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  • Rondout Elementary District 72 will collect $30,381 in property taxes per student this year, while East Aurora Unit District 131 has a property tax collection level of $2,816 per student.

    Which school districts tax the most per student? Jan 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Property taxes collected to run public schools range from $30,381 per student in Rondout Elementary District 72 to $2,815 per student in East Aurora Unit District 131, with 90 other suburban school districts falling somewhere between. For schools at the bottom end of the ranking, the taxing disparity means more reliance on state and federal resources and more basic programs.

  •  This Huntley High School entrance off a gravel parking lot used by students and teachers on the west side of District 158’s Harmony Road Campus will be paved and have about 13 classrooms added. It will connect to the previous addition seen on the right, improving traffic flow and student access. It is part of a larger expansion project planned for Huntley High School this year.

    Huntley High expansion plans head to village Jan 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Work on a $35 million facelift of Huntley High School should begin this spring once plans are reviewed by Huntley’s plan commission and village board. The Huntley village board and Huntley District 158 school board met Tuesday to discuss the school district’s expansion plans for its Harmony Road Campus that houses Huntley High School. The village board agreed to forward the conceptual plans to the plan commission for review. Plans call for a new field house, a redesigned main entrance, reconfigured parking lots and new classrooms and science labs. They also include designs for a new library in a renovated gym space, a larger cafeteria and multiple common areas.

  • Kevin Ruth, 16, concentrates on his work during an English class at Huntley High School. The school's ACT composite score of 22.4 was the third highest in McHenry County, but school officials are shooting for an average score of 23.5.

    How suburban districts are handling changing ACTJan 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The ACT has been the benchmark for measuring college readiness since 1959. It's still an important factor, but things have changed: the test is tougher, it's graded harder, and suburban students are more diverse. “It has no resemblance to actual student performance,” said Steve Cordogan of District 214. Administrators are looking for new ways to measure college readiness and new programs to ensure it. We examined approaches in four school districts. Here's what we found.

  •  Project Two, a group specializing in the music of Broadway, will perform a fundraiser concert at Huntley High School Saturday, Dec. 28. Members of the group are all from McHenry County.

    Project Two brings Broadway tunes to Huntley Dec 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Project Two is back in town, and its members are ready to celebrate the holidays in support of the fine arts in local schools. They will be performing a holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 28, raising money for the Huntley High School Thespian Troupe.

  •  Huntley High School’s new field house will be located where the parking lot is for the current events entrance, which faces south toward the school’s new track and football field.

    Huntley High School expansion set to begin in spring Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Starting next spring, Huntley High School will get a significant facelift as part of a $35 million addition/renovation project, which includes building a new field house, redesigning the main entrance, reconfiguring parking lots, and adding classrooms and science labs.

  • Zoe Detlaf, top, and Shea Robinson check out Cinderella and the prince dancing at the ball. They portray the ugly stepsisters in the Huntley High School production of “Cinderella.”

    Two versions of ‘Cinderella’ hit Fox Valley stages Nov 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fairy tale fans will have something to smile about this weekend. Two Fox Valley High Schools, Larkin and Huntley, are performing the classic tale, "Cinderella." The Daily Herald checked in with Todd Duty, director of Larkin’s production, and Kate Duchene, who directs Huntley’s, to learn more about each show.

  • Gabi McCleish, left, and Kennedy O'Connell work on reading assignments at Algonquin Road Elementary School in Fox River Grove. The school's third-graders are at the top of students in the Fox Valley area “meeting” or “exceeding” state standards in reading and mathematics.

    Report card shows huge dips, some gains across Fox ValleyOct 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Despite a significant drop in test scores, administrators at Fox River Grove School District 3 are happy the tiny district's roughly 500 students are doing far better than the rest of the state on standardized tests. The two-school district, like many others throughout the Fox Valley, faired poorly in the Illinois Standards Achievement Test with its composite score dipping 15.9 percentage points from the previous year,

  •  Heather Schroeder and son, Matthew, 2, of Huntley have a straw fight while their scarecrow’s finishing touches are put on by Matthew’s dad, Brad, at a previous Huntley Fall Fest. The family assembled their own scarecrow at the festival. This year’s festival begins Friday and runs through Sunday.

    Pumpkins, music and carnival highlight Huntley Fall Fest Sep 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Huntley’s Fall Fest began in 2006 as a one-day event, but it has grown into a three-day festival big enough to rival many other Fox Valley fests. Festival hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27-29, at 12015 Mill St., Huntley.

  • Honors physics teacher Jon Heintzelman helps Daniel Hansen log into his iPad Wednesday at Hersey High School. Northwest Suburban High School District 214 is among numerous suburban districts buying tablets for students.

