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  • Cupcakes or quinoa? How several school districts regulate snacks Jul 12, 2014 8:00 AM
    Jennifer Nickels’ complaints about a teacher rewarding her 7-year-old daughter and other Dundee Highlands Elementary School students with candy prompted a schoolwide survey to parents, who were fine with the sweets. Meanwhile, policies about candy and other treats doled out during the school day vary across the suburbs. “It’s the cupcake and quinoa wars,” Margaret Van Duch of Mundelein's Fremont District 79 said.

  • Teen builds fence for school’s garden as part of Eagle Scout project Jul 2, 2014 10:54 AM
    Mechanics Grove Elementary School now has a fence to protect its vegetables from animals eating them thanks to Tyler Marx, who built the structure as part of his Eagle Scout Project through Santa Maria Boy Scout Troop 195.

  • District 50, Prairie Crossing Charter School clash over lawsuit hearing Jun 26, 2014 6:11 PM
    Differing perceptions about a recent court hearing have emerged related to a Woodland Elementary District 50 lawsuit challenging a state agency’s decision allowing Grayslake’s Prairie Crossing Charter School to operate another five years.

  • Editorial: Charter school must serve students of all backgrounds May 27, 2014 1:01 AM
    A publicly funded Grayslake charter school, whose enrollment doesn't come close to reflecting the area's ethnic or economic diversity, must demonstrate a commitment to serve all students of all backgrounds, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • District 79 special ed meeting: May 21, 2014 5:48 PM
    Fremont Elementary District 79 hosts a meeting Tuesday, May 27, at 3 p.m. to discuss plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within the district for the 2014-15 school year.

  • Dist. 50: Legal tab worth fight against charter school May 21, 2014 4:13 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50's board president says potential financial gain will outweigh legal bills from a lawsuit challenging a state agency's decision allowing Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake to stay open another five years.

  • Dist. 50 files suit over Grayslake charter school staying open May 20, 2014 11:38 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a state agency’s recent decision allowing Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake to continue for another five years. Gurnee-based District 50 contends in the suit filed Tuesday in Cook County circuit court that Prairie Crossing should not have received state approval to remain open because it violated its last charter renewal in 2009 by not increasing student diversity as directed.

  • Fremont students remove invasive plants from preserve May 13, 2014 4:59 PM
    More than 250 Fremont Middle School eighth-graders headed into Ray Lake Farms Forest Preserve behind their school Tuesday to remove invasive plant species as part of a community service project.

  • Recognition ceremony, luncheon honor Mundelein-area eighth grade students hard work Apr 25, 2014 8:22 PM
    Eighth-grade students from Carl Sandburg, Fremont and West Oak middle schools were honored for their hard work Friday. Lake County circuit court Judge Daniel B. Shanes and Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther recognized the students for academic achievement and/or behavioral improvements for this school year.

  • Re-enactors bring World War II to Fremont Middle School eighth-grade students Apr 24, 2014 4:44 PM
    World War II came to Fremont Middle School in Mundelein Thursday as re-enactment experts from Don’t Know Much About History showed students what it was like to be a soldier or a pilot. “When you can see and feel and touch things, that’s what really brings it home to people, said World War II re-enactor Phil Lauricella of Elburn.

  • Prairie Crossing charter renewed but must diversify Apr 16, 2014 5:36 AM
    Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake was criticized for lacking student diversity before narrowly receiving approval to operate another five years from a state commission. Prairie Crossing's charter renewal came with two conditions in an effort to boost diversity. “When they first started this thing, a lot of people were kind of leery of this environmental thing,” one commissioner said of Prairie Crossing.

  • Fremont Elementary School club gets students excited about science Apr 14, 2014 12:55 PM
    Fremont Elementary School students hovered over the gymnasium floor, water flew over head and their hair stood on end as part of a Getting Excited about Science assembly sponsored by the PTO.

  • Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz launches math contest Mar 6, 2014 2:09 PM
    More than 100 Mundelein-area students will compete in the first Mayor's Cup Math Challenge on Sunday at Mundelein High School. Mayor Steve Lentz came up with the idea because he thought a math contest would inspire kids to compete and bring attention to the growing educational focus on science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Grayslake’s Prairie Crossing Charter School ends subzero recess Jan 29, 2014 2:47 PM
    Students at Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake no longer will have a shortened outdoor recess in subzero weather, under an amended policy enacted Wednesday.

  • The Soapbox Jan 18, 2014 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors are talking about school transparency, nice new roads and the suburbs' Olympic hopefuls, among other things.

  • State receives feedback on Grayslake’s Prairie Crossing Charter School Dec 5, 2013 4:30 PM
    Compliments and concerns about Prairie Crossing Charter School in Graysake have been presented to a state agency that'll decide if it should continue after the current academic year.

  • Public forum today on Prairie Crossing renewal Dec 4, 2013 10:37 AM
    State education officials will host a hearing Wednesday night regarding a renewal necessary for the continued operation of Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake. Executive Director Geoff Deigan told the Daily Herald Tuesday he expects the commission to issue a final decision in the renewal in early spring.

  • Craft fair on Dec. 7: Nov 21, 2013 4:31 PM
    Fremont School District 79 will host a holiday craft boutique on Dec. 7. It will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fremont Intermediate School, 28754 N. Fremont Center Road, Mundelein.

  • Prairie Crossing in Grayslake launches Bully Awareness Week Nov 18, 2013 4:38 PM
    Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake launched its second annual Bully Awareness Week with a ceremony Monday. Bullying facts and other information were presented to students, parents and teachers who attended the opening ceremony.

  • Grayslake’s Prairie Crossing Charter School wins national Blue Ribbon Award Oct 2, 2013 10:04 AM
    Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake is celebrating its second consecutive national education award. This year, Prairie Crossing is one of 286 recipients of the national Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence. Prairie Crossing is among 21 schools to receive the honor in Illinois.

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