Articles filed under Elk Grove Township District 59

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  • 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.

  • Elk Grove officials raise funds for park scholarships Dec 14, 2013 6:46 PM
    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.

  • ‘Holmes Helping Homes’ basketball game benefits needy Dec 9, 2013 3:12 PM
    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.

  • Elk Grove P.E. teacher helps make school healthy Dec 9, 2013 5:42 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.

  • District 59 PE teachers lead sessions at state conference Dec 3, 2013 1:24 PM
    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 Hts. firefighters use Wellington to practice Nov 19, 2013 7:44 PM
    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 6:04 PM
    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.

  • Former Wellington restaurant to be demolished Sep 25, 2013 6:17 PM
    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.”

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