Downers Grove

Parents can thank District 58 teachers with Green Apple Awards

DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove Grade School District 58 celebrated its teachers and staff during the recently concluded American Education Week.

For nearly two years, the staff and teachers have had to adapt quickly to the many changes caused by an evolving pandemic, a news release stated. It noted that one thing has not changed: staff members’ dedication to the education, well-being and safety of their students.

In honor of American Education Week, the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 invites families to thank a special teacher or staff member with a donation to its Green Apple Teacher/Staff Recognition Program.

With each Green Apple donation received, the foundation will send a specially designed Green Apple Award card to the teacher or staff member the donation is honoring with a custom message from the donor. Superintendent Kevin Russell and/or the building principal will hand deliver the awards.

All donations will support the foundation’s programs, including the Teacher Grants Program, Distinguished Service Awards, Select 58, Sneak Preview, New Teacher Luncheon and The Reading Games.

Green Apple donations and messages may be submitted online at through a two-step process. First, fill out a form with a personal message. Then, click the chalkboard graphic on the page to make the Green Apple donation. All donations are tax-deductible.

For information, email While the Green Apple Program is open year-round, to have a Green Apple Award be delivered before winter break, submit donations by Dec. 10.