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  • Marching band exhibition: Sep 11, 2013 5:23 PM
    Marching bands from Woodland Elementary District 50’s Middle School, Warren Township High School and Gurnee Elementary District 56’s Viking Middle School will join forces to perform their marching routine in exhibition style at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18.

  • Tablets learning tool of choice in suburban schools Aug 22, 2013 5:30 AM
    For some suburban districts, iPads and other tablet devices are quickly replacing computers as the learning tools of choice. Gurnee Elementary District 56, for example, is leasing iPads for all of its students. “When we went to school, pencil and paper was kind of the center of our learning experience,” Superintendent John Hutton said. “Now the iPad is the center of the learning experience for our kids.”

  • Hurricanes and tornadoes are different, but powerful storms Jun 10, 2013 12:22 PM
    “What is the difference between a tornado and a hurricane?” asked students in Elise Diaz's fifth-grade class at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth.

  • Full-time school resource officers coming to all Gurnee districts May 24, 2013 3:59 PM
    An agreement has been reached placing full-time school resource police officers at Gurnee Elementary District 56 and Warren Township Hight School District 121. An agreement is coming for District 50, meaning all districts serving Gurnee will have full-time cops. "This is a good move," Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik said.

  • Demolition plan for flood-prone Gurnee Grade School gets a financial boost May 14, 2013 5:56 AM
    Lake County officials on Tuesday will vote to authorize $750,000 for the demolition, site restoration and project management for the Gurnee Grade School. The money is from a grant from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

  • Incumbent, two newcomers elected to District 56 board Apr 9, 2013 11:46 PM
    An incumbent and two newcomers were elected Tuesday to three 4-year seats on the Gurnee Elementary District 56 board. Voters returned incumbent James Blockinger to his seat and also elected Mark Pos and Odie Pahl.

  • Endorsements: Blockinger, Pos and Schroetter for Gurnee Dist. 56 school board Mar 21, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses James Blockinger, Mark Pos and Lynn Schroetter for the Gurnee Elementary District 56 Board of Education.

  • The Soapbox Feb 16, 2013 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors have much to say about service, tributes and one suburban sheriff's silence.

  • Lynn Schroetter: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:21 PM
    Candidate information for Lynn Schroetter, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Mark Pos: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:21 PM
    Candidate information for Mark Pos, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • James Blockinger: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:21 PM
    Candidate information for James Blockinger, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Odie Pahl: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:21 PM
    Candidate information for Odie Pahl, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • D56 Black History program: Feb 12, 2013 5:53 PM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56 hosts its second annual Black History Month Program on Thursday, Feb. 21 starting at 6:15 p.m. The program will be at Prairie Trail School, 13600 W. Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth.

  • Focus on school safety at Gurnee districts 56 and 50 Feb 11, 2013 5:06 PM
    Safety and security are at the forefront at two Gurnee school districts this week. Nationally known school security expert Kenneth Trump was scheduled to examine buildings at Woodland Elementary District 50 on Monday and Tuesday. Trump will do a security audit at Gurnee Elementary District 56 on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Gurnee race helps good causes: Dec 24, 2012 10:50 AM
    Gurnee police have announced the local charitable organizations receiving donations from an annual Thanksgiving Day run.

  • Editorial: Plan wisely for tablet use in schools Dec 11, 2012 5:00 AM
    The tablet revolution in education will be a cost-effective way to boost learning only if schools have a plan that includes training, communication and evaluation, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Keeping track of time started 4,000 years ago Nov 23, 2012 3:41 PM
    "Who decided to have a 12-hour clock? How did they choose 12?,"asked a student in Karen Bromley's third grade class at Prairie Trail School in Gurnee.

  • Gurnee Elementary District 56 preparing for debut of Wadsworth school Nov 16, 2012 5:30 AM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56's new school in Wadsworth remains on target for a January debut, but the effort won't be as simple as opening the doors to students and teachers. Superintendent John Hutton says the creation of new bus routes and other logistics are part of the equation before Prairie Trail School opens off Wadsworth Road.

  • iPads for all students in Gurnee District 56 Nov 14, 2012 10:39 PM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56 plans to start distributing personal tablet computers to all students next month, and Superintendent John Hutton says being among the trailblazers with such an initiative has risks. "Being a trailblazer, we do not have the benefit of learning from the mistakes of others," Hutton said. "We have done our homework and have looked at this hypothetically from every angle possible."

  • Extremely high heat needed to turn sand into glass Nov 6, 2012 3:18 PM
    Students in Mrs. Diaz's fourth-grade class at Prairie Trails School in Gurnee asked, "Why does sand turn into glass if heated enough?" Sand, when hot enough to make glass, must be heated in excess of 3,200 degrees Fahrenheit. Tom Giles, vice president of Kokomo Opalescent Glass in Indiana explains the process.

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