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  • 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.

     
  • 4-H holds favorite foods contest in Arlington Hts. Feb 11, 2014 3:01 PM
    Enticing aromas filled the corridor outside the foods lab of Thomas Middle School on Feb. 1, as 4-H members from Cook County competed in the annual Favorite Foods Contest sponsored by the Clever Clovers 4-H Club. Each participant worked for 90 minutes to prepare a favorite dish from scratch and to present a coordinated day’s menu of meals including that favorite dish.

     
  • District 25 will teach geometry in middle schools Feb 8, 2014 8:00 AM
    Due to new Common Core standards and changing district goals, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 is beginning a process to ramp up the difficulty of its math classes for middle schools with an eventual goal of having eighth-grade students take a high-school level geometry class.

     
  • Arlington Hts. Science Olympiad a place for kids to belong Jan 18, 2014 6:15 PM
    South Middle School students Patrick Shalton and Derek Prusener have one clear goal in mind for this year — making the Science Olympiad nationals. The 8th graders are co-captains of South’s Science Olympiad varsity team, which took third place in the state for the last three years. Only the top two in state make it to nationals, which this year will be in May in Florida.

     
  • Northwest suburban coach preached hard work and dedication Jan 16, 2014 2:11 PM
    Ted Wissen, a legendary coach who helped shape basketball and football programs at four different Northwest suburban high schools, has died. “Ted touched so many young lives in (Northwest Suburban High School) District 214,” said Bob Frisk, who covered high school sports for 50 years for the Daily Herald. “He truly played a huge role in the tremendous growth of high school sports in this area.”

     
  • District 25 names fund for former principal Dec 26, 2013 4:22 PM
    Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 has started a new fund in honor of a former principal Bernice Gliege that will collect money to help children in need. The district’s news release said it was “very fitting that Bernice, as an advocate for the disabled, a pioneer for women in education, and a proponent of reaching new heights with a love for helping others through the world of education, should be the namesake of District 25’s new ‘Bernice Gliege’s Angel Fund’ for children in need.”

     
  • Arlington Heights students give back to families in need Dec 12, 2013 6:04 PM
    Students and staff from Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights collected money and gifts for the village’s Adopt-A-Family program over the past few weeks. Fundraising started mid-November and the presents and money were presented to the village this week, along with an additional $2,000 check Baird & Warner’s Northwest Suburban office in Arlington Heights.

     
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