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  • Batavia school board hot among Tri-Cities races Dec 15, 2014 7:59 PM
    The Batavia school board race in April will be a highly contested one, as eight people filed this morning for theree seats. And one of those candidates is also seeking a seat on the Batavia City Council.

  • Geneva schools outline priorities for building work Dec 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    Geneva schools are looking at spending more than $9 million over the next seven years on repairs and security to improvements to buildings, according to plans presented Monday to the school board.

  • Geneva schools to ask for more taxes, over board member’s objection Dec 9, 2014 11:40 AM
    The Geneva school board decided Monday to increase property taxes for 2015, with only board member Mike McCormick voting against the measure.

  • Sneak peek: Geneva Christmas House Tour homes Dec 3, 2014 7:01 AM
    Get holiday decorating ideas at the annual Christmas House Tour. Five homes, each with their own distinctive character, will open for self-guided tours from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Each home will shine in holiday adornments presented by local decorators and designers.

  • Find holiday spirit at Geneva Christmas Walk and House Tour Dec 2, 2014 7:01 PM
    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the holiday elves have been busy creating a magical experience in Geneva for its 47th Christmas Walk on Friday, Dec. 5, and House Tour festivities on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6.

  • 3 administrators to retire from Geneva schools Nov 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    Three Geneva school administrators announced earlier this week that they are retiring at the end of the school year.

  • Directing ‘The Nutcracker’ from a hospital bed Nov 21, 2014 10:11 AM
    Christmas is the season for giving, and Ashlie Andersen, owner of State Street Dance Studio and director of the school’s 11th performance of “The Nutcracker,” is contemplating three of the most important gifts of her life. Foremost are the twins she is expecting, but the third gift was a complete surprise. “I gave my studio to Ashlie,” said founder Linda Cunningham, who lives in Batavia. “It was my Oprah moment. I said, ‘hey, I want to talk to you about something. I have a gift for you.’ She was blown away.”

  • Geneva middle schools honor veterans Nov 11, 2014 2:17 PM
    Geneva Middle Schools North and South conducted all-school ceremonies to honor the men and women who have served our country to celebrate Veterans Day.

  • How Geneva schools levy would affect your tax bill Nov 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Geneva school board is contemplating asking for 4.4 percent more in property taxes in 2015 than the district received in 2014.

  • Playful comedy to be staged at Geneva High School Nov 6, 2014 7:01 AM
    Geneva High School will present "The Love of Three Oranges," a comedy that offers a modern take on fairy tale themes, this weekend. Teacher Nicolette Pollack, who always wanted to perform this play, says she's thrilled to have a chance to direct it.

  • Heartland School raises money during run Nov 6, 2014 3:09 PM
    Heartland Elementary School in Geneva and the Kids with Heart PTO Committee raised more than $3,400 for Marklund during the 12th annual Run From the Heart on Oct. 16.

  • Geneva High atop local lists for science, reading Oct 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    Geneva High School continued to have the highest composite average ACT score among schools in and near the Tri-Cities, despite a slight dip in that score. And Kaneland High School's score climbed 5.2 percent.

  • Get in the driver’s seat for band uniform fundraiser Oct 22, 2014 8:13 PM
    The Geneva High School band program has received a very generous offer from not one, but two local supporters to participate in an easy, no-cost, no-effort fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Fox Valley Buick/GMC is sponsoring the “Buick Drive for Your Students” fundraiser on Saturday. All you have to do is come to the high school and test drive a new Buick. In exchange for the quick drive around the block Buick will donate $10 to Geneva High School’s campaign to purchase new band uniforms. The Buick donation is $10 per person for the first 100 people who take a test drive. After reaching 101, the donation increases to $20 per drive, including the first 100 test drives, so when we reach 101 $2,000 will have already been raised. Geneva High School has the potential to earn up to $10,000 from Buick.

  • Geneva schools get security upgrades Sep 23, 2014 12:43 AM
    Security upgrades, including putting shatter-resistant security film on windows and glass walls, have been taking place at Geneva schools. The school board received an update, and approved a contract for the film, Monday night.

  • Geneva teachers hit 25-year mark Aug 20, 2014 5:20 PM
    Wednesday was the first day of school in Geneva District 304, and two teachers at the high school were celebrating 25 years in the classroom.

  • Digital wallet coming to Geneva High Aug 9, 2014 7:45 PM
    Geneva High School will introduce PushCoin accounts this fall, from which students can pay for lunch by scanning their finger. The payment method will eventually be used in all District 304 schools.

  • New lunch payment system for Geneva schools Jul 28, 2014 5:26 PM
    A new payment system is coming this fall for school lunches in Geneva. It will allow parents to add money to students' accounts practically right up to lunchtime. Plus they will be able to monitor what their kids are buying and check nutritional content.

  • Proposed Geneva schools budget calls for deficit on purpose Jul 21, 2014 11:44 PM
    The Geneva school board is contemplating a 2015 budget with more than $4 million deficit. But district officials say it's a deficit they planned on, as the district is using excess money in its funds to repay some of the debt it owes.

  • Geneva schools chief gets 2 percent raise each of next 4 years May 28, 2014 5:45 PM
    Geneva schools Superintendent Kent Mutchler will get raises of 1.95 percent per year the next four years, the school board decided.

  • Meet the 2013-2014 Fox Valley Academic Team May 8, 2014 3:34 PM
    "Throughout my life, I have never been satisfied with simply meeting the minimum requirements," Kevin Wilde of Cary-Grove High School writes in an essay. "While some people may ask, 'What is the least amount of work I need to do to get by?' I ask, 'What could I do to get the most out of this situation?'" Wilde, who was named to the Daily Herald's Fox Valley Academic Team for 2013-14, is not alone in his mindset. The students on the team look for opportunities to not only further their own achievements, but to lead, and to make a difference.

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