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  • District 87 to discuss facilities plan, iPads for incoming freshmen Nov 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Armed with feedback from four community forums, Glenbard High School District 87 officials will discuss a proposal to fund $35 million of a $100 million master facilities plan through a referendum question to extend expiring bonds.

  • District 87 schools working to prepare students for job market Sep 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Glenbard Superintendent David Larson says area schools are proactively structuring an engaging and rigorous learning environment where graduates will be equipped with skills and aptitudes needed for new middle-class jobs.

  •  Fatima Alvarez, 8, sweated it out in the third grade at Mark Twain Elementary School in Wheeling on Monday.

    Some schools sweating through heat wave without air conditioningAug 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    With the heat index inching closer to 100 degrees this week, students in some suburban schools are trying to keep cool without the benefit of air conditioning in the classroom. “It is a bit of a distraction because you’re trying to get your school year going,” said Mary Pat Johnson, of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in West Dundee. “But there’s nothing you can do.”

  • District 87 OKs funding for capital projects Aug 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    There’s a whole host of work Glenbard High School District 87 officials want to tackle over the course of the next decade at the four district high schools: classroom renovations and additions, roofing and mechanical work, and the addition of air conditioning to remaining areas at Glenbard East and West. In order to accelerate some of that work and take advantage of low interest rates, the school board voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the sale of $20 million in bonds that will help pay for a portion of capital improvements.

  • New Glenbard South Principal Sandra Coughlin says she wants to increase academic rigor while also making sure the school provides students with the proper academic supports.

    Glenbard South, West welcome new principalsAug 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Students heading back to classes Monday at two Glen Ellyn-area high schools will be greeted by new principals, both of whom have been preparing for this moment since officially taking their jobs over the summer. Here's a look at what brought them to their jobs, and their visions for their schools.

  • Chris Collins

    Northwestern basketball coach among Glenbard guests on dangers of drugs Aug 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    It’s common for high school athletes and their parents to attend meetings before the start of every sports season when their coaches and school administrators warn about the use of alcohol and drugs. This year in Glenbard High School District 87, officials are bringing in some big names to spread that message — and they say it comes at a time as important as ever.

  • Field turf in store for parts of Glen Ellyn’s Newton ParkAug 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 and Glen Ellyn Park District are looking to consolidate several intergovernmental agreements involving facility use into one and incorporate a key proposal: adding field turf to a portion of Newton Park.

  • Terri Hanrahan

    High-ranking Glenbard administrator stepping downAug 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Just weeks after starting a job that was the result of a recent promotion, a top Glenbard High School District 87 official resigned unexpectedly to take a position in another school district. Terri Hanrahan began work as Glenbard's coordinator of teaching and learning and Title I facilitator on July 1. She stepped down July 16. “I had eight great years at Glenbard. I'm very grateful to have had that opportunity,” Hanrahan said.

  • David Larson Inside District 87

    District 87 strives to get students ‘future ready’ Jul 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Beyond the state and national government’s emphasis on measuring basic proficiency skills, Glenbard District 87 educators know graduates will need to be prepared for college, the global workplace and personal success.

  • Glenbard planning $100 million worth of improvements Jun 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 is planning $100 million worth of facility improvements at its four schools, a portion of which will likely require voter approval. The building improvements include classroom renovations and additions, adding air conditioning to remaining areas at Glenbard East and West, and other mechanical work. The projects would take 10 years to complete and are proposed to be funded with a combination of annual district operations funds and proceeds from bond sales and extensions.

  •  Steve and Chloe Curran of Bartlett run into the finish line at the 10th annual Bud’s Run 5K at the Ross Ferraro Town Center in Carol Stream on Saturday. The father-daughter pair ran the 5K together, along with the rest of their family. It was Chloe’s first 5K.

    5K celebrates former Glenbard North coach Jun 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    The 10th annual Bud’s Run, in remembrance of former Glenbard North High School cross county and track coach Harold “Bud” Swanson, was held Saturday in Carol Stream. Hundreds of runners hit the pavement in the rain at the Ross Ferraro Town Center near the high school where Swanson coached for more than 15 years.

