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  • In September, students pick tomatoes from their south garden. From left, they are first grader Sophie Fransen, and second graders David Dabrowski and Katie Ruszczak.

    Windsor School's 'farm to table' experience a hit Oct 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the third year, students at Windsor Elementary School in Arlington Heights tasted a little of the “farm-to-table” experience. Students planted seeds last winter, and last week enjoyed a homemade butternut squash soup. "it's a beautiful way to connect kids to the food they eat,” says Chef Tom Leavitt of White Oak Gourmet in Arlington Heights.

  • Sarah Jerome

    Lots of interest in Arlington Hts. superintendent post Oct 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    After getting feedback from nearly 800 people, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 is getting ready to select a new superintendent. More than 40 people have applied so far to replace Superintendent Sarah Jerome after she retires in June.

  • Federal shutdown may stall District 25 contract negotiationsOct 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Teachers in Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 have been working without a contract since school started in August, but the federal shutdown is now threatening to drag negotiations out even longer.

  • District 25 starting gifted program transitionSep 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 school board members discussed the changes to the district's gifted education program at the Thursday night meeting as a year full of transition and training gets under way.

  • District 25 changes lunch menu to make healthy eating more appetizing Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    While new federal mandates are making school lunches healthier, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 has had to tweak its menu to make sure students will actually eat the food. Last year District 25 saw a 7 percent decline in the amount of lunches bought at the district’s nine schools, said Food Services Director Coletta Hines-Newell.

  • Arlington Hts. Dist. 25 launches superintendent search Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 is moving quickly with its search for a new superintendent as officials plan to have someone hired by the end of 2013. But first, the school board will be polling parents, teachers and community membersto identify important characteristics for the next superintendent.

  • No new contract yet for District 25 teachersAug 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Classes resume Thursday in Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, but the district's teachers will start the year without a contract. The district and the Arlington Teacher's Association, which represents more than 400 teachers and support staff in the district, have yet to reach an agreement on a new deal. The teachers' previous contract expired Aug. 15.

  •  Hanna Gajek, 9, right, and her friend Samai Manzo, 9, give a big thumbs-up to the first day back to the 4th grade at Field Elementary School in Wheeling on Wednesday.

    Most primary schools in Northwest suburbs reopened today Aug 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Many of the elementary school districts in the Northwest suburbs began a new year of school on Wednesday. Among the districts where classes resumed were Wheeling Township Elementary District 21, Prospect Heights Elementary District 23, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, River Trails Elementary District 26, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 and Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59.

  • District 25 prepares for yearlong review of special education Jul 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    While the number of students receiving special services in Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 remains relatively stable, officials are making changes and getting ready for a yearlong review of the program amid growing concerns from parents.

  •  2013 Arlington Heights Council of PTAs scholarship recipients, from left, are: Back row: Caylee Mahon, Madeline Hume, Rachel Mickey, Alex Baratta, Nick Schwingbeck and Kevin McNally; Seated: Carolyn DeSalvo, Lisa Dieckman, Noreen Jay, Carolyn Brumm, Lauren Nagle and Katelyn Kiner. Not pictured: Annie Dunn.

    Arlington Heights Council of PTA’s awards scholarships Jul 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    In May, 13 graduating high school seniors were each awarded a $1,300 scholarship by the Arlington Heights Council of PTA’s. These hard working, deserving students were chosen from a pool of over 50 applicants.

  • District 25 makes changes to gifted education programJun 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Despite concerns from parents, Arlington Heights Elementary School District 25 will be moving forward with changes to gifted education following a multiyear review of the program. Among the changes is the elimination of the Odyssey program after next year.

  • District 25 makes administrative changes Jun 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    There will be several administrative changes in Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 for the next school year, officials announced Monday, including the departure of the district's assistant superintendent for personnel and planning.

  •  Westgate School music teacher Jerry Berger gets his head shaved for charity during an all-school assembly June 3 by principal Caz Badynee and Arlington Heights District 25 superintendent Sarah Jerome.

    Music teacher shaves head for cancer charity Jun 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Westgate School music teacher Jerry Berger shaves his head for cancer during an all-school assembly June 3.r St. Baldrick's.

  • District 25 to offer world language program for feeMay 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Although the Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 school board eliminated the elementary world language program earlier this year, students in the district will still have the opportunity to learn a second language, but it will cost them. District officials said they plan to start offering Mandarin Chinese and Spanish either before school, after school or during lunch though the company Language Stars.

  • Metropolis staff act out a play written by one of the second-grade classes.

    Dist. 25 second graders see their work performed on stage May 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Second-graders from Olive-Mary Stitt, Patton, Windsor and Westgate schools saw their writing come to life during a series of skits performed at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre by the Metropolis staff Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21.

  • Parents upset with Dist. 25 report on gifted education May 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Parents and some board members at Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 had negative reactions to a report from a committee that has been studying advanced learning in the district for the past three years. The committee’s recommendations, presented to the board on Thursday, include eliminating the district’s gifted program after the 2013-14 school year.

  • Districts 25, 214 to share Arlington Heights Park District facilities Apr 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Arlington Heights Park District recently reached agreements with Northwest Suburban High School 214 and Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 to share or lease its facilities over the next several years. The District 25 deal allows the park and school districts to share one another's properties for free through April 30, 2018. The District 214 agreement involves the school district paying the park district a weekly fee, adding up to $286,650 over the next three years.

  •  Buffalo Grove High School senior Michael LaRue was honored by HandsOn Suburban Chicago for his commitment to mentoring students at London Middle School in Wheeling. Here, he works with an eighth-grader last year.

    Buffalo Grove High School senior wins volunteerism award Apr 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Among all those honored by officials with HandsOn Suburban Chicago earlier this month was a Buffalo Grove High School senio. Michael LaRue was singled out for his more than 100 hours of volunteering as an after school mentor at London Middle School in Wheeling. "The most part I've worked with the same student," he says, "however, there were times when I worked with up to four at a time."

  • David Page

    Page, Glasgow, Olejniczak, Crusius win in Dist. 25 Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    The new District 25 board won't take much time to hit the ground running, since three of the members elected tonight are incumbents, and the fourth is a member of the Ivy Hill School PTA. Winners are David Page, Denise Glasgow, Richard Olejniczak and Philip Crusius.

  •  Tricia Fuglestad asks her students one more question about famous paintings.

    Top teacher serves as a muse for students Apr 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Art takes many forms. The 500 students in Tricia Fuglestad's classes at Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights learn history, videomaking, filmwriting, tweeting, blogging, uploading, singing, acting, graphic design, animation and more, but all of it is art. "We are definitely a hands-on art program," said Fuglestad, now in her 21st year of teaching, all in Arlington Heights Elementary District 25. "I want to have the kids engaged in whatever they do."

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