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  • David Larson Inside District 87

    Glenbard superintendent offers outsider’s thoughts on pension reform Jan 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Being relatively new to Illinois, Glenbard High School District 87 Superintendent David Larson has found it intriguing watching the saga of the state's long-term troubled pension system. He offers a few observations from a newcomer's perspective regarding the lessons to learn from our pension woes.

     
  • Former Glen Ellyn student guilty of attempted computer tampering Jan 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Prosecutors say Abraham Ali was trying to be subtle when he hacked into his school’s computer system and changed two failing grades to Ds. What he apparently didn’t count on was causing the entire system to crash, prompting an investigation that resulted in his arrest on felony charges.

     
  •  Peter Monaghan will become the new principal of Glenbard West High School beginning July 1.

    Next Glenbard West principal has a familiar face Jan 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    A longtime assistant principal and dean at Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn has been chosen as the school's new principal. Peter Monaghan, who has been the assistant principal for student services at Glenbard West since 2004, was confirmed Monday by the school board to head the Glen Ellyn school of 2,276 students starting next school year. He will succeed Jane Thorsen, who is retiring June 30 after seven years as principal.

     
  • David Larson

    Six habits of fiscally responsible school districts Dec 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 Superintendent David Larson says fiscally responsible school districts share six habits that keep them that way. Here's a look at what they are.

     
  • Textbooks

    Schools struggle to collect fee moneyDec 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    What's a school district to do? More and more families are not paying the fees associated with a suburban high school education, and literally tens of millions of dollars are going uncollected. "It's increasingly difficult for families to prioritize how they spend their money right now," said Chris McClain of Glenbard High School District 87. "It's hard on everyone."

     
  •  Replacement of the exterior running track at Duchon Field at Glenbard West High School is one of several proposed District 87 capital improvement projects announced this week.

    Glenbard plans $5 million in facility improvements Dec 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 officials are planning $5 million in facility improvements at their four high schools and administration center next year as part of the district's annual capital projects program. The proposed projects, announced this week, include life-safety items, energy saving measures, projects from the district's facilities survey, and building needs determined from routine inspections and curriculum changes, according to Bob Verisario, director of facilities and transportation services.

     
  • P.E. waivers to continue in Glenbard Dist. 87 Dec 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Some high school seniors who play a varsity sport in Glenbard High School District 87 will still be able to opt out of physical education classes. District officials said a so-called "reasonable compromise" was reached that will allow in-season varsity senior athletes who are enrolled in seven classes with no study hall to be eligible for waivers. The amended policy was approved unanimously by the school board Monday.

     
  • State championship football ticket informationNov 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    State championship football ticket information.

     
  •  The Glenbard North football team makes its entrance for a pep rally Tuesday in Carol Stream. The team will play Mt. Carmel Saturday in Champaign for the Class 8A State Championship.

    Panthers have ripping good time before state showdown Nov 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Members of Glenbard North High School's football team walked into the Neal Hudson gymnasium holding large paper signs for Tuesday afternoon's pep rally, painted with the words "Fremd," "Stevenson," "Maine South" and "Loyola." It didn't take long for them to start ripping them to shreds, encouraged by a cheering student body. Then came the last sign — Mt. Carmel — signifying the 10-tiime state champion from Chicago and opponent Glenbard North will face in Saturday's Class 8A state championship game in Champaign.

     
  •  It was a mud bowl last Saturday when Glenbard West defeated Wheaton North in their third-round playoff game in Glen Ellyn. After freezing conditions this week, the IHSA approved a decision to move Saturday's 1 p.m. game between Lake Zurich and Glenbard West to nearby Glenbard South High School. The game time and date are unchanged.

    Lake Zurich-Glenbard West game moved to Glenbard South Nov 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    The IHSA Class 7A semifinal football game between Glenbard West and Lake Zurich High School, scheduled to be played at Glenbard West on Saturday, has been moved to another site because of field conditions. The game will now be played at Glenbard South High School at 1 p.m. Saturday.

