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  • Candidates aplenty in DuPage County’s hottest school races Dec 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    Six seats; 26 candidates. That pretty much defines what are likely to be the two hottest school board races this spring in DuPage County, where 14 candidates are pursuing three seats on the College of DuPage board of trustees and 12 candidates are seeking three seats on the Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board.

     
  • Minorities now the new majority in many suburban schools Dec 21, 2014 7:00 AM
    There are more minority students in Illinois than their white counterparts, and more than 50 percent of students now come from low-income families. Suburban educators are adjusting to the demographic shift. Of the change and the challenge, Glenbard High School District 87 Superintendent David Larson said, “This is what’s happening in America. It’s exciting. It’s energizing, and it’s important to embrace.”

     
  • Sandra Pihos to make bid for College of DuPage seat Dec 20, 2014 7:11 AM
    While her tenure as a state representative is coming to an end, Sandra Pihos says she wants to continue to serve the public. So the Glen Ellyn Republican is running for a spot on the College of DuPage board of trustees. She’s already filed her nomination papers to get on the April 7 ballot. “I’m not going to let grass grow under my feet because there’s so many things that need to be done,” said Pihos, whose last day as a state representative is Jan. 13. “I want to continue to be involved.”

     
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 among hot races in DuPage Dec 15, 2014 2:35 PM
    It’s only the first day of filing, but Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 appears to have the hottest school board race in DuPage County. Nine candidates have already filed for the three 4-year seats on the district’s school board, and none of them are incumbents. That’s a much different picture from Naperville Unit District 203, where three seats are also up, but only one person — incumbent Terry Fielden, who is seeking a third term — has filed.

     
  • Does the ACT really tell you if you’re ready for college? Dec 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    More than 64 percent of Larkin High School's students are enrolled in college 16 months after graduation, but according to state statistics, only about half of them were ready for it. The disconnect between college readiness and college enrollment is a statewide trend, one that has many suburban high schools questioning the state’s measure of preparedness.

     
  • B.R. Ryall YMCA offering new technology workshop series Dec 11, 2014 5:30 PM
    The B.R. Ryall YMCA in Glen Ellyn will be bringing out the scientists in kids in a technology workshop series. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)-based workshops will focus on robotics and designing and building with a 3D printer. “So every time they come, they’re going to build something and have something to take home with them,” Marketing Director Jaime Johnson said.

     
  • Officers partner with Glenbard schools to ensure student safety Dec 8, 2014 9:07 AM
    While academic achievement is central to Glenbard High School District 87’s mission, the overall safety and well-being of all students is the top priority, Superintendent David Larson says. A key component is establishing and maintaining a strong reciprocal reporting partnership with the local public safety officials.

     
  • Glenbard parents to discuss ‘The App Generation’ Nov 12, 2014 9:05 AM
    The Glenbard Parent Series, Navigating Healthy Families, will present “The App Generation: How Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy and Imagination in Today’s Digital World,” in two presentations on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

     
  • Glenbard Parent Series focuses on teen eating disorders Nov 7, 2014 8:21 AM
    The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present “Really Understanding Teen Eating Disorders,” with psychiatrists discussing risk factors, consequences and strategies for prevention.

     
  • Glenbard South teacher helps faculty members bring technology into classroom Oct 13, 2014 5:21 AM
    As classrooms use more and more technology, having someone to help teachers along the way is becoming even more essential. Stephanie Wallace is just that: a teacher for teachers. The Glenbard South High School instructional technology specialist helps teachers incorporate technology into their curriculum. But she does not just put an iPad in their hands and leave them to figure it out; she’s there, helping teachers with their devices every step of the journey.

     
  • Author to discuss ‘Smartest Kids in World’ at Glenbard East Oct 13, 2014 4:20 PM
    Journalist and author Amanda Ripley will discuss her book, “The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way,” during an appearance Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Lombard. Ripley’s presentation, scheduled for 7 p.m. at Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St., is part of the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families program.

     
  • Senate bill threatens Glenbard’s future Oct 3, 2014 11:59 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 Superintendent David Larson says Senate Bill 16, if approved, will cost his district millions of dollars in state funding with no obvious way to replace that revenue.

     
  • District 87 puts technology in every freshman’s hands Sep 9, 2014 3:08 PM
    This year's freshmen at the Glenbard high schools each were issued their own iPad. The 1-to-1 tech program aims to make class communication more efficient while introducing students to new learning experiences, Superintendent David Larson says.

     
  • Free cardiac screenings are saving young lives Sep 3, 2014 1:01 PM
    Elgin High School Principal Jerry Cook is on a mission to ensure all 2,500 Elgin High students have an opportunity to be screened for signs of heart problems this month. “We’re very excited to bring the Young Hearts for Life electrocardiogram screening to all students,” says Cook.

     
  • Former child soldier to speak at Glenbard West Aug 26, 2014 7:34 PM
    Parents and students will get the chance to hear from author and former child soldier Ishmael Beah on Thursday as part of the District 87 Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families program. Beah, the author of “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” and “Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel,” is originally from Sierra Leone and was a child soldier during his early teens.

     
  • Grant supports Glenbard Play 60 initiative Aug 19, 2014 8:48 AM
    The Midwest Dairy Council and the NFL awarded Glenbard High School District 87 a $16,000 grant to support its Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, thanks to the grant-writing efforts of the Glenbard District 87 Wellness Committee.

     
  • High school drinking still strikes a chord Aug 17, 2014 5:01 AM
    When it comes to teens and drinking and enforcement thereof, everyone seems to have a strong opinion -- as evidenced by the tumult over the suspension of about 30 athletes at Glenbard West High School, writes Jim Davis, DuPage and Fox Valley news director.

     
  • Experts: District 87's strict alcohol policy keeps teens out of trouble Aug 13, 2014 5:00 AM
    Experts on the risks of underage drinking are applauding Glenbard High School District 87's alcohol policy, as well as the strict enforcement that's been called into question by dozens of parents and students in recent days. “I applaud a school that enforces their policy, but it is not a simple thing — not a simple thing for the students,” said Robyn Block of Students Against Destructive Decisions.

     
  • Glenbard District 87 suspensions stand, but school leaders want more feedback Aug 13, 2014 5:12 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 officials confirmed Tuesday the decision to suspend about 30 athletes for attending parties where alcohol was present is final. But in light of protests by some parents about enforcement of the school's athletic code, school leaders say they'll be soliciting additional feedback.

     
  • Glenbard parents upset with athlete suspensions after drinking party Aug 11, 2014 5:29 AM
    A group of Glenbard West parents are expected to attend the District 87 board of education meeting Monday to express concerns about what they feel is an unfair application of the district's athletic code. The complaints arose after roughly 30 students were disciplined for attending one or more parties this summer where alcohol was present, according to parents.

     
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