 p.m. and a Workshop Meeting at 7:45 p.m. for training related to strategic planning.

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Congratulations to the Herrick and O'Neill Eighth Grade Select 58 honorees. The District 58 Education Foundation honored 54 Eighth Graders for their service to their school and community at the Select 58 Awards May 3.

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During Staff Appreciation Week, the Education Foundation invites community members to make a Green Apple donation to the Foundation in honor of an exceptional staff member.

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Check out the recent edition of our community newsletter, which highlights how students are helping to take care of our planet, ways our school community can celebrate Staff Appreciation, a photo gallery of Author Fest and more.

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The Board of Education held a workshop meeting on April 24 on the topics of finance and curriculum.

Lyman Woods field trips are made possible thanks to Pierce Downer’s Heritage Alliance. The Alliance helps fund the field trips for students in all 11 of our schools.

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Downers Grove Village Manager Dave Fieldman was honored by the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), DuPage County region, for his contribution to the success of School District 58.

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The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Workshop Meeting on Monday, April 24, 2023, at 7 p.m. at O’Neill Middle School. The public may also view the meeting remotely, via the District’s YouTube channel.

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Dear Families and Community Partners, As we begin Strategic Planning, we would like ...