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  • Cops: Glen Ellyn sixth-grader accused of hitting asst. principal Dec 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Glen Ellyn police say they are investigating a report of a sixth-grader at Hadley Junior High striking an assistant principal because the 11-year-old boy did not want to stay after school. School officials contacted police and reported the assault, which Deputy Police Chief Bill Holmer said took place about 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the school at 240 Hawthorne Blvd.

     
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 seeks property tax boost Dec 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 officials are seeking a 4.57 percent, or close to $2 million, property tax levy increase, but expect the actual increase to be closer to the consumer price index of 1.7 percent.

     
  • Third-grade literacy teacher Michelle Spratt helps students Kennedey Brandt, left, and Sophia Brown learn about relationships at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Glen Ellyn. The school recently was honored for its innovative approaches to learning.

    Glen Ellyn school lauded for ‘engaged learning’ Dec 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Innovative approaches to learning are the norm around Glen Ellyn's Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, and that's one of the reasons it recently was named an Exemplar School by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. “It affirms that we’re moving in the right direction,” Assistant Superintendent Karen Carlson says.

     
  • A step toward more classrooms in District 41 Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41’s school board unanimously approved to move forward with phase one of its facilities project on Monday — but not before one board member voiced caution about the next steps.

     
  • District 41 to vote on project to build new classrooms Nov 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    \The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board is expected to decide Monday night whether to pursue a $15.6 million project to improve facilities. The board will decide whether to seek bids on a plan to add four flexible classrooms each at Franklin, Lincoln, Churchill and Forest Glen schools.

     
  • The Soapbox Nov 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors write their opinions about a super sweet collection drive, Jay's impending comeback and creepy crawlers at a school, among other topics.

     
  • Bedbug inspections continue at Hadley Junior High Nov 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Concerns about bedbugs kept more than 300 Hadley Junior High students home from school Wednesday as Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 brought in a bug-sniffing dog to assist with its inspections.

     
  •  Bedbugs have been found in Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn.

    Bedbugs found at Hadley Junior High in Glen Ellyn Nov 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    A light infestation of bedbugs has been discovered in classrooms at Hadley Junior High, according to an email from Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 Superintendent Paul Gordon on the district website. “I ask for your patience, support and understanding that we are doing this so that we can be confident that Hadley is clear of these pests,” Gordon said in an email.

     
  • Dist. 41 talks cost, long term of facilities plan Oct 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    As a more concrete cost was presented for proposed new classrooms in Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41, conversation at Monday’s board meeting steered to the more ambitious second phase of the facilities project.

     
  • District 41 classroom project takes shapeOct 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41’s proposal to build new classrooms at each of its four elementary schools took greater shape at Tuesday’s board meeting with schematic design and construction management progress updates and two presentations for alternative financing.

     
  • Project-based learning taking off in Glen Ellyn schools Oct 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Glen Ellyn schools are gaining national attention for their Project-Based Learning curriculum and superintendents from across the country were on hand Friday to see how it works.

     
  • District 41 to propose building new classrooms Sep 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 administrators will present a building plan to the school board Monday night to provide up to 16 new classrooms — four at each of the district’s four elementary schools.

     
  •  Glen Ellyn Park District officials are considering consolidating operations of the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, above, with the Main Street Recreation Center. The village and Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 have expressed interest in the Spring Avenue site.

    Glen Ellyn schools, cops eye park district buildingSep 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Glen Ellyn Park District is looking into whether it should consolidate two of its recreation center buildings — one of which is being eyed by both the village and Glen Ellyn School District 41 as possible solutions to their space constraints. The park district has hired a consultant to conduct a dual facility study that will determine if operations of the Spring Avenue Recreation Center and the Main Street Recreation Center could be consolidated, and if so, whether one of the buildings should be closed.

     
  • Dist. 41 pursuing renovations at 4 schools Aug 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Glen Ellyn District 41 has proposed at least $12 million in renovations and additions to its four elementary schools over the course of the next three years. At the forefront of the proposal is the addition of so-called “innovation labs,” described as large, flexible spaces where students would tackle hands-on projects as part of the district's STEAM curriculum focus on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.

     
  •  A portable classroom at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Glen Ellyn remains closed this week because it was found to be infested with gnats.

    Gnat infestation closes portable classroom in Glen Ellyn Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    A portable classroom building at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Glen Ellyn isn't being used during the first week of school because it was found to be infested with gnats, officials said. The discovery was made about a week before the first day of school, and pest companies have been working since then to remediate the portable unit of the infestation, Glen Ellyn District 41 Superintendent Paul Gordon said.

     
  • New Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 Superintendent Paul Gordon says his primary educational mission is to prepare students as 21st-century learners.

    Quick learning curve for new District 41 superintendentJul 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    School doesn't start until Aug. 26 for students in Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41, but the learning process has already begun for the district's new superintendent, who says he's been doing a lot of listening since arriving in town to bring himself up to speed on issues. Paul Gordon took over day-to-day operations of District 41 on July 1 following the retirement of Ann Riebock.

     
  • “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky

    Controversial book headed back to Glen Ellyn District 41 library shelves Jun 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    A controversial book removed in April from eighth-grade classrooms at Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn will be back on the shelves when students return to class in the fall. The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board voted 6-1 Monday to overturn the decision by a previous board to remove copies of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” from eighth-grade literacy classrooms at Hadley over concerns about sexually explicit content and language.

     
  • The Glen Ellyn District 41 school board will vote Monday night on whether to reinstate copies of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” to eighth-grade classrooms at Hadley Junior High School.

    District 41 to decide fate of 'Wallflower' in eighth-grade classrooms Jun 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Glen Ellyn District 41 school board members will decide Monday night whether to reinstate a controversial book removed from eighth grade classrooms in April. The board will consider two separate motions: whether to return “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” to Hadley Junior High School eighth grade classrooms as an independent reading option for students, and whether to approve updated procedures for informing parents about controversial classroom texts.

     
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 school board members listen to Superintendent Ann Riebock Tuesday during discussion of whether to reinstate a controversial book in eighth grade classrooms.

    District 41 debates reinstating banned book, parent notification May 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Whether a banned book will return to the classrooms of Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn is unclear, while District 41 school board members argue over the contents of a parent notification letter about controversial classroom texts. A district reconsideration committee has recommended “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” be reinstated as an independent reading option for eighth graders, at the same time district officials say additional “safeguards” would be implemented, such as sending parents a letter at the start of every school year asking them to be aware of their child's reading choices.

     
  • The Glen Ellyn District 41 school board is expected to discuss Tuesday whether or not to return “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” to eighth-grade classrooms at Hadley Junior High School.

    Dist. 41 takes new look at ‘Wallflower’ book banMay 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    A controversial book that was removed from eighth-grade classroom shelves at Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn could return, under a proposal by school district officials. A Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 committee made up primarily of teachers and administrators is asking the school board to reverse its decision to remove “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” as an independent reading option in eighth-grade literacy classrooms.

     
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