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  • Madhu Krishnamurthy

    Judson University to host health walkMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Judson University’s Health Education and Promotion class invites the Elgin community to join in the Every Body Walk! event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Lindner Tower, Classroom D, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. The event is part of Elgin’s March Into Health month, an annual program to promote physical activity in the community.

     
  • Ellis Middle School secretary Cyndi Downey poses Thursday with Christian Acevedo, an eighth-grader at Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin, who’s raising money for cancer research. Downey had her head shaved as part of the St. Baldrick’s event at the Elgin school. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation helps fund childhood cancer research.

    Ellis secretary shaves off hair for cancer fundraiserMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ellis Middle School's office secretary had her hair shaved off Thursday morning in support of St. Baldrick's, which raises money for childhood cancer research. Cyndi Downey also did it to support Kenyon Woods eighth-grader Christian Acevedo.

     
  • The Larkin High School Poms team poses with the ceremonial $500 check they received Monday for getting the highest cumulative score earlier this month in the state competition in Peoria. The Monday event at the Elgin school was the regular winter sports awards ceremony, but the award from TeamDance Illinois was kept a secret from the team.

    Larkin High poms squad championship win a surpriseMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Larkin High School’s poms squad got a surprise treat Monday night when the team learned it won TeamDance Illinois’ Grand Championship award.

     
  • For most of Elgin High School’s existence, the school was simply known as the “Maroons” as shown in this 1971 yearbook picture. A committee is looking for a mascot that might tie in with these longtime school colors.

    What’s a ‘maroon?’ Elgin HS looks to adopt mascotMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    So, just what’s a “Maroon? Well, it’s someone from Elgin High School — one of the oldest high schools in the state. In recent times, the idea of adopting a new mascot is gaining consideration. One of those at the forefront of the effort is Paul Pennington, the school’s athletic director and a 1991 graduate of Elgin High School.

     
  • Suburban school leaders urge state to delay new PARCC testMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Suburban superintendents are urging the state to delay a new standardized test planned for the 2014-2015 school year. The PARCC would be a logistical nightmare for many districts to administer next spring, the same time the ACT, Advance Placement tests and year-end final exams happen. “It’s logistically going to steal a lot of instructional time that we question its value for our students,” said Superintendent Ken Wallace of Maine Township High School District 207.

     
  • “Oklahoma” cast members include, back row, from left, Bradley Smith as Carnes, Daniel Mikhail as Ali, Jim Chrouser playing Jud, Justin Santostefano as Will; front row, from left, Joseph Beaty as Curly, Maddie Hayes as Laurey and Grace Comerford as Aunt Eller.

    ‘Oklahoma’ comes to South Elgin High SchoolMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    "Oklahoma,” the musical being staged this weekend by South Elgin High School, may be set in a simpler era, but it is filled with complexities. "It’s a fun musical with underlying serious tones,” said Joseph Beaty of Elgin, who plays Curly, the male lead.

     
  • Hanover Township announces schedule for open gym programMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hanover Township has announced the spring schedule for its open gym. Four schools will play host to a program designed to give kids a safe and free place to go after classes.

     
  • U-46 makes plan for minority hiringMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 officials have developed a recruitment plan emphasizing the hiring of minorities and cultural competency training for employees. Among the ideas proposed is using social media to connect to a larger, more diverse talent pool of qualified candidates, and offering coaching for administrators involved in hiring on diversity recruitment, interviewing techniques, and cultural sensitivity.

     
  • Elgin gives preliminary OK to charter school leaseMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Members of the Elgin City Council gave preliminary approval to leasing property to a proposed new charter school over the objection of a councilman who claimed there is a conflict of interest. Councilman John Prigge cast the only dissenting vote at Saturday’s special committee of the whole meeting to leasing the former Fox River Country Day school at 1600 Dundee Ave. to Elgin Academy and the new Elgin Charter School Initiative.

     
  • Bartlett high students earn medals, second place at tech conferenceFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bartlett High School’s Technology Student Association earned second place in the State Conference held Feb. 13-14 in Bloomington. The club was launched last year, includes students in ninth through 12th grade, and is a chapter of the national Technology Student Association, which provides growth and leadership opportunities in the areas of technology, innovation, design, and engineering to middle and high school students.

     
  • Reza Kahn rehearses the lead role of Harold Hill in the Elgin High School production of “The Music Man.”

