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  • Spelling Bee winner:Mar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Adam Kastler, an eighth grade student at West Oak Middle School in Diamond Lake Elementary District 76, was the winner of the Lake County Final Spelling Bee Competition, the Lake County Regional Office of Education announced in a news release Friday.

     
  • Steve Lentz

    Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz launches math contestMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    More than 100 Mundelein-area students will compete in the first Mayor's Cup Math Challenge on Sunday at Mundelein High School. Mayor Steve Lentz came up with the idea because he thought a math contest would inspire kids to compete and bring attention to the growing educational focus on science, technology, engineering and math.

     
  • Diamond Lake Elementary District 76 will launch a restructuring plan to boost student achievement. The measure was mandated because Diamond Lake School has not met state and federal standards for five consecutive years.

    Students, teachers to face new challenges in District 76Feb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Diamond Lake Elementary District 76 will restructure how information is delivered to students in order to raise achievement. “The amount of change required is tremendous," school board President Lisa Yaffe said.

     
  • Dist. 76 seeks input Feb 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Diamond Lake District 76 is seeking input on potential restructuring options being considered for Diamond Lake School from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 during a parent focus group at Fairhaven School, 634 Countryside Highway, Mundelein.

     
  • Nicole R. Jacobsen

    Trial for former Mundelein-area teacher delayed again Jan 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    The trial of a Mundelein-area teacher accused of molesting a student in 2010 was again delayed in Lake County court Monday. Nicole Jacobsen, now 42, remains free on $50,000 bail after allegedly molesting a student at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein. The delay was requested to give authorities time to schedule a sex offender evaluation.

     
  • Nicole Jacobsen

    Mundelein teacher could get plea deal in 2010 molestation case Oct 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    The three-year-old case against a former West Oak Middle School teacher accused of molesting a 14-year-old student may be close to wrapping up, attorneys said Wednesday. A negotiated plea deal is expected to be presented to Lake County Judge Victoria Rossetti by Dec. 6, in the case against former teacher Nicole Jacobsen, 42, who is charged with molesting the student in a classroom following a middle school volleyball game in May 2010, attorneys said.

     
  • John Harshey conducts the West Oak Middle School's Symphonic Band.

    West Oak Middle School band director up for Grammy Foundation award Jun 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    John Harshey is in his 27th year as band director at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein. While there has been plenty of state recognition for the program, Harshey also has been selected as a quarterfinalist for the music educator award, a new recognition presented by the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy.

     
  •  An image of sea life during the Cambrian period, the time spanning 542 million to 488 million years ago when life-forms quickly diversified, is seen in this curved projection surrounding visitors at the Field Museumís Evolving Planet exhibit.

    All life evolved from a universal common ancestor Apr 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    "How did people and animals come to exist?" asked Katherine Crawford's fifth-grade students at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein.

     
  • Adam Plummer

    Plummer, 2 incumbents win in Dist. 76 Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Diamond Lake School District 76 voters on Tuesday selected a mix of experience to represent them on the school board. Incumbents Keith Loeffler and Laura Vogt and newcomer Adam B. Plummer won 4-year terms on the board, according to Lake County clerkís office.

     
  • Endorsements: Loeffler, Plummer, Vogt for Diamond Lake District 76 board Mar 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endoses Keith Loeffler, Adam Plummer and Laura Vogt for the Diamond Lake Elementary District 76 Board of Education.

     
  • Beverley Seaver

    Diamond Lake D76 candidates share improvement proposals during interviewsFeb 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidates for the Diamond Lake Elementary District 76 school board shared ideas for a local marketing plan, stressed the need for improved staff evaluations, proposed a senior-citizen outreach effort and suggested offering more foreign language choices to students.

     
  • Mundelein High hosts concert Feb 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Back from their recent wins in regional competitions, the three Mundelein High School show choirs will join the four concert choirs in a Winter Concert slated for Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium.

     
  •  The Milky Way spreads across the night sky over Mormon Row, a historic settlement in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo.

    The Milky Way is just one of many galaxies Feb 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    A student in Katherine Crawford's fifth-grade class at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein asked, "How are other galaxies discovered?"

     
  • Laura Vogt, running for Diamond Lake District 76 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Laura Vogt: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Laura Vogt, running for Diamond Lake District 76 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Adam Plummer, running for Diamond Lake District 76 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Adam Plummer: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Adam Plummer, running for Diamond Lake District 76 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Beverley Seaver, running for Diamond Lake District 76 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Beverley Seaver: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Beverley Seaver, running for Diamond Lake District 76 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Keith Loeffler, running for Diamond Lake District 76 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Keith Loeffler: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Keith Loeffler, running for Diamond Lake District 76 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Dist. 76 considers holiday class Jan 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Diamond Lake District 76 school board will hold a hearing at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 to take testimony from educators and parents regarding the proposal to hold classes on Lincolnís Birthday (Feb. 12) and Casimir Pulaskiís birthday (March 4).

     
  • Wind turbines operate at FPL Energy’s Stateline Wind Project near Wallula Junction, Wash.

    Energy comes in a variety of scientific forms Dec 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    "If energy can't be created or destroyed, how do we know it exists? "asked a student in Katherine Crawford's fifth-grade class at West Oak Middle school in Mundelein. Find out the answer with a little science lesson about how the many forms of energy actually work.

     
  • Diamond Lake District 76 considers increase in property tax levy Nov 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Diamond Lake District 76 is considering an increase in the property tax levy that would return taxes to the 2008 level. The operating tax rate has been frozen the past four years, a result of a voter-approved tax rate referendum that allowed the district to refinance its debt. The levy being considered would net about $1 million more in property taxes than last year, an increase of about 9 percent.

     
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