Sixth Grade Families: Sneak Preview and Locker Setup Night

Sixth Grade Families: Sneak Preview and Locker Setup Night

Dear Sixth Grade Families,

Save the date: Herrick and O’Neill middle schools will hold Locker Setup Night on Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 4:30-7 p.m. During this event, students will receive their class schedule, locker location/combination, and other important information. More details about this event will be emailed to families this summer!

As we shared during Sixth Grade Parent Night, we also invite your incoming seventh grader to attend Sneak Preview this summer! Sneak Preview is our annual middle school transition program for incoming seventh grade students. We highly recommend all incoming seventh graders to attend this free, two-day event! 

This year, Sneak Preview will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 17 and Wednesday, Aug. 18. Students should attend both days. Sneak Preview offers three sessions, and students may choose one to attend: 

  • Session 1 is from 8-9:30 a.m. 
  • Session 2 is from 9:45-11:15 a.m.
  • Session 3 is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Each session has a maximum number of students who may attend; spaces will fill up on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Sneak Preview Registration

Register your student for Sneak Preview through PowerSchool. Please click here for detailed instructions on how to sign up!

Sneak Preview FAQs

Why should my child attend Sneak Preview? 

  • Be prepared for the first day of school
  • Learn how to open lockers, find classrooms and navigate class schedules
  • Participate in fun scavenger hunts and locker relays
  • Meet other students and get to know teachers
  • Learn about clubs, activities and sports offered by your new middle school
  • Get a free T-shirt! (if registered by Aug. 1)

Is busing provided for Sneak Preview?

District 58 will provide busing to Herrick during Session 1 and to O’Neill during Session 3. Please review the bus schedule for pick up and drop off times and locations.

Other information/questions:

Click here for more information on Herrick Sneak Preview.

Click here for more information on O’Neill Sneak Preview.

Sneak Preview is proudly sponsored by the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58. Learn more about the Education Foundation at 

If you have any questions regarding Herrick Sneak Preview, please contact Sarah McJoynt at If you have any questions regarding O’Neill Sneak Preview, please contact Krissy Scapellato at or Danielle Saenz at

If you have any questions about the transition to middle school, please contact Herrick Principal Amy Read at or 630-719-5810 or O’Neill Principal Matt Durbala at mdurbala@dg58.og or 630-719-5815. You can also visit the Herrick and O’Neill websites to access the Sixth Grade Parent Night presentations and Sneak Preview information.