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  • District 87 strives to get students ‘future ready’ Jul 12, 2013 12:51 PM
    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 8:46 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.

     
  • 5K celebrates former Glenbard North coach Jun 22, 2013 5:54 PM
    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.

     
  • Bud's Run honors former Glenbard North coach Jun 21, 2013 11:05 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.

     
  • Ex-student pleads not guilty to Glenbard East graduation threat Jun 17, 2013 4:23 PM
    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 6:53 PM
    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 6:09 PM
    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.

     
  • Revitalized park to honor Glen Ellyn veterans May 30, 2013 5:00 PM
    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.

     
  • Glen Ellyn teen gets her wish: apology from Abercrombie May 25, 2013 8:00 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.

     
  • Glenbard students view mock DUI crash May 22, 2013 5:34 PM
    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 12:21 PM
    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."

     
  • Take the time to show teachers some appreciation May 1, 2013 12:31 PM
    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.

     
  • Former Glenbard student avoids felony conviction Apr 29, 2013 4:42 PM
    A Lombard teen who was expelled for taking a 30-inch "clublike object" to Glenbard South High School has avoided a felony conviction. Steven Allen, 17, pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon. He was sentenced to a year of conditional discharge, 100 hours of community service and a tour of the DuPage County jail, according to an agreement with prosecutors.

     
  • Glebard East assistant named principal at Glenbard South Apr 15, 2013 7:47 PM
    Glenbard High School District 87 officials have selected the next principal of Glenbard South. Sandra Coughlin, currently assistant principal for instruction at Glenbard East, has been chosen for the principal role at South. She will replace Terri Hanrahan, who will become the school district's teaching and learning coordinator and Title I facilitator effective July 1.

     
  • Weinstock, Jendras elected to first terms on Dist. 87 board Apr 10, 2013 12:03 AM
    Two incumbents and two newcomers have earned seats on the Glenbard High School District 87 school board, according to unofficial totals. With all precincts reporting, voters on Tuesday selected current board members Bob Friend and Rich Heim for new 4-year terms, and elected Judith Weinstock and Jennifer Jendras for the first time.

     
  • Glenbard's scoreboard advertising deal falls through Mar 26, 2013 5:14 AM
    A deal with a firm to facilitate placement of advertising on scoreboards at Glenbard District 87 high schools fell through, school district officials said. A change in the company's leadership structure may have closed the door on the deal. Blake Brickman, who became iHigh's chief operating officer, said the company isn't in the business of selling scoreboard ads, and the deal negotiated with Glenbard officials was unique.

     
  • Endorsement: Friend, Heim, Voltaggio, Weinstock in Glenbard District 87 Mar 21, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Robert Friend, Richard Heim, F. Thomas Voltaggio and Judith Weinstock for Glenbard High School District 87 school board.

     
  • Six candidates say they’ll bring something different to Glenbard Mar 14, 2013 4:22 PM
    Six candidates, including three incumbents, say they would each bring something different to the Glenbard High School District 87 board if elected in April. There are four open seats on the board — each with a four-year term. Current Board President Rich Heim, and board members Tom Voltaggio and Bob Friend are seeking re-election. Also running are newcomers Jennifer Jendras, a parent of two children in the district; Anthony Schullo, a 2011 Glenbard North graduate; and Judith Weinstock, a former Glenbard West teacher.

     
  • Glenbard considers how newest technology can change how students learn Mar 6, 2013 12:51 PM
    At its last meeting, the Glenbard High School District 87 school board heard a report on the district's new multi-year, comprehensive Instructional Technology Strategic Plan.

     
  • Glenbard adjusting school day to help struggling students Mar 6, 2013 7:21 PM
    Glenbard High School District 87 plans to adjust its school day schedule starting in the fall that officials say would allow students struggling academically to get extra help. Those students would be able to get additional academic support during an extended lunch period that is proposed to be implemented at all four district high schools.

     
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