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  • 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.

  • Top Fox Valley news stories of 2014 Dec 29, 2014 2:31 PM
    From murders to manhunts to a celebrity wedding, the year 2014 was full of news in the Fox Valley. Here's a look back at some of the top news stories of the year.

  • 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.

  • Fundraiser to aid family of young stoke victim Oct 16, 2014 12:47 PM
    A fundraiser for 13-year-old Kiley Dauel will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at The Lodge Bar & Grill in Campton Hills. On Sept. 17, Kiley, a Burlington Central eighth-grader, had a spontaneous stroke which has left her paralyzed on her left side.

  • 301 Central Education Foundation to host trivia fundraiser Oct 9, 2014 12:02 PM
    The 301 Central Education Foundation presents its seventh annual fundraiser, “Trivia with a Twist — James Bond style,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Q Center in St. Charles, 1405 N. Fifth Ave. in St. Charles.

  • “Manufacture Your Future” this week at Elgin library Sep 29, 2014 11:57 PM
    The Elgin Development Group and Gail Borden Public Library, in partnership with Elgin Community College, Elgin Area School District U-46 and local business leaders, will host an exhibit of leading manufacturers from the local area. The exhibit is designed to showcase modern manufacturing, products made/sold locally and related career opportunities. ACME, Bison Gear, Bystronic, Custom Aluminum, Elgin Sweeper, Fabric Images, Hoffer Plastics, Norlux Corp., Otto Engineering, Plasmatreat, Winergy, and Wittenstein will be exhibiting on both floors of the main library. ECC, U-46, Manufacturing Careers Internship Program and Gail Borden Public Library will also have displays. The exhibit event, “Manufacture Your Future”, will run from Sept. 27 to Oct. 5, at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

  • U-46, Dist. 301 schools raise funds to combat hunger Sep 26, 2014 12:42 PM
    Sixteen schools from Elgin Area School District U-46 and Burlington Central Unit District 301 have joined forces to raise funds for the Change for Hunger Challenge to help feed families in need. “Every penny counts,” said Michelle Frampton, director of community outreach for Food for Greater Elgin, the organizer and beneficiary of the program, now in its third year.

  • State education board recognizes best suburban teachers Jun 11, 2014 9:56 PM
    A dozen suburban teachers are among 29 educators statewide recognized for being the best in their respective fields for the 2013-14 school year. The Illinois State Board of Education and the two largest teachers unions presented the educators with awards for their exemplary work in the classroom during a luncheon Wednesday at the governor’s mansion in Springfield.

  • 2013-14 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions May 8, 2014 3:00 PM
    2013-14 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions

  • Original ‘Robin Hood’ musical debuts in Elgin Apr 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A medieval tale gets a modern makeover this weekend, when Children's Theatre of Elgin debuts its original "Robin Hood" musical. Written by Allison Cherry, the show will include songs by Bruno Mars and Queen. "I think audiences will really enjoy the surprises we’ve added," Cherry said.

  • Study: Suburban schools could lose or gain if income tax drops Apr 19, 2014 8:00 AM
    Most suburban school districts would see cuts in funding if the state’s temporary income tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, according to a state board of education figures circulated by Illinois Democrats. But a few suburban districts, such as in Wauconda, Carpentersville and even Barrington, would actually receive substantially more money.

  • Things you can get rid of at Prairie View PTO recycling event Apr 8, 2014 2:58 PM
    The Prairie View Grade School PTO will celebrate Earth Day with its annual recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at the school, 10N630 Nesler Road in Elgin. By recycling old materials from home, the Prairie View PTO will raise money to help the school. Not only will you be helping the earth, but you will also be helping the school.

  • 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.

  • N. Aurora teacher wins top award in agriculture Dec 22, 2013 8:00 AM
    Cathy Britts-Axen of North Aurora was named the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year for an agriculture unit she started at Central Middle School in Burlington three years ago. But she deflected the glory. “It’s a group effort — it’s really a team effort,” she said. “I think I had the vision, but all the teachers put in their vision and had a big impact on this whole project, so really the award goes to the whole eighth-grade team.”

  • 2013-2014 Fox Valley Leadership Team Dec 13, 2013 8:34 AM
    The students named to the Daily Herald Leadership Team sometimes amaze even those who know them best. "I have never seen a student do what Sally did last year ... (she) organized an entire school and literally an entire community to hold a Relay For Life," writes Jonathan Young, a counselor at Central High School on behalf of his nominee, Sally Heyob. The 39 members of the 2013-14 Fox Valley Leadership team, both winners and honorable mentions, have that kind of drive in common.

  • A look at the Fox Valley’s biggest news stories in 2013 Dec 26, 2013 10:31 AM
    The year 2013 saw at least a half dozen court cases across the Fox Valley came to an end, turnover in key political positions, progress on several construction projects and important property acquisitions. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair also made a trip across the pond to speak to a select group at Judson University and Batavia rejoiced when after more than 100 years its football team won the Class 6A state football championship. Those stories and the others that follow, had all of us talking.

  • Elgin teacher earns national honor Nov 19, 2013 7:40 PM
    Melissa Leisner, a seventh-grade English and language arts teacher at Prairie Knolls Middle School in Elgin, has been named the 2013 Illinois recipient of the Milken National Educator Award. Leisner was notified about her selection during a surprise announcement Tuesday at the school.

  • ‘The Wizard of Oz’ comes to Central High School Oct 29, 2013 2:52 PM
    This weekend, take a trip down the yellow brick road with Central High School, which will stage its production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Performances are set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Burlington school’s auditorium; tickets are $10 at the door.

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