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  • Family remembers ‘bravest’ Bensenville teen Apr 11, 2012 4:11 PM
    While Ashley Garza of Bensenville fought cancer for more than a year, her mother said the 13-year-old coped through humor and sass. "To our family Ashley was the bravest, bravest little girl ever," said Concha Garza. "She fought so hard and wanted to kick cancer in the butt, as she used to say. She made us laugh sometimes when we were crying about her being sick." Ashley, a seventh-grader at Blackhawk Middle School in Bensenville, died Tuesday due to complications from the disease.

  • Another award for Mohawk in Bensenville Feb 1, 2012 5:30 PM
    This academic year, Mohawk Elementary School in Bensenville is starting a collection of prestigious, statewide honors. This week Mohawk, part of Bensenville School District 2, earned the Spotlight School Award from the Illinois State Board of Education. This is the second major award for Mohawk since September, when it was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Bensenville school celebrates Blue Ribbon Nov 16, 2011 4:20 PM
    Bensenville's Mohawk Elementary School students and staff celebrated their 2011 National Blue Ribbon Award Wednesday. "We're not stopping here," Principal Madelyn Devers said. "We have to continue to strive for excellence."

  • Bensenville school had premonition of national honor Sep 16, 2011 4:54 PM
    For the first time ever, Mohawk Elementary School in Bensenville earned one of the top education honors in the country this week. And while the school faces challenges like a high level of low-income students, its still boasts strong academic scores.

  • Four DuPage schools earn Blue Ribbon Sep 15, 2011 6:20 PM
    Four DuPage County schools were among just a handful in the nation on Thursday to be named 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or success in closing achievement gaps.

  • Bensenville Dist. 2 predicts budget surplus Aug 24, 2011 4:50 PM
    Even as Bensenville Elementary District 2 moves forward with a major construction project that will consolidate its schools, officials say its operating budget will have a $243,000 surplus next year. The surplus is part of the proposed $32.1 budget for the 2011-12 school year, and available for public viewing until Sept. 22.

  • Many DuPage students return to new digs Aug 17, 2011 10:01 AM
    Fresh pencils and crayons aren't the only new tools in store for back-to-school season. At schools throughout DuPage County, students will find new wings, classrooms and more as several districts undergo some major upgrades.

  • Palatine, Bensenville, St. Charles schools get tech grants Jul 26, 2011 5:17 AM
    Students in four select suburban school districts -- Palatine, Bensenville, St. Charles and Aurora -- will be getting I-PADS to use, thanks to $1.2 million in grants from the Illinois State Board of Education's Low-Cost Laptop program.

  • Tioga, Johnson school projects start in Bensenville May 4, 2011 5:05 AM
    Bensenville Elementary District 2 is breaking ground this week on two major school building projects aimed at improving education for its students. Tioga School will receive a $23 million addition and Johnson School is in line for a $24 million expansion.

  • Four candidates seek election to Dist. 2 board Jan 4, 2011 3:23 PM
    Four candidates have filed for election to the Board of Education. Three incumbents and one newcomer are seeking election to the four open seats in the April 5, 2011 election.

  • Bensenville Dist. 2 picks design for Tioga Oct 23, 2010 11:32 PM
    After gathering community input at a public forum, the Bensenville Elementary District 2 school board has selected a design for the exterior of Tioga School. The district's architects, STR Partners, presented three proposals that included modern designs and traditional facades. The board ultimately favored a colorful, modern exterior for the building at 212 W. Memorial Road, which officials deemed “more child-friendly.

  • Bensenville District 2 looks to consolidate schools Feb 8, 2011 2:38 PM
    Plans are under way in Bensenville District 2 to pursue a $17 million addition to Tioga School and a $19 million expansion of Johnson School in a move that eventually will consolidate the district's four schools into two.

  • Bensenville District 2 picks new superintendent Jul 10, 2010 12:01 AM
    A familiar face has been named superintendent in Bensenville Elementary District 2. James Stelter, who was serving as associate superintendent, was named superintendent to replace William Jordan, who retired June 30.

  • New Blackhawk Middle School principal named Jun 24, 2010 12:01 AM
    Bob Pape has been appointed principal at Blackhawk Middle School, 250 S. Church Road in Bensenville, which serves 650 students in sixth through eighth grade.

  • DuPage County briefs Jun 21, 2010 12:01 AM
    Blackhawk Middle School Assistant Principal Nicole Robinson has been appointed principal of Chippewa School, effective July 1 in Bensenville Elementary District 2.

  • DuPage County briefs Apr 12, 2010 12:01 AM
    Earth Week cleanup; bowl for PADS; Dist. 2 teachers perform

  • Schools superintendents riding the fence on income tax increase Mar 10, 2010 12:01 AM
    Throwing support behind an income tax increase is a political hot potato for local legislators. It's also one for school superintendents, who, across the suburbs, have split on the issue, despite collectively voicing frustrations over the state's budget mess.

  • Bensenville's Mohawk School recognized Mar 6, 2010 12:01 AM
    Bensenville District 2's Mohawk School was named a 2009 Spotlight School by the Illinois State Board of Education as part of the Illinois Honor Roll.

  • New Dist. 2 board member fills brother's seat Feb 8, 2010 12:01 AM
    For months, Bensenville resident Cindee Hazen had been considering getting more involved in her community.

  • DuPage County briefs Jan 22, 2010 12:01 AM
    Bensenville resident Cindee Hazen has been appointed to the Bensenville Elementary District 2 school board. Hazen fills the seat of Craig Weldon, who served on the board for 10 years before losing his battle with an extended illness. Hazen, one of three candidates interviewed for the seat, is Weldon's sister.

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