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  • The Soapbox Nov 9, 2013 5:00 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 5:29 PM
    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 found at Hadley Junior High in Glen Ellyn Nov 4, 2013 5:20 PM
    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 29, 2013 12:17 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 shape Oct 16, 2013 5:00 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 5:06 PM
    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 9:17 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 schools, cops eye park district building Sep 5, 2013 5:30 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 10:30 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.

  • Gnat infestation closes portable classroom in Glen Ellyn Aug 27, 2013 4:16 PM
    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.

  • Quick learning curve for new District 41 superintendent Jul 18, 2013 7:31 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.

  • Controversial book headed back to Glen Ellyn District 41 library shelves Jun 10, 2013 11:45 PM
    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.

  • District 41 to decide fate of 'Wallflower' in eighth-grade classrooms Jun 10, 2013 4:04 PM
    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.

  • District 41 debates reinstating banned book, parent notification May 29, 2013 11:51 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.

  • Dist. 41 takes new look at ‘Wallflower’ book ban May 27, 2013 5:56 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.

  • Glen Ellyn Dist. 41 parents debate pulling ‘Wallflower’ from school shelves May 10, 2013 8:25 PM
    Some parents of Hadley Junior High School students in Glen Ellyn say "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is a relatable coming-of-age tale, while others argue the book isn't appropriate for eighth-graders. The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board supported the latter view.

  • District 41 delays land acquisition decision Apr 9, 2013 3:36 PM
    The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board has tabled a motion to offer Wheaton College money for land where the district hopes to build a new junior high school. The board voted unanimously Monday to table discussion of a resolution authorizing Superintendent Ann Riebock to make a formal offer to the college for its land at 1825 College Ave. on the border of Glen Ellyn and Wheaton.

  • Lisle man charged with burglary at school headquarters Apr 3, 2013 5:47 PM
    A Lisle man has been charged with stealing tools, GPS devices and other items from unlocked vehicles at the Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 headquarters. Charles Johnsen, 24, of the 5700 block of Abbey Drive, appeared in DuPage County bond court Wednesday and was held on $100,000 bail.

  • Wheaton College, backers resist giving up land for school Apr 3, 2013 11:53 PM
    A Wheaton College official and local residents on Wednesday criticized plans of Glen Ellyn School District 41 to acquire college-owned land for a new junior high school. The school district has expressed interest in purchasing a 15-acre site at 1825 College Ave., which the college uses for art studios, a campus maintenance workshop, warehouse storage and not-for-profit Christian ministries.

  • District 41 plans forum on land acquisition Apr 1, 2013 9:31 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 officials will sponsor a community forum this week to discuss their plans to acquire a 15-acre parcel owned by Wheaton College on the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton border. The school district is eyeing the site at 1825 College Ave. for a new junior high school, but the college so far has said the land isn't for sale.

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