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Board Briefs: July 2024

July 10, 2024

The District 58 Board of Education held a Regular Meeting on Monday, July 8, 2024 at Belle Aire School.

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The District 58 Board of Education approved the appointment of Elizabeth McDonald as the assistant principal of Herrick Middle School. She will start July 24.

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The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Regular Business Meeting on Monday, July 8, 2024 at Belle Aire School.

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The District 58 Board of Education held a Regular Meeting on Monday, June 10, 2024, at Downers Grove Village Hall.

The District 58 Board of Education approved a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Downers Grove Elementary Education Association (DGEEA) at its meeting June 10. The contract covers 559 certified staff members.

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The District 58 Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Steven Perkins as the new principal of Herrick Middle School during the Board’s June 10 meeting. He will begin July 1, 2024.

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The District 58 Board of Education will hold a meeting on Monday, June 10 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Downers Grove Village Hall.

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In his annual end-of-year message to families and staff, Superintendent Dr. Russell reflects on the collective achievements of the school year and expresses his gratitude.

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Congratulations to the staff members who received Green Apple Awards from the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 this spring.

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The last edition of Communicate 58 for the 2023-24 school year outlines new sections on the District's construction website Building for Success, details the focus for next year in curriculum, lists a toolkit for the 2024-25 school year and much more!

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With construction occurring at six District 58 schools this summer, there will be closed playground areas and school office relocations.

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Incoming 7th grade students at Herrick and O’Neill Middle Schools are invited to get to know their middle school in preparation for the 2024-25 school year.

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Over 500 8th graders were celebrated during separate Promotion Ceremonies at Herrick Middle School and O’Neill Middle School. The ceremonies were held back-to-back on the evening of Tuesday, May 29 in front of family and friends.

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See a gallery of photos from Eighth Grade Promotion ceremonies, learn more about our Distinguished Service Award winners and retirees and some changes during summer construction. https://conta.cc/3yFMyLK

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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.