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  •  Hanna Gajek, 9, right, and her friend Samai Manzo, 9, give a big thumbs-up to the first day back to the 4th grade at Field Elementary School in Wheeling on Wednesday.

    Most primary schools in Northwest suburbs reopened today Aug 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Jimmy, 14, and Molly McDermott, 13, of Mount Prospect, are looking forward to more challenging speech and debate tournaments in their futures.

    Mt. Prospect siblings take national titles in speech and debate Jul 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  • John Krupa

    New Dist. 57 board member hopes to help maintain “spectacular” schools Jun 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Nearly 800 runners participated in 2012’s Got2Run event, benefiting 98 schools in 62 towns. The 2013 event is Saturday, May 18, in Arlington Heights.

    Got2Run Saturday in Arlington Hts. raises money for wellness May 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  The cast of “Annie,” at Lincoln School in Mount Prospect.

    Lincoln Middle School to perform ‘Annie’ April 19-20 Apr 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Garfield Elementary School kindergarten teacher Angie Gallegos works with JoShoa Olvera on his English pronunciation. Gallegos constantly documents classroom behavior as part of a new assessment of kindergartners on their school readiness.

    Suburban teachers try new assessment of kindergartners that emphasizes play Mar 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Sann Knipple, running for Mount Prospect District 57 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Sann Knipple: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Sann Knipple, running for Mount Prospect District 57 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Eileen Kowalczyk: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Eileen Kowalczyk, running for Mount Prospect District 57 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Karen Nejdl, running for Mount Prospect District 57 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Karen Nejdl: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Karen Nejdl, running for Mount Prospect District 57 School Board (4-year Terms)

  •  Jasper Pasternak and Josh Beedy make adjustments to the robot in the team’s pit prior to heading to a competition run at the First Lego League state tournament last month at Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights.

    Lincoln Middle School students win state with solution to ‘senior’ problem Feb 4, 2013 12:00 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.

  • Illinois State Superintendent of Education Christopher Koch awards the Academic Excellence Award on Monday to River Trails Elementary District 26 schools Euclid Elementary School, represented by Lynn Fisher, and Indian Grove Elementary School, represented by Laura Gammons and Dane Delli. The awards were passed out at the John Jay Elementary School in Mount Prospect.

    Northwest suburban schools on Illinois Honor RollJan 28, 2013 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Elaine Aumiller

    Dist. 57 won’t seek tax hike in April Nov 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 has tabled plans to ask voters for a tax increase in the spring because of a better-than-expected end to fiscal year 2012, which left the district with a financial surplus. "It was a pleasant surprise for us," said Superintendent Elaine Aumiller

  •  Mount Prospect School District 57 is holding its first Stand Up to Bullying Week. As part of the week’s events, students and staff members of Lions Park School marched from the school to downtown Mount Prospect.

    Mount Prospect students march against bullying Oct 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Students and teachers at Lions Park Elementary School in Mount Prospect hit the pavement Wednesday to speak out against bullying. The walk was part of the first Stand Up to Bullying Week going on at all schools in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57. "It went exactly as we hoped," Lions Park Principal Kristine Gritzmacher said. "It was a peaceful, positive walk that served as a reminder that we can all do something to stop bullying."

  •  Jason Kaiz is the new principal of Lincoln Middle School in Mount Prospect.

    New principals happy to be working in District 57 Oct 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Mount Prospect Elemetnary District 57 has had a lot of turnover at the top recently, but two new energetic principals have hit the ground running. Both Jason Kaiz and Daniel Ophus say the welcoming school community is helping his transition to the new job.

  • Suburban districts split on impact of CTU contract on local negotiationsSep 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Teachers Union brokered a deal that includes double-digit raises on average and allows teachers to appeal disputed teacher evaluations, but local school districts say the results will have little to no effect on their own negotiations.

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