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  • Report card shows huge dips, some gains across Fox Valley Oct 31, 2013 6:03 PM
    Despite a significant drop in test scores, administrators at Fox River Grove School District 3 are happy the tiny district's roughly 500 students are doing far better than the rest of the state on standardized tests. The two-school district, like many others throughout the Fox Valley, faired poorly in the Illinois Standards Achievement Test with its composite score dipping 15.9 percentage points from the previous year,

     
  • Fox River Grove schools budget for 2014 shows slight deficit Sep 25, 2013 11:38 PM
    Fox River Grove School District 3 school board this week approved an $8.6 million budget for expenditures for the 2013-2014 school year, which includes a slight deficit. The district's operating budget is about $7.5 million, with an additional $1.1 million set aside for contributions to the Teachers' Retirement System. The $433,504 estimated deficit is largely due to a planned roof project. "If you remove capital improvements, it's in essence a balanced budget," Superintendent Tim Mahaffy said Wednesday.

     
  • Lone incumbent, 3 others win Dist. 3 seats Apr 9, 2013 11:38 PM
    The race for the Fox River Grove Elementary District 3 school board was wide open, with just one incumbent and a group of four challengers seeking four open seats. Stephen Pickering retained his seat by earning 22 percent of the vote. He will be joined by newcomers Patrick Riley, Timothy Hatfield and Patrick Wall.

     
  • 4 challengers, 1 incumbent in Fox River Grove school board race Apr 1, 2013 4:23 PM
    Just one incumbent is running for re-election to the Fox River Grove Elementary District 3 school board, which opens up a race for four seats to a group of challengers generally content with the direction in which the district is going. Michael Olencheck, Patrick Riley, Timothy Hatfield and Patrick Wall challenge incumbent Stephen Pickering for the 4-year seats.

     
  • Endorsements: Hatfield, Pickering, Riley, Wall for Fox River Grove Dist. 3 Mar 18, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endoses Patrick Riley, Timothy Hatfield, Stephen Pickering and Patrick Wall for Fox River Grove District 3 Board of Education.

     
  • Michael Olencheck: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:25 PM
    Candidate information for Michael Olencheck, running for Fox River Grove Consolidated District 3 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Patrick Wall: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:25 PM
    Candidate information for Patrick Wall, running for Fox River Grove Consolidated District 3 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Stephen Pickering: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:25 PM
    Candidate information for Stephen Pickering, running for Fox River Grove Consolidated District 3 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Patrick Riley: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:25 PM
    Candidate information for Patrick Riley, running for Fox River Grove Consolidated District 3 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Timothy Hatfield: Candidate Profile Mar 15, 2013 9:57 AM
    Candidate information for Timothy Hatfield, running for Fox River Grove Consolidated District 3 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Consultants: Don’t merge Cary, Fox River Grove districts Dec 12, 2012 10:52 PM
    Consultants that have been exploring consolidating Cary Community Consolidated District 26 and Fox River Grove District 3 told a group of school and community members Wednesday they didn't recommend the move.

     
  • Education reporter looking for stories Dec 6, 2012 8:04 AM
    For the last two years I have been profiling people in the community about once per week. I'm switching beats once again and my search for people who will let me tell their stories is narrowing.

     
  • School report cards: Huntley posts big gains in science Oct 31, 2012 6:18 AM
    It's not an exact science, but educators in Huntley Unit District 158 say more challenging coursework, continued adjustments to the curriculum and high expectations of all students helped high school juniors again raise the bar in a statewide science assessment. The number of Huntley High School juniors who met or exceeded state standards in science jumped 8.1 percentage points.

     
  • Cary Grove merger talk makes officials nervous Jun 3, 2012 7:00 AM
    What if Cary and Fox River Grove merged? Just bringing up the idea makes some public officials in the two villages perched on opposite banks of the Fox River in McHenry County cringe. Already, though, they share many things, including Cary-Grove High School, the Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cary-Grove Performing Arts Centre, and Cary Grove Youth Baseball and Softball.

     
  • Double-digit increases the norm for McHenry County tax rates Apr 30, 2012 6:27 PM
    Tax rates in McHenry County released Monday showed a majority of taxing bodies will see double-digit increases. But McHenry County Clerk Kathie Schultz said the increases were expected as tax rates go up when propoerty values go down.

     
  • Dist. 26, Dist. 3 move forward with consolidation study plans Mar 28, 2012 1:32 PM
    Cary Elementary District 26 and Fox River Grove Elementary District 3 are moving ahead with plans to do a feasibility study to determine if consolidation would benefit both districts. Administrators from the two districts, which both feed into Cary-Grove High Schoo,l had wanted to complete the study before June 30 to take advantage of a reimbursement from the state. But district leaders say that deadline was unreasonable and they would rather get the best information rather than the lowest price.

     
  • District 155, feeder districts look to save jointly Mar 14, 2012 6:06 PM
    School board presidents from Crystal Lake High School District 155 and its four feeder districts are going to seek approval from their respective boards to look into saving money by joining forces in the areas of purchasing, technology, transportation and maintenance, officials said.

     
  • Cary Dist. 26, Fox River Grove Dist. 3 to research consolidation Mar 2, 2012 10:41 AM
    Cary Elementary District 26 and Fox River Grove Elementary District 3 are considering a feasability study to determine if consolidating the two districts makes sense. Both districts have seen declining enrollments and expect further drops. “We only send kids to that one high school, so from that point of view we are very similar districts,” said Christopher Spoerl, president of the District 26 school board.

     
  • Northrop works to spark interest in engineering Apr 30, 2011 2:47 PM
    Gazing through infrared cameras and building paper structures strong enough to hold textbooks are just a few of the many activities elementary, middle and high school students throughout the Chicago area are taking part in to learn about engineering. This year, Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Discover “E” (engineering) program sent over 50 engineers to more than 35 local schools to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts.

     
  • Stephen J. Pickering: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:09 PM
    Candidate information for Stephen J. Pickering, running for Fox River Grove Elementary D3

     
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