Articles filed under Huntley Unit District 158

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  • 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.

     
  • Illinois State Scholars include 81 Huntley High students Dec 19, 2014 12:55 PM
    Eighty-one Huntley High School seniors recently were named to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission’s 2015-2016 State Scholars List for outstanding academic achievement.

     
  • 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

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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