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  • School nurse is parents’ partner in health care Sep 5, 2014 6:01 AM
    Toward the beginning of Sherrie Schmidt’s career as a school nurse, she recommended a parent take her daughter to an optometrist after the kindergartner failed a vision screening. The parent returned a couple weeks later, nearly in tears, and hugged Schmidt.

     
  • Neubert students celebrates ‘Summer of Learning’ Sep 7, 2014 3:56 PM
    Students at Neubert Elementary School in Algonquin join in an ice cream social in recognition of their summer learning efforts

     
  • Suburban schools moving finals to before holiday break Aug 26, 2014 5:00 AM
    Instead of making study guides and cramming for finals, Lily Moradi will spend winter break this year relaxing and enjoying time with her friends and family. Moradi, a senior at Barrington High School, is just one of thousands of students in the suburbs benefiting from a growing trend of school districts changing their schedules to place first-semester exams before, rather than after, winter break. “Now kids can finally have a stress-free vacation,” she said.

     
  • U-46 parent summit offers tools to better engage in child’s education Aug 21, 2014 8:01 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 will host a Parent Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Larkin High School to educate parents of elementary school students about how to engage and participate in their child’s education.

     
  • Elgin U-46 putting Arndt, Sanders at the helm for now Aug 14, 2014 9:15 PM
    On Monday, the Elgin Area School District U-46 board is expected to appoint Kenneth Arndt as interim superintendent, while Tony Sanders, chief of staff for outgoing Superintendent José Torres, will take on the role of chief executive officer. “I have informed the District 300 superintendent (Heid) that I plan on resigning effective Sept. 12,” said Arndt, 59, of Algonquin.

     
  • ECC to give backpacks full of help to needy students Saturday Aug 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elgin Community College and its partners will give away thousands of backpacks with school supplies and food to students in need Saturday during the college’s fifth annual Project Backpack. "There is still a great need (within) the school districts in our area, between homeless students and the students in need," Katie Storey of ECC said.

     
  • District 300 names two new principals Jul 30, 2014 2:54 PM
    The Community Unit District 300 school board recently appointed two new principals for Lincoln Prairie Elementary School in Lake in the Hills and Parkview Elementary School in Carpentersville. Mark Wetzel, formerly an assistant principal at Hampshire Middle School, takes the helm at Lincoln Prairie, while Jorge Almodovar, the district’s Title I facilitator, is the new principal at Parkview Elementary.

     
  • Carnival, crafts, competitions featured at Algonquin Founders’ Days Jul 22, 2014 3:55 PM

    By Lauren Rohr

    Algonquin residents will come together this weekend to commemorate the town’s founding fathers in a festival of food, activities and live entertainment. The independent Algonquin Founders’ Days festival began in 1960, when business owners and community leaders wanted to celebrate their community, said festival board secretary Sue Bazdor.

     
  • Paddle board fans sought for Founders’ Days competition Jul 22, 2014 3:54 PM
    Returning to the Algonquin Founders’ Days festival for the second year in a row is the stand up paddle board competition. The challenge will begin at Riverfront Park, and competitors will race down the Fox River in two separate timed events. Prizes will be given out to the winners in each division.

     
  • Carnival, crafts, competitions featured at Algonquin Founders' Days Jul 22, 2014 9:01 PM
    Algonquin residents will come together this weekend to commemorate the town's founding fathers in a festival of food, activities and live entertainment. The independent Algonquin Founders' Days festival began in 1960, when business owners and community leaders wanted to celebrate their community, said festival board secretary Sue Bazdor.

     
  • Districts U-46, 300 collect school supplies for needy students Jul 18, 2014 4:38 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 and Community Unit District 300 will be collecting donations of backpacks and basic school supplies Saturday at the Wal-Mart in Elgin and Algonquin for students in need.

     
  • Elgin area students create and perform opera Jul 16, 2014 3:38 PM
    A group of Elgin area teens and preteens will see months of hard work come alive onstage this weekend, when they perform "The Key," an opera they wrote themselves, at Elgin Community College. The students are part of Hamilton Wings' SCORE program, which gives at-risk kids a chance to experience the performing arts.

     
  • Barbeque & More offers a taste of Pakistan in Algonquin Jul 14, 2014 12:57 PM
    After moving to Algonquin from Pakistan, Shakil Hussain noticed that if he wanted to get some of the tastes from home when dining out, he had to head all the way into Schaumburg. So, he decided to open his own restaurant closer to his Fox Valley home featuring food from Pakistan, as well as Indian, Mediterranean and Asian food.

     
  • Cupcakes or quinoa? How several school districts regulate snacks Jul 12, 2014 8:00 AM
    Jennifer Nickels’ complaints about a teacher rewarding her 7-year-old daughter and other Dundee Highlands Elementary School students with candy prompted a schoolwide survey to parents, who were fine with the sweets. Meanwhile, policies about candy and other treats doled out during the school day vary across the suburbs. “It’s the cupcake and quinoa wars,” Margaret Van Duch of Mundelein's Fremont District 79 said.

     
  • Dist. 300 ensemble books parade gig Jul 2, 2014 2:05 PM
    The Dundee Middle School Street Ensemble in which kids learn music by beating garbage cans, paint buckets, metal chairs, pots and pans and the like, has booked a parade gig at Sleepy Hollow’s Fourth of July Celebration. The parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. What’s special about the ensemble is it's open to any student, regardless of musical ability or knowledge, according to an email from Matthew Bishop, the ensemble’s director and the school’s music teacher.

     
  • District 300 losing faith in state’s ability to pay them back Jul 1, 2014 5:17 AM
    Officials from Community Unit District 300 aren’t convinced the state will repay the millions of dollars it has owed them for more than a decade in time to pay for a new district headquarters. As a result, district leaders likely will rely on debt to finance the $3.9 administration building still under construction in Algonquin.

     
  • Official: Renovated Carpentersville school ‘a work of art’ Jun 24, 2014 5:20 AM
    Community Unit District 300 officials on Monday showed off the progress they’ve made thus far in converting their former Carpentersville headquarters into Oak Ridge School. "I’m very impressed, it’s a work of art to take it from what it was to make it to what it is now." Trustee Susie Kopacz said after the tour. "... No parent wants their children to be educated in trailers."

     
  • District 300 exploring name for administration building Jun 11, 2014 5:23 PM
    How does “The Nike Building” sound for the new administration building now under construction in Community Unit District 300? That, along with “Fred’s Place” and “Chuck’s Place” were among names officials jokingly suggested Monday night for the $3.9 million building in Algonquin.

     
  • Retired District 300 superintendent to temporarily run district Jun 10, 2014 10:45 AM
    A familiar face will temporarily run Community Unit District 300 until the superintendent the district hired is certified to work in Illinois. Ken Arndt, the district's superintendent from 2001 until his 2011 retirement, returns as interim superintendent and will make $472 for each day he works.

     
  • Editorial: Positive steps toward diversity, equality Jun 5, 2014 7:33 AM
    Positive steps to be more inclusive and cognizant of diversity need to be celebrated because it's clear there is still more work to do, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
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