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  • Batavia High School presents “Our Town” Feb. 5-7 Jan 27, 2015 3:54 PM
    Batavia High School presents Thornton Wilder’s "Our Town," one of the most classic plays in the history of theater, with a contemporary spin that emphasizes the timelessness of both the characters in the play and the human experience those characters represent. Directed by Joshua Casburn, performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 to Saturday, Feb. 7, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 7.

     
  • New track near top of list of potential Batavia school projects Jan 24, 2015 7:41 AM
    A new outdoor track at Batavia High School and work on the main entrance to Rotolo Middle School are some of the top projects on the Batavia school district's annual capital projects list.

     
  • Register now for Chick Chat Workshop for girls on March 7 Jan 13, 2015 3:55 PM
    Chick Chat by Helping Girls Navigate Adolescence Inc. is a spectacular daylong workshop where fourth- to sixth-grade girls can explore their interests and issues, build interpersonal skills, improve their social relationships, make healthy decisions, delve into developing their own unique sense of self, enhance images of themselves as capable and competent individuals, and have fun — all within a safe and nurturing environment.

     
  • Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions Jan 7, 2015 2:48 PM
    Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions, 2014-2015

     
  • 2014-2015 Fox Valley Leadership Team Jan 7, 2015 2:59 PM
    The 10 students named to the Daily Herald's Fox Valley Leadership Team come from different backgrounds, but they have one thing in common -- they value service over self. "Everything I need to know about life I have learned through service," writes Cassie Kemmler of Elgin Academy. Read about these future leaders -- kids who are "doers, not just joiners," according to a sponsor -- and prepare to be inspired.

     
  • Rechenmacher opts for Batavia school board run Dec 31, 2014 8:15 PM
    Ron Rechenmacher will run on a Batavians for Responsible Government slate for school board, forgoing his candidacy for Batavia City Council.

     
  • Batavia hopeful Rechenmacher to decide Wednesday what he’ll run for Dec 30, 2014 8:36 PM
    Ron Rechenmacher said Tuesday he is leaning toward running for the Batavia school board, but he'll wait until after the ballot position lottery for Batavia City Council to decide which seat he'll seek. That lottery, and the deadline to withdraw from a race, is tomorrow. Rechenmacher filed nominating positions for both seats, but election officials say he can't serve simultaneously in both positions.

     
  • Who wants to run the schools in the Tri-Cities, Kaneland area? Dec 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    In the Kaneland school district, geography could play a role in who gets to sit on the school board. In St. Charles District 303, former board member Lori Linkimer hopes to come back. And 11 people are running for spots on the Elgin U-46 board.

     
  • He carves Dala horses; his daughter paints them Dec 23, 2014 6:01 AM
    He does the carving, and she does the painting. That's how Swedish Dala horses are created by father-daughter team Jason and Julia Lekander of Batavia. The horses are popular in Scandinavian decor, particularly around the holidays.

     
  • Batavia candidate who filed in two races has choice to make Dec 17, 2014 4:33 PM
    Ron Rechenmacher of Batavia is seeking election to the Batavia City Council and the Batavia school board. Sort of. He doesn't want to serve both, and likely couldn't, but he filed for both offices to ensure competition for the seats, he said Tuesday.

     
  • Batavia school board hot among Tri-Cities races Dec 15, 2014 7:59 PM
    The Batavia school board race in April will be a highly contested one, as eight people filed this morning for theree seats. And one of those candidates is also seeking a seat on the Batavia City Council.

     
  • Batavia High School named to AP District Honor Roll Dec 15, 2014 9:17 AM
    For the third year in a row, Batavia Unit District 101 is being honored by the College Board with placement on the fifth annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

     
  • Donate $20 to toy drive, receive Riverwalk photo Dec 4, 2014 8:01 AM
    In an effort to help with Batavia's toy drive, Mike Hoag, an amateur photographer, has offered a Riverwalk photo that is creating quite a stir on social media. For a $20 donation to the toy drive, he will send the donor a JPEG file of the Riverwalk photo for printing at home.

     
  • Batavia woman repairing the world in several ways Nov 28, 2014 12:16 PM
    Joanne Spitz of Batavia believes in carrying out tikkun olam, which means "to repair the world" in Hebrew. It has led her to many volunteer posts over the quarter-century or so she has lived in the area.

     
  • Directing ‘The Nutcracker’ from a hospital bed Nov 21, 2014 10:11 AM
    Christmas is the season for giving, and Ashlie Andersen, owner of State Street Dance Studio and director of the school’s 11th performance of “The Nutcracker,” is contemplating three of the most important gifts of her life. Foremost are the twins she is expecting, but the third gift was a complete surprise. “I gave my studio to Ashlie,” said founder Linda Cunningham, who lives in Batavia. “It was my Oprah moment. I said, ‘hey, I want to talk to you about something. I have a gift for you.’ She was blown away.”

     
  • Batavia public school enrollment continues declining Nov 19, 2014 4:20 PM
    Enrollment in the Batavia public schools will likely continue to decline for several more years, according to a report presented to the school board Tuesday. District officials expect that next fall it will enroll its smallest kindergarten class in recent years, 349 students. Kindergarten enrollment has declined each year since at least the 2009-10 school year, when enrollment was 478.

     
  • Batavia school board seeks higher tax levy Nov 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    Batavia school board members said they struggled Tuesday when deciding to ask for more property taxes, instead of holding the levy steady. Uncertainty about possible changes to state funding for aid and pensions that could cost the Batavia district is worrying them.

     
  • ‘Hello, Dolly!’ returns to Batavia High School Nov 12, 2014 2:32 PM
    Batavia High School first presented "Hello, Dolly!" 35 years ago, and has performed the musical two more times. This weekend Dominic Cattero, who once sat in the audience, will direct the play.

     
  • Batavia school referendum: ‘No’ to borrowing $15 million Nov 4, 2014 10:40 PM
    Batavia school district voters gave a big thumbs-down Tuesday to the idea of borrowing $15 million for buildings and grounds projects that would have included putting artificial-turf fields at Batavia High School.

     
  • Fire, library, borrowing questions on Kane County ballots Nov 3, 2014 5:57 PM
    Referendums in Tri-Cities and central Kane County get to decide questions about fire protection, library service, and whether to borrow money for school facilities' projects. Areas affected are the Batavia school district, the Elburn and Fox River fire protection districts, and the Gail Borden Library District.

     
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