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  • Young adult lit author to visit Elk GroveApr 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Neal Shusterman, author of "The Schwa Was Here" and other popular young adult literature, will visit Grove Junior High School in Elk Grove Village on Wednesday, April 9.

  • District 59’s young scientists set to competeApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    The fifth annual Science Bowl competition held by Elk Grove Township School District 59 is scheduled for Friday, officials said.

  • Elk Grove youth service awards given May 13Mar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Leaders of youth service groups in Elk Grove Village are encouraged to register their groups now for the Community Character Coalition youth awards coming in May.

  • District 59 appoints principals, administratorsMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove Township School District 59 officials this week announced the appointments of six principals — the result of current principals moving into new roles, retiring or leaving the district.

  • Elk Grove Village officials are considering a Tax Increment Financing district to spur redevelopment of the village’s aging business park.

    Elk Grove Village board to vote on massive TIF district TuesdayMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove Village trustees will vote Tuesday on creation of a special taxing district that could generate nearly $900 million to help pay for redevelopment projects in a large portion of the village’s sprawling business park. The proposed Tax Increment Financing district is needed, village officials say, to revitalize an aging industrial park where property values are declining and occupancy rates have dropped.

  • Jazz director Bryan Itzkowitz rehearses the Holmes Middle School jazz band in Wheeling in preparation for the upcoming Jazz in the Meadows competition.

    Holmes school ready for Jazz in the Meadows competitionFeb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jazz in the Meadows, featuring almost 50 high schools and 15 middle schools, is Saturday. The chance to win top honors at the acclaimed 29-year-old festival has bands bringing out their best stuff. Holmes Middle School in Mount Prospect is coming off a win at the North Shore Jazz Festival, while Cooper Middle School in Buffalo Grove has won eight of the last 11 times.

  • Ruth Gloede, District 59 Assistant Superintendent for Business Services

    Gloede receives ASBO Monarch AwardFeb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Foundation Governing Board and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Board has recognized Ruth Gloede, District 59 Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, with the Illinois ASBO Monarch Award.

  • Jodi Megerle

    New principal named for Friendship Jr. High in Des PlainesFeb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new principal has been named for Friendship Junior High School in Des Plaines, when current Principal Jane Paterala retires in June. The Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 school board has hired Jodi Megerle, who has been a principal in north suburban Round Lake for three years. She will start July 1.

  • Dist. 59 kindergarten registration scheduledFeb 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove School District 59 will host its kindergarten and new student registration for the 2014-2015 school year on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

  • Devonshire students help Des Plaines food pantry Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students at Devonshire Elementary School in Des Plaines personally delivered approximately 30 boxes of food to the Self-Help Closet and Pantry of Des Plaines.

  •  Local business owner Jim O’Malley lets out a cheer after a donor gave the final $10 needed for his group to stop riding Saturday during the Elk Grove Parks Foundation Spin-O-Thon at The Pavilion in Elk Grove Village.

    Elk Grove officials raise funds for park scholarships Dec 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Elk Grove Parks Foundation held a Spin-O-Thon Fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave. in Elk Grove Village. Funds raised will go to the foundation’s scholarship program. Local officials took turns as celebrity riders, vying to attract donations.

  • Will Hogan, a physical education teacher at the Ridge Family Center for Learning in Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59, is being recognized by the Daily Herald as one of “The Suburbs' Top Teachers.”

    Elk Grove P.E. teacher helps make school healthy Dec 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Colleagues of Will Hogan at the Ridge Family Center for Learning in Elk Grove Village say more kids are choosing healthy lifestyles thanks to him. The P.E. teacher is the driving force behind the school's efforts to promote daily physical fitness and nutritional awareness — efforts that have been recognized nationally by first lady Michelle Obama and others.

  •  Students and faculty play in the third annual “Holmes Helping Homes” Basketball Charity Event on Nov. 20. Money raised helps needy families in the Holmes Jr. High community.

    ‘Holmes Helping Homes’ basketball game benefits needy Dec 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    On Wednesday, Nov. 20, Holmes Junior High School in Mount Prospect hosted its third annual “Holmes Helping Homes” faculty/student Basketball Charity Event.This year’s events raised $2,500 for needy families in the Holmes Jr. High community.

  •  Superintendent of Schools Dr. Art Fessler and board Vice-President Sharon Roberts pose with PE teachers following their presentation at the state conference in St. Charles.

    District 59 PE teachers lead sessions at state conference Dec 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    10.49- with one photo-page 3 District 59’s Elementary PE team hit a home run at the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) convention!

  •  Arlington Heights firefighter Reggie Castillo cuts through the roof of the former Wellington restaurant in Arlington Heights on Nov. 12.

    Arlington Hts. firefighters use Wellington to practiceNov 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Local firefighters got a chance to practice their skills by helping Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 with the destruction of the former Wellington restaurant and banquet hall in Arlington Heights. “These opportunities do not present themselves often. Having a commercial facility provides some invaluable training options,” said Tony Rossi of District 59.

  • Elk Grove to recognize citizens of character Sep 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Some of Elk Grove Village’s finest citizens will be recognized Friday night for their “exceptional character” displayed in a variety of service and charitable efforts. The fifth annual Celebration of Character, sponsored by the Community Character Coalition of Elk Grove, is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elk Grove Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Officials at Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 have decided to demolish the former Wellington restaurant after purchasing it this summer. District officials determined renovating and repurposing the site would be too costly.

    Former Wellington restaurant to be demolished Sep 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 will demolish the former Wellington restaurant building in Arlington Heights it acquired this summer, officials decided this week. Renovating the building would have been too costly, since parts of it aren't up to local codes, officials said. “It just became apparent that it would be too expensive to convert,” district spokeswoman Betsy Boswell said. “It had a lot of issues ... I don't think there was ever much chance that we would have reused the building.”

  • Editorial: School funding key in dealing with poverty levels Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    As student poverty levels increase, suburban school leaders and parents of schoolchildren need to lobby legislators to get districts' full share of funding, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Illinois State Report Card data for 83 school districts shows West Chicago District 33 and Bensenville District 2 are two districts with the biggest poverty growth.

    Suburban school districts see jump in low-income student populations Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Suburban school districts are experiencing steady and perhaps staggering growth in low-income student populations. Illinois State Report Card data for 83 school districts shows West Chicago District 33 and Bensenville District 2 are two districts with the biggest poverty growth. “Poverty makes it more a challenge to get students prepared, and it takes additional resources to assist those students,” the state board of education spokesman said.

  • The Soapbox Aug 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors share their views on a school district's privacy policy, statewide politics for 2014 and a new "woodie" proposed in Gurnee.

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