Downers Grove Grade School District 58 News

The May 5 issue of Communicate 58 features Staff Appreciation Week, 2021 DSA nominees, and other District 58 news and announcements!

District 58 welcomed one new Board member and three returning members to new four-year terms of office during a Special Meeting/Reorganization of the Board on Monday, May 3 at O’Neill Middle School.

It’s District 58 Staff Appreciation Week, and the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 invites the community to recognize an exceptional District 58 staff member with a Green Apple Award.

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting/Reorganization of the Board on Monday, May 3 at 6 p.m.

The May 7 virtual meeting is regarding special education services for students who attend private, parochial and homeschools.

Current Hillcrest/Pierce Downer Assistant Principal Lauri Smith will fill the Lester assistant principal role starting in July. Congratulations Mrs. Smith!

Select 58 annually recognizes students who exhibit outstanding service and citizenry to their school and community. Fifty-eight students – 29 from Herrick and 29 from O’Neill – will receive this honor.

All of us at Herrick and O'Neill Middle Schools are excited to meet our new students for the 2021-2022 school year!

District 58’s band and orchestra teachers invite current third, fourth and fifth graders to join District 58’s instrumental music program either this summer or fall!

The April 21 Communicate 58 features COVID close contact updates, kindergarten resources, facility planning information and more!

The Health Department provides clarity regarding the definition of a "suspected" COVID-19 case and how that affects close contacts at school. Plus, we share IDPH reminders on quarantine requirements.

A Pierce Downer student will advance to the National PTA Reflections competition; in addition, seven District 58 students earned Honorable Mentions at the competition's state level. Congratulations!

The School Board's Regular April Meeting included a spotlight on District 58 facilities, a Hillcrest presentation, a farewell to an outgoing Board member and more.

District 58 invites families to register their student(s) for the 2021-22 school year using the District’s new PowerSchool Enrollment Express system! Please register by Friday, April 30.

District 58 has opened registration for all four Summer School sessions, as well as Extended School Year.

The April 12 Board meeting includes a Hillcrest presentation, facilities spotlight, several recommendations for action and more.

This virtual event will help families of students with special needs consider individual circumstances for keeping children safe whose disabilities may make them more susceptible and vulnerable to sexual abuse.

The April 7 Communicate 58 features first full day of school photos and other District 58 news!

Superintendent Dr. Russell shares back-to-school reminders with the community.

The District 58 Board of Education held a Curriculum Workshop on Monday, March 22, 2021 at O’Neill Middle School and via YouTube livestream.

The March 24 issue of Communicate 58 features post-spring break schedule updates, math curriculum videos for parents, an assessment postponement and more.

District 58 is pleased to announce that it will offer students four Summer School sessions and the Extended School Year program this year!

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Curriculum Workshop on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7 p.m. at O’Neill Middle School

After spring break (4/7/21), District 58 will offer 5 day per week, full-day onsite instruction with lunch for all students whose families indicated in-person as the learning model choice. A full remote option will continue to be offered by the District.

The March 8 School Board meeting featured an El Sierra School presentation, enrollment/staffing planning spotlight, detailed Superintendent Report, appointment of a new Lester School principal, calendar and fee approval, and more.