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Articles filed under Lake Zurich Unit District 95

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  • Debate continues on shooting drills with students Feb 17, 2014 4:49 AM
    A new state law requires all schools to conduct at least one "active shooter" drill every school year. Many suburban school districts, though, have been doing them well before they were mandatory. But one area of disagreement is whether these realistic drills, with SWAT teams and staged casualties, should involve students. “Kids in our system don’t know school without those kinds of drills,” said Bob Ross, assistant superintendent for secondary education for Naperville Unit District 203.

     
  • New principal at Lake Zurich’s Isaac Fox Elementary School Feb 17, 2014 4:53 PM
    Lisa Gregoire has been hired to take over as principal in July at Isaac Fox Elementary School in Lake Zurich. She'll replace the retiring Jill Brooks. Isaac Fox serves prekindergarten through fifth grade.

     
  • New District 95 principal: Feb 14, 2014 6:06 PM
    The Lake Zurich Unit District 95 school board voted Feb. 13 to hire Lisa Gregoire as the new principal for Isaac Fox Elementary School, the district said in a news release.

     
  • District 95 debates tax zone request Feb 14, 2014 12:27 PM
    Lake Zurich Unit District 95 officials are mulling whether to support village government's request to extend the life of a special taxing zone that was enacted to ignite downtown redevelopment.

     
  • Seth Paine School to perform “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Feb 6, 2014 7:59 PM
    Seth Paine Elementary 4th and 5th grade students are holding a dress rehearsal for an upcoming performance of Little Mermaid Jr. at their school from 3-5pm Thursday, February 6. The performance will be at Lake Zurich high school's Performing Arts Center on February 14 and February 16.

     
  • District 95 cuts registration fees: Feb 4, 2014 8:21 PM
    Lake Zurich Unit District 95 has reduced the annual registration fees for all students for the 2014-15 academic season. The reductions vary according to grade level, but fees were cut an average $40 to $50 per student.

     
  • District 95 kindergarten session: Jan 31, 2014 4:53 PM
    Lake Zurich Unit School District 95 will host a kindergarten information and registration night on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at each of the five elementary schools, a district news release said.

     
  • District 95 preschool screening: Jan 23, 2014 7:09 PM
    Lake Zurich Unit District 95 will offer a preschool screening on Friday, Feb. 7, for 3- and 4-year-old children for whom there may be concerns with gross or fine motor skills, speech-language, or conceptual development.

     
  • Three families want to leave Lake Zurich District 95 to join neighboring districts Jan 11, 2014 8:00 AM
    Three families are seeking approval from a regional education agency to leave Lake Zurich Unit District 95's boundaries. They want their properties to be within Kildeer-Countryside Elementary District 96 and Stevenson High School District 125. “It really has to do with geographical issues,” one resident said.

     
  • Lake Zurich band makes it home: Jan 8, 2014 4:19 PM
    After a two-day delay, a group of Lake Zurich High School marching band members and chaperones has made it home from Madrid.

     
  • Lake Zurich band students still trying to get home Jan 7, 2014 6:14 PM
    More than 75 Lake Zurich High School band members trying to get home from a performance in Madrid, Spain are now well past the halfway mark in their quest. Lake Zurich Unit District 95 spokeswoman Jean Malek said the group flew out of Madrid on Tuesday morning, but only made it as far as John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

     
  • Some Lake Zurich band members delayed in Madrid Jan 6, 2014 5:00 PM
    Weather problems in the States forced some members of Lake Zurich High School's marching band to stay in Madrid longer than planned after performing in a prestigious parade there on Sunday. One group of band members got off the ground and back home on Monday.

     
  • Lake County schools in Lake Zurich, Gurnee bullish on iPads Jan 1, 2014 6:45 AM
    Personal tablet use at two Lake County school districts has led to improved student classroom engagement and other benefits, according to teachers and administrators. Lake Zurich Unit District 95 started its mobile device initative in August when 1,300 iPads were issued to middle and high school students. Gurnee Elementary District 56 is in first full academic season with all 2,500 pupils in possession of iPads.

     
  • Lake County schools in Lake Zurich, Gurnee bullish on iPads Dec 31, 2013 3:14 PM
    Personal tablet use at two Lake County school districts has led to improved student classroom engagement and other benefits, according to teachers and administrators. Lake Zurich Unit District 95 started its mobile device initiative in August when 1,300 iPads were issued to middle and high school students. Gurnee Elementary District 56 is in first full academic season with all 2,500 pupils in possession of iPads.

     
  • May Whitney pupils in ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.’ Dec 27, 2013 2:37 PM
    Students at Lake Zurich Unit District 95’s May Whitney Elementary School will be performing “Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.” onstage next month. Fourth- and fifth-graders from May Whitney will perform at Middle School North on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 4 and older. Children 3 and younger are free.

     
  • Lake Zurich high classroom evacuated after pepper spray released Dec 20, 2013 6:39 PM
    Two Lake Zurich High School students were taken to a hospital Friday after someone released pepper spray or a similar chemical in a classroom, authorities said. The students, both girls, were not critically injured.

     
  • Lake Zurich District 95 gets air conditioning estimates Dec 20, 2013 5:30 AM
    An air conditioning feasibility study commissioned by Lake Zurich Unit District 95 shows it could cost $19 million to $25 million to chill five schools. District 95 school board members reviewed the report during a meeting Thursday night.

     
  • Police: Boy with weapon causes lockdown at Lake Zurich schools Dec 10, 2013 4:46 PM
    Lake Zurich police say a boy was taken into custody after it was believed he had an unspecified weapon inside a middle school and caused a lockdown of two buildings. Authorities said Lake Zurich Middle School South and Isaac Fox Elementary School, which are connected, were ordered into lockdown mode Tuesday morning. Police Cmdr. David Bradstreet said both Cuba Road schools no longer were locked down in the afternoon.

     
  • Lake Zurich students to perform “A Christmas Carol’ Dec 3, 2013 6:07 PM
    Around 100 Lake Zurich Middle School North students make up the cast and crew for the upcoming performances of "A Christmas Carol." The students will perform the classic Charles Dickens tale on stage at the school at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7.

     
  • Lake Zurich High School band has big-time gigs coming in Chicago, Madrid Nov 22, 2013 6:00 AM
    Lake Zurich High School’s marching band will continue its tradition of high-profile performances in the coming weeks. It will march in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day and on Jan. 5 in Madrid, Spain.

     
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