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  • Gurnee-area schools trying to eliminate need for student taxi rides Jul 5, 2012 3:31 PM
    Three school districts serving the Gurnee area intend to replace or supplement the current use of private taxis for students who require special-needs transportation. "It is very difficult to ensure that the taxi companies have valid insurance, conduct criminal background checks and do sexual predator checks," Gurnee Elementary District 56 Superintendent John Hutton said.

  • District 56 may receive $3.2 million grant for demolition of Gurnee Grade School Jun 9, 2012 7:56 AM
    The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission is expected to receive a $3.2 million IKE Property Buyouts Grant to help pay for the demolition of flood-prone Gurnee Grade School.

  • District 56 Drama Club musical: Apr 10, 2012 5:26 PM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56s Drama Club is gearing up to present Annie Jr. at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.

  • Can a bare bear bear it? Fun with homonyms, homophones Mar 13, 2012 10:52 AM
    Is it an animal, vegetable or mineral? In the game Charades, those categories guide players to figure out the winning answers. Words have categories, too, including homonyms, homophones, homographs and heterographs. These identify word meaning or spelling when differences might not be obvious.

  • State honor for Gurnee Grade School Feb 27, 2012 11:14 AM
    An academic excellence award has been given to one of Gurnee Elementary District 56’s buildings. Gurnee Grade School received the 2011 Excellence Award for Exemplary Academic Performance on the Illinois learning standards. The recognition came from the Illinois State Board of Education.

  • District 56 kindergarten orientation: Feb 20, 2012 6:26 PM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56’s Spaulding School has announced plans for a 2012-13 academic year kindergarten orientation.

  • Taste of College for eighth-graders at Gurnee schools Feb 6, 2012 12:40 AM
    A program that began between Gurnee-based schools and businesses has launched it sixth year. Designed for eighth-graders, the Business and Education Partners Program is hosting the “Taste of College.” The idea is to provide students with an opportunity to take classes and be exposed to area colleges in Lake County.

  • Kids want to know: What causes gravity? Jan 24, 2012 11:55 AM
    We know gravity exists because of what doesn’t happen. When we wake up we’re still in our beds, not floating near the bedroom ceiling. Gravity is the force that gives weight to objects and causes every particle to be attracted toward every particle. “Gravity is a force that acts between any two objects, no matter how far apart or how small,” said Geza Gyuk, director of astronomy at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium.

  • O’Plaine School sock drive: Jan 24, 2012 5:38 PM
    O’Plaine Elementary School in Gurnee, in conjunction with the Student Service Council, is sponsoring a drive called Socks for the Soul.

  • Names selected for two Gurnee schools Nov 2, 2011 3:33 PM
    Two names selected from a contest will go on a new school and an existing building at Gurnee Elementary District 56. District 56 officials in July began soliciting names for the new structure rising in Wadsworth and for O’Plaine Elementary School in Gurnee, which will be reconfigured for different grade levels.

  • OfficeMax rewards six Lake County teachers Oct 4, 2011 3:52 PM
    For some Lake County teachers, Tuesday could not have been any better. Thanks to OfficeMax and the “A Day Made Better” program, more than 1,000 teachers nationwide received surprise deliveries of classroom supplies worth a total of $1 million.

  • Broken nose is the most common facial fracture Oct 4, 2011 8:09 AM
    The nose is made up of two nostrils shaped by cartilage. Two bones at the bridge of your nose, called the nasal root, hold the cartilage in place. It’s the bone part that might get in the way of a football, get knocked around in a car accident, or be the place where you land if you fall off a play set.

  • Marco Polo’s travels left an imprint on later explorers Sep 6, 2011 8:11 AM
    The details about Marco Polo’s remarkable 26-year journey from his homeland Venice, thousands of miles across Central Asia and into China, were recorded by Mr. Rustichello of Pisa while both were prisoners of war in Genoa, now a large seaport in Italy.

  • Who made first computer? An Iowa State professor Aug 23, 2011 11:22 AM
    After examining the facts, it took a judge to decide who should be credited with inventing the first computer — 32 years after the first one was constructed.

  • Rubbing sticks together really can create fire Jun 28, 2011 10:03 AM
    Students in Elise Diaz’s fifth-grade class at O’Plaine School in Gurnee asked, “If you rub two sticks together, does it really make fire, and why?”

  • How many Native American tribes are in the U.S.? Jun 7, 2011 9:45 AM
    Students in Elise Diaz’s fifth grade at O’Plaine School in Gurnee asked Kids Ink, “How many different Native American tribes existed?”

  • Demolition grant for Gurnee Grade School May 24, 2011 5:32 PM
    Federal officials have authorized a $2.4 million grant for demolition of Gurnee Grade School in a flood-prone area near the Des Plaines River.

  • ‘Great Americans’ at O’Plaine School May 24, 2011 4:48 PM
    lake county news digest for wednesday, may 25

  • Gurnee Dist. 56 superintendent questions Waukegan tax zone May 9, 2011 10:24 PM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56’s superintendent expressed concern at a public hearing Monday night over the number of years Waukegan plans to use a special taxing zone to lure businesses to the city’s west side.

  • Gurnee District 56 to break ground on new school May 7, 2011 6:17 PM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56 plans a groundbreaking ceremony next month for a new school in Wadsworth that’ll replace a flood-prone building near the Des Plaines River.

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