Articles filed under Huntley Unit District 158

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  • Dist. 158 parents worry kids can access porn on tablets Sep 5, 2014 6:23 AM
    Parents came to the Huntley-Algonquin School District 158 board meeting Thursday to express frustration after they say their children were able to access pornographic images on school district-issued computer devices. “I saw completely inappropriate, obscene images, and then some,” parent Jennifer Kinney told the school board.

     
  • Technology growing in school; parents play a role in monitoring it Aug 12, 2014 1:52 PM
    Children have been arriving to their elementary schools with computer skills for years. First it was because they grew up playing on their parents’ desktops. Later, it was laptops. Now, it is the touch screen of a smartphone or tablet.

     
  • Fox Valley area schools get state funding to improve security May 19, 2014 10:56 AM
    Several Fox Valley area school districts and colleges will be beefing up campus security with federal funding released in the wake of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. School districts will be using the funds to reinforce doors, install shatter resistant glass or film, and other security measures to improve safety for students, employees and visitors.

     
  • Dist. 158 to start offering middle school orchestra classes May 12, 2014 7:19 PM
    Middle school orchestra classes are planned for the first time in Huntley School District 158, starting in the 2015-16 school year. Sixth graders at Marlowe Middle School in Lake in the Hills and Heineman Middle School in Algonquin will learn to play brass, wind, string and percussion instruments. “It’s exciting,” Chief Academic Officer Mike Moan said. “It’s a great opportunity for kids to take part in something that’s cool."

     
  • 2013-14 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions May 8, 2014 3:00 PM
    2013-14 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions

     
  • Editorial: Good move to study e-cigarette regulations Apr 30, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial praises the FDA's role in overseeing electronic cigarettes and urges more restrictions in the marketing of the products.

     
  • District 158 selects new chief academic officer Apr 30, 2014 6:31 PM
    Erika Schlichter has been tapped as Huntley School District 158's new chief academic officer. Schlichter comes from Kaneland School District 302 where she serves as director of education services for grades six through 12. She replaces Mike Moan, who is leaving District 158 after 17 years to become superintendent of Woodstock Community Unit School District 200.

     
  • Original ‘Robin Hood’ musical debuts in Elgin Apr 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A medieval tale gets a modern makeover this weekend, when Children's Theatre of Elgin debuts its original "Robin Hood" musical. Written by Allison Cherry, the show will include songs by Bruno Mars and Queen. "I think audiences will really enjoy the surprises we’ve added," Cherry said.

     
  • Attend jazz, choral concerts at MCC Apr 21, 2014 9:33 AM
    McHenry County College will host two more concerts this month including a jazz concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, and an MCC Band and Chorus spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

     
  • Learn how to spot bullies in the workplace at MCC Apr 17, 2014 2:24 PM
    Bullying in the schools is a serious problem for our children.What do you think happens to these bullies when they leave the playground? They go to work. Roughly one-third of the workforce will experience bullying in the workplace, said panelists of "Rebel Without A Cause: Best Practices for Responding to Workplace Bullying," at a recent section of Labor and Employment Law Conference in Chicago.

     
  • Dine at MCC’s student-run restaurant Apr 9, 2014 8:17 PM
    For fine dining and innovative culinary delights, residents need only drive a short distance to McHenry County College's student-managed restaurant, Slàinte.

     
  • Four musicals take the stage at Fox Valley high schools Apr 10, 2014 12:36 PM
    Springtime is musical time at many high schools in the Fox Valley. This weekend is no exception, as at least four schools will present the culmination of many hours of hard work rehearsing and preparing for the show. What goes into putting together a high school musical, and what do audiences enjoy about them? We asked directors to share their thoughts.

     
  • District 158 to ban electronic cigarettes on campuses Apr 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Huntley School District 158 is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes at its campuses after seeing an increase in students using and possessing the alternative nicotine products at Huntley High School, and even some middle schools. “It’s just starting to become a problem, and we are trying to nip it in the bud,” said Terry Awrey, District 158 associate superintendent.

     
  • MCC announces Distinguished Alumni Award winners for 2014 Apr 2, 2014 11:17 AM
    McHenry County College and the Friends of MCC Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. The alumni class will be honored at a reception and award ceremony, sponsored by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, April 17 at McHenry County College.

     
  • Huntley parks officials return to drawing board on expansion Apr 1, 2014 3:20 PM
    Huntley Park District officials will be taking a fresh look at future expansion plans after voters soundly rejected the district’s roughly $18 million request to build an indoor, artificial turf facility. With not enough money to go it alone on such an expansion, officials have dropped the idea altogether, for now, Executive Director Thom Palmer said. “Without funding, it doesn’t get built."

     
  • District 158 seeks to replace chief academic officer Feb 27, 2014 9:31 AM
    Huntley District 158 is searching for a new chief academic officer with the upcoming departure of Mike Moan, who is leaving the district after 17 years to become superintendent of Woodstock School District 200. Moan’s last day with District 158 is June 30.

     
  • Huntley High expansion work to begin in spring Feb 25, 2014 6:19 PM
    The first phase of a roughly $35 million facelift of Huntley High School should begin in April as crews start work on redesigning the main entrance, new school bus and student parking lots, and a new field house addition.

     
  • District 158 technology director earns educator award Feb 25, 2014 11:39 AM
    Seeing children's faces light up as they explore the world of education through technology is the best reward, said Marisa Burkhart, director of educational technology for Huntley School District 158. Burkhart's work implementing technology in the classroom and training teachers how to use it has earned her the 2014 Illinois Computing Educators “Educator of the Year” award.

     
  • Second-graders get surprise message from Patrick Kane Feb 19, 2014 9:32 PM
    Hockey fans in a second-grade class at Chesak Elementary School in Lake in the Hills received an unexpected surprise Wednesday morning — a video message from Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane from Sochi where he representing the USA Men’s Olympic Hockey team. Kane was reponding to a Twitter message teacher Christy Gibbs sent on behalf of her students wishing him good luck.

     
  • Last part of seminar to focus on climate change Feb 13, 2014 1:59 PM
    The 2014 Great Lakes Bioneers Speaker Series concludes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake. The last of a three-part series, this seminar will feature the topic “Adapt to Changing Conditions: Embodying Nature’s Resilience Principles in the Face of Climate Change.”

     
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