Articles filed under Arlington Heights District 25

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  • Arlington Hts. Dist. 25 sees jump in foreign language class interest Aug 2, 2014 7:00 AM
    Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 is sticking with its plan to offer world languages to elementary students — outside of regular hours and for an additional fee — but a huge jump in interest in the classes has officials wondering if learning a new language should be a part of the regular curriculum again in the future.

  • Arlington Heights girls eager for signing of puppy mill bill Aug 1, 2014 5:40 AM
    Three Arlington Heights girls who lobbied state legislators in March about strengthening state law that punishes puppy mill owners will be on hand Saturday when Gov. Pat Quinn signs the bill into law. Claire Hackmann, Brooke Martin and Maddie O'Dell have been waiting all summer for the signing of House Bill 4410. “It really seemed to take a long time, but we're so excited it's finally being signed into law,” Maddie said.

  • New member appointed to Arlington Hts. school board Jul 18, 2014 4:23 PM
    Arlington Hts. resident Erin Johannesen is the newest member of the District 25 school board. She was sworn in Thursday night to the seat held by Phil Crusius until he died last month.

  • Cupcakes or quinoa? How several school districts regulate snacks Jul 12, 2014 8:00 AM
    Jennifer Nickels’ complaints about a teacher rewarding her 7-year-old daughter and other Dundee Highlands Elementary School students with candy prompted a schoolwide survey to parents, who were fine with the sweets. Meanwhile, policies about candy and other treats doled out during the school day vary across the suburbs. “It’s the cupcake and quinoa wars,” Margaret Van Duch of Mundelein's Fremont District 79 said.

  • Arlington Heights years ‘shaped’ VA chief nominee Jul 7, 2014 5:10 AM
    Robert McDonald, the man nominated by President Obama to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, grew up in a staunch Republican family in Arlington Heights, where he was a Boy Scout, star athlete and top student, and even wrote prep sports stories for the Daily Herald’s former competitor, the Arlington Day newspaper. “He’ll focus on what is best for the veterans,” said his father, Ray.

  • Transcript of McDonald nomination as VA secretary Jul 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    A transcript of remarks made by President Barack Obama at the nomination of Robert McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs last Monday.

  • Arlington Hts. District 25 looking to fill Crusius’ seat Jun 23, 2014 4:35 PM
    Arlington Heights Elementary School District 25 is looking to fill the school board seat of Phil Crusius, who passed away earlier this month, by its July board meeting. The school board is accepting applications through July 1 and hopes to vote in a new member July 17.

  • District 25 looks to improve special education Jun 23, 2014 7:35 PM
    Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 school board members got their first look last week of a new strategic plan to improve services for the district’s more than 800 special education students. The plan is the result of more than a year of studies and meetings by a committee that also addressed parents’ complaints about inconsistencies between schools, transparency and lack of communication from the special education program.

  • District 25 says goodbye to school board member, superintendent Jun 20, 2014 5:30 AM
    Arlington Heights Elementary School District 25 on Thursday took time to celebrate the life of a board member who recently passed away and the career of its retiring superintendent.

  • District 25 school board member, 57, dies after battle with cancer Jun 5, 2014 6:05 PM
    Arlington Heights Elementary School District 25 board member Phil Crusius died this week after a battle with cancer. Crusius, 57, had been on the District 25 school board since 2009, but had been involved with the community for much longer, friends say.

  • Annual fundraiser has special local connection this year May 17, 2014 8:00 AM
    Students and staff at Patton Elementary School in Arlington Heights raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation every year, but this year the funds will be donated in honor of a student at another Arlington Heights school.

  • Arlington Heights leaders host “community conversation” May 5, 2014 5:46 PM
    Officials from Arlington Heights’ library, park district, school districts and other governing bodies got together last week to discuss the state of affairs in the village during the first of what’s expected to become an annual “State of the Village: A Community Conversation.”

  • Arlington Hts. middle schools should be proud Apr 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Adrienne Provost is impressed with the dedication and spirit of South and Thomas middle schools, who participated in the annual Crosstown Classic Showdown, which raised money to fight two rare diseases. "These donations bring hope that someday there may be a cure," she writes

  • New Roselle Dist. 12 superintendent eager to start Apr 23, 2014 6:00 PM
    An administrator with Batavia Unit District 101 says she's looking forward to becoming the next superintendent of Roselle Elementary District 12. Melissa Kaczkowski, District 101's assistant director of student services, was picked earlier this month to succeed District 12 Superintendent Lori Bein, who is slated to start July 1 as superintendent of Arlington Heights Elementary District 25. “Throughout the interview process, it became clear to me that District 12 is a very people-centered district that is passionate about their commitment to students,” Kaczkowski said.

  • Arlington Heights girls’ puppy mill bill passes House Apr 21, 2014 12:38 PM
    A group of girls from Patton Elementary School in Arlington Heights are taking the state Legislature by storm. Just last week, Claire Hackmann, Maddie O’Dell and Brooke Martin, wrote to State Sen. Pam Althoff, who will be sponsoring a bill — originally written by State Rep. David Harris of Arlington Heights — before the Illinois State Senate. It has already passed the House. “They did just an outstanding job,” Harris said.

  • Golden Apple teaching award finalists named Apr 3, 2014 5:57 PM
    Golden Apple Thursday announced 32 finalists for the 2014 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The finalists were selected from a pool of 620 nominations and 272 applicants of fourth through eighth grade teachers in the metropolitan area.

  • Editorial: Limiting discussion not the way to control public meetings Mar 6, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says a new Arlington Heights District 25 school board policy unwisely limits board members' discussion of public issues.

  • District 25 puts time limits on board discussions Mar 1, 2014 8:01 AM
    Topics of discussion at Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 school board meetings will now come with suggested time limits. Although two board members are not happy with the limits, school board President David Page said the policy shift is meant to keep meetings moving more quickly and keep board members from getting on a soapbox. “It’s kind of disrespectful of everyone’s time to drag the meeting on,” he said.

  • Arlington Heights teacher named ‘Educator of the Year’ Feb 27, 2014 6:16 PM
    Paul Solarz, a fifth-grade teacher at Westgate Elementary School in Arlington Heights, was named “Educator of the Year” by Illinois Computing Educator this week. Solarz uses technology throughout the day with his students for activities, including working collaboratively using Google Drive, engaging in mystery Skype sessions with outside guests, and posting reading discussions on Twitter.

  • Parents sue District 25 over bus stop location Feb 19, 2014 5:12 AM
    An out-of-district family has filed a lawsuit against Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, claiming the district refuses to provide a safe bus stop for their son who attends a private school in Arlington Heights.

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