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  • 4 suburban students’ film on toddler with cancer headed to NYC Sep 6, 2014 7:30 AM
    Four South Elgin High School seniors are finalists in the All American High School Film Festival in New York City next month. The students produced a seven-minute film, “All About M.E.,” about Matthew Erickson, a 2-year-old boy who was born with brain cancer. “(The film) was a huge deal and it was really cool, but we didn’t expect anything out of this project when we did it,” Cosette Teschke said.

  • School nurse is parents’ partner in health care Sep 5, 2014 6:01 AM
    Toward the beginning of Sherrie Schmidt’s career as a school nurse, she recommended a parent take her daughter to an optometrist after the kindergartner failed a vision screening. The parent returned a couple weeks later, nearly in tears, and hugged Schmidt.

  • Northwest suburban high schools make Daily Beast list Sep 4, 2014 4:53 PM
    Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove and Rolling Meadows high schools have been named to The Daily Beast’s list of top high schools for 2014.

  • Free cardiac screenings are saving young lives Sep 3, 2014 1:01 PM
    Elgin High School Principal Jerry Cook is on a mission to ensure all 2,500 Elgin High students have an opportunity to be screened for signs of heart problems this month. “We’re very excited to bring the Young Hearts for Life electrocardiogram screening to all students,” says Cook.

  • U-46 still filling administrative, support staff vacancies Sep 3, 2014 5:28 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 officials are still interviewing candidates to fill a few administrative vacancies, including a fine arts coordinator and special education director. While more than 130 new teachers were hired this school year, the district still needs dozens of support staff a week after the start of classes. The goal is to fill the vacancies by month end.

  • Mass dousing at Streamwood High School Aug 29, 2014 5:53 PM
    About 400 Streamwood High School students and teachers were doused by Streamwood firefighters in ladder trucks Friday as they accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued to them by Principal Terri Lozier.

  • U-46 says goodbye to Torres Aug 29, 2014 6:45 PM
    It was the official send off Friday for Superintendent Jose Torres, who is leaving Elgin Area School District U-46 to take over at the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora. Members of the school community waited in line to talk to Torres and send him off with their best.

  • Suburban schools moving finals to before holiday break Aug 26, 2014 5:00 AM
    Instead of making study guides and cramming for finals, Lily Moradi will spend winter break this year relaxing and enjoying time with her friends and family. Moradi, a senior at Barrington High School, is just one of thousands of students in the suburbs benefiting from a growing trend of school districts changing their schedules to place first-semester exams before, rather than after, winter break. “Now kids can finally have a stress-free vacation,” she said.

  • U-46 parent summit offers tools to better engage in child’s education Aug 21, 2014 8:01 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 will host a Parent Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Larkin High School to educate parents of elementary school students about how to engage and participate in their child’s education.

  • The summer of 1914: Top news stories in Elgin Aug 21, 2014 4:10 PM
    What do gumball machines, saloons, race cars and doctors have in common? They were all among the top news stories in Elgin 100 years ago. Here's a look at the top headlines in the summer of 1914.

  • U-46 criticized for paying parents $1,000 in minority leadership program Aug 19, 2014 8:33 PM
    A program that helps develop parent leaders from within the Latino and black communities of Elgin Area School District U-46 has come under fire from some district taxpayers. Dozens of U-46 parents and taxpayers primarily from Bartlett and Wayne packed Monday night’s school board meeting complaining about being overtaxed and about the district’s Hispanic and African American parent leadership institutes. Several speakers questioned why the district is paying parents $1,000 for participation in those programs.

  • Editorial: Everyone has a stake in fighting truancy Aug 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    Parents, staff and the community must work together to ensure students are in school everyday and prepared to learn, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Sanders confirmed as U-46 CEO Aug 19, 2014 1:21 AM
    After seven years serving as second in command, Tony Sanders says he is ready to take the helm at Elgin Area School District U-46. “I’m excited about it,” said Sanders, chief of staff for outgoing Superintendent José Torres. “This is the district that I put my own kids into.”

  • New CEO, superintendent, teacher deals in U-46 Aug 19, 2014 1:00 PM
    The Elgin Area School District U-46 school board Monday night appointed Kenneth Arndt as interim superintendent and Tony Sanders as chief executive officer for the school year that started Monday. Arndt will be paid $650 per day for a maximum of 100 days between Sept. 15 and June 30, per the contract. Sanders will be paid $210,000 for this school year.

  • Elgin High students join global movement to save trees Aug 15, 2014 12:49 PM
    Elgin High School students will join a global movement to educate people about the importance of saving trees and biodiversity on Aug. 23. Students will conduct ecological educational activities from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., including burning brush piles and dead ash trees and cleaning up the trail that runs along the roughly 40 acres of natural areas adjacent to the school. They also will tie red forestry tape on trees throughout the school property to raise awareness about their ecological impact.

  • U-46 teachers approve new contract Aug 15, 2014 8:27 PM
    The U-46 school board is expected to vote Monday on a contract agreement for 2014-17 with the Elgin Teachers Association, officials say. The roughly 2,500 association members approved the agreement Friday; the vote was 1,292 in favor of the 2014-17 while 587 opposed it, according a news release from the district.

  • Elgin school named for first black principal, administrator Aug 16, 2014 12:01 AM
    Sheridan Elementary School is no more. The Elgin school has officially changed its name to Ronald D. O’Neal Elementary School in honor of the district’s first black principal and administrator. Officials hosted a back-to-school BBQ and renaming ceremony Friday at the school, located at 510 Franklin Blvd.

  • Elgin U-46 putting Arndt, Sanders at the helm for now Aug 14, 2014 9:15 PM
    On Monday, the Elgin Area School District U-46 board is expected to appoint Kenneth Arndt as interim superintendent, while Tony Sanders, chief of staff for outgoing Superintendent José Torres, will take on the role of chief executive officer. “I have informed the District 300 superintendent (Heid) that I plan on resigning effective Sept. 12,” said Arndt, 59, of Algonquin.

  • Elgin school’s new name official at back-to-school barbecue Aug 13, 2014 2:49 PM
    Sheridan Elementary School will host a renaming ceremony on Friday, Aug. 15, to commemorate its new name — Ronald D. O'Neal Elementary School. The school is being renamed in honor of the district's first African-American administrator.

  • Elgin teachers to vote on new contract Friday Aug 12, 2014 7:42 PM
    The Elgin Teachers Association representative assembly has approved a tentative agreement on a new three-year teacher’s contract. The current contract for Elgin Area School District U-46 teachers expires Aug. 18. The proposed new contract runs through the 2016-2017 school year. It spells out a base salary increase of 1.5 percent in the first year. The union membership will vote on the tentative agreement Friday.

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