Articles filed under Grant High School District 124

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  • Grant High School goes in-house to select Jeremy Schmidt its new principal Jan 18, 2013 3:38 PM
    Grant High School officials have anounced that Jeremy Schmidt has been named principal of the Fox Lake school. He will replace John Barbini, who has been filling the role on a part-time basis for the last three years. Schmidt will start in the job on July 1.

  • Meet Lake County’s new superintendents Aug 20, 2012 11:39 AM
    Students aren't alone in facing fresh experiences as a new school year unfolds in Lake County. Several new superintendents have assumed the day-to-day management in districts. The Daily Herald asked eight new superintendents about challenges and goals in the 2012-13 school year.

  • Images: First day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 15 Aug 15, 2012 11:55 AM
    Students made their way to school Wednesday morning as first day of classes continue in the suburbs. Students were greeted by teachers, smiles and even fun costumes at Naperville North High School, Robert Crown School in Wauconda, Fearn Elementary in North Aurora and Grant Community High School in Fox Lake.

  • The Soapbox Jul 21, 2012 5:30 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer thoughts on the new Jeanine Nicarico Children's Advocacy Center, exercising in the heat and the finals of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent, among other items.

  • Grant renames fieldhouse for retired superintendent Jul 17, 2012 5:56 PM
    Former Grant High School District 124 superintendent John Benedetti was known throughout his tenure as a backer of athletics. Now, the field house at the Fox Lake school bears his name. “It was truly fitting to remember his legacy through athletics,” District 124 Superintendent Christie Sefcik said.

  • CLC offers scholarships to engineering, computer science students Jul 9, 2012 7:23 PM
    For the second time in six years, the College of Lake County has received a highly sought-after National Science Foundation grant that will be used to fund a program encouraging the enrollment, retention and transfer of students majoring in engineering and computer science.

  • Grant High student wins Comcast scholarship Jun 11, 2012 7:36 PM
    Delanie Olsen, a student at Grant High School, is among 170 Illinois students who have been named the Comcast Foundation's 2012 Leaders and Achievers.

  • Barbini to return as Grant High interim principal while new search for replacement begins Apr 27, 2012 4:10 PM
    Grant High School officials will keep interim-principal John Barbini for another year after the man selected to be the new principal accepted, then later rejected the job. Jim McKay, co-superintendent of Antioch High School District 117, was announced earlier this year as Grant's new principal, but he backed out of the job several weeks later in March.

  • Shifting administrators at high schools in Fox Lake and Antioch Feb 1, 2012 3:53 PM
    Antioch Co-Superintendent Jim McKay has accepted a position with Grant High School in Fox Lake, stepping into the role of principal at the high school. McKay served as co-superintendent at Antioch High School along with superintendent Mike Nekritz.

  • Images: Grant vs. Johnsburg boys basketball Dec 28, 2011 11:01 PM
    Images from the Grant vs. Johnsburg boys basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Grant High School Holiday Tournament in Fox Lake.

  • Authorities investigate death of Grant student Dec 9, 2011 5:11 PM
    Grant High School officials and students are mourning the death of a 17-year-old senior in an apparent suicide. Officials confirmed there are rumors that cyberbullying may have played a role in the death, but so far there is no indication bullying was involved. Grant High School District 124 Superintendent John Benedetti said Friday those rumors are being investigated and are so far unfounded.

  • Grant High School construction completed in time for students Aug 17, 2011 3:43 PM
    Grant High School officials said students will see some renovated classrooms and more cafeteria space when they return for the new school year, starting Aug. 22. Its been very hectic getting it completed, Superintendent John Benedetti said of the $6.5 million project.

  • Two women injured in crash with Grant bus May 23, 2011 6:02 PM
    A driver and passenger in a minivan were injured Monday afternoon when the driver smashed the vehicle into the back of a Grant High School bus, according to police.

  • Grant superintendent retiring after 17 years May 9, 2011 11:59 AM
    Grant High School District 124 Superintendent John Benedetti will retire next year, ending an 18-year run which saw unprecendent growth in the district.

  • Grant High School could add boys volleyball, girls golf Mar 16, 2011 3:45 PM
    Grant High School could add girls golf and boys volleyball to its athletic portfolio in the 2011-12 school year, officials said.

  • James B. Loris: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 3:43 PM
    Candidate information for James B. Loris, running for Grant H.S. D124

  • Kenneth J. Mark: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 3:43 PM
    Candidate information for Kenneth J. Mark, running for Grant H.S. D124

  • Tom Lippert: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 3:43 PM
    Candidate information for Tom Lippert, running for Grant H.S. D124

  • No more Donkey Ball at Grant Jan 25, 2011 5:47 PM
    Monday night was the last time a donkey will be ridden on the gymnasium floor in front of hundreds of screaming fans at Grant High School in Fox Lake.

  • Longtime administrator tackles new challenge: High school Aug 17, 2010 12:01 AM
    It's a new school, a new town, and new students, but John Barbini's new job has a ring of familiarity. The retired superintendent with more than 40 years of administrative experience has resurfaced at Grant High School in Fox Lake.

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