Articles filed under Maine Township High School District 207

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  • Decision on Maine West coach’s future delayed May 6, 2014 12:21 AM
    The Maine Township High School District 207 has delayed taking final action on the firing of a former Maine West soccer coach embroiled in a hazing scandal. The school board was set to discuss in closed session Monday night a resolution ordering the dismissal for cause of former freshman soccer coach Emilio Rodriguez, but the board will vote on the resolution at its next meeting June 2, according to Dave Beery, the district’s spokesman.

  • Maine West to stage Elton John-Tim Rice musical ‘Aida’ Apr 30, 2014 2:58 PM
    Maine West High School will be one of the first high schools in Illinois to stage the Elton John and Tim Rice musical “Aida,” when the show runs May 2-4 at the school, 1755 S. Wolf Road, in Des Plaines.

  • Maine West teen adds to impressive acting resume Apr 30, 2014 1:45 PM
    When Maine West High School senior Elizabeth Stenholt recently was honored at a recent school board meeting for excellence in the performing arts, Principal Audrey Haugan urged everyone to watch for Elizabeth because “she’s going to be a star.” Sound advice. At 18, Elizabeth, who plays the lead in West’s upcoming musical, “Aida,” already has built a resume of more than 40 performances.

  • Maine Township District 207 chooses new board member Apr 28, 2014 11:25 AM
    The Maine Township High School District 207 board has selected Paula Meyer Besler to fill the remaining term of longtime board member Donna Pellar, who stepped down earlier this month after 19 years of service because she is moving outside the district’s boundaries. Besler, the director of community and health relations for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, will be sworn in prior to the May 5 board meeting.

  • District 207 earns National Music Education Honor Apr 24, 2014 4:20 PM
    On March 26, the NAMM Foundation announced that Maine Township High School District 207 has been awarded national recognition for its outstanding commitment to music education and has been deemed a Best Community for Music Education.

  • Former Maine West soccer coach’s firing upheld in hazing case Apr 24, 2014 6:35 PM
    A hearing officer has upheld the firing of a former Maine West soccer coach dismissed by Maine Township High School District 207 last year for not appropriately responding to allegations of hazing. Former freshman soccer coach Emilio Rodriguez, formally dismissed by the school board in January 2013, appealed his termination to an independent hearing officer a month later — a process that tenured teachers may request under state law.

  • All 3 Dist. 207 schools make ‘most challenging’ list Apr 18, 2014 5:42 PM
    All three Maine Township High School District 207 schools have been recognized on The Washington Post’s 2014 list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” It marks the first time in the district’s history that all three schools have made one of the top high school lists at the same time.

  • Anti-violence event scheduled at Maine West Apr 14, 2014 2:33 PM
    Maine West High School will host a public program Wednesday that will spotlight the cause of curbing violence against women, officials said.

  • Dist. 207 buys back building it sold in 1980s Apr 9, 2014 6:21 PM
    Maine Township High School District 207 is buying back a building it sold in the 1980s for use as a district administration center and space for the district’s alternative school program. The $2.1 million purchase is being funded by proceeds of the previous sale of the same building and the sale of the former Maine North High School in 1981.

  • 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 Associationís 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.”

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