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  • Clearmont Elementary ‘Bear Down’ on Bullying Oct 14, 2014 2:34 PM
    Elementary schools at CCSD59 participate in PBIS (, an initiative that supports appropriate student behaviors and helps create a positive school environment.

  • Mundelein High students using laptops in all classes for new tech initiative Aug 31, 2014 6:43 AM
    Starting this school year, all 2,110 Mundelein High students have personal laptop computers to use on campus, at home or wherever they choose to do schoolwork. Many students are excited about the new tech, saying they help them stay organized and learn better, while some experts doubt their effectiveness.

  • Dist. 59 back-to-school event could become annual Aug 23, 2014 6:17 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 hosted a back-to-school celebration Saturday with about 100 families throughout the district gathering at Grove Junior High School in Elk Grove Village.

  • Dist. 59 to host back-to-school event Aug 17, 2014 5:38 PM
    A back-to-school celebration for Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 families is scheduled for Saturday at Grove Junior High School.

  • Elk Grove Dist. 59 board approves $118 million budget Aug 13, 2014 6:52 PM
    The Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 school board has approved a $118 million budget for the upcoming school year. The spending plan includes $16 million in capital projects, among them an addition to Holmes Junior High School in Mount Prospect to house a new early childhood learning center.

  • End summer with positive back-to-school routines Aug 13, 2014 6:00 AM
    Many school-aged youngsters and their families are preparing for the annual ritual of returning to the classroom. Both parents and teachers agree a smooth transition from summer to school life is key to a great first day.

  • District 59 to host Back-to-School Celebration Aug. 23 Aug 14, 2014 3:30 PM
    The District 59 Education Foundation will sponsor a Back-to-School Celebration for all District 59 families from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at Grove Jr. High School in Elk Grove Village. The event is free to all District 59 students, parents and staff.

  • Elk Grove Dist. 59 board approves early learning center Jul 25, 2014 6:57 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 is moving forward with plans to construct a 55,000-square-foot early childhood learning center addition on the east side of Holmes Junior High School in Mount Prospect.

  • Back to school comes early for some Dist. 59 students Jul 23, 2014 4:11 PM
    It’s only July, but students at one Elk Grove Village school headed back to the classroom Wednesday. July 23 marked the first day of the 2014-15 school year for students at the Ridge Family Center for Learning, Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59’s K-5 year-round school.

  • Ridge Family Center for Learning opens July 23 Jul 18, 2014 1:55 PM
    The elementary (K-5) program at the Ridge Family Center for Learning in Community Consolidated School District 59 welcomes students to the 2014/15 school year on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. All families are invited to spend the first day with their child, which will run from 8:05 a.m. until 1:55 p.m.

  • Student registration continues in Dist. 59 Jul 18, 2014 6:37 PM
    New student registration continues through July 24 at the Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 administration center, officials said. Parents may register their children Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

  • Prince of Peace hosts ‘Seeds to Succeed’ literacy event Jul 16, 2014 2:01 PM
    Prince of Peace Church in Elk Grove Village is again sponsoring an event to benefit students at District 59 schools. We are collecting books, backpacks, and school supplies.

  • Dist. 59 forum on early childhood center Jul 1, 2014 5:27 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary School District 59 will host a community forum Tuesday, July 15, on the prospect of building an early learning center.

  • Architect to design drawings for Dist. 59 early learning facility Jun 24, 2014 6:47 PM
    An architect will design schematics for a proposed early childhood learning center in Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59. “It allows the district to develop more precise square footage estimates and cost estimates in terms of what would need to be in those spaces,” said Becki Streit, the district’s assistant superintendent for educational services.

  • Dist. 59 employee leads book drive to help students Jun 18, 2014 1:51 PM
    Cindy Czarnik, second grade teacher assistant at Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59’s Robert Frost School in Mount Prospect, wanted to insure Frost second grade students had access to summer reading materials. Czarnik decided to help with a book drive that was started by the Frost Student Resource Team to collect books for students to read over the summer when they could not access the school’s library.

  • Little Boots Rodeo this weekend in Elk Grove Village Jun 17, 2014 4:01 PM
    The seventh annual Little Boots Rodeo in Elk Grove Village is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 21, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Arlington Heights Road and Devon Avenue. Children can participate in 13 different events at this year’s rodeo June 21-22, from cow milking and corn stripping, to panning for gold and riding a zip line.

  • Elk Grove District 59 students getting computers and tablets Jun 10, 2014 7:09 PM
    Nearly all students in Elk Grove Township Elementary School District 59 will be getting their own computer devices next school year that officials say will provide opportunities for expanded learning. “It’s deeper, richer learning, not just for the sake of having technology, but how do we prepare our kids to make them successful for whatever path they choose,” said Ben Grey, the district’s chief innovation officer.

  • Early childhood center ‘likely to be a reality’ in District 59 Jun 10, 2014 4:48 AM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 officials have proposed building an early childhood learning center that could open as soon as August 2015. The proposed $14.3 million facility would be built as a 55,000-square-foot addition on the east side of Holmes Junior High School, 1900 Lonnquist Boulevard in Mount Prospect. “In the past we’ve only dreamt about this, and now it’s likely to be a reality,” said Board Vice President Janice Krinsky.

  • Elk Grove District 59 superintendent gets contract extension May 30, 2014 12:38 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 Superintendent Art Fessler has received a two-year contract extension after less than a year in the job. The contract, unanimously approved this week by the school board, is a new five-year deal that rescinds Fessler’s initial three-year contract, which began July 1, 2013. The new deal comes with salary increases that weren’t included in the original contract. “Three years is pretty standard for a first contract,” Fessler said. “I would’ve preferred five to begin with. But the board wanted to see some level of performance before they committed to that.”

  • Full-day kindergarten coming to more District 59 schools May 28, 2014 4:54 PM
    Full-day kindergarten will be offered next school year to students at four additional schools in Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59, officials said Wednesday. Extra federal funds will be used to pay for full-day programs at Salt Creek, Robert Frost, Rupley and Admiral Byrd schools.

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