    Tablets learning tool of choice in suburban schoolsAug 22, 2013 12:00 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.”

  •  Dominic Swanson, a sophomore at Huntley High School, is heading to Prague in October to compete in a powerlifting competition. Here he bench presses 225 pounds during a workout at his Union home.

    Huntley High powerlifter to compete in Prague Aug 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Dominic Swanson, a sophomore at Huntley High School, is heading to Prague this fall to compete in a world powerlifting competition. He holds the world record in one of the sport's divisions and says he can't wait to crush the competition. “(It’s) just competing and hopefully doing really good and beating everyone that I can over there and being able to represent Team USA,” he said.

  • Tess Podraza, 18, of Huntley and her mother, Tia, talk about LIGHT, the transition program that Huntley Area School District 158 will offer to special education students.

    Huntley transition program aims to ready special ed grads for adulthoodAug 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Huntley High School special education student Tess Podraza, 18, wants to be more independent, but to reach that level she’ll need more confidence and sharper life skills. She and her family hope a new program through Huntley Area School District 158 will give her both. Life Instruction Guiding Huntley Transition is designed to give Tess and her peers support and preparation for the adult world.

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    Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions Jun 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    2012-2013 Fox Valley academic team honorable mentions

  • Emily Alessio

    2012-2013 Fox Valley Academic Team Jun 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Imagine getting straight A's in every class, all four years of high school. Now combine that with leadership, extracurriculars, and a desire to apply one's knowledge in a way that benefits others, and you've got the kind of student who gets named to the Daily Herald's 2012-13 Fox Valley Academic Team. "Success is not about how much money we make or how many square feet our houses are, but rather how many lives we can improve by helping others," writes Arjun Tambe of Illinois Math and Science Academy.

  • Lisl Bogart, originally from Prague, talks to Huntley High School students Wednesday about her time spent in Theresienstadt, a Nazi concentration camp. Bogart still has her badge she was forced to wear identifying her as a Jew, and also some of the fake money that was made to fool the Red Cross when they visited her concentration camp.

    Holocaust survivor inspires at Huntley HighApr 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lisl Bogart was living in Prague — the capital of what is now the Czech Republic — as a happy, healthy 13-year-old at the start of 1939. She lived with her parents and her older brother, went to a good school and had plenty of opportunities for fun. "There was nothing missing in my life," Bogart said to a crowd of Huntley High School freshman during a presentation Wednesday. And then the Nazis invaded her city. Bogart is the only member of her entire extended family alive at the end of the war.

  •  The Heineman Middle School eighth-grade girls’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record. The team includes: first row, from left, Abigail Ryan and Courtney King; middle row, Emily Hill, Elizabeth Raclawski, Madison Carbon, manager Michael Parks, Madelyn Meyers, Heather Baldacci, Kristy Swanson; and top row, head coach Chris Kang, manager Matthew Kapolnek, Abbey Brown, Morgan Clausen, Ellie Ferency, and assistant coach Jason Monson.

    Heineman eighth-grade girls’ basketball team sweeps season, conference Apr 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    The eighth-grade girls' basketball team at Heineman Middle School in Algonquin recently completed their regular season with a perfect 10-0 record.

  • Former Huntley police chief Richard Rossi dies Mar 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Former Huntley police chief Richard Rossi was remembered as an upbeat man who was passionate about his current job as a school district transportation director. Rossi, 58, died Thursday while surrounded by his family at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elgin. Rossi served as Huntley's top cop from 1983 to 1995.

  •  Brian Mooberry is a retired U-46 teacher and founding member of Northern Kane County Retired Educators. Mooberry serves as president of the IEARetired chapter, which has a goal of keeping retired educators politically active. The Northern Kane County Retired Educators group is looking for new members from northern Fox Valley districts.

    Retired teachers group seeks politically active members Mar 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Brian Mooberry was an active member of state and national teachers unions for his entire career and he didn't stop for a minute once he retired in 2007, after 33 years with Elgin Area School District U-46. Now Mooberry and a group of other retired teachers are working to grow membership in Northern Kane County Retired Educators. "Our goal in the organization is to become politically active and do the things that teachers can't do because they're in the classroom," Mooberry said.

  • Paul Troy, running for Huntley Unit District 158 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Paul Troy: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Paul Troy, running for Huntley Unit District 158 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Donald Drzal, running for Huntley Unit District 158 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Donald Drzal: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Donald Drzal, running for Huntley Unit District 158 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Kimberly Skaja, running for Huntley Unit District 158 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Kimberly Skaja: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Kimberly Skaja, running for Huntley Unit District 158 School Board (4-year Terms)

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