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  • Actress to visit fundraiser for Mt. Prospect teacher Dec 5, 2013 5:31 AM
    Colleagues of Mount Prospect teacher Linda Frahm have organized a fundraiser to help defray some of the costs associated with Frahm's ongoing battle against cancer. The fundraiser will include an appearance by writer-actress Bonnie Hunt. “We all knew we had to do something to help out,” said Mary Hunt, Bonnie's sister and a teaching colleague of Frahm's.

  • Mount Prospect District 57, teachers union turn to mediation Oct 25, 2013 10:17 AM
    Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 and its teachers union have decided to enlist the help of a federal mediator in ongoing contract negotiations. The district announced the decision earlier this week. saying in a prepared statement that the decision was a joint one, and that the parties involved will attempt to “reach a contract agreement that is in the best interest of all District 57 stakeholders.”

  • Dist. 57 budget reflects ‘stable’ financial picture Oct 11, 2013 10:55 AM
    Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 has approved a budget that reflects a more stable financial picture for the district, which had to resort to layoffs and salary freezes a couple of years ago. “Stable is a good word for where we are,” said Dale Falk, assistant superintendent for finance and operations. “But that doesn’t mean we don’t have concerns going forward.”

  • Westbrook walk-a-thon raises money for school PTA Oct 4, 2013 3:54 PM
    Students and teachers at Westbrook School in Mount Prospect did their part Friday to raise $9,000 for the Westbrook PTA. The students have been collecting pledges, and on Friday they walked around the school grounds in the first walk-a-thon.

  • Most primary schools in Northwest suburbs reopened today Aug 21, 2013 1:43 PM
    Many of the elementary school districts in the Northwest suburbs began a new year of school on Wednesday. Among the districts where classes resumed were Wheeling Township Elementary District 21, Prospect Heights Elementary District 23, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, River Trails Elementary District 26, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 and Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59.

  • Mt. Prospect siblings take national titles in speech and debate Jul 8, 2013 2:58 PM
    Jimmy and Molly McDermott of Mount Prospect are turning heads in the national speech and debate circuit, and they haven’t started high school yet.

  • New Dist. 57 board member hopes to help maintain “spectacular” schools Jun 13, 2013 5:01 PM
    John Krupa, the newest school board member in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57, believes he represents a growing constituency in the community. “There are lots of people like me moving to Mount Prospect,” said Krupa, a 33-year-old husband and father. “One of the key reasons is the spectacular school system. I want to do my part in maintaining that level of quality.”

  • Suburban schools push summer reading Jun 5, 2013 5:53 PM
    Suburban school districts and libraries are putting a lot of effort into their summer reading programs, saying that it keeps "brain drain" to a minimum and also encourages a lifelong love of reading.

  • Got2Run Saturday in Arlington Hts. raises money for wellness May 10, 2013 4:59 PM
    The second annual "Got2Run ... for Education" run/walk will take place on Saturday, May 18, in Arlington Heights. Organizers are hoping to build on the success of the tremendously popular community event they launched last year. "We think we'll have another great turnout and be able to help a lot of schools," says founder Jeff Chamberlain.

  • Lincoln Middle School to perform ‘Annie’ April 19-20 Apr 16, 2013 3:10 PM
    Lincoln Middle School in Mount Prospect will present the musical "Annie" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, in the Busse Gym at Lincoln, 700 W. Lincoln St. Tickets are $4-$6 at the door.

  • Suburban teachers try new assessment of kindergartners that emphasizes play Mar 31, 2013 12:06 PM
    Ten suburban school districts are piloting a new assessment of kindergartners that asks teachers to monitor students and document their everyday activities. It's as much about kids' behavioral development as academics. "It's going to put kindergarten back where it should be," said Julie Kallenbach, director of early learner initiatives at Elgin Area School District U-46. "It's going to make us pay attention to play."

  • A look at what’s in the new kindergarten assessment Mar 31, 2013 8:00 AM
    A new assessment for kindergartners will not require them to fill in the bubbles on an answer sheet. Here's a look at what it is, where it came from, how it's used; and the design of the pilot program.

  • Mount Prospect District 57 balancing state mandates, local pressures Feb 27, 2013 5:50 PM
    Like many school districts, Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 reviews its long-term strategic plan each year and amends it to reflect new economic realities, education trends and laws that might affect district operations. This year, there are more than the usual number of such issues on the horizon, district officials say.

  • Karen Nejdl: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:28 PM
    Candidate information for Karen Nejdl, running for Mount Prospect District 57 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Eileen Kowalczyk: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:28 PM
    Candidate information for Eileen Kowalczyk, running for Mount Prospect District 57 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Sann Knipple: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:28 PM
    Candidate information for Sann Knipple, running for Mount Prospect District 57 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Lincoln Middle School students win state with solution to ‘senior’ problem Feb 4, 2013 8:30 AM
    When the nine-member Century Strikers First Lego League team at Lincoln Middle School in Mount Prospect organized last fall, their challenge for the year was "Senior Solutions" — identifying a problem older people faced and developing a practical, cost-effective solution. The team did such a good job of meeting the challenge, it took first in the state last month and will compete in April at the world competition in St. Louis.

  • Northwest suburban schools on Illinois Honor Roll Jan 29, 2013 5:14 AM
    The State Board of Education named 26 Northwest suburban elementary schools to the Illinois Honor Roll on Monday — half of them from one district alone. School districts receiving the honor included Wheeling Township District 21, Arlington Heights District 25, River Trails District 26, Schaumburg Township District 54, Mount Prospect District 57, Elk Grove Township District 59 and Des Plaines District 62. District 54 alone has 13 schools on the list.

  • D57 rewarded for energy work Jan 23, 2013 3:11 PM
    District 57 has gotten a $64,000 grant from the state of Illinois, a reward for the lighting improvements at Lincoln and Westbrook schools. The improvements are expected to cut the district's energy costs by up to $30,000 annually, as well.

  • School officials skeptical of pension reform plan Dec 29, 2012 6:45 PM
    The devil is in the details for Northwest suburban school officials who met Saturday with Rep. David Harris to talk about shifting some pension costs from the state to the schools. School officials questioned how much they will have to pay, how they will get the money, and whether the Legislature will keep pushing more costs on them in future years.

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