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  • Video helps refugee share his story with Glen Ellyn classmates Dec 11, 2014 1:51 PM
    Fourth-grader Soe Ka Maw may not always have the words to express himself in the language of his classmates at Glen Ellyn’s Churchill Elementary School, but with a computer and a few drawings he has been able to show his classmates his past, present and future as a refugee.

     
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 liaison reaches out to Spanish-speaking families Dec 11, 2014 11:55 AM
    Since meeting Gabriela Escobar, Maricela says she has received nothing but help. Escobar has given the mother of two Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 students rides and helped her access services such as food pantry resources and park district scholarships. Escobar, 40, is the Spanish liaison for District 41, the bridge between the district and its Spanish-speaking families who helps them access resources and better understand the school system.

     
  • Glen Ellyn schools, other groups helping kids in need Dec 10, 2014 5:50 PM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 will be spreading some Christmas cheer to families in need this month through its Holiday Sharing program.

     
  • Glen Ellyn Dist. 41 hires firm to study full-day kindergarten spaces Nov 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 board members voted Monday to hire a firm that will study the possibility of building an early learning center and modifying the district’s current schools so that the district could implement full-day kindergarten through either option.

     
  • District 41 classroom addition project on schedule Nov 13, 2014 5:27 PM
    Construction is on track for classroom additions and associated space at all four elementary schools in Glen Ellyn District 41, officials said. The roughly $13.5 million project is scheduled to be finished next year, Assistant Superintendent Bob Ciserella said. The additions will allow the district to reduce its use of aging portable classrooms. With the additions, each school will gain four new classrooms, and Churchill also will get a new art room and two bathrooms.

     
  • District 41 faces challenges in all-day kindergarten talks Nov 12, 2014 4:58 PM
    There’s support for an all-day kindergarten program among administrators in Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41, but they caution there will be some major challenges — both in terms of cost and space — to implement it at their four schools. Superintendent Paul Gordon told school board members this week the district received 642 responses to a community survey on the topic, including 374 from parents of future kindergartners.

     
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 considering full-day kindergarten Oct 13, 2014 4:29 PM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 officials are asking residents if they would support implementation of a full-day kindergarten program. The district has launched an online survey that residents can fill out by Oct. 20.

     
  • Glen Ellyn Park District won’t provide land for District 41 school Aug 28, 2014 9:47 PM
    If Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 officials decide to build a new school, it won’t be on park district land, officials say. Leaders from both agencies met recently to brainstorm possible locations for a new school, but park officials made it clear they won’t make any of their open space available. “The park district believes that it would not be within the scope of our mission at this time to sacrifice open space for the purpose of building a new school,” park officials wrote on their website.

     
  • Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 adopts 2014-2015 fiscal budget Aug 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 has adopted a 2014-2015 budget with a projected deficit of almost $12.7 million because of construction projects. Operating revenues total about $51.7 million, but the district will be spending about $64.4 million.

     
  • Glen Ellyn district sets new rules on student cellphones, tablets Aug 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    Despite some concerns from parents, the Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 board has agreed to limit how students can use personal devices such as cellphones and tablets in school. The policy comes after students were caught viewing pornography at school earlier this year.

     
  • Crews building classroom additions in Glen Ellyn District 41 Jul 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    Crews are working this summer on the start of a two-year, $15 million project to add classrooms to all four elementary schools in Glen Ellyn District 41. When the work is complete, Churchill, Franklin, Lincoln and Forest Glen schools each will have four new classrooms. Churchill also will get an additional art room and two bathrooms.

     
  • District 41 to host tech listening sessions Jul 17, 2014 5:12 PM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 is inviting residents to three discussions about proposed changes to its technology policy.

     
  • District 41 considering new technology policy Jul 12, 2014 8:00 AM
    The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board is considering a new technology policy that could place limits on students bringing their own electronic devices into the classroom. The new policy, written by the district’s legal counsel, has been reviewed by the board’s policy committee. It still must be approved by the full board, which received a draft earlier this week.

     
  • Hadley Junior High to get breakfast program Jun 28, 2014 8:00 AM
    Students at Hadley Junior High School soon will be able to start their day with a bite to eat. The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board approved plans for the program after administrators said there’s a connection between student performance and breakfast.

     
  • District 41 moving to increase Internet safety Jun 25, 2014 12:26 PM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 is buying a new Internet filter to better prevent students from accessing inappropriate content — including pornography — while at school. The school board on Monday agreed to spend $33,000 to buy the necessary hardware and software along with three years of licensing and support for a Smoothwall content filter. The decision comes after officials discovered earlier this year that two fifth-graders and a fourth-grader viewed pornography on a mobile device at Forest Glen School.

     
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 appoints new board member Jun 13, 2014 7:44 PM
    A former College of DuPage associate dean, Cathryn Wilkinson, has been named to the Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board to replace Sam Black. Wilkinson was chosen from among 14 applicants interviewed by the board.

     
  • Students and sex images Jun 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    Within a month, four schools --- in Barrington, Batavia, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton --- reported instances of students sexting, looking at porn or creating obscene images. In two of the cases, students involved have been charged.

     
  • School districts take action after sexting, porn incidents Jun 9, 2014 9:30 PM
    Within months, four elementary and middle schools --- in Barrington, Batavia, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton --- reported instances of students sexting, looking at porn or creating obscene images. In two of the cases, students involved have been criminally charged. The districts have responded by trying to educate students about the appropriate use of the Internet and social meda.

     
  • District 41 preparing to appoint new board member Jun 6, 2014 1:01 AM
    A new school board member could be appointed as early as Monday in Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41. The board is expected to vote to name one of 14 applicants to replace President Sam Black, whose resignation is effective at 5 p.m. June 10.

     
  • Editorial: Kids and the battle with technology gone bad May 7, 2014 1:01 AM
    Recent cases of children misusing their smartphones and other technology - and some getting arrested for it - should be a wake-up call for all parents, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
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