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  • State's attorney investigates Dist. 207's handling of ex-teacher's case Sep 16, 2013 11:06 AM
    The Cook County state's attorney's office is investigating whether Maine Township High School District 207 failed to properly notify the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services about a former teacher accused of inappropriate conduct toward students in 2007. The allegations involved Mark Krockover, a former tenured Maine East High School chemistry teacher and cheerleading coach, who was allowed to resign in August 2007 after being accused of sexual harassment by several current and former female students, according to district records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

     
  • Late strike lifts Maine East past Elk Grove Aug 27, 2013 10:23 PM
    Host Maine East spoiled the coaching debut of Rob Shepard with a late strike, topping visiting Elk Grove 4-3 in a Central Suburban/Mid-Suburban Soccer Challenge match in Park Ridge on Tuesday. Shepard, who follows longtime Elk Grove head coach Joe Bush, saw his team find the equalizer at the 66th minute but conceded the game-winner two minutes from time when Joe Swoboda fired in his second goal of the evening to give coach Vic DiPrizio’s squad the victory.

     
  • Dist. 207 anti-hazing consultant says staff 'overwhelmed' Jun 14, 2013 2:42 PM
    The consultant hired by Maine Township High School District 207 to lead anti-hazing focus groups at its three high schools recommends the district take steps to include students in decision making and leadership activities, and provide more staff training on bullying intervention. The 24-page Community Matters report recently released to the District 207 school board was the result of a “school climate audit” of all three district high schools.

     
  • Maine East, South Elgin teachers honored by state Jun 10, 2013 6:49 PM
    Teachers from Maine East and South Elgin high Schools are among 36 statewide who will be honored at a luncheon Tuesday by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers.

     
  • Northwest suburban academic team honorable mentions Jun 7, 2013 10:34 AM
    2012-2013 Northwest suburban academic team honorable mentions

     
  • Images: Maine East High School graduation Jun 3, 2013 4:21 PM
    Images from the Maine East High School graduation on Sunday, June 2, at the Rosemont Theatre.

     
  • Top moments in high school sports Apr 30, 2013 2:29 PM
    High school athletes across the suburbs face off on basketball courts, football fields and baseball diamonds; they size each other up in tennis matches, around golf tees and across wrestling mats. The give it their all for their schools, their teams, their classmates and their coaches. The Daily Herald put together a video to honor athletes at our suburban high schools. Watch this feature to see some of the top moments in high school sports.

     
  • Bishop, Maine West show a flair for finishing Apr 23, 2013 8:50 PM
    Back to the place where he cut his coaching teeth, first-year head coach Jeff Bishop enjoyed a homecoming of sorts after watching his team from Maine West roll over Maine East 6-0 on a cold, rainy Tuesday afternoon in Park Ridge. The visiting Warriors (4-7-1) shrugged off a slow start and stormed into the lead with consecutive goals from Alice Faraone. Maine West used another by Alexia Prosperi at the half-hour to put away its crosstown rival for good.

     
  • Suburban “Madonna Bar Mitzvah Boy” now a motivational speaker Apr 8, 2013 6:06 PM
    The Stevenson High School alumnus who became a YouTube sensation for dancing to Madonna's "Vogue" at his bar mitzvah will speak to students about being their authentic selves. He'll give presentations Monday at Stevenson, and Tuesday at Maine East High School in Park Ridge.

     
  • District 207 school board hopefuls discuss Maine West hazing Mar 31, 2013 7:48 AM
    Maine Township High School District 207 school board hopefuls call for more education and ongoing training of staff, administration and students on recognizing and preventing hazing after recent scandals at Maine West High School in Des Plaines. Seven candidates are vying for four, four-year seats on the District 207 school board April 9.

     
  • Suburban spirit teams win at Illinois Drill Team Association state championships Mar 19, 2013 1:34 PM
    Several suburban schools brought back trophies from the annual Illinois Drill Team Association competition held Saturday in Champaign.

     
  • Images: IDTA state finals Mar 17, 2013 12:25 AM
    Images from the Illinois Drill Team Association State Championships Saturday in Champaign.

     
  • District 207 rebates taxes to Maine Township residents Mar 5, 2013 1:45 PM
    Maine Township taxpayers will receive $1 million tax abatement from Maine Township High School District 207. The measure was approved at Monday night’s school board meeting. "We believe our financial management and cost-containment efforts have put us in a position that we can make this tax abatement without compromising the quality of our education,” Superintendent Ken Wallace said.

     
  • How to change a culture of hazing in schools Mar 4, 2013 5:13 AM
    Changing a culture of hazing in schools takes more than the mere adoption of anti-bullying policies. It requires making the school environment not just physically, but emotionally safer, according to a consultant hired by Maine Township High School District 207 in the wake of a hazing scandal. "We’ve got to rely on the character and the ethics of our children. Policies don’t go into bathrooms, Facebook."

     
  • Maine East breaks new ground with spring musical ‘In the Heights’ Feb 28, 2013 9:07 AM
    On Friday, March 1, Maine East will become the first high school in Illinois to perform the Tony Award-winning “In the Heights,” with its upbeat score and hip hop choreography. “It’s a show about culture,” says director and drama teacher Karen Hall. “How do I fit in? What is home? And how do we make that work?”

     
  • District 207 replacing textbooks with Chromebooks Feb 22, 2013 4:17 PM
    All incoming Maine Township High School District 207 freshman and sophomore students must purchase Google Chromebooks as part of a new program that will eventually eliminate the need for physical textbooks. "Instead of filling their backpacks with expensive, heavy, print textbooks, freshman and sophomore students will instead purchase a lightweight Chromebook computer along with electronic books for select courses," District 207 Superintendent Ken Wallace said.

     
  • Piko propels Hoffman Estates past Maine East Feb 2, 2013 10:38 PM
    Joe Piko and Hoffman Estates played near-perfect basketball for the final 5:50 of the third quarter allowing the Hawks to cruise past Maine East 58-43 in a nonconference boys basketball game Saturday in Hoffman Estates.The Hawks led 19-18 at the half. Maine East opened the third quarter with a 7-2 run to lead 25-21.

     
  • Maine West, South lose hall of fame coach, teacher Jan 28, 2013 12:18 PM
    George Verber hated to lose. His intensity as a longtime teacher and coach at Maine South and Maine West was infamous, but the coach finally lost a battle with leukemia he couldn't win. "He was one in a million," said Dave Scott, who took over the basketball program from Verber at Maine West in 1990.

     
  • Poms teams compete for sectional title in Palatine Jan 24, 2013 10:08 PM
    Poms teams across the state took their activity to a new level on Saturday, when they participated in the first round of the state series in competitive dance, sanctioned by the Illinois High School Association. "We had our fingers crossed, since we didn't know what the judges would be looking for," said Sue Kawecki, coach of the Maine East Demon Squad, that also advanced at the Palatine sectional, with a kick routine.

     
  • Former Des Plaines teacher, counselor was beloved Nov 15, 2012 5:16 AM
    John Huizinga dedicated his life to guiding teens through their difficult high school years and being a friend whom they could rely on for lifelong support. That's how friends and family members remembered Huizinga, 84, a former history teacher and high school guidance counselor at Maine East and Maine South high schools for 31 years, who died Nov. 8 after struggling with Parkinson's disease.

     
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