Thank a District 58 teacher or staff member with a Green Apple

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All Green Apple donations will directly support District 58 students

For nearly two years, District 58 staff members have had to adapt quickly to the many changes caused by an evolving pandemic. But one thing has not changed: our staff members’ dedication to the education, well-being and safety of their students. Now more than ever, District 58 is proud to celebrate our hard working teachers and staff during this American Education Week, Nov. 15-19, 2021.

In honor of American Education Week, the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 invites the community to thank a special teacher or staff member with a donation to its Green Apple Teacher/Staff Recognition Program.

With each Green Apple donation received, the Education Foundation will send a specially-designed Green Apple Award card to the teacher or staff member the donation is honoring, with a custom message from the donor. Superintendent Dr. Kevin Russell and/or the building principal will hand deliver the awards.

All donations will support the Education Foundation’s programs, which include the Teacher Grants Program, Distinguished Service Awards, Select 58, Sneak Preview, New Teacher Luncheon, The Reading Games and more. 

Green Apple donations and messages may be submitted online at through a two-step process. First, fill out a form with a personal message. Then, click the chalkboard graphic on the page to make the Green Apple donation. All donations are tax-deductible. Please send questions to  While the Green Apple Program is open year-round, if you would like your Green Apple Award to be delivered before winter break, please submit your donation by Friday, Dec. 10.

Thank you for supporting the District 58 Education Foundation!

American Education Week annually encourages Americans to celebrate public education and the most influential teachers and staff members in their children’s lives. Please consider celebrating this special week with a Green Apple Award for a favorite teacher or staff member!