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  • Why 7 people want to be on Geneva school board Feb 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    A passion for education and concerns about school district spending are fueling the interest of candidates in the race for the Geneva school board.

     
  • Geneva High band seeks help reaching uniform fundraising finale Mar 2, 2015 8:59 AM
    After almost 18 years of performance and parade use by a growing band program, the existing Geneva High School band uniforms stopped looking their best years ago. The Friends of Geneva High School Band and the Geneva Music Boosters are currently raising funds to replace the existing band uniforms, which were purchased in 1998. The Geneva school board has committed to covering half of the $113,000 cost of new uniforms, but the remaining half must be raised from within the schools and the community.

     
  • ‘Emergency days’ becoming school days after Monday closures Feb 3, 2015 12:41 PM
    So-called “emergency days” at the end of yearly calendars now will be school days in districts across the suburbs after Monday’s widespread closures. Hundreds of schools closed Monday after the snow fell. “The closure wasn’t controversial — it was the fifth-largest snowstorm in history,” Michelle Fregoso, spokeswoman for Naperville Unit District 203, said Monday. “The main thing this morning was just student safety."

     
  • Geneva High dance team to compete at state competition this weekend Jan 28, 2015 6:47 PM
    The Geneva High School Varsity dance team will be defending their title as state champions in the Illinois High School Association Dance 2A division in Bloomington, Illinois, this weekend.

     
  • Geneva Idol karaoke event set for Friday at EvenFlow Jan 15, 2015 11:38 AM
    The Geneva Academic Foundation will return to EvenFlow Music & Spirits Friday, Jan. 23, to host the second annual GAF Geneva Idol Karaoke event.

     
  • Geneva schools favor property tax rebate to attract factory Jan 13, 2015 9:14 AM
    Geneva school board members favor offering a property tax rebate incentive to attract a filtration factory to a site in Batavia, under a tentative intergovernmental agreement the board approved Monday.

     
  • Register now for Chick Chat Workshop for girls on March 7 Jan 13, 2015 3:55 PM
    Chick Chat by Helping Girls Navigate Adolescence Inc. is a spectacular daylong workshop where fourth- to sixth-grade girls can explore their interests and issues, build interpersonal skills, improve their social relationships, make healthy decisions, delve into developing their own unique sense of self, enhance images of themselves as capable and competent individuals, and have fun — all within a safe and nurturing environment.

     
  • Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions Jan 7, 2015 2:48 PM
    Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions, 2014-2015

     
  • 2014-2015 Fox Valley Leadership Team Jan 7, 2015 2:59 PM
    The 10 students named to the Daily Herald's Fox Valley Leadership Team come from different backgrounds, but they have one thing in common -- they value service over self. "Everything I need to know about life I have learned through service," writes Cassie Kemmler of Elgin Academy. Read about these future leaders -- kids who are "doers, not just joiners," according to a sponsor -- and prepare to be inspired.

     
  • Who wants to run the schools in the Tri-Cities, Kaneland area? Dec 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    In the Kaneland school district, geography could play a role in who gets to sit on the school board. In St. Charles District 303, former board member Lori Linkimer hopes to come back. And 11 people are running for spots on the Elgin U-46 board.

     
  • 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.

     
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