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  • Elgin charter school group to appeal U-46 rejection Jul 23, 2014 11:40 AM
    The group proposing an Elgin charter school says it will appeal Elgin Area School District U-46's decision to deny its charter application with the state. “We're going to be working with the Illinois Network of Charter Schools and an attorney,” said Kerry Kelly, vice president of the Elgin Charter School Initiative. “The INCS thinks we have a strong chance on appeal. We've looked at some case law. I think we have a very strong case.”

  • U-46 names new principals, administrators Jul 23, 2014 5:26 PM
    The Elgin Area School District U-46 school board this week appointed eight new principals, two associate principals and several program administrators for the upcoming school year.

  • U-46 board rejects Elgin charter school proposal Jul 22, 2014 5:56 AM
    Despite pleas from dozens of parents, the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board Monday night denied a proposal to create a new math and science elementary charter school in Elgin. “We are fed up with social experiments conducted with our children and tax dollars as you employ not just nonproductive but destructive practices," one parent said.

  • Districts U-46, 300 collect school supplies for needy students Jul 18, 2014 4:38 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 and Community Unit District 300 will be collecting donations of backpacks and basic school supplies Saturday at the Wal-Mart in Elgin and Algonquin for students in need.

  • Charter group appeals to U-46 to approve Elgin school Jul 18, 2014 4:38 PM
    The Elgin Charter School Initiative will make a final push Monday to convince the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board to accept its charter proposal. Representatives of the charter design team and the group’s supporters will be at Monday night’s school board meeting for the official vote on the proposal. U-46’s charter school evaluation committee last month recommended denial of the proposal to create a new math and science elementary charter school in Elgin.

  • Elgin conducts shooter training at school Jul 17, 2014 8:08 PM
    Despite the preparation and the jovial atmosphere preceding Thursday’s live training at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin, it all ended up feeling surprisingly realistic, said Emily Muller, a member of Spotlight Youth Theater in Cary. “You don’t have to act as much as you think you would. The emotions are very real.” The four-hour training was the largest ever conducted by Elgin police.

  • Elgin area students create and perform opera Jul 16, 2014 3:38 PM
    A group of Elgin area teens and preteens will see months of hard work come alive onstage this weekend, when they perform "The Key," an opera they wrote themselves, at Elgin Community College. The students are part of Hamilton Wings' SCORE program, which gives at-risk kids a chance to experience the performing arts.

  • Middle school teacher honored for promoting healthy lifestyles Jul 15, 2014 2:47 PM
    Abbott Middle School mathematics teacher Kim Elders was named the 2013-2014 Illinois inductee into the Fuel Up to Play 60 Hall of Fame.

  • St. Charles dance marathon to raise funds for teen arts Jul 15, 2014 5:25 PM
    Teenagers and adults in the Batavia, Elgin and St. Charles areas are urged to put on their dancing shoes for a good cause Friday. The Teen Writers and Artists Project will host the “T-WAAP Sock Hop” dance marathon, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Marquee Youth Stage in the lower level of The Quad/Charlestowne Mall, 3800 E. Main St., St. Charles. “This is our first one,” said Executive Director Diana Zwinak, adding that organizers hope to raise $5,000, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. “We can sustain our programming for the next year on that.”

  • Round Lake Middle School teacher’s enthusiasm helps grow choir program Jul 14, 2014 12:46 PM
    Round Lake Middle School music teacher Javier Diaz’s enthusiasm for choir has filtered to the pupils there. Since he was hired for the 2010-11 academic year, Diaz has taken the program from eight to about 90 students. There also are two choir classes part of the daily curriculum rather than a single after-school group. “I think the kids feed off my passion for the music,” said Diaz, 34, of Lake in the Hills.

  • Illinois manages to send schools’ checks on time Jul 9, 2014 4:56 PM
    Illinois schools have received promised grant payments from the state on time for the first time since 2007 — but in another sign of the state’s precarious financial situation, a top education official has warned schools not to expect the pleasant surprise to become a permanent habit.

  • U-46 seeks bilingual, special education teachers Jul 9, 2014 4:31 PM
    Bilingual and special education teachers are in demand at Elgin Area School District U-46. The state’s second-largest school district with more than 40,000 students is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The district specifically is seeking English Language Learner-certified bilingual teachers for prekindergarten and kindergarten through 12th grades, as well as bilingual special education teachers.

  • Elgin school among sites for free summer meals Jul 6, 2014 11:28 PM
    Classes may be out of session, but a state program providing free breakfasts and lunches for students will continue this summer at schools, including one in Elgin, worship centers, parks and community centers statewide. Last year, more than 106,500 low-income children daily ate free meals through summer food programs.

  • Elgin High Class of ‘44 celebrates 70th reunion Jul 2, 2014 5:39 PM
    After World War II, the surviving members of the 356-member Elgin High School graduating class of 1944 have stayed in touch through reunions every five years. “At our age that’s pretty good,” said Al Mink, 88, of Elgin, who served two years with the Air Force during the war. The class of 1944 will celebrate its 70th reunion from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at Hickory Stick Bar & Grille at the Highlands of Elgin Golf Course, 875 Sports Way, Elgin.

  • U-46 educators to train teachers in Ghana Jul 1, 2014 4:56 PM
    A group of Elgin Area School District U-46 elementary school teachers will visit Ghana over winter break to train teachers there on how to use storybooks and computers in their classrooms. The effort is part of the Books for Ghana project led by sixth-grade gifted students at Sycamore Trails Elementary School in Bartlett. “They have never had the opportunity or access to books like this,” said Jim Reed, sixth-grade gifted program teacher at Sycamore Trails.

  • Residents on DuPage side of border suburbs overtaxed Jun 27, 2014 7:27 PM
    Taxpayers in parts of DuPage County overpaid this year because of a billing error, officials say, while some Kane County taxpayers apparently underpaid. In Bartlett's DuPage side, the owner of a $300,000 home forked over an extra $400 in property taxes as a result of the mistake, the Wayne Township assessor says. "It's pretty ridiculous," Bartlett Mayor Kevin Wallace said.

  • U-46 committee says ‘no’ to charter school Jun 23, 2014 10:51 PM
    An Elgin Area School District U-46 committee recommended denial of a proposal to create a new math and science elementary charter school in Elgin. “(Parents of at-risk students) are not even engaged and involved when their kids are in the school,” school board member Traci O’Neal-Ellis said. “How are you going to get them engaged and involved in the lottery (to enroll in the charter school)?”

  • U-46 schools compete to conserve energy Jun 19, 2014 5:01 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 saved $79,800 in electricity costs after implementing the Energy Conservation Awards Program. The green-inspired competition pits schools against each other and offers incentives for those with the greatest reductions in electricity use.

  • U-46 ends Breakfast in the Classroom program Jun 14, 2014 8:00 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 has ended a program that provided additional nutritional support for students eligible for free and reduced meals. Officials said they had to discontinue the Breakfast in the Classroom pilot program because it was cutting into instructional time. “We have many sites, and many students and many families that struggle with hunger,” said Kathy Castle, ETA president.

  • Manufacturing students post wins at competition Jun 9, 2014 3:35 PM
    South Elgin and Streamwood high school students built up numerous wins during the regional 2014 TMA (Tooling and Manufacturing Association) Precision Machining Competition in May.

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