  • The annual Bud's Run 5K run/walk raises money to support the Sarcoma Foundation of America. It's organized in memory of longtime Glenbard North cross country and track coach Bud Swanson, who died of the disease.

    Bud's Run honors former Glenbard North coach Jun 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Former Glenbard North girls' cross country and track coach Harold “Bud” Swanson helped shape high school — and for some, college — athletic careers, but he also taught his students off-the-track lessons they could hold onto forever. And so 10 years after Bud's death, his legacy lives on, with dozens of his former student-athletes coming back to do what he loved best: running.

  • Michael Santoro

    Ex-student pleads not guilty to Glenbard East graduation threat Jun 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    A former Glenbard East student accused of planning a mass shooting at the Lombard high school’s graduation ceremony has been indicted on one count of felony disorderly conduct, prosecutors said in court Monday. Michael Santoro, 19, of Lombard, entered a formal plea of not guilty to the charge.

  • Glenbard approves contract with support staff Jun 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Educational and instructional aides, secretaries, library clerks, technology specialists and other support staff members at the four Glenbard District 87 high schools will have a new three-year contract starting this summer that includes annual raises of about 3 percent each year. But the new agreement, approved unanimously by the school board this week, also allows some who announce plans to retire within the next three years to get 5.5 percent salary boosts each year that would allow future retirees to pad their retirements.

  • Glenbard East’s graduation postponed May 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    The graduation ceremony planned for Friday evening at Glenbard East High School in Lombard has been postponed due to the forecast for inclement weather, school district officials said. The ceremony will take place at noon Saturday, and officials will decide by 10 a.m. whether the ceremony will be held indoors or outdoors.

  •  An anonymous donor is funding the $95,000 cost to landscape Spalding Point in Glen Ellyn, and also add a veterans memorial that will complement an existing plaque dedicated to Civil War veterans in 1934.

    Revitalized park to honor Glen Ellyn veterans May 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Glen Ellyn park originally used as a space to honor those who've died in military service will return to that purpose as a part of a $95,000 landscaping and memorial plan made possible by an anonymous donor. Spalding Point, the parcel of land directly west of Memorial Field that extends to the corner of Crescent and Park boulevards, will be undergoing a beautification project this fall that organizers hope will create a welcoming public space and add reverence to an existing Civil War memorial stone and four memorial trees planted to honor Glen Ellyn residents who died in the Vietnam War.

  •  Cali Linstrom of Glen Ellyn took Abercrombie & Fitch to task over “fat” comments and received not only an apology but a sit-down meeting with company executives.

    Glen Ellyn teen gets her wish: apology from AbercrombieMay 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    As a junior at Glenbard West High School, Cali Linstrom says she's used to hearing girls "talk about how much they hate their bodies." So, when she read comments referencing "fat" people by Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries, the Glen Ellyn teen decided an apology was in order.

  •  A student-actor playing a victim in a mock DUI crash is removed from a car Wednesday as part of the annual Operation Safe Celebration staged by the Carol Stream police and fire departments at Glenbard North High School.

    Glenbard students view mock DUI crash May 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Members of the Carol Stream police and fire protection districts staged a mock DUI crash scene Wednesday at Glenbard North High School to raise student awareness of alcohol use, particularly during prom season.

  • Public education can be inclusive, diverse and unifying May 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 Superintendent David Larson says he recently had the privilege of attending the end-of-the-year awards program for the English language learners (ELL) program at Glenbard North High School. "The evening’s activities," he writes, "reminded me again of the great role that our American public education system plays in our local communities, our society and our culture in general."

  • David Larson Inside District 87

    Take the time to show teachers some appreciation May 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6 to 10, gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on our children's teachers and to express our gratitude and thanks for all of their hard work in educating our children. Glenbard High school District 87 Superintendent David Larson says teaching is arguably one of the least-appreciated professions though the expectations are significant.

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