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  • District 93 reaches tentative 5-year deal with teachersFeb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bargaining teams for Carol Stream Elementary District 93 and its teachers union have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract. Teachers are expected to vote on the deal over the next few weeks and, if they approve it, the school board is expected to ratify the contract at a March board meeting.

     
  • Jacque Erickson teaches a bilingual multi-age class of first- and second-graders, including Brayan Ponce, Ashley Aguilar, Victor Navidad and Emily Medina, at Jane Addams Elementary School in Palatine Elementary District 15, where the student minority population has grown to 56 percent.

    Schools seeing more diversity than communities they serveDec 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Diversity is a reality for more suburban school districts each year, as percentages of students from Hispanic, Asian, black and other minority backgrounds continue to grow. Educators such as Mary Zarr in Palatine District 15 see the face of these changes every day but wonder if the broader community is taking notice. “I don't think people have fully grasped the fast-changing demographics of the school district,” she said.

     
  •  Students at Stratford Middle School in Bloomingdale learn about dinosaurs via a video conference Tuesday with former student and current paleontologist Betsy Kruk.

    Stratford students get lesson in science, dinosaurs Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Betsy Kruk’s curiosity for all things dinosaurs started early. In first grade, growing up in Carol Stream, an extra credit word in a spelling bee was “paleontologist.” “After that, that was it,” Kruk said. “I never grew out of my love for dinosaurs.”

     
  • District 93 Early Childhood Center adding playground Sep 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    What school is complete without a playground? A new facility in Bloomingdale is about to build that most basic addition. Carol Stream Elementary District 93’s Early Childhood Center staff and parents are coming together Saturday to build a playground for the center at 280 Old Gary Ave.

     
  •  Teacher Lisa Lally, left, shows Nichole Palumbo of Carol Stream a classroom at the new District 93 Early Childhood Center Tuesday night. The first day of school is Thursday.

    Dist. 93 unveils preschool center in Bloomingdale Aug 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Thursday marks the first day of school for 3- and 4-year-old preschoolers who reside within the attendance boundaries of Carol Stream District 93, which includes portions of Carol Stream, Bloomingdale and Hanover Park. But for the first time, preschoolers throughout the district will be attending classes at a centralized location — and in a classroom environment their older peers never experienced.

     
  • Honors physics teacher Jon Heintzelman helps Daniel Hansen log into his iPad Wednesday at Hersey High School. Northwest Suburban High School District 214 is among numerous suburban districts buying tablets for students.

    Tablets learning tool of choice in suburban schoolsAug 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    For some suburban districts, iPads and other tablet devices are quickly replacing computers as the learning tools of choice. Gurnee Elementary District 56, for example, is leasing iPads for all of its students. “When we went to school, pencil and paper was kind of the center of our learning experience,” Superintendent John Hutton said. “Now the iPad is the center of the learning experience for our kids.”

     
  • Sonal Amin

    District 93 picks new school board member Aug 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    A new board member has been appointed in Carol Stream District 93 to fill the vacancy left by a newly elected board member who has resigned. Sonal Amin, who fell short in April’s crowded six-way race for the school board, was selected by the board to replace Christopher Wagoner, who has moved out of the district boundaries and was forced to step down.

     
  • Michael Infelise

    Probation for sex offender arrested at Carol Stream school Jul 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    A registered sex offender was sentenced Friday to two years of probation for attending a children's cheerleading program at a Carol Stream elementary school. Michael Infelise, 30, of the 1300 block of Terry Road in Glendale Heights, pleaded guilty in June to a charge of child sex offender within a school zone.

     
  •  State School Superintendent Chris Koch chats with Nicole Marcinkus, a seventh-grader at Peacock Middle School in Itasca, on Monday.

    DuPage school districts honored in Itasca Apr 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Twenty DuPage County schools were recognized in Itasca on Monday for being named to the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll, which celebrates schools showing substantial academic improvement.

     
  • Superintendent Bill Shields

    District 93 superintendent gets contract extension Apr 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Carol Stream School District 93 Superintendent Bill Shields has received a contract extension that would keep him in his job until 2017. The school district released a copy of the five-year contract extension last week that was formally approved by the school board in March.

     
  • Endorsements: Ackerman, Boyer, Amin, Stone for Carol Stream District 93 Mar 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endoses Sonal Amin, Vincent Ackerman, Richard Boyer and Scott Stone for Carol Stream Elementary District 93 Board of Education.

     
  •  Gina Barzso of Bartlett shaves the head and bread of her husband Dan Barzso during the St. Baldrick’s Day shaving event at Evergreen Elementary School in honor of third grader Jack O’Donoghue, who’s cancer is now in remission. This is Barzso’s first time volunteering to shave heads for a St. Baldrick’s Day event.

    Heads shaved as Carol Stream school honors student’s cancer fight Mar 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Dozens of people had their heads shaved Sunday inside a Carol Stream school to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer. The event was inspired by third-grader Jack O'Donoghue, who was diagnosed with cancer last year but is now in remission.

     
  • Vincent Ackerman: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Vincent Ackerman, running for Carol Stream Elementary District 93 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • James Varey: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for James Varey, running for Carol Stream Elementary District 93 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Sonal Amin, running for Carol Stream Elementary District 93 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Sonal Amin: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Sonal Amin, running for Carol Stream Elementary District 93 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Scott Stone, running for Carol Stream Elementary District 93 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Scott Stone: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Scott Stone, running for Carol Stream Elementary District 93 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Christopher Wagoner: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Christopher Wagoner, running for Carol Stream Elementary District 93 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Richard Boyer: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Richard Boyer, running for Carol Stream Elementary District 93 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Michael P. Infelise

    Registered sex offender arrested at Carol Stream school Feb 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    A registered sex offender was arrested in Carol Stream this week for attending children’s after-school activities with his girlfriend and her daughter, authorities said. Michael P. Infelise, 29, of the 1300 block of Terry Road in Glendale Heights, was arrested Wednesday at Heritage Lakes Elementary School and charged with one felony count of presence within a school zone by a sex offender.

     
  • Bev Horne/bhorne@dailyherald.com Sherri Massa. left and Meghan Smylie, right, both teachers at Stratford Middle School, look over their new computers as District 93 teachers get new iPads and Macbook Air computers on Tuesday at the district office in Bloomingdale.

    District 93 teachers get Apples to start school year Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    It's customary on the first day of school for teachers to get apples. And so it's fitting that at the onset of a major technology rollout program in Carol Stream Elementary District 93, teachers are getting the same — digital devices of the Apple variety. Sixth grade and kindergarten teachers in the district began receiving some 60 new iPads and MacBook Airs this week, officially kicking off the district's so-called "1:1 learning initiative" that aims to put a computer in the hands of every student in the district by 2015.

     
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