Articles filed under Mount Prospect District 57

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  • ‘The children need to be heard’ in D57 Feb 3, 2014 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Denise Mortellaro complains that the Mount Prospect District 57 school board did not allow her to finish her tribute to the teaching staff at a recent board meeting, and cut off her daughter, too.

  • Strike authorization disappoints Dist. 57 teachers, board Jan 31, 2014 5:57 PM
    School board members and teachers union representatives in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 expressed disappointment Friday that a declaration of intent to strike made by the union Thursday night had to come so soon after a cordial face-to-face meeting between the two sides.

  • District 57 teachers file intent-to-strike notice Jan 31, 2014 12:23 PM
    The union representing teachers in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to declare an intent to strike — a formal declaration that legally paves the way for an actual strike as soon as 10 days from now. During a closed-door meeting of the Mt. Prospect Education Association, 97 percent of members present voted in favor of declaring their intent to strike.

  • D57 school board should stay tough Jan 30, 2014 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Ben Nejdl encourages the District 57 school board to stay tough in negotiating with the teachers union.

  • Knipple resigns from Dist. 57 school board, search on for replacement Jan 23, 2014 4:33 PM
    sMount Prospect Elementary District 57 is on the hunt for a new school board member. A vacancy was created after Sann Knipple resigned her post on Jan. 16. In a letter she handed to the rest of the board, Knipple said she decided to resign because of growing obligations in her personal and professional lives.

  • Union: Recent bargaining session in Dist. 57 “fruitful” Jan 22, 2014 6:16 PM
    A short time after expressing frustration about ongoing teacher-contract talks, the union representing teachers in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 said that a face-to-face bargaining session held this week was productive. Negotiators from the Mount Prospect Education Association and the district met Tuesday night.

  • District 57 contract negotiations getting heated Jan 17, 2014 5:38 PM
    After almost a year of negotiating, contract talks in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 are no closer to a resolution. Both the school board president and education association made public statements at a school board meeting on Thursday addressing the distance between the two, which has now resulted in the union filing that an impasse has been reached.

  • Slow pace of contract talks frustrates Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect educators Dec 12, 2013 5:06 PM
    Teacher-contract talks have gone more slowly than expected in Prospect Heights Elementary District 23, a situation that has frustrated both sides. The negotiations are proceeding with the help of a federal mediator, and the recent goverment shutdown delayed talks, officials say. Meanwhile, talks continue in nearby Mount Prospect Elementary District 57, also with the help of a federal mediator.

  • Mt. Prospect school mourning loss of beloved teacher Dec 11, 2013 5:48 AM
    Organizers of a fundraiser for Mount Prospect teacher Linda Frahm said it would be a “miracle” if the guest of honor attended the event last Thursday. When she did, guests leapt to their feet in a prolonged standing ovation. “She worked very hard at making sure she was well enough to be there,” said her husband, Tim. Three days later, Frahm passed away. She was 49.

  • 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."

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