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Articles filed under Elk Grove Township District 59

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  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Rupley School in Elk Grove celebrates Senior Day May 28, 2014 2:29 PM
    Students and community members recently participated in the 11th annual Senior Day at Rupley Elementary school in Elk Grove Village. After having completed several months of research and preparation, the school day began with 5th grade students conducting one-on-one interviews with a senior community member.

  • Stevenson 5th/6th Graders Learn about Refugees & Decide to Take Action May 23, 2014 8:00 AM
    When a 5th / 6th grade class at Stevenson School in Elk Grove Village read books about refugees, they didn't write book reports. They came up with a game plan and made a difference.

  • Students seize chance to help orphans in Malawi May 23, 2014 12:06 PM
    Lori Fitzgerald’s fourth graders at Forest View Elementary School in Mount Prospect are passionate about their latest project, funding an orphanage in Malawi. Last month they hoped to raise $1,550 to fund $10 hygiene kits for each of the 155 children at the orphanage, but as of last week had more than $2,100.

  • Editorial: School district’s decision on hours reasonable May 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 did an unpopular thing when it decided to cut the school day by 70 minutes at its most popular elementary school. But it was a reasomable compromise, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Elk Grove Village recognizes community service work of youth May 15, 2014 3:35 PM
    Ten youth groups comprised of nearly 90 members were honored this week in Elk Grove Village for their community service work. “You’re the future. You’re the now,” Betsy Boswell, the event organizer, told honorees “You’re the great work that’s being done here. It warms our hearts to be able to do this.”

  • District 59 shortens Ridge school day May 13, 2014 2:16 PM
    The school day will be 70 minutes shorter starting next fall at the Ridge Family Center for Learning in Elk Grove Village. The controversial decision by the District 59 board follows the direction two weeks ago to extend instructional times by a half-hour at 12 other district schools as part of Superintendent Art Fessler’s “One District” plan.

  • Town-hall meetings in District 59 May 9, 2014 4:12 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 will host three town-hall meetings beginning next week to inform parents and community members about what is taking place in the district, officials said.

  • Students compete in Junior High Science Bowl Apr 30, 2014 3:02 PM
    The fifth annual District 59 Junior High Science Bowl final was held at the district’s Administration Center on Friday, April 4.

  • District 59 delays move on cutting hours at Ridge Apr 29, 2014 5:15 AM
    The Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 school board has delayed a decision on cutting class times by as much as 70 minutes a day at the Ridge Family Center for Learning. The board, however, did agree to extend instructional times at 12 other district schools by a half-hour as part of Superintendent Art Fessler’s “One District” plan that includes giving all elementary schools the same school day in 2014-15.

  • Elk Grove Dist. 59 pitches shorter day at Ridge, longer day at 12 schools Apr 27, 2014 8:01 AM
    The school day would be a half-hour longer next fall at 12 schools within Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59, but parents at Ridge School, not on that list, are upset their students’ daily class time could be cut by as much as 70 minutes. “Our board will have to decide based on what they think is the right thing to do,” Superintendent Art Fessler said.

  • ‘Unwind’ series author visits Grove Junior High Apr 21, 2014 8:46 AM
    The author of a New York Times best-selling series of young adult books met with students at Grove Junior High School in Elk Grove Village to talk about his experience as a writer and pass on a few tips to future literary stars.

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