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  • New $39 million Oakton science and health building open for classes Jan 31, 2015 7:43 AM
    The $39 million Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers Center has opened at Oakton Community College — the culmination of the largest construction project since the Des Plaines campus opened in 1980. "Obviously the hope is we can accommodate more students because these fields are booming now," said Kristi Zenchak, a biology professor.

     
  • Waukegan schools seeking donated guitars: Jan 30, 2015 4:25 PM
    Waukegan Unit District 60 is asking for donations of acoustic guitars to help students at three elementary schools trying to start new mariachi bands.

     
  • Warren High open house: Jan 30, 2015 4:25 PM
    Warren Township High School District 121 iin Gurnee will host an open house Thursday, Feb. 5, at the O'Plaine Road campus for freshmen and sophomores.

     
  • See the world at Stevenson: Jan 30, 2015 4:26 PM
    World’s Fair, an annual two-day event hosted by Stevenson High School’s diversity council, is set for this weekend at the Lincolnshire campus.

     
  • Wheaton students learn about heart health Jan 30, 2015 5:38 PM
    It may have looked like just another fun day in gym class, but Longfellow Elementary students were being taught some important lessons as they rode scooters through red play tunnels Friday at the Wheaton school. “They’re learning the job of the heart,” said physical education teacher Barb Williams.That included key details of the circulatory system, such as how the heart pumps blood and circulates oxygen and carbon dioxide.

     
  • Kids can learn science of Groundhog Day Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Children 6 to 10 years old can learn the astronomical basis for the popular myth of Groundhog Day at a Schaumburg Park District program Saturday, Feb. 7. At “Phil Predicts the Future?”, Spring Valley Nature Center Environmental Education Assistant Derek Gronlund will explain how light, shadow and the angle at which the sun’s rays hit the Earth this time of year affect climate and weather.

     
  • Libertyville students get a glimpse of career options Jan 30, 2015 8:39 PM
    Rockland Elementary School’s 13th annual Career Day gave students something to think about what they want to be when the grow up, including being a hip-hop dancer and a zookeeper.

     
  • Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein lands new president Jan 30, 2015 5:38 PM
    Bradley Bonham will take over as Carmel Catholic High School’s president for the 2015-16 academic year. Officials at the Mundelein Catholic school announced Bonham’s hiring Friday. He’ll come to Carmel from St. John’s Jesuit High School and Academy in Toledo, Ohio.

     
  • K9 naming contest expanded: Jan 29, 2015 5:26 PM
    The Lake County Sheriff’s office announced it is expanding it’s contest to name three new dogs the K9 unit will receive.

     
  • Choirs to perform: Jan 29, 2015 5:28 PM
    Mundelein High School’s show choirs will preview their competition-ready shows in a concert Thursday, Feb. 5. the show is set for 7 p.m. in the auditorium, 1350 W. Hawley St.

     
  • Mundelein High School to cut cost of student athletic fees in hope of encouraging more participation Jan 29, 2015 5:04 PM
    Trying to encourage more students to take up sports, Mundelein High School officials will reduce athletic fees for the 2015-16 school year. “Anything that we can do that might remove a potential barrier for participation is plus,” Athletic Director Perry Wilhelm said.

     
  • Hoffman Estates Citizen Police Academy returns Jan 28, 2015 5:11 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Police Department is accepting applications for its 26th annual Citizen Police Academy. A new class will be starting Tuesday, March 10 with an orientation , and then meet for 15 weeks every Tuesday evening, ending June 16 with a graduation ceremony.

     
  • Woodland Middle School spelling bee champ: Jan 28, 2015 4:56 PM
    Woodland Middle School will have the same representative in a sectional spelling bee for the second consecutive year.

     
  • Small team, big effort: St. Edward cheerleaders advance to sectionals Jan 28, 2015 12:55 PM
    Unique is an apt word that describes the St. Edward competitive cheerleading team. After a recent championship performance in Huntley, instead of celebrating, the Green Wave hit the books.

     
  • St. Charles students get a kick out of competition Jan 28, 2015 6:07 PM
    St. Patrick School in St. Charles hosts a "kindergarten kick" in honor of Catholic Schools Week.

     
  • Kaneland board says ‘no’ to STEM school Jan 27, 2015 5:52 PM
    Kaneland schools will not participate in the Dunham STEM Academy at Aurora University, the school board decided Monday.

     
  • Free international film series at CLC: Jan 27, 2015 1:01 AM
    College of Lake County will launch an international film series starting Friday, Feb. 6.

     
  • St. Charles schools debating value of forced AP exams Jan 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    St. Charles school officials are debating the value of keeping a mandate in place that all students taking Advanced Placement courses must also pay for and take the final exam. That's an additional forced financial burden in the eyes of Superintendent Don Schlomann. But some board members say the success of the program is too great to mess with.

     
  • District 79 kindergarten: Jan 27, 2015 5:06 PM
    Fremont Elementary District 79’s kindergarten preregistration night for classes in fall 2015 is set for Thursday, Feb. 12, at Fremont Intermediate School, 28754 N. Fremont Center Road, Mundelein.

     
  • Problem prevention at the Dist. 59 Invention Convention in Des Plaines Jan 27, 2015 4:11 PM
    Kristin Hahn, advanced language arts and social studies teacher, and her eighth grade students hosted the second annual Invention Convention at Friendship Junior High School in Des Plaines. “I loved to see the pride and confidence on student faces as they presented their products to visitors,” Hahn said.

     
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