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  • Will new name mean new image for Forest View Alternative School? Jun 4, 2014 4:29 PM
    Officials at Northwest Suburban High School District 214 will discuss renaming Forest View Alternative School at Thursday’s school board meeting in an effort to change what they say are misconceptions about the school. “The current name poses several concerns. The word alternative suggests that all students have a reputation for drug involvement, gang affiliation, and legal problems,” according to a district memo.

     
  • St. Viator lacrosse team links with 8-year-old cancer patient Mar 21, 2014 5:32 AM
    An 8-year-old Wheaton boy battling a brain tumor will be inducted as the newest member of the St. Viator High School lacrosse team when it plays its first game Friday, March 21, on the new synthetic turf field at Forest View Educational Center. “This promises to be a special event for one special boy,” Coach Bill Sandford said. “Our boys will be his new teammates offering friendship to him along his journey, but I know the entire community will be interested in his story and fight against cancer.”

     
  • Classroom redesign part of Dist. 214 capital projects plan Nov 7, 2013 11:35 PM
    The school board at Northwest Suburban High School District 214 on Thursday approved its capital improvement plan for the 2014-15 school year including about $7.3 million worth of renovations and upgrades.

     
  • Bottle band to perform Sunday at Forest View in Arlington Hts. Nov 6, 2013 1:48 PM
    The St. Luke’s Bottle Band will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Forest View Educational Center Theater, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. They will perform a wide variety of music including classical, jazz and Chicago sports team theme songs.

     
  • Northwest Symphony concert Sunday features new maestra Nov 9, 2013 11:48 AM
    The Northwest Symphony will perform four concerts in its 62nd season, with the first next Sunday, Nov. 17, introducing the group’s new maestra, Kim Diehnelt. Diehnelt is only the third music director/conductor in the group’s history.

     
  • Robert Morris U. unveils new gym with Bo Jackson's help Oct 19, 2013 5:00 PM
    What had been an aging gym and football field at an Arlington Heights alternative high school has been transformed into a mecca for a growing private university’s athletic programs. Robert Morris University embarked this year on an $11.5 million athletic facilities improvement project at the Arlington Heights campus it shares with Forest View Alternative School at 2123 S. Goebbert Road. And the students got a major inspirational boost from football and baseball legend Bo Jackson.

     
  • Top moments in high school sports Apr 30, 2013 2:29 PM
    High school athletes across the suburbs face off on basketball courts, football fields and baseball diamonds; they size each other up in tennis matches, around golf tees and across wrestling mats. The give it their all for their schools, their teams, their classmates and their coaches. The Daily Herald put together a video to honor athletes at our suburban high schools. Watch this feature to see some of the top moments in high school sports.

     
  • Basketball tourney about sportsmanship, not just score Mar 23, 2013 5:19 PM
    As top college basketball teams battled in March Madness matchups throughout the day Saturday, a tournament featuring 30 coed teams from Chicago area alternative schools focused more on sportsmanship than the final score. "Sportsmanship is what we're all about," said Sarah Lorenzi, chairwoman of the Chicago Area Alternative Education League's fundraising committee. "The biggest trophy is the sportsmanship award."

     
  • Forest View School holding St. Baldrick’s fundraiser Mar 4, 2013 11:07 AM
    Forest View Alternative School will sponsor its fourth annual “St. Baldrick’s Day” fundraiser at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.

     
  • Decades of alumni sing thanks to retired choir director Nov 26, 2012 6:08 AM
    More than three decades of alumni came together for a reunion concert to pay tribute and give thanks to the choir director who they said made such a difference in their lives. At least 150 singers who graduated from Forest View High School or Elk Grove High School gathered for two hours of singing led by Jerry Swanson. “It seems like just yesterday we were singing these songs for the first time,” Swanson said.

     
  • D214 discussing facility improvements, BG pool renovation Nov 20, 2012 2:38 PM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 is considering $24 million in maintenance projects and facility improvements for the next year, including a major renovation to the pool at Buffalo Grove High School and finishing sound abatement at Elk Grove High School. While the total cost for projects for the 2013-2014 school year reaches $24 million, the cost to the district is only about $18 million because of contributions from other sources.

     
  • District 214 may offer more options for gym exemption Oct 5, 2012 5:35 AM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 might allow a student to be exempt from gym class if he or she is member of a competitive marching band program or enrolled in the school Reserve Officer’s Training Corps. “We have students staying up very late after marching band practice and then doing hours of homework,” said Superintendent David Schuler. “This would give them an opportunity to have a study hall to get some of that work done during the day.”

     
  • District 214 OKs code of conduct for coaches, advisers Jul 12, 2012 10:42 PM
    Starting this fall, all coaches and club advisers in Northwest Suburban High School District 214 must sign and adhere to a code of conduct outlining appropriate behavior standards, the school board decided on Thursday. "We hear every day about children bullying other children, but what about when it's the coaches or adviser bullying our children?" an Arlington Heights parent said.

     
  • Rolling Meadows woman’s legacy lives on in self-defense program Apr 22, 2012 8:00 AM
    Losing a child is life-changing, but more than a decade after Shannon McNamara's death, her parents take comfort in the fact that it isn't just their lives that have changed, but those of more than a million young girls worldwide. After McNamara was murdered in her off-campus apartment at Eastern Illinois University in June 2001, her friend Erin Weed started a program called Girls Fight Back to spread a message of strength and self-defense.

     
  • District 214 offers violence prevention seminar Apr 10, 2012 5:46 PM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 is hosting a districtwide violence prevention program for junior and senior high school girls, their moms, and the entire female staff on Monday, April 16.

     
  • A common goal: suburban students, tutors cross language barriers for learning Mar 18, 2012 7:03 AM
    The Read to Learn program has helped thousands of residents across the suburbs improve their literacy skills, earn their U.S. citizenship and reach their goals. As the suburbs have become more diverse, the program finds great demand from residents working on their English skills and hoping for a better life.

     
  • District 214 could eliminate class rank Feb 28, 2012 9:08 PM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 officials will discuss completely eliminating class rank when the school board meets later this week. The possible move comes after several other Northwest suburban districts have eliminated ranking systems over the past few years, a trend with which Board President Jim Perkins said District 214 is falling in line.

     
  • Open gym every Thursday at Forest View Sep 21, 2011 11:36 AM
    Students, alumni and residents near Northwest Suburban High School District 214 can work out at the Forest View Alternative School every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. starting Thursday Sept. 22. The open gym is will be held in the field house of the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights.

     
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  • Who’s competing Mar 6, 2011 6:46 AM
    Who will be competing in the Team Dance Illinois championships on Sunday in Peoria.

     
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