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  • Lombard VFW honors Glenbard East band director Jan 9, 2015 1:00 PM
    Glenbard East High School Band Director Tara Cappelletti has been selected as the Veterans of Foreign Wars High School Teacher of the Year for Lombard VFW Lilac Post 5815 and received the VFW 19th District Teacher of the Year Award. The 19th District area consists of area counties outside of Cook County.

  • DuPage County Leadership Team honorable mentions Jan 7, 2015 2:47 PM
    DuPage County Leadership Team honorable mentions, 2014-2015

  • 2014-2015 DuPage County Leadership Team Jan 7, 2015 2:48 PM
    Grace Watson puts it best when she says, “I am very proud to say that I have found a way to make some type of difference as a teen.” That’s what volunteering has allowed the senior at Naperville Central High School to accomplish. Watson and other members of the 2014-15 Daily Herald Leadership Team all found ways to make a difference in their communities. We’d like you to meet the members of the DuPage team — winners and honorable mentions.

  • Glen Ellyn book discussion, presentation to focus on children’s success Jan 6, 2015 9:33 PM
    The Glen Ellyn Public Library will host a discussion Thursday about New York Times best-selling author Paul Tough’s book, “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character.”

  • 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.

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