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    Teen who died in Oak Brook accident remembered as ‘giving’ Dec 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Funeral services will take place Sunday and Monday for a 19-year-old Carpentersville woman who died last week after falling from a snow and ice removal truck in Oak Brook. According to news release issued by the Oak Brook Police Department, the accident occurred around 1 p.m. on Dec. 22, near 22nd Street and Clearwater Drive in Oak Brook.

  • Photo courtesy of Lisa Feltman Lisa Feltman, a fifth-grade math teacher at Neubert Elementary School in Algonquin, was named by President Barack Obama as one of 102 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She also was a state finalist for the award in 2012 and 2008.

    Algonquin teacher wins award from Obama Dec 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Algonquin teacher Lisa Feltman, one of 102 recipients nationally of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, says her absolute passion is teaching math. The award is just the latest among several accolades for Feltman, a fifth-grade teacher at Neubert Elementary School, who also was a state finalist for the award in 2008. “I’m very strong at math, and I’ve always excelled in math. I love math,” she said.

  • Erin Blair, 32, a Lisle native and health teacher in Carpentersville, will be heading to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to referee women's hockey. She was selected for the Olympics based, in part, on her performances at international women's hockey tournaments.

    Bloomingdale woman to take the ice as Olympic refereeDec 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Erin Blair, 32, has spent a large chunk of her life training for the Winter Olympics. In February, the Bloomingdale resident will take the ice in Sochi — as a referee — with the greatest women's hockey players in the world. “It's something I've been working towards for a long time and there are so many people in the system who want what I want — there were never any guarantees,” Blair said.

  •  Meet the Fox Valley 2013-14 Leadership Team. Seated, from left: Cara Birschbach, Geneva High School; Allison Rychtanek, Larkin High School (seated sideways); Abigail Gust, St. Charles North; Hannah Rice, Dundee-Crown; Sally Heyob, Central High School. Standing, from left: Jacob Schmidt, Marmion Academy; Kristen Hartlieb, Marian Central Catholic; Claire Roehri, Cary-Grove; Alanis Krantz, Rosary and Jared Cebulski, Aurora Central Catholic.

    2013-2014 Fox Valley Leadership Team Dec 13, 2013 12:00 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.

  •  The Batavia captains hoist the championship trophy following their Class 6A championship game in DeKalb.

    A look at the Fox Valley’s biggest news stories in 2013 Dec 11, 2013 12:00 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.

  • Gilbert Fonger, president and CEO of Marklund, talks about plans to build a $4 million addition in Bloomingdale. Behind is a portrait of Mark William Lund, for whom Marklund is named.

    Marklund expansion aimed at helping more kids with autismDec 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Marklund has plans to build a $4 million expansion of its Life Skills Academy in Bloomingdale. The addition will serve as many as 50 more children, ages 3 through 21, who have autism. “This is going to be a state-of-art school built for children with autism,” said Gilbert Fonger, president and CEO of Marklund. But some residents living near the campus oppose the project.

  • U.S. history teacher Mindy Perkins, left, and Resource Assistant Sue Montemayor work on a display of JFK's legacy at Elk Grove High School.

    What today's students learn about Kennedy Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    When U.S. history students at Schaumburg High School are asked to rank the nation's presidents at the end of each school year, one familiar name often doesn't make the top 10 or 15: JFK. “My students don't feel that special bond to him that their parents and grandparents do,” said teacher Andrew Lazzara. “They are so far removed from the assassination that Kennedy doesn't have the same emotional appeal."

  • ‘A Gift of Love’ concert proceeds to help feed neighbors in need Nov 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Enjoy music and support neighbors in need at “A Gift of Love,” a musical performance to benefit the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry. The concert will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Cambridge Lakes Charter School in Pingree Grove.

  • District 300 to seek higher property tax levy Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Community Unit School District 300 officials have set the district's preliminary levy at about $200 million, but officials stress that the figure is a placeholder until the county clerks gives them the valuation of the district's property in April. The district lies within Kane, Cook, McHenry and DeKalb Counties.

  •  Terry Stroh, head of the science department at Jacobs High School, works with students in the newly renovated greenhouse on the high school’s roof. Stroh and the club cleaned the old greenhouse that the school used for storage.

    Green club at Jacobs H.S. reaping what it sowsNov 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    For decades, a greenhouse atop Jacobs High School was a dumping ground for embalmed cats, old television sets and broken equipment. But thanks to a school club, it’s meeting its intended uses of growing plants and enhancing the school’s curriculum. What’s more, the Green Eagles environmental club that renovated the greenhouse pays it forward by growing fruit and vegetable seedlings for the Algonquin Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry.

