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North High Welcomes New Faculty Members

North High Welcomes New Faculty Members

Meet the new faculty members of Downers Grove North High School.
Dist. 58 Hosts Digital Learning Workshops in August

Dist. 58 Hosts Digital Learning Workshops in August

Workshops will address social media, digital citizenship, digital tools and basic functions of devices.
South and North High Students Grab Honors in Congressional Art Competition

South and North High Students Grab Honors in Congressional Art Competition

Downers Grove students recognized in national high school art competition.
South High Music Teacher Named 'Outstanding Beginning Teacher'

South High Music Teacher Named 'Outstanding Beginning Teacher'

Second-year teacher Greg Hensel demonstrates abilities and talent of veteran teacher, fine arts department chair says.
O'Neill Teacher Named 2014 Golden Apple Award Recipient

O'Neill Teacher Named 2014 Golden Apple Award Recipient

Dr. Meg Van Dyke got the surprise of her life Thursday morning when officials from the Golden Apple Foundation interrupted her first period class.
New Administrators Join Dist. 99 Team

New Administrators Join Dist. 99 Team

Dist. 99 Board of Education approves new appointments for assistant principal and department chairs at April 21 meeting.
D58 Education Foundation Reaps $25K at Big Head Todd Benefit

D58 Education Foundation Reaps $25K at Big Head Todd Benefit

Foundation thanks supporters for successful bash; proceeds go to student programs.
Retiring El Sierra Principal Offers Advice for Parents and New Teachers

Retiring El Sierra Principal Offers Advice for Parents and New Teachers

Veteran educator and retiring El Sierra principal Lucille Carney reflects back on a long and successful career on the second most important job next to being a parent.
District 99 Signs Off On New Bus Company

District 99 Signs Off On New Bus Company

Contract with new bus company First Student could increase district costs by $400,000 per year, officials say.
Five Minutes With Herrick Principal-To-Be Matt Neustadt

Five Minutes With Herrick Principal-To-Be Matt Neustadt

Matt Neustadt has a special fondness for Herrick Middle School where he will assume the role of principal in July -- he was was once a student there.
Kingsley PTA Asks Former Students To Write Teachers Letters of Appreciation

Kingsley PTA Asks Former Students To Write Teachers Letters of Appreciation

In honor of Kingsley's 50th anniversary, former students are asked to write letters of appreciation to their favorite teachers.
Oompa Loompa! O'Neill Students Dazzle in 'Willy Wonka'

Oompa Loompa! O'Neill Students Dazzle in 'Willy Wonka'

Photo highlights of O'Neill Middle School's production of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
Wealth of Learning Opportunities Offered In D58 Summer School

Wealth of Learning Opportunities Offered In D58 Summer School

Enrollment for Dist. 58's Summer Learning program is open. Online registration is also available.
Herrick Taps Former Student To Be New Principal

Herrick Taps Former Student To Be New Principal

Matt Neustadt "excited to lead" middle school he attended as a child.
D99 Hands Out Year-Long Student Suspensions

D99 Hands Out Year-Long Student Suspensions

"Expelling students is hardest thing we have to do," district superintendent says.
D58 Educators Recognized With ‘Outstanding Teacher’ Awards

D58 Educators Recognized With ‘Outstanding Teacher’ Awards

Downers Grove Women's Club annual award honors teachers who've positively impacted their students' lives.
D58 Debuts Online Registration for 2014-15 School Year

D58 Debuts Online Registration for 2014-15 School Year

Families now have the option of registering online at home or at child's school, or by filling out paper applications for 2014-2015.
D58 Students Get Dose of 'Writing Life' at Author Fest 2014

D58 Students Get Dose of 'Writing Life' at Author Fest 2014

Children will get to hear from authors and illustrators at Dist. 58's Author Fest at Herrick School, April 9-11.
South High Students Receive National Recognition for Photography

South High Students Receive National Recognition for Photography

Artistic teens' photographs will be displayed in national show at Carnegie Hall.