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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 seeks participants for STEM expo Oct 27, 2014 5:22 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 will host a series of kickoff events in November to encourage students from kindergarten through high school to develop STEM project ideas. “It’s like a way just to get students engaged to start thinking about what type of projects they would like to do for the STEM Expo,” said Heather Rocen, U-46 science instructional coach. The 2015 STEM Expo is Feb. 28 at South Elgin High School.

  • Mixed feelings on U-46’s new grading system Oct 21, 2014 6:41 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 officials say a new standards-based grading system being used at the secondary level has been successful, despite complaints from some parents and students that the system is not being applied uniformly. Officials said the biggest change with the new grading system has been a significant drop in the number of students earning A's on exams, and an increase in B's, C's and passing grades. The number of students receiving D's, E's and F's are falling.

  • Lincoln Elementary goes for the record Oct 14, 2014 4:16 PM
    At a recent student council assembly at Lincoln Elementary School, the focus was on several issues including the new student council makeup, what the Pledge of Allegiance means, and information on fundraisers such as their annual food drive. Elgin Lions Club Food Drive chairman Ed Bates spoke to the students and delivered the red collection container for them to see and spoke briefly about the Elgin Lions Club and the Community Crisis Center, the recipient of the food.

  • Two suburban marathoners running 26 for Special Olympics Oct 13, 2014 8:13 AM
    Among the thousands of runners at Sunday's Chicago Marathon will be about 75 from more than 30 states raising money for Special Olympics Chicago. And among that group are two suburban women, Bartlett resident Maureen Lue and Carpentersville native Becky Gould, for whom the cause is very dear to their hearts. “They're just about the sweetest kids you could meet,” Lue said. “They have such great sportsmanship. They enjoy everything!”

  • Elgin area veterans are needed for special video project Oct 8, 2014 12:42 PM
    Elgin area veterans are sought for a video that's now in production. The tribute video will feature stories, photos and memorabilia shared by local veterans.

  • Parent unhappy with U-46 after student brings BB gun to school Oct 8, 2014 6:07 PM
    Amid a parent’s concern of not being notified quickly enough, school officials said Wednesday they are investigating the circumstances involving a middle school student bringing a BB gun to Abbott Middle School in Elgin. The student invited two other students into the boys bathroom to show off the gun, and later threatened one of the students warning him to keep quiet about it, Elgin Area School District U-46 officials said. But Mike Holte, parent of one of the nthreatened boys said there no follow-up after the matter reported. “They were sent back to class as if nothing happened," he said.

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