Articles filed under Elk Grove Township District 59

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  • 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.

  • Young adult lit author to visit Elk Grove Apr 6, 2014 4:45 PM
    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 compete Apr 1, 2014 3:07 PM
    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 13 Mar 19, 2014 2:08 PM
    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, administrators Mar 12, 2014 4:46 PM
    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 board to vote on massive TIF district Tuesday Mar 10, 2014 10:35 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.

  • Gloede receives ASBO Monarch Award Feb 17, 2014 1:15 PM
    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.

  • Holmes school ready for Jazz in the Meadows competition Feb 17, 2014 2:50 PM
    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.

  • New principal named for Friendship Jr. High in Des Plaines Feb 12, 2014 10:02 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 scheduled Feb 11, 2014 7:50 PM
    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 24, 2014 8:33 PM
    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.

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