    Elgin High School’s ‘The Music Man’ a family-friendly crowd pleaserFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Take a trip back in time to the year 1912 in River City, Iowa, when Elgin High School brings the classic musical "The Music Man" to the stage this weekend. "This cast has so much energy and they are such great actors," director Jaclyn Offord said. "They take the stage and pull the audience in with the first scene."

     
  • Elgin high to host resource fair March 1 for special needs parentsFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Citizens’ Advisory Council and the U-46 Special Education Department are offering a free Special Needs Parent Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Elgin High School, 1200 Maroon Drive. The event is an opportunity for families to learn about the services and programs that local, regional, and state agencies provide for our special needs community. The event is open to the public and for all those with an interest in special needs services.

     
  • Elgin Area School District U-46 settled a 9-year-old discrimination lawsuit against the district for $2.5 million, officials said Monday.

    District U-46 settles discrimination case for $2.5 millionFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 settled a 9-year-old discrimination lawsuit against the district for $2.5 million, officials said Monday. The school board unanimously approved the settlement agreement Monday night in the case of McFadden vs. Board of Education for Illinois School District U-46. The settlement comes after seven months of negotiations between the parties since the July 11, 2013, ruling by Federal Judge Robert Gettleman in favor of U-46 on two of the three main issues in the 2005 case.

     
  • U-46 students earn top honors at DECA contestFeb 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 high school students earned top honors at the West Suburban DECA Regional competition held in Rosemont last month.

     
  • United Parent Support for Down syndrome volunteer Lisa Reninger talks to a woman during the Citizens’ Advisory Council and Elgin Area School District U-46’s third annual Special Needs Resource Fair last year at Elgin High School.

    U-46’s special needs fair offers parents resourcesFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Having a child with special needs entering school opens up many questions and concerns for parents. It’s an experience with which Melissa Owens and other parents with special needs children are intimately familiar. “You have to know where to look,” Owens said. “There’s certainly help out there ... it’s just where do you go for it.” That was the impetus for Owens and other U-46 parents to band together to start a Special Needs Parent Resource Fair.

     
  • In a summer drill that did not involve students, SWAT members approach Gifford Street High School in Elgin. The team was training to respond to a call about multiple shooters.

    Debate continues on shooting drills with studentsFeb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new state law requires all schools to conduct at least one "active shooter" drill every school year. Many suburban school districts, though, have been doing them well before they were mandatory. But one area of disagreement is whether these realistic drills, with SWAT teams and staged casualties, should involve students. “Kids in our system don’t know school without those kinds of drills,” said Bob Ross, assistant superintendent for secondary education for Naperville Unit District 203.

     
  • The Elgin High Clumsy Chefs restaurant management team put together a winning restaurant concept that earned first place this month at the Illinois ProStart Competition at Kendall College in Chicago. From left, Clumsy Chef students Eduardo Rios, Colin Flanagan, teacher Ann Leider, Luis Maldonado and Yahaira Bonilla show their winning concept.

    Clumsy Chefs heading to nationals in MayFeb 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    A movie-themed restaurant for family dining was the winning idea for a group of aspiring culinary professionals at Elgin High School who took home first place last week in the Illinois ProStart Competition in Chicago.The school’s Clumsy Chefs restaurant management team put together the winning restaurant concept. It’s the second year in a row the team won first place competing against 14 other schools at the state competition.

     
  • Elgin Clumsy Chef students, from left, Eduardo Rios, Colin Flanagan, Yahaira Bonilla, and Luis Maldonado display their first place trophy.

    U-46 chefs have right ingredients for state winFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin High Clumsy Chefs restaurant management team put together a winning restaurant concept that earned first place in the Illinois ProStart Competition. The students will continue on to the National Restaurant Association ProStart Competition in Minnesota.

     
  • Parents invited to U-46’s Kindergarten RallyFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Parents or guardians who plan to send their child to kindergarten in Elgin Area School District U-46 for the 2014-2015 school year should attend kindergarten rally at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at their child’s home school. Children who turn 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 will be eligible.

     
  • Ontarioville Elementary School teacher Emma Page, right, has been chosen as Hanover Park’s Educator of the Year.

    U-46 teacher named Hanover Park’s educator of the yearFeb 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    At the start of every school year, Emma Page gives each of her students a picture of a horse. Page wants kids in Ontarioville Elementary School’s dual language program to devour books faster than ... well ... some cute pony. The Palatine woman’s horse race is simple: First-graders move up a reading level, and the horses move up the classroom wall.

     
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