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  • Lake Villa school starts school year as home for kindergarten program in new district Aug 19, 2014 4:08 PM
    Just as it has since 1910, the school at Grand Avenue and Route 83 in Lake Villa teemed with students and teachers Tuesday. Joseph J. Pleviak Elementary School has received new life as the home of Round Lake Area Unit District 116's kindergarten program. Lake Villa Elementary District 41 left the school after the 2013-14 academic season. “This is a fun place to be,” District 116 Superintendent Constance Collins said while students filed past her into Pleviak’s gymnasium for an assembly.

     
  • Full-day kindergarten for Round Lake Area Unit District 116 Jul 15, 2014 4:31 PM
    Round Area Lake Unit District 116 will launch full-day kindergarten for the next academic season. It'll be at Joseph J. Pleviak School in Lake Villa, which District 116 will lease. “This is a wonderful opportunity for all of our kindergartners and for our staff to have extended time for the core instruction and core curriculum,” Melanie Arthur, coordinator of teaching and learning for District 116, told the Daily Herald.

     
  • Last day for 104-year-old Pleviak Elementary School in Lake Villa Jun 9, 2014 10:25 PM
    Bittersweet was the word of the morning Monday as Lake Villa Elementary District 41 teachers, students, board members and community members celebrated the start of summer break by closing Pleviak Elementary School. “We are all excited about the start of vacation, but today is sad because it’s the day we are closing Pleviak," said Board President Michael Conway.

     
  • Pleviak Elementary hosts open house before closing Jun 3, 2014 9:23 PM
    There was not an empty parking spot in the lot as many generations of the Pleviak community filed in and out to say a final goodbye Tuesday to the beloved 100-year-old school in Lake Villa. “I wish that I could take a brick out of the wall,” said Bob Weber, who began at Pleviak in first grade and graduated from eighth grade in 1958.

     
  • Round Lake school board approves Pleviak lease Jun 3, 2014 6:55 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 has approved its end of a lease for Joseph J. Pleviak Elementary School in Lake Villa, which was targeted for shutdown. District 116 Superintendent Constance Collins said the tentative 10-year agreement to rent Pleviak is the best option — financially and educationally — for her school system to upgrade kindergarten instruction.

     
  • Small fire forces school evacuation May 29, 2014 6:45 PM
    B. J. Hooper Elementary School in Lindenhurst had to be evacuated for a short time Thursday morning because of a small fire in a bathroom, authorities said.

     
  • District 116 would like to lease Lake Villa’s Pleviak School May 16, 2014 4:37 PM
    Joseph J. Pleviak Elementary School in Lake Villa won’t shut its doors for good after all when the 2013-14 academic season concludes next month. While Lake Villa Elementary District 41 cites declining enrollment for no longer using Pleviak after classes there end June 9, it has a tentative deal to lease the school to Round Lake Area Unit District 116. It would be a 10-year deal.

     
  • Last chance to reminisce planned for Pleviak alumni May 15, 2014 4:15 PM
    When the school year ends June 9 in Lake Villa, it will also close the book on Joseph J. Pleviak Elementary School and its more than 100-year history. Before that happens, alumni will celebrate its history and say goodbye during a June 3 open house.

     
  • Lake County schools consider sharing grant writer Mar 21, 2014 5:27 AM
    Five Lake County school districts are considering an idea to split the cost of having an employee who would seek grants for all of them. It would be the latest example of local governments sharing resources in an effort to reduce costs to taxpayers.

     
  • Lake Villa students raise cash for St. Baldrick fundraiser Mar 3, 2014 1:06 PM
    Olive Martin School sixth-graders have teamed up to raise money and shave heads for St. Baldrick's Foundation for childhood cancer research.

     
  • District 41 registration: Feb 25, 2014 4:23 PM
    Lake Villa Elementary District 41 hosts kindergarten and new student registration at its four school buildings on March 13 for the 2014-15 school year.

     
  • Dist. OKs boundary changes for next year after Pleviak closes Jan 28, 2014 6:45 PM
    Nearly 400 Lake Villa children whose elementary school building will be shuttered in June now know where they will attend classes next school year, with approval of a new boundary agreement.

     
  • Proposed school boundary changes discussed at Lake Villa Elementary District 41 Jan 21, 2014 6:23 PM
    Lake Villa Elementary District 41 officials will make a final decision in the next month where children from the soon-to-be shuttered Pleviak Elementary School will attend classes in 2014-15. Superintendent John Van Pelt said the redistricting committee recommendation is to split the 469 displaced students between B.J. Hooper Elementary School in Lindenhurst and William L. Thompson Elementary School in Lake Villa.

     
  • Lake Villa Elementary District 41 names Lynette Zimmer its new superintendent Dec 19, 2013 4:53 PM
    A veteran suburban educator has been named the next superintendent for Lake Villa Elementary District 41. Lynette Zimmer, now the superintendent of HYPERLINK "http://www.dist46.org/"Prairie Grove School District 46 in Crystal Lake, was tapped for the job. She’ll succeed Superintendent John Van Pelt, who is retiring.

     
  • Lake Villa armed standoff ends peacefully, man in custody Dec 10, 2013 8:03 PM
    A 52-year-old Lake Villa man is in police custody following a three-hour armed standoff Tuesday that forced the lockdown of three nearby schools. Lake Villa Police Chief Ron Roth said the distraught man surrendered peacefully at 2:05 p.m., ending the standoff outside a home in the 200 block of Burnett Avenue, and the lockdown at the schools. No shots were fire.

     
  • Lake Villa school raises money, breast cancer awareness with annual walk Oct 4, 2013 3:56 PM
    Palombi Middle School students in Lake Villa participated in the third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Friday. Pink bracelets, T-shirts and necklaces were sold during the week, with proceeds benefiting cancer research. The school raised more than $900.

     
  • Brad Cohen to speak with Pleviak students Oct 1, 2013 12:34 PM
    Brad Cohen, an award winning speaker with Tourrette syndrome, will speak to students at Pleviak Elementary on Friday, Oct. 4.

     
  • District 41 screenings: Sep 18, 2013 5:44 PM
    Lake Villa Elementary District 41 will host four special education preschool screenings throughout the 2013-14 school year.

     
  • Grade levels won’t change at Lake Villa District 41 schools Aug 13, 2013 4:03 PM
    Lake Villa Elementary District 41 officials have decided not to shuffle the grade levels of the schools that will remain open next year after J.J. Pleviak Elementary closes. Hooper,Thompson and Martin elementary schools will continue serving kindergartners through sixth-graders from specific neighborhoods, the board decided after a long discussion Monday night. Palombi Middle School will continue serving seventh- and eighth-graders.

     
  • Pleviak School could have new uses, Dist. 41 officials say Aug 12, 2013 9:04 PM
    The new school year will be the last for Lake Villa’s J.J. Pleviak Elementary School, but the 103-year-old facility isn’t headed for demolition, District 41 officials said Monday.

     
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