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  • 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.

  • Bartlett High, Tefft students succeed during Technology Day Nov 17, 2014 3:15 PM
    Bartlett High School’s robotics team earned first place and Tefft Middle School students earned second place during the 14th annual Technology Day, a state conference hosted by Illinois State University.

  • New Elgin U-46 leaders, Hanover Township host Nov. 18 reception Nov 13, 2014 5:39 PM
    Hanover Township residents can meet with new leaders in Elgin Area School District U-46 during a reception in Bartlett Nov. 18. Officials also will recognize three principals in the district.

  • South Elgin High School presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Nov 11, 2014 10:23 AM
    “It’s a Wonderful Life” is so strong and so deeply embedded in our consciousness that it can be taken off the big screen and put on the small stage as a radio play and lose none of its power and luminosity. South Elgin High School’s production, which runs Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15, proves the point.

  • Streamwood family seeks help buying wheelchair-accessible van for daughter Nov 11, 2014 5:33 AM
    Teachers and students at Heritage Elementary School in Streamwood will be organizing a fundraiser for Riley Woznicki, a first-grader with spastic cerebral palsy, so her family can buy a wheelchair-accessible van. The Woznickis already have raised nearly $18,000 through three fundraisers since June. A new van could cost up to $50,000. “We’re trying to help out the family as best we can,” said Riley’s first-grade teacher, Karen Whitenack.

  • Cast of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Nov 10, 2014 4:44 PM
    Cast list: South Elgin High School's "It's a Wonderful Life"

  • Top Elgin headlines 50, 75 and 100 years ago Nov 6, 2014 6:24 PM
    Jerry Turnquist looks at the history of Elgin -- through newspaper headlines from 50, 75 and 100 years ago.

  • U-46 considering tax levy increase, restructuring debt Nov 4, 2014 1:48 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 officials are considering a 1.5 percent increase based on the Consumer Price Index for the 2014 property tax levy. But taxes won’t go up, if the district restructures existing bonded debt, Chief Operations Officer Jeff King told the school board Monday night. “We’re getting to a point (where) a lot of that (debt) is going to start coming due,” King said.

  • U-46 CEO: A few things could create $24 million deficit Nov 1, 2014 7:35 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 could be up to $24 million in the hole this school year, CEO Tony Sanders says. That could happen if a few things happen to contribute to the deficit. “If the state does not have the money to fund education, we would be seeing significant reductions in our budget by this school year,” Sanders said.

  • Best and worst on Fox Valley report cards Oct 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    A majority of Fox Valley high schools saw an increase in their ACT composite scores, according to 2014 Illinois Report Card data released today. Only 10 of 23 high schools scored at or above the state average score of 22.2 for the college entrance exam. The best among them was Kaneland, which improved the most going from 21.1 to 22.2. Geneva High School maintained the highest ACT score at 24.2.

  • Overall improvement in Fox Valley schools Oct 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    For the second year, Fox Valley school districts saw modest gains, and significant dips in standardized test scores. Yet, educators at the two largest school districts say their students are “improving” in the areas of mathematics and reading per a new “growth” score assigned to each district based on the progress of individual students. Judging a school’s performance by test scores alone is no longer the primary measure, said Laura Hill, assessment and accountability director for Elgin Area School District U-46.

  • State commission denies Elgin charter group's appeal Oct 29, 2014 11:02 AM
    In a unanimous vote Tuesday, a state commission denied the Elgin Charter School Initiative's appeal of its charter application, upholding an earlier rejection by the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board.

  • U-46 appoints new special ed director, aims to revamp services Oct 28, 2014 6:33 PM
    The Elgin Area School District U-46 school board recently appointed Leatrice Satterwhite as the district’s new director of specialized student services. Satterwhite has served as the assistant director of specialized student services since July 2012. She helped with the planning, implementation and evaluation of special education curricular programs. The district also is looking to revamp services for students with special needs. CEO Tony Sanders said officials want to make sure they are staffing appropriately for student needs.

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