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  • U-46 high school students named Illinois State Scholars Dec 12, 2014 11:16 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 is pleased to announce 249 high school students were named 2015-2016 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

  • Soup Kettle chef cooks up good will at Elgin church Dec 10, 2014 1:10 PM
    "I've always enjoyed cooking," said Carl Flaks of Elgin, a longtime volunteer at First Congregational Church of Elgin's Soup Kettle. Flaks, a retired teacher, said the hours he puts into organizing and cooking for the weekly meal are his way of giving back to the community he loves.

  • Golden Apple nominations due in January Dec 10, 2014 1:01 PM
    Nominations for the 2015 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award are due Jan. 5. The Golden Apple Scholars nominations are due Jan. 15. Nomination forms are available online.

  • Where suburban teachers, principals stay on the job longest Dec 9, 2014 5:32 AM
    Schools that are good at hanging onto teachers include Fenton High School in Bensenville, McHenry Middle School, Rose Elementary School in South Barrington and Hampshire High School, a Daily Herald analysis shows. “We are well aware of how fortunate we are to have administrators and teachers who choose to stay at Fenton year after year,” school board President Mary Ribando said.

  • Believe Project: $100 for nurse to buy coats, hats for kids Dec 8, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Laura Ehrhardt of Bartlett. She is a school nurse in Elgin Area School District U46 who wants to buy coats and hats for kids in need at the schools she serves.

  • U-46 seeks adults to mentor students Dec 4, 2014 7:01 AM
    Game Changers is looking for volunteers to mentor at all Elgin Area School District U-46 middle and high schools. The goal is to connect students with adults working in fields they are interested in pursuing or an adult that will help them with goal setting toward their career interest.

  • Neighbors in the news Dec 4, 2014 3:34 PM
    Mount Prospect firefighter Mike Ghawaly has been promoted to lieutenant ... one of several suburbanites highlighted in this week's Neighbors in the news.

  • U-46 art teacher helps illustrate children’s book Dec 4, 2014 9:33 PM
    Art teacher Heather Lass helped illustrate a children’s book by New Jersey-based author and artist Eric Gibbons titled “If Picasso Had a Christmas Tree.” She was one of 30 art teachers from around the world who collaborated on the project. “I feel very honored to be a part of it,” said the 39-year-old St. Charles resident. “It’s gotten a lot of recognition. It’s just very humbling.”

  • South Elgin students march in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo. Dec 4, 2014 4:06 PM
    About 350 South Elgin High School students organized a march Thursday in solidarity with “Black Lives Matter” — a national movement advocating equal treatment of minorities by law enforcement. The students’ march was prompted by the Aug. 9 police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • State awards grants for after-school programs Dec 3, 2014 6:59 PM
    The Illinois State Board of Education has authorized grants supporting before- and after-school enrichment programs serving nearly 70,000 students annually. Among the 87 grant recipients for 2015 are: Elgin Area School District U-46, East Aurora School District 131, West Aurora School District 129, West Chicago Elementary School District 33 and Community Unit District 300, who collectively will receive $3.24 million of the $33 million in federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

  • AT&T Pioneers help out 300 local students Dec 4, 2014 4:14 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 students will shop for shoes, socks, gloves and a hat at Shoe Carnival in South Elgin thanks to the generosity of current, former and retired AT&T employees.

  • Streamwood High class competing in national green contest Dec 1, 2014 5:30 AM
    Streamwood High School is among the nation’s 255 finalists for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a program that encourages teachers and students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering and math. A group of Streamwood High School students are growing organic vegetables and producing their own organic fertilizer using fish and worms.

  • People to be thankful for: Cherie Murphy, Elgin Nov 28, 2014 5:53 PM
    Cherie Murphy says her contribution to the Elgin community is not about what she’s done, but the people she’s helped do it. “My strength is that of community connector,” said Murphy, 62, who retired in May from her job as assistant to the city manager for community engagement. “It’s not that I volunteer more than a whole lot of other people. My function has been connect people to the right people, and to help foster community volunteering.”

  • Elgin woman dedicated to helping young volunteers Nov 26, 2014 1:00 PM
    Judy Cabrera says one of the most rewarding things about running the Youth United Way program in Elgin is seeing her high school mentees carry the volunteerism torch into their adult life. “I think every person who volunteers, they learn as much as they give,” said Cabrera, who co-founded the group in 1997. “There’s such a wonderful trade off.”

  • Gobble Games return to Eastview Middle School Nov 25, 2014 5:27 PM
    Eastview Middle School's second annual Gobble Games' big winner is a seventh-grader.

  • Streamwood students celebrate Thanksgiving their way Nov 25, 2014 7:50 PM
    A Thanksgiving meal of turkey sandwiches, pudding and Kool-Aid was the highlight and reward Tuesday for special needs students at Ridge Circle Elementary School in Streamwood The first, second and third graders planned the Thanksgiving event and sent out invitations to parents and teachers.

  • U-46 monitors elementary students’ heart rates in gym class Nov 24, 2014 6:36 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 has started monitoring heart rates for grade schoolers in gym classes across its 40 elementary schools, officials said. A $5,000 grant from the U-46 Education Foundation helped purchase the monitors — one for each school. “Students, first through sixth grade, are now learning how to self-assess their activity level based on the heart rate monitor,” said Tracey Jakaitis, student wellness and K-12 physical education coordinator.

  • U-46 delays superintendent search until after April election Nov 24, 2014 7:41 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 will postpone its superintendent search until after the spring elections when new school board members will be elected, and after the development of a new strategic plan, officials said. School board President Donna Smith said she hopes to start having community discussions on what they would want in a new leader in late spring.

  • South Elgin fifth-graders get lesson on flag Nov 21, 2014 4:24 PM
    Fifth-graders at Willard Elementary School in South Elgin get a lesson in flags from members of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills American Legion Post.

  • SB16: A matter of give to vs. take from suburban schools Nov 18, 2014 6:44 AM
    In recent weeks, suburban school districts have been lining up on either side on what's known as Senate Bill 16. Some suburban districts would lose a lot of state money, which turned the proposed legislation into a campaign issue in the suburbs. But other school districts would fare well under the plan. A hearing in Springfield on the bill takes place today.

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