Articles filed under Huntley Unit District 158

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  • District 158 school board approves boundary changes Mar 26, 2015 1:49 PM
    Roughly 600 students will be moved out of Leggee Elementary School in Huntley over the next three years to alleviate overcrowding, officials said. The Huntley School District 158 school board recently approved boundary changes to address increasing student enrollment at Leggee, the district’s only kindergarten through fifth grade building. Enrollment at Leggee this year is 1,166 students. By the 2017-2018 school year, the enrollment should drop to 660 students.

     
  • Dist. 158 superintendent to present ‘The What If’s of History’ Mar 23, 2015 8:57 PM
    On Tuesday, April 7, the Huntley Historical Society will welcome John Burkey, Huntley Unit District 158 Superintendent, for "The What If's of History" at 6:30 p.m. in the Willow Room at the Cosman Center in Huntley.

     
  • Huntley High co-op students get a taste of the small business world Mar 12, 2015 5:29 PM
    Students in Huntley High School’s Cooperative Education program got to experience a slice of the small business world with a field trip to Nick’s Pizza and Pub in Crystal Lake on March 6.

     
  • Marlowe students to stage ‘Music Man, Jr.’ in Huntley Mar 9, 2015 10:31 AM
    Director Jennifer Lindsay and assistant director Brooke Atlas, along with a large cast and crew of sixth- to eighth-grade students from Marlowe Middle School in Lake in the Hills, will present “The Music Man, Jr.” Performances will be 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

     
  • U-46 to host resource fair for parents of special needs kids Mar 4, 2015 1:20 PM
    The Elgin Area School District U-46 Citizens’ Advisory Council and special education department are hosting a free Special Needs Parents Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at South Elgin High School, 760 E. Main St., South Elgin.

     
  • New critical-thinking state tests cause angst Mar 4, 2015 4:57 AM
    Nearly 1 million students in Illinois are taking a new standardized test starting this week. Some suburban educators fear the new test is too difficult, too subjective, takes too long and moves students away from real learning. They also say the state adopted the test without allowing enough prep time.

     
  • Huntley High School to go bald for childhood cancer Feb 27, 2015 2:51 PM
    Students and staff of Huntley High School will host two events on Friday, March 13, to cap their fundraising efforts for St. Baldrick’s during the months of February and March.

     
  • Huntley to host St. Baldrick’s fundraiser March 13-14 Feb 26, 2015 9:21 PM
    The village of Huntley and the greater Huntley Unit District 158 community will show their combined support for the fight against childhood cancer this March by hosting their first St. Baldrick’s event, “Huntley Goes Bald.”

     
  • ‘Heineman Apprentice’ spotlights local causes Feb 24, 2015 7:29 PM
    Students at Heineman Middle School take part in the "Heineman Apprentice” competition Tuesday at the Algonquin school. It challenges literacy students to raise awareness for a local or global cause. Students have been working in teams to do research on nonprofit organizations, then create presentations and make a pitch to a panel of judges.

     
  • Huntley District 158 mulls new boundaries Feb 21, 2015 10:46 AM
    Huntley school leaders are considering boundary changes to address growing student enrollment and overcrowding at Leggee Elementary School. The district will host two public forums to gather feedback on three potential scenarios for changes to elementary and middle school boundaries. The forums will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. March 2, and 6 to 8 p.m. March 3 at Leggee Elementary, 13723 Harmony Road, Huntley.

     
  • Huntley schools welcome Sun City volunteers Feb 20, 2015 3:50 PM
    Huntley Unit District 158 invites members of the Sun City community to volunteer at any of several upcoming opportunities, including kindergarten registration, reading programs, Young Authors Judging on March 12, and Battle of the Book on May 1.

     
  • Tricia Baltzersen of Algonquin uses books to inspire her sixth-grade students Feb 9, 2015 11:01 AM
    Tricia Baltzersen’s eyes light up when she talks about books. “My mom used to read this story ... ‘Are You My Mother.’ Every night, my mom would read that book to me. It would make me cry,” said Baltzersen of Algonquin. The 47-year-old sixth-grade literacy teacher at Marlowe Middle School in Lake in the Hills says the key to getting students excited about reading is matching them with the right book.

     
  • Get tickets now for Dist. 158 foundation’s dinner, wine tasting Feb. 14 Jan 30, 2015 5:09 PM
    The District 158 Education Foundation invites you to make your Valentine’s Day special by attending the “Dueling Pianos" dinner, wine tasting and auction event at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Pinecrest Golf Club in Huntley. Dueling Pianos with Felix and Fingers is a high-energy piano show where the audience is just as much a part of the performance as the entertainers.

     
  • Pageant winner visits her roots in Huntley Jan 30, 2015 4:30 PM
    Taylor Larsen, 2015 Miss Illinois U.S. International, visited Leggee Elementary School in Huntley Friday to talk about pursuing one’s dreams. She spoke to about 1,200 students, capping a week of events inspired by by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream" speech.

     
  • Small team, big effort: St. Edward cheerleaders advance to sectionals Jan 28, 2015 12:55 PM
    Unique is an apt word that describes the St. Edward competitive cheerleading team. After a recent championship performance in Huntley, instead of celebrating, the Green Wave hit the books.

     
  • Huntley changing what traditional high school looks like Jan 16, 2015 12:42 PM
    Huntley Unit District 158's pioneering blended learning initiative is being hailed as a model for other districts in a recent study published in eLearn Magazine. One-third of students are taught through online tools, activities and content, as well as traditional classroom instruction. “We're really changing what the American high school looks like and that's what's really exciting to be a part of changing it,” District 158 Superintendent John Burkey said.

     
  • Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions Jan 7, 2015 2:48 PM
    Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions, 2014-2015

     
  • 2014-2015 Fox Valley Leadership Team Jan 7, 2015 2:59 PM
    The 10 students named to the Daily Herald's Fox Valley Leadership Team come from different backgrounds, but they have one thing in common -- they value service over self. "Everything I need to know about life I have learned through service," writes Cassie Kemmler of Elgin Academy. Read about these future leaders -- kids who are "doers, not just joiners," according to a sponsor -- and prepare to be inspired.

     
  • Top Fox Valley news stories of 2014 Dec 29, 2014 2:31 PM
    From murders to manhunts to a celebrity wedding, the year 2014 was full of news in the Fox Valley. Here's a look back at some of the top news stories of the year.

     
  • Huntley High students learning basics of computer coding Dec 19, 2014 12:51 PM
    In January 2014, the simple-but-addictive mobile game Flappy Bird was the most-downloaded app from the iOs App store, earning its twenty-something creator a reported $50,000 a day. Those kinds of stats get the attention of teenagers.

     
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