School day schedule

Grades 1-6 
8:20 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
 
Kindergarten
AM: 8:20-11:05 a.m. 
PM: 12:10 to 2:55 p.m.
 
Preschool
8:10 to 10:50 a.m.
PM: 11:55 to 2:35 p.m.
 
Middle school
8:33 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (Early Bird, 7:45 to 8:25 a.m.)

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Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year
 
Please click the links below to see electronic copies of District 58's most recent publications, including District 58's Annual Report to the Community and the Schools of 58 Handbook.
 
 
 
 
Summer 2014 Parent Education Sessions
 
Technology is transforming how students learn, explore, and make connections, and we want to help parents find ways to maximize these opportunities at home. District 58 will host parent education sessions in May, June, July and August that will address social media, digital citizenship, learning in a 1:1 environment, digital tools, and basic functions of 1:1 devices. Each of the workshops will cover all of the topics and is open to all interested parents and community members. All workshops will take place at Longfellow Center, 1435 Prairie Ave., Downers Grove.
Workshops are scheduled for the following dates and times:
  • Tuesday, July 8, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 6, 10 a.m.
  • Monday, August 18, 1 p.m.
  • Monday, August 25, 7 p.m.
For more information about the workshops, contact Director of Innovative Technology and Learning James Eichmiller, jeichmiller@dg58.org, or Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Matt Rich at mrich@dg58.org.
 

Latest news

  • End of year letter from Dr. Cremascoli

    Downers Grove was recently named one of the Top Places in the United States to Raise Children and One of the Friendliest Places to live. These accolades could not be truer! Downers Grove Grade School District 58 is very fortunate to benefit from a wonderfully engaged community, supportive parents, incredibly dedicated and inspiring teachers and staff, and, most importantly, truly outstanding students. We are very proud to be an integral part of what makes Downers Grove a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. Click the headline for the full letter!

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  • Herrick, O'Neill bid farewell to eighth-graders

    June 10 marked a rite of passage for District 58 eighth-graders, as Herrick and O'Neill held promotion ceremonies to mark the end of their time in District 58 and wish them well in high school. Click the headline to see which eighth-graders were honored with awards this year!

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  • District 58 appoints two new assistant principals

    District 58 has appointed two new assistant principals to its administrative team. Melissa Capizzi has been appointed assistant principal at Hillcrest and Pierce Downer, and Amy Gray has been appointed assistant principal for Herrick Middle School. Both appointments were approved by the District 58 Board of Education June 9. Click the headline for the full story.

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  • District 58 board ratifies new four-year contract with DGCMA

    The Downers Grove Grade School District 58 Board of Education ratified a new four-year contract with the Downers Grove Custodial Maintenance Association during the Board’s June 9 meeting. Click the headline for the full story.

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  • District 58 board ratifies new four-year teacher contract

    The Downers Grove Grade School District 58 Board of Education ratified a four-year contract with the Downers Grove Elementary Education Association during the Board’s June 9 meeting. Click the headline for the full story.

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  • D58 continues with planned facilities projects

    District 58’s ongoing facilities improvement plans continue to ensure safe, nurturing, child-centered environments for all students, while also protecting the community’s investment in the District’s buildings. Click the headline to see the projects planned for this summer.

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  • District sends retirees out in style

    District 58 bid a fond farewell to more than two dozen retirees this school year, with a total of 600 combined years of service. Click the headline to view the list!

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  • District 58 expanding 1:1 program, will host digital learning workshops

    Having experienced tremendous success in year 1 and with continued efforts to improve and build upon these successes in year 2, District 58 is excited to announce that the 2014-2015 expansion of our 1:1 initiative was approved at the May Board of Education meeting. Click the headline for details and to see the full list of classes that will be participating in the program next year!

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  • Great schools help land Downers Grove as top place to raise children

    Downers Grove was ranked second on a list of Top 10 Best Cities for Kids in the entire country, as compiled by Livability.com! According to the site, Downers Grove "not only offers great schools, playgrounds and low crime rates, it also gives children opportunities to live healthy lifestyles in a multitude of activities with other kids." "We are proud to be a vital part of such a wonderful community," said District 58 Superintendent Dr. Kari Cremascoli.

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  • Grove Foundation honors District 58 students for good character

    Fifth-grade students from each District 58 elementary school were recognized with this year’s Helping Children Grow awards from the Grove Foundation for their enthusiasm, effort and good character. Click the headline for the full story and the list of this year's honorees!

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