  •  During a rehearsal for Hampshire High School’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Puck and Oberon discuss the mischief she has caused after causing Lysander to fall in love with the wrong person. Puck is played by Niki Curatti; Oberon by Thomas Burkhead.

    Hampshire High School’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’Nov 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fairies and lovers take the stage this weekend when Hampshire High School presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Director Jennifer Steljes thinks audiences will appreciate the comedy in this famous Shakespeare work.

  • Editorial: NFL bullying case is a teaching momentNov 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Suburban schools, coaches, parents and students should use the Miami Dolphins' controversy as a teaching moment for their anti-bullying efforts, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Gabi McCleish, left, and Kennedy O'Connell work on reading assignments at Algonquin Road Elementary School in Fox River Grove. The school's third-graders are at the top of students in the Fox Valley area “meeting” or “exceeding” state standards in reading and mathematics.

    Report card shows huge dips, some gains across Fox ValleyOct 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Despite a significant drop in test scores, administrators at Fox River Grove School District 3 are happy the tiny district's roughly 500 students are doing far better than the rest of the state on standardized tests. The two-school district, like many others throughout the Fox Valley, faired poorly in the Illinois Standards Achievement Test with its composite score dipping 15.9 percentage points from the previous year,

  •  One step the McMeinses took after Olivia came to live with them was to restructure their retirement income so they could leave enough money to cover college tuition.

    Grandparents raising grandchildren on the rise Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Illinois Department on Aging says the number of grandparents raising grandchildren has increased dramatically in the last 25 years. The U.S. Census Bureau found in 2012 that more than 275,000 grandparents are living with their grandchildren in Illinois.

  • Dist. 300 student program aims to stop bullying Oct 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Community Unit Community Unit District 300 is making good on its pledge to focus on bullying prevention and as such, has deployed 120 students in three schools to stop bullying among their peers. The Carpentersville-based school district is involved with Safe School Ambassador Student Program which recruits “socially influential” students who have the power to speak out against bullying and change the way their fellow students treat each other.

  •  This logo, designed by Justine Wood-Massoud, a parent from Westfield Community School in Algonquin, will be the new face of the district’s Multicultural Festival. The district held a contest for the logo in which the public voted for their favorite one out of five. Three of Wood-Massoud’s designs, including this one, made it to the finals.

    Lots of Halloween events coming up to keep you busy Oct 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Halloween is almost here and in case you don’t have plans elsewhere, and there are several related activities going on in the community this weekend. First up is the Dundee Township Park District, which is holding Hallow-Palooza from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Rakow Center, 665 Barrington Avenue in Carpentersville.

  •  Debbie Lieu, 7, and her brother Wallace, 5, answer questions about Iceland from Meadowdale Elementary School Principal Jack Melfi Sunday during the D300 Multicultural Festival at the Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee. All of the Community Unit District 300’s schools presented displays on different world cultures. Debbie and Wallace’s parents, Neal and Coco, of Algonquin, are with them.

    District 300 celebrates its cultures at inaugural festival Oct 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Organizers of the first D300 Multicultural Festival, an event celebrating the cultural diversity of Community Unit Community Unit District 300, had reason to cheer Sunday as the event was a big success. “This has been an overwhelming first year for an event,” Superintendent Michael Bregy said.

  •  Dundee-Crown students Berenice Vidigaray, left, Veronica Carrillo and Mitzy Duran rehearse an Argentine dance number Thursday in preparation for the D300 Multicultural Festival Sunday at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee. The students are among more than 20 groups that will perform at the inaugural festival, which features talent from within the district and community.

    District 300 to celebrate its diversity this weekend Oct 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Community Unit District 300 parents, students and officials invite everyone celebrate its rainbow of diversity at its D300 Multicultural Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee.

  • D. 300’s bond ratings are unchanged Oct 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Community Unit District 300’s bond credit ratings have remained stable, according to a report the district’s chief financial officer presented to the board Monday. Moody’s assigned the district bond an “Aa3” bond rating, while Standard and Poors rated the district “AA.”

  • Future Teachers Club members from Elgin's Larkin High School, left to right, Kailin Sepp, Nathaniel Evans, Emily Fischer and Symantha Clough read to kindergartners at Gifford Elementary School in Elgin. Officials of Elgin Area School District U-46 hope some of the diverse student population will return as teachers.

    Suburban schools aim to increase staff diversity to mirror studentsOct 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 has a 45.7 percentage point gap between the portion of minority students and that of minority teachers. It's a similar story in Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Naperville Unit District 203, East Aurora Unit District 131, and others. “Moving forward, we must make a concerted effort to reach out to underrepresented group members," a Round Lake Area Unit District 116 official said.

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