     
  • All 4 Glenbards will graduate same day Nov 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    For the first time in recent years, all four Glenbard High School District 87 schools will hold commencement ceremonies on the same day and on their own campuses. The move comes at the request of principals at the schools, who believed it would be best for students and their families if graduation be held on a Friday night — May 31, 2013, officials said.

     
  •  Beginning in 2014, students statewide will begin taking new standardized tests that will ask them to demonstrate how they solved a problem, instead of just providing the answer. The approach is a key piece of the “Common Core” standards initiative adopted by Illinois and 47 other states.

    Tough new ‘Common Core’ tests designed to better prepare students Oct 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    State education officials say the current method of testing students isn't properly measuring their progress, but they're hoping the implementation of a new set of internationally benchmarked learning standards in English and math will change that. The so-called "Common Core" standards have been adopted by Illinois and 47 other states in an attempt to better prepare students for higher education and beyond.

     
  • Glenbard works out differences on pool use Oct 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 is giving the Carol Stream Park District $350,000 during the next 10 years — but perhaps with a different intent than originally proposed. The payment is in exchange for school district use of the park district’s new eight-lane, 25-yard swimming pool inside the recreation center now under construction at the Town Center at Gary Avenue and Fountain View Drive.

     
  • Glenbard graduations will be on campus Oct 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Students at Glenbard North and East won't have far to travel to receive their high school diplomas at the end of the school year. The school board voted unanimously Monday to allow commencement ceremonies for the two schools to be held on their respective campuses — a decision that follows earlier discussion about the price tag of off-site graduations.

     
  • Mary Ozog

    Dist. 87 reluctant to pay to use Carol Stream pool Oct 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    As construction continues on a new 90,846-square-foot recreation center at the Town Center in Carol Stream, is it possible that some residents could be paying for it two times over? That's the question two members of the Glenbard High School District 87 board are asking in light of a proposal from the Carol Stream Park District that would give the school district use of the facility's new eight-lane, 25-yard swimming pool in exchange for picking up a portion of construction costs.

     
  • Glenbard North, East graduation site decision tabled Oct 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    The school year has already begun, but students and families at Glenbard North and East high schools still don't know exactly where it will end — that is, where graduation ceremonies will be held. Officials at Glenbard High School District 87 have proposed moving commencement ceremonies to the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates for a year while renovations take place at the current site of North and East graduations: College of DuPage's Physical Education Center. The school board agreed to table a final decision Monday, since two board members were out of town and Superintendent Dave Larson said he wants the full seven-member board to vote on the issue.

     
  • David Larson

    Glenbard students study democracy in class and real life Oct 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    Glenbard East and Glenbard West high schools recently won recognition for meeting the criteria for being Illinois Democracy Schools. Superntendent David Larson says that's a reflection of lessons students are learning both in the classroom and in real life.

     
  • 20 Glenbard S. athletes disciplined over Facebook photos Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Twenty Glenbard South High School students won't be able to participate in a portion of their athletic seasons after photos surfaced on Facebook showing them at an underage drinking party, school district officials said. The party took place at a student's house last Saturday night, and Glenbard South administrators learned about it Monday, Superintendent Dave Larson said.

     
  •  Residents of Glendale Heights and the Winfield Park District could be able to use the new indoor swimming pool at the Carol Stream Park District’s recreation center, now under construction, and pay resident rates, under agreements approved by the park board. Students at Glenbard North High School might also be able to use the pool, should the school board give its approval.

    New pacts in place for Carol Stream rec center use Sep 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    Residents of Carol Stream won't be the only ones who will be able to use the park district's new eight-lane, 25-yard swimming pool inside the recreation center now under construction. Those who live within Glendale Heights and the Winfield Park District's boundaries will be able to pay the same resident rates to swim as those who live within the borders of the Carol Stream Park District, under agreements approved by the park board. And, students within Glenbard High School District 87 may get to use the pool as well.

     
  • 2 Glenbards might move graduations to Sears Centre Sep 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Officials at Glenbard North and East high schools say holding graduation off-campus is more accommodating to the nearly 4,000 guests who attend each ceremony. But some have balked at the cost to do it — about $29,000 — and insist it's better to have commencement on campus.

     
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