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  • Hanover Park rallies around ill seventh-grader Oct 14, 2013 5:44 AM
    Teachers at Spring Wood Middle School in Hanover Park organized a fundraiser last week for the family of Nyhla Lee, a seventh-grader who has been hospitalized for the past four months. Nyhla is recovering from a rare blood disorder called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura that led her to have three strokes in June. According to her mother, Kiona Jordan, Nyhla was in a coma for two weeks, and when she awoke, doctors said she would be blind, deaf and paralyzed. However, her continued progress has “astonished” them.

     
  • Keeneyville community rallies around seventh-grader from Hanover Park Oct 10, 2013 10:44 AM
    Students, staff members and others from Spring Wood Middle School in Hanover Park and throughout Keeneyville Elementary District 20 will come together Thursday night for a fundraiser aimed at purchasing a much-needed car for the family of a seventh-grader faced with serious medical challenges.

     
  • Keeneyville District 20 scraps grade-level center idea Oct 1, 2013 3:00 PM
    A proposal to create grade-level centers in Keeneyville Elementary District 20 has been dropped after the idea proved to be too unpopular among parents. But the district will continue to explore the possibility of offering all-day kindergarten during the next school year.

     
  • Dist. 20 parents concerned about school reorganization plan Sep 19, 2013 9:35 PM
    Renewed talk about creating grade-level centers in Keeneyville Elementary District 20 has triggered concerns among some parents worried that children who now walk to classes soon could be bused to another school miles away. District officials insist no decisions have been made, but say a shift to such centers could improve their educational programs and clear the way for the introduction of all-day kindergarten.

     
  • Scott Williams: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Scott Williams, running for Keeneyville District 20 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • James Novak: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for James Novak, running for Keeneyville District 20 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Keeneyville Dist. 20 gets $1.6 million grant to build preschool Dec 26, 2012 5:30 AM
    Keeneyville Elementary District 20 will receive a state grant of more than $1.6 million to build an early childhood education center aimed at meeting the needs of its poorest preschoolers. It will be housed at Greenbrook Elementary School in Hanover Park. "We are going to be able to meet the needs of a larger portion of the age 3 to 5 population who cannot afford to go to preschool," said a school official.

     
  • Cooperation inherits, uses the wind Oct 13, 2011 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial welcomes the progress being made by a consortium of three suburban school districts toward an alternative-energy project that could save them millions of dollars over the next 20 years.

     
  • Dist. 300 board likes wind energy plan Oct 12, 2011 6:00 AM
    The Carpentersville-area Community Unit District 300 school board got its first look at a letter of intent for a 20-year lease agreement with a Chicago-based energy company for wind turbines. The school board will give the school wind consortium permission to act on its behalf.

     
  • 3 local school districts might lease wind power Oct 11, 2011 8:41 AM
    The School Wind Consortium Joint Action Renewable Energy Agency, which consists of Community Unit District 300, Keeneyville Elementary District 20 and Prospect Heights Elementary District 23, discusses the latest option for using wind as an energy source -- leasing wind turbines over buying them. "This enables school districts to reduce exposure to long-term energy prices over a 20-year period,” the group's consultant said.

     
  • Local school districts considering new wind turbine option Sep 26, 2011 6:12 AM
    Community Unit District 300, Keeneyville Elementary District 20 and Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 are a step closer to using downstate wind turbines as a source of revenue. The districts are mulling an agreement with Chicago-based Invenergy to add five to six turbines on the company's wind farm in Bishop Hill. The 20-year deal is expected to save District 300 about $3.7 million in energy costs.

     
  • After controversial firing, Roselle school welcomes new principal Aug 22, 2011 4:59 AM
    Waterbury School in Roselle welcomed new principal Dan Stockhausen this week, who steps in after the district fired former Principal Beth Carow, a decision vigorously opposed by some parents.

     
  • Community defends fired principal at Roselle school Apr 28, 2011 11:34 PM
    Parents from Waterbury Elementary School in Roselle attend a District 20 school board meeting Thursday to ask why the principal was fired one year before her retirement. But officials have already said they can't legally discuss personnel details.

     
  • Parents question Waterbury principalís firing Apr 26, 2011 6:00 PM
    A group of parents from Waterbury Elmentary School in Rsoelle in are upset that Principal Beth Carow was given one week's notice that she will be dismissed from her post, while she is just one year shy of retirement. The school board is mum on why they made this decision, but they plan to hire a new superintendent and curriculum supervisor.

     
  • Jennifer Johnson: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:10 PM
    Candidate information for Jennifer Johnson, running for Keeneyville Elementary D20

     
  • Willie L. Rhodes: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:10 PM
    Candidate information for Willie L. Rhodes, running for Keeneyville Elementary D20

     
  • Tim McHugh: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:10 PM
    Candidate information for Tim McHugh, running for Keeneyville Elementary D20

     
  • Thomas C. Lair: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:10 PM
    Candidate information for Thomas C. Lair, running for Keeneyville Elementary D20

     
  • Keeneyville picks new superintendent Jan 28, 2011 11:28 AM
    The director of curriculum in Fenton High School District 100 has been named superintendent of Keeneyville Elementary District 20. Michael Connolly was appointed Thursday night to replace Carol Auer, who will retire in June.

     
  • Suburban districts may sweeten pot for downstate wind farms Oct 21, 2010 4:17 PM
    A proposed wind farm in downstate Illinois would create local jobs at a time when they're badly needed. The project would generate clean energy and help reduce Illinois' dependence on foreign oil.

     
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