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  • Dist. 300 wants your opinion on future leader Feb 4, 2014 7:06 PM
    Community Unit District 300 leaders seek a superintendent whose main priorities are education and technology in the classroom — qualities they already have in outgoing Superintendent Michael Bregy. But the public might have a different vision for the next superintendent and both sides need to get on the same page. That's why district officials want the public to share their ideas at a focus group scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at central office, 300 Cleveland Ave., in Carpentersville.

  • Anti-bullying coach to share tactics with Hampshire schools Feb 1, 2014 8:00 AM
    Sticks and stones don’t just break bones. Words hurt for a lifetime. That’s an alternate take on the childhood cliché that Travis Brown, an anti-bullying coach based in the Indianapolis suburbs, has reworked and internalized. Brown, 37, founder of the Mojo Up anti-bullying program, is embarking on a national tour that Monday takes him to Hampshire, specifically to students at Gary D. Wright Elementary School and Hampshire High School.

  • Facebook campaigns rallying for Carpentersville girl with cancer Jan 29, 2014 2:26 PM
    Weronika Zeliszczak, a 7-year-old girl battling leukemia, is the subject of a pair of Facebook campaigns her mother and teacher have launched to support her. One campaign aims to send cards to the girl for completing chemotherapy, while the other encourages people to support her by "liking" her picture.

  • District 300 leaders knew Bregy could be recruited away Jan 24, 2014 10:35 AM
    When Michael Bregy, outgoing superintendent of Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300, led the high-profile charge three years ago to get Sears to cough up more tax money to the district, a school board member figured his tenure might not last much longer. “That told our board that we were going to have a hard time holding onto him,” Joe Stevens said.

  • Dist. 300 superintendent Bregy leaving for new job Jan 22, 2014 10:39 AM
    Michael Bregy, superintendent of Community Unit District 300, is leaving the sixth largest school district in the state to head Highland Park-based North Shore School District 112, officials confirmed Tuesday night. Bregy, 47, has spent 14 years in the Carpentersville-based district. “I would not be the educational leader that I am today without my experiences in District 300,” Bregy said.

  • Filling West Dundee's Target vacancy might not be easy Jan 14, 2014 7:41 AM
    With Target's pending departure from West Dundee, securing another retailer may not be as easy as some people think, since Target, which owns the building it occupies, might not want a similar operation taking its place. West Dundee leaders hope to avoid that situation by having a conversation with the corporation, Village Manager Joseph Cavallaro said. “Target may not be willing,” Cavallaro warned, noting that the corporation runs three other stores nearby in Algonquin, Elgin and Hoffman Estates.

  • Jacobs students grow fruits, veggies for the needy Jan 8, 2014 1:34 PM
    Led by science department head Terry Stroh, the Green Eagles Club at Jacobs High School secured a grant to renovate a greenhouse atop the school and now use it to grow food for the needy. Stroh and his students are people to be thankful for.

  • Teen who died in Oak Brook accident remembered as ‘giving’ Dec 29, 2013 3:49 PM
    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.

  • Algonquin teacher wins award from Obama Dec 21, 2013 6:04 PM
    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.

  • Bloomingdale woman to take the ice as Olympic referee Dec 17, 2013 7:47 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.

  • 2013-2014 Fox Valley Leadership Team Dec 13, 2013 8:34 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.

  • A look at the Fox Valley’s biggest news stories in 2013 Dec 26, 2013 10:31 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.

  • Marklund expansion aimed at helping more kids with autism Dec 2, 2013 5:32 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.

  • What today's students learn about Kennedy Nov 22, 2013 8:55 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 2:09 PM
    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 10:52 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.

  • Green club at Jacobs H.S. reaping what it sows Nov 9, 2013 8:00 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.

  • Hampshire High School’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Nov 8, 2013 7:23 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 moment Nov 6, 2013 5:00 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.

  • Report card shows huge dips, some gains across Fox Valley Oct 31, 2013 6:03 PM
    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,

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