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  • Longtime Dist. 207 board member resigns Apr 9, 2014 4:59 PM
    Longtime Maine Township High School District 207 board member Donna Pellar is stepping down because she is moving out of the district, officials said. Pellar, a retired educator, was elected to the board in 1995.

     
  • Dist. 207 Foundation to host April 10 Fundraiser Mar 31, 2014 3:24 PM
    What do student cardiac screenings, a wind turbine, and a service trip to South Dakota have in common? They were all funded by the District 207 Educational Foundation with funds raised at its annual benefit dinner. The fundraiser, "A Night For Our Stars," is from 5:30 to 9 p.m., April 10 at The Rosewood, 9421 W. Higgins Road, in Rosemont.

     
  • Suburban school leaders urge state to delay new PARCC test Mar 8, 2014 8:00 AM
    Suburban superintendents are urging the state to delay a new standardized test planned for the 2014-2015 school year. The PARCC would be a logistical nightmare for many districts to administer next spring, the same time the ACT, Advance Placement tests and year-end final exams happen. “It’s logistically going to steal a lot of instructional time that we question its value for our students,” said Superintendent Ken Wallace of Maine Township High School District 207.

     
  • Maine East opens musical “Once On This Island” March 7 Mar 5, 2014 3:13 PM
    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.

     
  • Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand Championship Mar 3, 2014 6:21 PM
    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 event Feb 25, 2014 4:46 PM
    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 screening Feb 11, 2014 3:57 PM
    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.

     
  • Foster: Stop cutting heroin addiction help Feb 7, 2014 4:11 PM
    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.

     
  • District 207 students selected for IMEA All-State Conference Jan 23, 2014 7:52 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.

     
  • Dist. 207 board member appointed to state education board Jan 21, 2014 6:15 PM
    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.

     
  • Judge acquits ex-coach, saying he didn't know of Maine West hazing Jan 16, 2014 1:05 PM
    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 8:06 PM
    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.

     
  • Maine West hazing case delayed until January Dec 19, 2013 5:20 PM
    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.

     
  • Ex-player: Maine West soccer coach told team to ‘stop the horseplay’ Dec 19, 2013 5:50 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.

     
  • Prosecutor: Maine West hazing culture 'rampant' Dec 18, 2013 10:02 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 4:17 PM
    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 7:11 PM
    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.

     
  • Home-schooler petitions Dist. 207 to play sports Dec 4, 2013 5:28 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.

     
  • DCFS campaign emphasizes anti-hazing message Dec 3, 2013 10:35 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.

     
  • Moylan visits Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation Dec 31, 2013 11:07 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.

     
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