Articles filed under Grayslake District 46

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  • Ex-Bears running back's son dies weeks after fulfilling dream Feb 18, 2015 5:41 AM
    A.J. Peterson lived long enough to have Round Lake police and the village board fulfuill his dream of becoming an officer. Diagnosed with an inoperable, cancerous brain tumor in June, the death of the 7-year-old son of former Chicago Bears running back Adrian Peterson was announced Tuesday. "Everybody here is down in the dumps,” Round Lake Police Chief Michael Gillette said. “It was heartbreaking news to hear.”

  • Grayslake District 46 officials study costs of providing all-day, no-fee kindergarten program Jan 22, 2015 4:23 PM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 board members have received estimates on how much it would cost to provide no-fee, all-day kindergarten classes as they continue to study the issue.

  • District 46 parents can take part in statewide survey Jan 15, 2015 11:55 AM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 plans to participate in a statewide survey on school climate and learning conditions.

  • All-day kindergarten push continues in Grayslake Dec 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Grayslake Elementary District 46 parent continues to publicly tout the benefits of full-day kindergarten in an effort to persuade the school board to approve such a program. Jamie Taylor has presented an updated petition to the school board with about 200 signatures supporting free all-day kindergarten.

  • Grayslake Elementary District 46 approves design plan for air conditioning Dec 11, 2014 4:11 PM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 will seek a design for air conditioning systems on the chance elected officials decide to chill two schools.

  • Online petition now part of push for all-day kindergarten at Grayslake Elementary District 46 Nov 20, 2014 4:42 PM
    An online petition with at least 100 supporters was presented by a parent to Grayslake Elementary District 46 as part of her continued push for full-day kindergarten. “All children deserve equal opportunities,” Jamie Taylor said. “Our district is not providing that currently.”

  • Woodview School in Grayslake sends candy to troops overseas Nov 18, 2014 12:51 PM
    For the second consecutive year, a Woodview Elementary School teacher in Grayslake led an effort to collect candy for troops overseas.

  • Grayslake District 46 inches closer on air conditioning at two schools Nov 12, 2014 4:31 PM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 could decide soon whether to add central air conditioning at two elementary schools where officials had to cancel classes for a day last year because it was too hot for students.

  • New labor contracts at District 46: Nov 7, 2014 6:00 PM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 has struck new deals with employee unions.

  • Statewide honor for District 46 teacher Oct 22, 2014 5:55 PM
    The Illinois Art Education Association has named Kimberly Butts of Avon Center School in Round Lake Beach as its 2014 Illinois Elementary Art Educator of the Year.

  • Brown Bag Forum in Grayslake: Oct 21, 2014 6:16 PM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 Superintendent Ellen Correll will host a Brown Bag Forum for 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.

  • Parents want all-day kindergarten at Grayslake District 46 Sep 20, 2014 7:45 AM
    Citing moves at neighboring school systems, some parents say a full-day kindergarten program should be started at Grayslake Elementary District 46. Parents pitched the idea during public comment time at a District 46 board meeting this week. “This is something that needs to take place and needs to have action taken very much in the near future,” said parent Jamie Taylor.

  • Grayslake preschool screening: Aug 27, 2014 4:58 PM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 offers periodic screenings for 3- to 5-year-olds for entrance into the district preschool program.

  • Grayslake District 46 board member raises concern about trade association spending May 1, 2014 5:10 AM
    Questions about the level of spending with a privately operated statewide education trade organization have surfaced at Grayslake Elementary District 46. Still, the Illinois Association of School Boards recently gained unanimous approval from District 46's elected officials to create an administrative procedures manual for $7,020.

  • Grayslake Middle School students and staff shave heads, raise money to fight cancer Apr 17, 2014 4:30 PM
    About 40 Grayslake Middle School students and 10 staff and community members volunteered to have their heads shaved Thursday to raise money for the St. Baldricks Foundation to fight cancer. Participants were required to raise at least $35 to participate.

  • Grayslake District 46 looking at politically connected publicity firm Mar 27, 2014 5:21 AM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 officials are considering whether to hire a politically connected public relations firm to guide communication efforts there. “It’s not just getting our good news out there,” board member Jill Alfrejd said. “We need to be seen as the experts on District 46 education. There are steps to do that.”

  • Lake County schools consider sharing grant writer Mar 21, 2014 5:27 AM
    Five Lake County school districts are considering an idea to split the cost of having an employee who would seek grants for all of them. It would be the latest example of local governments sharing resources in an effort to reduce costs to taxpayers.

  • Splat. Flying pies a reading reward at Frederick School in Grayslake Mar 19, 2014 10:41 PM
    Frederick School students got a chance to throw chocolate cream pies at school librarian Robert Depke, and Assistant Principal Jodi Cinq-Mars, as a reward for participation in the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award program for fourth through eighth grade students in Illinois.

  • Science Olympiad in Grayslake a chance to learn, hang out with friends Mar 8, 2014 3:16 PM
    Thirteen-year-old Jameson Loeffler usually doesn’t get stressed out during Illinis Science Olympiad events, but Saturday was a different story because his rotor egg drop was too big for the Grayslake Regional Science Olympiad held at College of Lake County. Altogether, about 900 students from 13 high schools and 16 middle schools participated.

  • District 46 preschool: Feb 12, 2014 6:52 PM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 will host the next in a series of periodic screenings for 3 to 5-year-olds for entrance into the preschool program on Friday, Feb. 21, officials said in a news release.

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