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Articles filed under Glenbard High School District 87

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  • 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.

  • Glenbard West student spearheads work to revive garden Jul 25, 2014 4:30 PM
    When Marty Keane, a rising senior at Glenbard West High School, was looking for an Eagle Scout project, he wasn't sure what he wanted to tackle. Then, following his grandmother's advice, he decided to refurbish his school's long-neglected Shakespeare Garden. The results were amazing.

  • Glenbard eliminates class rank for 2015 grads Jun 17, 2014 2:24 PM
    Class rank no longer will be used to measure students' success in Glenbard High School District 87. In its place, the district will provide colleges only with the highest weighted and unweighted grade-point average of each graduating class, officials said. The new policy, approved Monday by the school board, will take effect with the graduating class of 2015.

  • Dist. 87 teacher in running for Music Educator award Jun 11, 2014 10:47 AM
    For Brandon Catt, Glenbard East High School's director of choirs, teaching students involves more than just making them better musicians. “It's been really fun working with those kids and getting them to move along not only in their musical journey, but in their individual growth as people,” he said. His approach seems to be working.

  • Two sides to political statements on education Jun 10, 2014 1:16 PM
    As election season gears up, politicians often include their views on education in their campaigns. Glenbard High School District 87 Superintendent David Larson says some politicians' words can be code for attacks on public education.

  • Dist. 87 considers scrapping class rank May 30, 2014 5:30 AM
    A proposal to eliminate class rank from Glenbard High School District 87, beginning with the 2015 graduating class, is triggering an emotional debate.Instead of class ranks, the proposal by an ad hoc district committee recommends providing colleges with the highest weighted and unweighted grade-point average for each graduating class. Supporters say the plan would benefit more Glenbard students by forcing colleges to look at them in a more holistic light.

  • Suburban schools can no longer require birth certificates May 20, 2014 9:57 AM
    Federal officials say school districts' policy requiring an original birth certificate to register students for school discriminates against undocumented immigrants. Many suburban districts are now scrambling to figure out how to verify the age of potential students. “We don't deny anybody an education or access to school. But it does present some difficulties and challenges as to verifying a child's real age,” a Palatine school official said.

  • District 87 learns lessons from community’s yes vote Mar 31, 2014 12:22 PM
    After winning voter approval for a plan to fund $100 million in repairs and updates to its four high schools, Glenbard High School Distrit 87 is looking forward and planning for construction. But leaders also are looking back at the planning, the campaign and the vote.

  • Glenbard voters leaning in favor of borrowing plan Mar 18, 2014 9:40 PM
    Voters in Glenbard High School District 87 appear on the verge of letting the district borrow $35 million to help fund facilities work at all four district schools.

  • DuPage County ballot features facility questions Mar 17, 2014 5:29 AM
    From a proposed indoor swimming pool at Lake Park High School to a plan to make numerous improvements to Glenbard High School District 87's schools, DuPage County primary voters will be asked Tuesday to weigh in on several ballot questions.

  • Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand Championship Mar 3, 2014 6:21 PM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

  • What Glenbard referendum question will mean to students, residents Feb 26, 2014 1:01 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 Superintendent David Larson gives his perspective on his district's referendum question in the March 18 primary and how it will benefit both students and residents.

  • Endorsement: ‘Yes’ to Glenbard 87 Feb 24, 2014 5:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voting yes on the Glenbard High School District 87 tax request.

  • Ex-NBA player speaks of his struggles with drug abuse at Glenbard North Feb 20, 2014 5:18 AM
    Chris Herren, a former NBA player for the Boston Celtics, the author of 'Basketball Junkie' and the subject of the ESPN film 'Unguarded.,' will talk to Glenbard District 87 students and parents about his struggle with substance abuse and road to recovery.

  • Glenbard Dist. 87 seeking taxpayer support for facilities plan Feb 7, 2014 5:23 PM
    Glenbard High School District 87 is asking taxpayers for approval to borrow $35 million to help fund $100 million in facilities repairs and improvements. Voters will see the referendum question on the March 18 primary ballot.

  • Wheaton native remembered as caring coach, inventor Jan 18, 2014 11:45 PM
    George J. Dekan was a “Renaissance Man” before the term was coined. A Wheaton native who worked as a guidance counselor at Glenbard East High School and taught electronics at Glenbard West. Dekan was a football player, pole vaulter, inventor, businessman, coach, husband, father and musician. Dekan, who invented an althletic timer that was more accurate than a stopwatch, died at 93 earlier this month.

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