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  •  More than 60 works of art by Lombard students in kindergarten through eighth grade will be displayed at the village hall in March.

    Exhibit highlights Lombard students’ art Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    More than 60 pieces of art by Lombard Elementary District 44 students will be showcased in the village hall Community Room Sunday, March 3, through April 7 in connection with nationally recognized Youth Art Month.

     
  •  Jim Blanche, Lombard Elementary District 44’s superintendent for the past 10 years, has decided to step down. His last day is June 30.

    Lombard District 44 superintendent stepping down Jan 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Superintendent Jim Blanche has decided to step down after serving as the leader of Lombard Elementary District 44 for a decade.Blanche, 66, said he had one more year left in his contract, but decided 10 years — which he said is longer than most superintendents serve — was enough. His last day will be June 30. “It’s been a good place for me,” he said. “It was a great thing for me personally and professionally.”

     
  • Power outages disrupt classes at two Lombard schools Sep 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Power outages at two schools in Lombard Elementary District 44 interrupted classes Thursday morning and caused large numbers of parents to keep their children home. Power went out at 11 p.m. Wednesday at Glenn Westlake Middle School and Manor Hill Elementary, two facilities serving nearly 1,300 students, officials said. Power was not restored until 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

     
  • Eric Haren

    Lombard District 44 names new principals Aug 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Students returning to classes this fall will be greeted by new principals at three schools in Lombard Elementary District 44, officials said Thursday.

     
  • Some scores out of date for transparency project Jul 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Officials from the city of Elgin and DuPage Forest Preserve District say transparency grades recently made public by a watchdog group reflect outdated numbers. “We're being held accountable, but no one's holding them accountable,” said Sue Olafson, a forest district spokeswoman.

     
  • Ted Stec

    District 44 picks assistant superintendent Jul 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    A veteran educator and administrator, Ted Stec, has been named assistant superintendent of finance and operations in Lombard Elementary District 44, officials said Tuesday. Stec, who assumed his duties July 1, comes with 12 years of experience in education, including stints with Burbank School District 111 and Argo High School District 217.

     
  • Villa Park cops seek man who grabbed 13-year-old girl May 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Police are searching for a man who grabbed a 13-year-old girl by the arm after asking her for money and offering her drugs while she walked to school Thursday morning in Villa Park, authorities said. The encounter occurred about 8 a.m. near Westmore Avenue and Terrace Street.

     
  •  State School Superintendent Chris Koch chats with Nicole Marcinkus, a seventh-grader at Peacock Middle School in Itasca, on Monday.

    DuPage school districts honored in Itasca Apr 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Twenty DuPage County schools were recognized in Itasca on Monday for being named to the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll, which celebrates schools showing substantial academic improvement.

     
  • Ellen Teelucksingh, District 62 assistant superintendent

    District 62 names assistant superintendent for student servicesApr 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Des Plaines Elementary District 62 has named Ellen Teelucksingh the assistant superintendent for student services, effective July 1. Teelucksingh replaces Brad Voehringer, who was recently hired to lead Pennoyer School District 79 in Norridge. Teelucksingh currently serves as the assistant superintendent for special services in Lombard District 44.

     
  •  Parents are asking for the two tennis courts outside Pleasant Lane Elementary School in Lombard to be repaired instead of removed. The courts are on school property, but have been maintained by the Lombard Park District under an informal agreement.

    Lombard park, school districts discussing tennis court upkeep Apr 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Parents are pushing for repairs to two tennis courts near Pleasant Lane school in Lombard Elementary District 44 that they say are no longer safe, leading the school district and the Lombard Park District to begin discussing a possible partnership to fix the cracking courts. "Neighbors are talking about the grass growing on the courts," Pleasant Lane parent Cathy McNulty said. "I don't ever remember them being in good shape."

     
  • District 44 candidates share views on technology Mar 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    SMART Boards, iPads and robotics programs are becoming as common in suburban schools as pencils, notebooks and calculators, but technology — and how much should be spent on it — can be a divisive topic in education. Six candidates running for four seats on the Lombard Elementary District 44 school board all say they value appropriate technology in the district's seven schools. But candidates offer different perspectives about the need for productive use of the technology, the importance of maintaining human interaction and the need for a cost-benefit analysis of all new technological purchases.

     
  • Endorsements: Del Alcazar, Kankovsky, Lynch, Schroder for Lombard Elementary Dist. 44 schools Mar 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Tony Del Alcazar, Gayle Kankovsky, Kristina Lynch and John Schroder for Lombard Elementary Dist. 44 school board.

     
  • Kristina Lynch: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Kristina Lynch, running for Lombard District 44 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • John Schroder: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for John Schroder, running for Lombard District 44 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Tony DelAlcazar, running for Lombard District 44 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Tony DelAlcazar: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Tony DelAlcazar, running for Lombard District 44 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Gayle Kankovsky, running for Lombard District 44 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Gayle Kankovsky: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Gayle Kankovsky, running for Lombard District 44 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Courtney Simek, running for Lombard District 44 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Courtney Simek: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Courtney Simek, running for Lombard District 44 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Scott Jenkins, running for Lombard District 44 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Scott Jenkins: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Scott Jenkins, running for Lombard District 44 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Alison Moro, 10, of Lombard, bites into her favorite snack. Alison’s mother lobbied for the right for her daughter to snack at school.

    Suburban schools vague on 'healthy' snacks Dec 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    Snack policies in suburban schools tend to be vague, varying from classroom to classroom under wellness policies that may allow "healthy snacks" without defining "healthy." Schools also may fail to specify which ages of students are allowed snacks. But a Lombard mom challenged the system -- and won. "It is in the best interests of students to have a snack."

     
  • Butterfield School prepares for 82 new students after boundary changeAug 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    The number of students attending Butterfield School in Lombard Elementary District 44 will increase by 82 when school begins Aug. 27 as the result of a boundary change that administrators say helped balance class sizes between Butterfield and Manor Hill schools. Butterfield is expected to have 261 students at the beginning of the year, up from 179 last year, and Manor Hill Principal Rob Schulz expects fewer students than the 335 who attended last year. "Currently, we are down three classrooms from what we started with last year," Schulz said.

     
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