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  • The cast of Maine East High School’s musical, “Once On This Island,” in dress rehearsal.

    Maine East opens musical “Once On This Island” March 7Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Maine East High School opens its production of "Once On This Island," an unusual, infectious musical set in the French Antilles and featuring a diverse cast of actors.

  • Lake Zurich High School performs in the Varsity Flag Open Flag category during the TEAMDance Illinois 2014 Grand Championship in Peoria, Sunday March 2nd.

    Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand ChampionshipMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

  • Jarrett Payton to speak at anti-bullying eventFeb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jarrett Payton will kick off a series of Maine Township-sponsored programs about bullying on March 12 with a lecture at Maine West High School. He will be joined by Camille Paddock, a 15-year-old who was bullied at age 9 due to hair loss from an autoimmune disease. She founded a nonprofit organization, Cam’s Dare to Be Different.

  • Maine West to offer students free cardiac screeningFeb 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    A simple and effective test to screen for medical conditions that can cause sudden cardiac death in young adults will be offered to all Maine West High School students Feb. 27-28.

  • Bill Foster

    Foster: Stop cutting heroin addiction helpFeb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Naperville Democrat, took to the House floor this week to criticize cuts to federal money used to fight heroin abuse in the same week award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from an apparent overdose this week.

  •  Maine West High School student Nichole Goumas is participating in the Illinois Music Educators Association’s All-State Conference in Peoria.

    District 207 students selected for IMEA All-State Conference Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ten Maine Township High School District 207 students have successfully auditioned and are participating in the Illinois Music Educators Association’s All-State Conference in Peoria, which began Wednesday and will run through Saturday, Jan. 25.

  • Eric Leys

    Dist. 207 board member appointed to state education board Jan 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Maine Township High School District 207 board member Eric Leys has been appointed to the board of directors of the Illinois Association of School Boards.

  • Former Maine West High School soccer coach Michael Divincenzo talks to reporters after he was acquitted of a hazing charge Wednesday.

    Judge acquits ex-coach, saying he didn't know of Maine West hazing Jan 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Former Maine West High School coach Michael Divincenzo was found not guilty of battery and hazing. The judge agreed that Divincenzo, 37, of Elk Grove Village, had no knowledge of the hazing. “It is obvious that some soccer players' conduct was bad and that's unfortunate,” said Divincenzo's attorney, Thomas Breen. “However, coach Divo had nothing whatsoever to do with that conduct.”

  • Maine West offers students cardiac screenings Jan 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Maine West High School will offer free cardiac screenings to students on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 as part of the Young Hearts for Life program.

  •  Michael Divincenzo

    Maine West hazing case delayed until January Dec 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    A legal issue related to the mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse will delay until January the remainder of the trial of former Maine West High School soccer coach Michael Divincenzo, who faces misdemeanor charges of hazing, battery and failure to report abuse.

  • Michael Divincenzo

    Ex-player: Maine West soccer coach told team to ‘stop the horseplay’Dec 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    A former Maine West High School soccer player testified Wednesday that his varsity teammates openly talked in front of then-coach Michael Divincenzo about hazing younger players, and his own hazing experience brought him “closer to the family.” How closely Divincenzo was paying attention to those conversations is a key disagreement.

  • Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of former Maine West High School soccer coach Michael Divincenzo, who faces misdemeanor charges alleging he allowed hazing among players in his program. Divincenzo opted to waive a jury trial and instead is allowing a judge to decide the case.

    Prosecutor: Maine West hazing culture 'rampant'Dec 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Former Maine West High School soccer coach Michael Divincenzo perpetuated a culture of hazing in his program by doing nothing to stop initiation practices by his players, a Cook County prosecutor said as the former coach and teacher went on trial on multiple misdemeanor charges. Defense attorney Todd Pugh said holding Divincenzo criminally liable for actions of third parties is “morally and legally wrong.”

  • District 207 abates nearly $1.5 million Dec 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Maine Township High School District 207 is abating $1,478,562 to taxpayers from tax proceeds collected in 2013. “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.

  • Dist. 207 planning $6 million of improvements at schools Dec 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Maine Township High School District 207 officials are planning more than $6 million worth of facility improvement projects next summer at the district’s three schools as part of a 10-year capital plan. The work includes the installation of security cameras at all schools and the replacement of football stadium lights at Maine West and Maine East. “We’re starting to hear some themes, which is ‘replace’ (and) ‘50 years old’ on a lot of our equipment. Fifty years is a long time for some of this equipment,” said Mary Kalou, the district’s assistant superintendent for business.

  • Nick Peterson of Des Plaines is a home-schooled student in Maine Township District 207 who wants to compete on Maine West's wrestling and baseball teams. District rules currently prohibit home-schooled students from taking part in interscholastic athletics, but Nick's parents are urging the school board to allow him to compete.

    Home-schooler petitions Dist. 207 to play sports Dec 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    As a home-schooled student, 15-year-old Nick Peterson was told he couldn’t join the Maine West wrestling team — unless Maine Township District 207 rules changed. That’s why Nick and his parents are appealing to school board members and district administrators to change a district policy that prevents home-schooled students from participating in interscholastic athletics.

  • The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has launched a new statewide “You are not alone” campaign to stop child abuse and neglect. In light of the Maine West High School boys soccer hazing scandal, the state agency is doing more to educate school personnel of their reporting responsibility.

    DCFS campaign emphasizes anti-hazing messageDec 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    A year after the suburban hazing scandal at Maine West High School, the state agency responsible for safeguarding the welfare of children is renewing its push to educate school districts about the state's “mandated reporter” law and to empower students to speak up about abuse. “We've reached an estimated 1.5 million students statewide so far. It's an effort to speak directly to the students. ... It's also a message for (mandated reporters),” DCFS spokeswoman Karen Hawkins said.

  •  From left, state Rep. Marty Moylan, looks at Maine Township Community Youth Assistance Foundation’s teen drug awareness poster with Executive Director Teri Collins, and grant coordinator, Kim Radoy.

    Moylan visits Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation Nov 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan, of Des Plaines, recently visited the Maine Township Community Youth Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes healthy choices among Maine Township’s youth, focusing on preventing the use of alcohol and other drugs.

  •  “Luna Unlaced,” a theatrical group, performs during Friday’s Latino Summit at Harper College in Palatine.

    Latino students inspired to success by Harper summit Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Nestor Zavala came to the U.S. at 10 years old knowing success would be a lot harder for him than most of his peers. His broken English attracted bullies. He didn’t particularly like school. His family was poor. It wasn’t until he attended one of the first Latino Summits at Harper College that he realized higher education would be the gateway. “I didn’t know what college was until that event,” Zavala said. “I was inspired. I told myself, ‘I want to be like that.’”

  •  Members of the Maine East Ecology Club volunteer on a Saturday to help to restore the habitat in the Maine East Oak Savanna. Thanks to the students, resident birds and other wildlife received a home makeover.

    Maine East continues Oak Savanna restoration work Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Thanks to Maine East High School teachers and students, migrating and resident birds along with other wildlife received another home makeover in the Maine East Oak Savanna on a recent Saturday. The Maine East Ecology Club and other student helpers came out to help create and restore habitat for Maine’s wild animal neighbors.

  • 12th Latino Summit for Northwest suburban students Nov 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Thirteen Northwest suburban high schools will participate in the 12th annual Latino Summit to be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Harper College. More than 400 Latino high school freshmen and sophomores will participate. The keynote speaker will be Jazmin Beltran, a multimedia journalist.

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