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  • District 300 renews push for late state funds Apr 29, 2014 5:40 AM
    Community Unit District 300 officials kicked off a legislative campaign Monday night, one they hope results in the state handing over between $35 million and $60 million it has owed the district for 10 years. Officials hope to use a portion of that money to fund a new administration building expected to open in December.

  • Earth Day planting set for Saturday in West Dundee Apr 24, 2014 6:01 PM
    Easter, not the weather, is to blame for West Dundee getting a late start on its annual Earth Day planting and clean up party. Volunteers will gather on from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 26, at the village hall, 102 S. Second St., to plant rose bushes along Second Street. If a large crowd of volunteers shows up for the planting party, some will be asked to pull weeds and pick up trash along the walk on the banks of the Fox River.

  • Editorial: School nutrition is more than lunch Apr 24, 2014 9:43 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial points to the need for school districts to take a big-picture approach to good nutrition for students.

  • 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.

  • District 300 close to naming next superintendent Apr 14, 2014 6:58 PM
    A decision on who will lead Community Unit District 300 could be taken in two weeks, a district official said Monday. The school board has narrowed its list of candidates for the superintendent’s job to two finalists. The board will interview the candidates a second time in closed session this week, said Joe Stevens, board vice president.

  • Candy, movies in school: What’s district’s view? Apr 14, 2014 1:37 PM
    An overreactive parent who needs to get a life? A concerned mom making a good point about nutrition? A nonstory? Irresponsible, one-sided journalism? All of these views were expressed about our story on the West Dundee mother objecting to teachers passing out candy and showing "Toy Story" during recess, reports Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

  • Mom upset over candy, movies at daughter's school Apr 11, 2014 10:44 AM
    A parent at Dundee Highlands Elementary School in West Dundee takes issue with teachers rewarding students with candy as an incentive to behave and showing movies during recess that have nothing to do with the curriculum. As a result, the school will devise a survey to poll parents on both topics, Nickels said.

  • Four musicals take the stage at Fox Valley high schools Apr 10, 2014 12:36 PM
    Springtime is musical time at many high schools in the Fox Valley. This weekend is no exception, as at least four schools will present the culmination of many hours of hard work rehearsing and preparing for the show. What goes into putting together a high school musical, and what do audiences enjoy about them? We asked directors to share their thoughts.

  • Algonquin helps residents declutter Apr 2, 2014 3:20 PM
    April is the month for spring cleaning in Algonquin, so if you’ve got a pile of furniture, grills, old clothes and toys, now’s your chance to purge. The village is offering a cleanup program for single-family homes and townhouses that receive residential refuse and recycling services.

  • District 300 music teacher remembered by faculty, students Mar 19, 2014 2:28 PM
    Jonathan Herath, the 37-year-old music teacher and band director who served as a role model for his students and secured $40,000 in instruments for the Carpentersville school in which he worked, died earlier this month after battling an unknown infection, a school official said. “He was just very dedicated, he was very dedicated to his family and his friends and just well loved,” Lakewood School Principal Asia Gurney said.

  • Neubert School students writing own hardcover books Mar 17, 2014 4:03 PM
    A third-grade class at Neubert Elementary School in Algonquin will shine in the spotlight Friday as they sip tea, munch on snacks, autograph and discuss their books with the adoring public — their parents. The 22 students are writing and illustrating their own hardcover books thanks to their teacher, Katie Avery, who secured a $125 grant for the program. “Even though it’s a small grant, I try to do as much as I can with it,” Avery said.

  • Jacobs to present ‘Urinetown: the Musical’ Feb 26, 2014 6:01 AM
    Don’t let the title fool you; “Urinetown: the Musical,” which opens this weekend at Jacobs High School in Algonquin, is not a show about toilet humor. “Urinetown” is a musical comedy by that takes a somewhat ... unpleasant premise, and turns it completely upside down, producing a witty and entertaining evening of contemporary musical theater.

  • Search firm uses district, community input to find superintendent Feb 26, 2014 3:28 PM
    Using input from Community Unit District 300 staff, board members, parents and the community, a search firm, hired to find the district’s next superintendent, began a key component of its recruitment process Wednesday. Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates has compiled a profile based on the feedback and posted it to their website Wednesday morning, said Steve Humphrey, the firm’s executive vice president. They are using it to help recruit the person who will replace outgoing Superintendent Michael Bregy.

  • Dist. 300 students to stage variety of musicals Feb 24, 2014 3:26 PM
    The spring musical season is beginning at Community Unit District 300. The students will put on productions ranging from Broadway classics by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Bernstein and Sondheim to an edgy comedy musical to Disney favorites.

  • District 300 headquarters moving to Algonquin Feb 25, 2014 12:07 AM
    After spending at least 25 years operating from Carpentersville, Community Unit District 300 is packing up and moving its central office to Algonquin. By a unanimous vote Monday night and amid criticism from three parents, the school board approved erecting a new administration building — estimated to cost between $5 million and $5.5 million — on property it owns near Jacobs High School at Golden Eagle and Harnish drives.

  • D300 students learning life lessons from Olympics Feb 21, 2014 6:57 PM
    Susan Sliwoski has brought the excitement, the drama and the spirit of the Sochi Olympic Games to her physical education students in Community Unit District 300. As part of Sliwoski’s Olympics unit at Meadowdale Elementary School in Carpentersville and Dundee Highlands in West Dundee, students march into the gymnasium to the grandeur of the Olympics theme song, learn about a winter sport and its technique on YouTube, then cheer each other on while they perform the sport to dance music.

  • Dist. 300 considers new central office to help Oak Ridge students Feb 19, 2014 5:09 AM
    Depending on the outcome of a vote Monday, Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300 could be building new headquarters in Algonquin, a location an official says will better serve the district's entire population. “The building is called the 'central office' but is far from central to the community that we serve,” district spokeswoman Allison Strupeck said.

  • Community has its say on next Dist. 300 superintendent Feb 13, 2014 5:30 AM
    The next person to lead Community Unit District 300 should trust the staff’s expertise, inspire greatness among students and staff, hold people accountable for their performance, support special education students and possess the political chops to fight for the district, about a dozen parents and residents said Wednesday. It also wouldn’t hurt if the future superintendent is willing to abandon failing policies.“No matter how brilliant you are, you’re going to have bad ideas every now and then,” said Curtis Faessler of Algonquin.

  • Audit: District 300 bus concerns are unfounded Feb 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    The basis for a comprehensive review of the company that buses Community Unit District 300 students, namely, some parental concerns about safety and improperly maintained school buses, was unfounded, according to a transportation audit unveiled Monday.

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