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  • Power outage closes three Arlington Heights schools Oct 3, 2014 2:43 PM
    Arlington Heights School District 25 has announced three schools are closed due to power outages. Thomas, Olive and Windsor schools have been shut down, according a statement on the school district website.

  • Missing Arlington Heights girl found safe Oct 3, 2014 11:11 AM
    An 11-year-old girl reported missing Thurday has been found safe, authorities said.

  • District 25 plans community meetings to discuss growing enrollment Sep 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 will hold five community meetings at four of its schools over the next month to discuss what officials said is an overcrowding issue and hear from parents about possible ways to deal with growing enrollment. Officials have said all of the district’s school are “at capacity.” Enrollment at four district schools — Ivy Hill, Olive-Mary Stitt, Westgate and Windsor — has been increasing for a few years, despite predictions to the contrary.

  • District 25 schools dealing with overcrowding Sep 12, 2014 12:15 AM
    Several schools in Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 are overcrowded, said officials, who on Thursday presented the school board with a timeline and process to find solutions.

  • Farm-to-table school garden a delicious lesson in Arlington Hts. Sep 10, 2014 10:38 AM
    For the fourth straight year, students at Windsor Elementary School in Arlington Heights enjoyed a farm-to-table dining experience, during their regular Friday lunch hour. Beyond what they brought in their lunch buckets, students tasted kale salad and freshly made tortilla chips with salsa.

  • Buffalo Grove teacher paralyzed in motorcycle crash Aug 21, 2014 8:19 AM
    Popular Buffalo Grove High School science teacher Dave Fuglestad didn't return to his classroom Wednesday with everybody else. Instead, he is rehabbing after an Aug. 2 motorcycle accident that left him without the use of his legs - but determined to get back to BGHS.

  • Ex-Arlington Hts. PTA president charged with theft Aug 19, 2014 7:01 PM
    A former president of the South Middle School PTA in Arlington Heights is charged with stealing money from the group she was responsible for managing, officials said. Denise Hoppe, 48, faces felony charges of theft and forgery.

  • 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

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