Hello Space Fans! I am happy to announce that this year’s Illinois Space Day at the University of Illinois will be on Saturday April 18th from 9:30-3:00 with lunch included. Activities will include an egg drop contest, rocket engine demonstration, tours, and much more space fun. For more information and to register for ISD 2015 please visit: tinyurl.com/IllinoisSpaceDay. If you have any questions please contact … Continue reading Illinois Space Day – April 18
Matt Rich, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, DG58, will speak about… “Supporting Gifted Learners in District 58” Saturday, February 14, 9am O’Neill Middle School Continue reading Supporting Gifted Learners in DG58 talk coming up
Registration for winter 2015 Super Saturday classes is now open. You can sign up your child to learn about topics ranging from mosaics to monsters, cupcake decorating to chemistry. Here is the list of classes for the winter session 50-Minute Classes (* with exceptions) 9:00 – 9:50 10:00 – 10:50 11:00 – 11:50 Art for 4 Year Olds Grades: K, $50 Art for the Spring & … Continue reading Winter 2015 Super Saturday Registration now open
FRoG will be holding a summer camp fair on Saturday, March 7 from 9am to noon at O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove. Come check out the local summer camp offerings! Keep watching this site for updated lists of summer camp vendors who will be at the fair. Continue reading Summer Camp Fair coming soon…
Band and orchestra students from Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South high schools will demo their instruments and answer questions about what it is like to be in a high school band or orchestra. Kagan and Gaines will also be there with instruments for your aspiring young musician to try out him or herself! If your young (K-4) child is interested in exploring musical instruments, … Continue reading Musical Instrument Petting Zoo Day on February 7
Northern Illinois Science Educators is seeking volunteers to help check in participants at their upcoming conference this Monday, November 17. The conference will be held in Naperville, Illinois. Volunteers are needed between 7am to 10am to help check people in. For more information, please see http://www.nise.us/conf-info-2014.html. Please direct questions to Mike Heinz, DGN Science Dept. Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading Help Needed with Science Educator Conference this Monday, November 17
CSD 99 & DG58 stand to lose massive amounts of state funding if SB16 passes. If you have children in either CSD99 or DG58, please take a few minutes this weekend to submit a witness slip voicing your opinion on this bill. There will be a public hearing this Tuesday, November 18. If you cannot go to Springfield for the hearing, please make sure to … Continue reading SB16 – please submit a witness slip
Saturday, November 1, 2014 – 9am Cyndi Karmik Counselor – Downers Grove North Putting It All Together – The Great Sorting Game of College Admissions The Great Sorting Game engages students and parents in an enjoyable mock-admission simulation. The purpose is to help students and parents understand the many factors that are weighted in admissions decisions. Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 10am Dr. Mark … Continue reading FRoG’s Fall Speaker Schedule
Does your child have a hankering to learn about high altitude weather ballooning? How about a knack for knitting? Curious about cartooning? Well you are in luck! Registration for fall 2014 Super Saturday classes is now open. You can sign up your child to learn about topics ranging from mosaics to monsters, cupcake decorating to chemistry. Here is the list of classes for the fall … Continue reading Fall 2014 Super Saturday Registration now open!
Funding for gifted programs on the line: Contact your senator asap if you support funding programs for gifted students The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that handles Labor, HHS, & Education spending will be ‘marking up’ the fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill TOMORROW (Tuesday, June 10). It is important that the members of the subcommittee hear from constituents TODAY and TOMORROW MORNING about funding for … Continue reading Funding for gifted programs on the line – please contact your senator asap.