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  • No charges in Batavia school sexting case May 6, 2014 12:11 PM
    No criminal charges will be filed in the case of the Rotolo Middle School students caught sending photo of their nude selves to classmates, Batavia police announced Monday. According to a news release, police and school authorities intend to educate students about the ramifications of the use and misuse of social media.

  • Top Kane County educators named May 3, 2014 8:00 AM
    The top Kane County educators were honored Friday night by the Regional Office of Education at the 39th annual Educator of the Year Awards Banquet in St. Charles. Carol Mertes, first grade teacher at Johnson Elementary School in East Aurora Unit District 131, won the Educator of the Year Award, while Stephanie Ramstad, principal of Carpentersville Middle School in Community Unit District 300, was named School Administrator of the Year.

  • Batavia middle school sexting investigated May 1, 2014 12:17 PM
    Batavia police are investigating sexting involving Rotolo Middle School students. Police said at least a dozen students took or received nude photographs via cellphone. Detective Kevin Bretz said it's important parents check their kids' phones and computers, because youngsters this age don't realize the long-term consequences. "Kids tend to see not much farther than their noses," he said.

  • Batavia schools to rebate taxes to spur Aurora outlet mall expansion Apr 23, 2014 5:21 PM
    The Batavia school district has agreed to rebate $3.2 million in future property taxes to the owner of the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall in Aurora, to be used to help pay to expand the mall.

  • All Batavia students to get laptops or tablets Apr 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    All Batavia students will likely get computing devices within the next two years, under a technology plan approved Tuesday. It will cost each student $75 a year.

  • Batavia charity has prom dresses for girls in need Apr 23, 2014 6:12 PM
    A Batavia charity has 60 beautiful dresses, donated by customers of a beauty salon,and is ready to play fairy godmother to girls who can't afford prom gowns. Now the group is just looking for the Cinderellas.

  • 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.

  • Batavia student fees could rise $75 to help pay for Chromebooks Apr 21, 2014 2:32 PM
    Students in Batavia schools would pay $75 a year more in registration fees, to help pay for outfitting them with Chromebook computers and other devices, under a plan the school board will consider Tuesday.

  • Batavia schools to seek short-term loan Mar 27, 2014 6:00 PM
    For the second year in a row, Batavia School District 101 will take out a short-term loan to cover a potential cash-flow dip in the last months of the fiscal year.

  • Not only did she move to Kodiak, Alaska, she became mayor Mar 26, 2014 1:44 PM
    Kodiak, Alaska, is a long way from Batavia, Illinois. But Pat Branson, who is in her second term as Kodiak's mayor, says growing up in Batavia gave her the foundation she needed to become a community leader.

  • Alice Gustafson PTO holds annual clothing, toy resale March 21, 22 Mar 11, 2014 4:30 PM
    The Alice Gustafson School PTO will host its annual Children’s Clothing and Toy Resale from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 21, for adults only, and 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22. The clothing and toy resale is a major fundraising event for the Alice Gustafson School PTO. Income from the sale will be used for educational programs, materials and equipment for the school’s students and staff.

  • Interest in Fox Valley robot competition skyrocketing Mar 8, 2014 7:24 PM
    By the end of the morning events at the Illinois VEX Robotics state championships, several members of four different teams had gathered around a monitor with a scrolling list of the standings. There was still a half-day worth of matches, but all the teams shared the same opinion of the team at the top of the heap at that point in the day. “Cobalt is awesome,” said one middle-school robot designer. Five other participants nodded their heads in agreement.

  • Batavia schools considering more staff, building work Feb 25, 2014 5:37 PM
    The Batavia school board is considering increasing staff and picking up the pace on capital projects with the increase in taxes expected from the outlet mall in Aurora.

  • New Batavia charity helping homeless kids go to school Feb 8, 2014 8:00 AM
    A new charity has formed in Batavia, after a mom learned of a homeless family riding bicycles every day from a shelter in St. Charles to attend school in Batavia. CHIP IN helps homeless and impoverished students with what they need to do well in school, be it a pair of gym shoes, a snack or transportation. I did not know there were homeless people in Batavia, organizer Joanne Spitz said.

  • Kane Co. to choose educator of the year at banquet Apr 30, 2014 1:59 PM
    The 39th annual Kane County Educator of the Year Awards Banquet will be held Friday, May 2. It will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 6:30 p.m. This awards dinner provides an opportunity to honor outstanding members of the education profession in Kane County and to promote awareness of the quality education being provided in our schools. Special recognition is also given to those retiring from education this school year.

  • Batavia drops out of online learning cooperative Jan 30, 2014 6:19 PM
    The Batavia school district is dropping out of the effort to create a multi-district online and blended learning cooperative.

  • Movin’ on up: Batavia grads make their mark on the world Jan 29, 2014 2:28 PM
    Not long ago, I spoke with Chris Burrichter, a 2004 graduate of Batavia High School. Burrichter had recently joined the prestigious law firm of Kirkland Ellis LLP in Chicago. “There were 50 new lawyers joining the firm in the Chicago office,” said Burrichter. “I looked around and there were two other new associates from Batavia; Billy Foster and Shane Mulrooney.”

  • Batavia schools consider online learning cooperative Jan 27, 2014 5:58 PM
    The Batavia school board Tuesday will decide whether to join an online and blended-learning cooperative with three other school districts. It will also learn what maintenance and construction work the district's building needs, including replacing the track at Batavia High School, as they are presented with the annual capital plan. Board members will also vote on whether to refund $31 million in bonds, to reduce interest costs.

  • Kane County officials encourage 17-year-olds to vote Jan 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham unveiled a new push Wednesday to encourage 17-year-olds to register to vote. A new Illinois law paves the way for some of the youngest voters ever.

  • Batavia students named Illinois State Scholars Jan 6, 2014 1:23 PM
    Seventy-eight Batavia High School students are among nearly 19,000 students across Illinois that have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Illinois State Scholar winners rank in the top 10 percent of high school seniors from hundreds of high schools across the state.

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