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  • Overall improvement in Fox Valley schools Oct 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    For the second year, Fox Valley school districts saw modest gains, and significant dips in standardized test scores. Yet, educators at the two largest school districts say their students are “improving” in the areas of mathematics and reading per a new “growth” score assigned to each district based on the progress of individual students. Judging a school’s performance by test scores alone is no longer the primary measure, said Laura Hill, assessment and accountability director for Elgin Area School District U-46.

     
  • Best and worst on Fox Valley report cards Oct 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    A majority of Fox Valley high schools saw an increase in their ACT composite scores, according to 2014 Illinois Report Card data released today. Only 10 of 23 high schools scored at or above the state average score of 22.2 for the college entrance exam. The best among them was Kaneland, which improved the most going from 21.1 to 22.2. Geneva High School maintained the highest ACT score at 24.2.

     
  • Dist. 47 educator becomes ‘Google Certified’ Jul 21, 2014 5:00 PM
    Crystal Lake School District 47’s technology integration specialist Corey Holmer recently returned from Atlanta, Georgia, with a prestigious badge of honor as both a Google certified teacher and trainer.

     
  • New principal at Lake Zurich’s Isaac Fox Elementary School Feb 17, 2014 4:53 PM
    Lisa Gregoire has been hired to take over as principal in July at Isaac Fox Elementary School in Lake Zurich. She'll replace the retiring Jill Brooks. Isaac Fox serves prekindergarten through fifth grade.

     
  • New District 95 principal: Feb 14, 2014 6:06 PM
    The Lake Zurich Unit District 95 school board voted Feb. 13 to hire Lisa Gregoire as the new principal for Isaac Fox Elementary School, the district said in a news release.

     
  • Crystal Lake Dist. 47 superintendent resigns Jun 10, 2013 5:06 PM
    An acting superintendent is running Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 while the school board explores more permanent options. Superintendent Donn Mendoza, who was under contract to lead the district through June of 2016, stepped down last week. School board members accepted his resignation during a special meeting Thursday and then promoted Kathy Hinz, the assistant superintendent of student services and professional development.

     
  • Donna Ricci: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:25 PM
    Candidate information for Donna Ricci, running for Crystal Lake District 47 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Eileen Palsgrove: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:25 PM
    Candidate information for Eileen Palsgrove, running for Crystal Lake District 47 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Betsy Les: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:25 PM
    Candidate information for Betsy Les, running for Crystal Lake District 47 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Ruth Scifo: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:25 PM
    Candidate information for Ruth Scifo, running for Crystal Lake District 47 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Rob Routzahn: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:25 PM
    Candidate information for Rob Routzahn, running for Crystal Lake District 47 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Jeff Mason: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:25 PM
    Candidate information for Jeff Mason, running for Crystal Lake District 47 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • School report cards: Huntley posts big gains in science Oct 31, 2012 6:18 AM
    It's not an exact science, but educators in Huntley Unit District 158 say more challenging coursework, continued adjustments to the curriculum and high expectations of all students helped high school juniors again raise the bar in a statewide science assessment. The number of Huntley High School juniors who met or exceeded state standards in science jumped 8.1 percentage points.

     
  • Pizza restaurant to raise money for literacy programs Sep 7, 2012 3:58 PM
    Nick's PIzza and Pub in Elgin and Crystal Lake will host a fundraiser Wednesday supporting literacy programs at Elgin Area School District U-46, Central Unit District 301, Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 and Cary Elementary District 26.

     
  • District 300 names new CFO May 30, 2012 4:31 PM
    Community Unit District 300 has named a former districtsemployee as its new chief financial officer. Susan Harkin, who served as the business office manager from 2000 to 2006, will succeed Cheryl Crates. Crates is retiring after eight years in the district. Most recently Harkin was the chief financial officer in Crystal Lake Elementary District 47.

     
  • Double-digit increases the norm for McHenry County tax rates Apr 30, 2012 6:27 PM
    Tax rates in McHenry County released Monday showed a majority of taxing bodies will see double-digit increases. But McHenry County Clerk Kathie Schultz said the increases were expected as tax rates go up when propoerty values go down.

     
  • District 155, feeder districts look to save jointly Mar 14, 2012 6:06 PM
    School board presidents from Crystal Lake High School District 155 and its four feeder districts are going to seek approval from their respective boards to look into saving money by joining forces in the areas of purchasing, technology, transportation and maintenance, officials said.

     
  • Student walking to school struck by car in Crystal Lake Nov 2, 2011 4:52 PM
    A 12-year-old girl was struck by a cargo van as she crossed the street to get to school in Crystal Lake Wednesday morning, authorities said. Police said the girls' condition would “appear to be pretty good.”

     
  • 7 local schools meet federal standards after failing Nov 1, 2011 3:13 PM
    With constantly rising expectations, it's not easy for schools to make “adequate yearly progress” as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act. Still, at least seven schools in the North, Northwest and West suburbs made AYP this year after failing last year. Another three schools met standards for the second year in a row, winning removal from state and federal academic watch lists.

     
  • Whooping cough cases jump to 25 in McHenry County Oct 26, 2011 5:05 PM
    The number of cases of whooping cough in McHenry County has jumped to 25 and now includes students in high school, middle school and elementary school.

     
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