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  • 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)

  • District 158 education foundation awards almost $12,000 Feb 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    When the Huntley Unit District 158 Education Foundation awarded $11,790 in grants last week, it moved eight teacher projects from dreams to realities. The foundation collects money throughout the year for its annual grant awards. "It's basically like a wish list," said Lori Woods, director of community relations. "Things that aren't typically provided through the district funds, but they also enhance the education."

  •  Jacquie Duginske, an administrator in Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300, is among the growing number of teachers to gain national certification.

    District 300 teachers reflect trend toward national certification Jan 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jacquie Duginske and Jamie Soprych were recognized by Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300 for becoming nationally board certified -- a process that is becoming more common in school districts in the suburbs, the state and nation.

  • Michael Fleck

    District 158 board names Huntley attorney to fill vacancy Jan 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Michael Fleck is the newest member of the District 158 school board. The Huntley attorney was appointed last week — less than three months before his name will appear on the April election ballot for the same position. District 158 school board members chose Fleck over Huntley resident James Rojek, who was the only other applicant for the open spot.

  • Huntley student receives scholarship Jan 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Page 2, a new independent news source, shopping and information portal, and the Journalism Education Association named Marek Makowski of Huntley High School as the winner of a $1,000 scholarship for an essay he wrote about his aspirations in journalism.

  • The Geneva Vikings take to their new field for the season opener against Oswego in Geneva.

    Fox Valley's top stories from 2012Dec 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Money issues continued to dominate the headlines in 2012 and showed themselves in different forms. There was a teacher strike in Community Unit District 300, the threat of teacher strikes elsewhere, new taxes in Elgin, investment in Huntley in the form of a new hospital and interchange and Wal-Mart's looming withdrawal from East Dundee.

  • Austin D. Anderson

    Fox Valley Leadership honorable mentionsDec 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    2012-2013 Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions

  • Academic excellence recognized in districts U-46, 300, 158 Dec 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    Hundreds of students across Fox Valley districts have been named 2013-2014 Illinois State Scholars in recognition of their academic success. Through exemplary college entrance exam scores and high grades in their individual schools, 262 Elgin Area School District U-46 students, 164 Carpentersville-based Community Unit School District 300 students and 81 students from Huntley High School in Consolidated School District 158 will receive notice of the award this week.

  • District 158 levy stays flat for second year in a rowDec 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Officials in Consolidated School District 158 think keeping the property tax levy flat is the "right thing to do" for taxpayers this year. It's the second year in a row the district hasn't had to ask for more money, but not because costs haven't gone up. The amount the district is asking for to cover its operating expenses is increasing but the amount it is asking for to cover its debt payments is going down an equivalent amount. The final levy increase — outside of extra taxes sought from new construction — will be zero, according to Chief Financial Officer Mark Altmayer.

  • Education reporter looking for stories Dec 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    For the last two years I have been profiling people in the community about once per week. I'm switching beats once again and my search for people who will let me tell their stories is narrowing.

  • Dist. 158 board approves new dealNov 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Teachers in Huntley Unit District 158 have a new three-year agreement after the school board ratified a contract Tuesday night. The school board and teachers union, the Huntley Education Association, had tried twice before to broker a deal before teachers overwhelmingly approved the latest agreement, which was reached a week ago. Board members voted 6-0 in favor of the contract. Board member Michael Skala abstained.

  • Huntley teachers ratify latest contract Nov 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Huntley teachers ratified a tentative agreement with the school district Monday night. Details of the contract were not released but union co-president Julie McLaughlin said 98 percent of teachers present voted in favor of the contract.

  • Michael Skala

    New McHenry County Board member to resign from school post Nov 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Huntley Unit District 158 school board President Michael Skala, who was elected to the McHenry County Board last week, decided against holding two offices at the same time so he could see through a long-standing lawsuit about building construction.

  •  Huntley Education Association co-presidents Chris Laird, left, and Julie McLaughlin are applauded as they and other union representatives walk into Huntley Unit District 158 headquarters in Algonquin on Oct. 10 — the last time the two sides met before hammering out a tentative contract Tuesday night.

    Dist. 158 reaches tentative contract agreement Nov 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Huntley Unit District 158 teachers union and the district's negotiating team have come to terms on a tentative contract agreement. They announced it just hours after the union declared an impasse, though the negotiating session already had been planned.

  • Teachers in Huntley Unit District 158 struck for three days in 2008 and have threatened to do so again.

    Why so many teachers unions threaten to strike Nov 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Less than three months into the 2012 school year, eight teachers unions in the state filed intent to strike notices, five of which resulted in teachers walking out. Educators, lawmakers and union representatives say the recent spate of strikes and strike notices are a response to the current political and financial climates. “Unlike strikes in the private sector, ... strikes in the public sector are political battles,” said Martin Malin, Kent College of Law.

  • Juniors Karla Jaime and Laura Oliveri get help from biology teacher Sheilagh DeLorenzo in explaining their experiment results for a presentation in class at Huntley High School. Students submerged eggs in different liquids a few days prior and reported their findings to classmates.

    School report cards: Huntley posts big gains in science Oct 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    It's not an exact science, but educators in Huntley Unit District 158 say more challenging coursework, continued adjustments to the curriculum and high expectations of all students helped high school juniors again raise the bar in a statewide science assessment. The number of Huntley High School juniors who met or exceeded state standards in science jumped 8.1 percentage points.

  •  The Children’s Theatre of Elgin will start its 25th season with its production of “Peter Pan” this weekend. Peter Pan will be portrayed by Mikey Morel, shown here singing “Time For Me To Fly.”

    Come fly with CTE in “Peter Pan”Oct 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    This weekend, relive your childhood with the timeless tale of “Peter Pan.” Children’s Theatre of Elgin celebrates its 25th anniversary year with this classic story. Performances take place Oct. 26-28 at the Hemmens in Elgin. This adapted story is similar to the classic version, but incorporates some very clever twists.

  • Huntley teachers authorize union leadership to consider strikeOct 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Teachers in Huntley Unit District 158 have rejected the latest offer from the school board and given union leadership permission to call a strike, if needed, the co-president of the Huntley Education Association said Thursday. Union co-president Julie McLaughlin said in an email to the Daily Herald that Wednesday’s vote gave the negotiating team the ability to call a strike and that the results of the vote were “overwhelming.”

  • Huntley Education Association co-presidents Chris Laird, left, and Julie McLaughlin are applauded as they and other HEA representatives walk into the Huntley Unit District 158 headquarters in Algonquin to talk with school board members to discuss the terms of teacher contracts on Wednesday.

    Huntley teachers meet with mediatorOct 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Teachers in Huntley Unit District 158 showed solidarity with their union leaders by wearing green and congregating before a scheduled mediation session Wednesday -- the first between the school district and the Huntley Education Association. “Ladies and gentlemen, this is our contract, and together we will get this solved,” said Julie McLaughlin, the union co-president, before meeting with a mediator.

  • 3 probable cases of whooping cough in Dist. 158 Oct 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Three "probable" cases of whooping cough have been reported at schools in Huntley Unit District 158, district officials said this week. Two cases are at Marlowe Middle School and one is at Huntley High School, according to an announcement on the district's website.

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