Friday, April 19, 2013
Recent fundraisers netted more than $40,000 for schools in Downers Grove Grade School District 58, officials said.
Downers Grove Patch accepts letters to the editor, which will be posted on the site as received. The following letter was submitted to Patch on behalf of the District 58 Education Foundation. If you're interesting in submitting a letter, e-mail Downers Grove Patch Editor Amanda Luevano at email@example.com . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Two recent sold-out District 58 Education Foundation events—a District 58 staff vs. the Harlem Wizards basketball game in February and a Poi Dog Pondering show at the Tivoli Theatre on April—raised more than $40,000 in support of the programs of the Education Foundation of Downers Grove Grade School District 58. We are so grateful to the numerous individuals and local businesses whose partnership and …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Poi Dog Pondering concert, held April 5 at the Tivoli Theatre, raised funds to support educational grants in Downers Grove Grade School District 58.
The District 58 Education Foundation's April 5 Entertainment for Education fundraiser in partnership with WXRT, featuring an evening with Poi Dog Pondering at the Tivoli Theatre, raised more than $30,000 for the Foundation's programs in District 58. "It was truly a memorable evening, and we are so grateful to the community for their continued support of our organization,” said Education Foundation President Jay Stocki. Over the past decade, the Foundation has donated more than $400,000 in financial support, primarily in the form of annual classroom and building grants, to help District 58 offer expanded learning opportunities. This year alone, the Foundation funded more than $35,000 in grants for District 58 schools. The Foundation also …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
A sell-out crown packed Downers Grove South High School gymnasium Feb. 17 for a charity basketball game benefiting students in Grade School District 58.
A charity basketball game held earlier this month raised more than $10,000 for schools in Downers Grove Grade School District 58 On Feb. 17, the District 58 Education Foundation hosted the Harlem Wizards for an evening of basketball and comedy. During the event—held in the Downers Grove South High School gymnasium—the Wizards took on District 58 students, parents, staff and administrators, as well as representatives from the Downers Grove community. The game was such a success that organizers were forced to turn people away at the door. "It was an amazing event," said Jay Stocki, president of the District 58 Education Foundation. "The net result was that we raised more than $10,000 for the foundation, which will help us to support our …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Wizards will provide an evening of basketball and comedy at Downers Grove South High School on Sunday, Feb. 17.
The Harlem Wizards are coming to Downers Grove on Sunday, February 17 for an evening of basketball and comedy in support of the Education Foundation of Downers Grove Grade School District 58. A team of District 58 students and staff and administrators, as well as representatives from the Downers Grove community, will take on the famous Harlem Wizards--who, according to their website, have not lost a game in more than 50 years! “At the Wizards game, fans see amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. The athleticism, tricks, fancy teamwork and ball-handling wizardry, plus wild dunks not even seen in NBA games, engages and wows the most avid hoops fans. The comedy is for everybody. The Wizards look to push the envelope on fun…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A “One School, One Book” reading program, iPads and a middle school initiative called "Rachel’s Challenge" were among the nearly two dozen grant requests funded by the foundation for 2012-13.
Wednesday, January 16
A “One School, One Book” reading program, iPads, interactive whiteboards, a middle school initiative called "Rachel’s Challenge," and a digital piano for the district’s music program were among the nearly two dozen grant requests funded by the District 58 Education Foundation for 2012-13. The grant recipients were recognized at the District 58 Board of Education meeting Monday night. Altogether the Foundation, which was founded in 2002 to enhance the education of students in District 58 and its 13 schools, gave away more than $35,000 in grants this school year, district officials said. The Education Foundation’s grants committee received a total of 35 requests. To ensure an impartial review, all identifying information regarding the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The foundation will hold an open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Herrick Middle School, 4435 Middaugh Ave.
The Education Foundation of Downers Grove Grade School District 58 will celebrate its 10th anniversary Thursday with a community open house. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Herrick Middle School, 4435 Middaugh Ave., and is open to the public. There will be a brief presentation on the foundation’s history, mission, activities and goals at 7 p.m. Foundation President Jay Stocki said the purpose of the open house is both to celebrate the organization's 10th anniversary and teach the community about what they do. "This anniversary is special because we've been able to do a lot for District 58 over the past decade," Stocki said. "We want to celebrate and invite the public to learn more about what we do, and how they can get …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Sneak Preview is helping District 58 students get a taste of their new surroundings.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Seventh grade is not sixth grade. It is one step closer to the big time: high school. To ease their middle-school jitters, incoming seventh-grade District 58 students are involved this week in a three-day program called Sneak Preview. The goals of Sneak Preview are to prepare students for the first day of school, meet their teachers, develop connections with new classmates, and reduce the anxiety associated with the transition from grade school to middle school. Sneak Preview gives students an opportunity to go through schedules and the routines of the day, practice opening their lockers, and a variety of other activities. Since 2007, the program is free to all students and is sponsored by the District 58 Education Foundation. Attendance …