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  • Mundelein elementary students nervous, excited during first day of school Aug 12, 2014 11:21 AM
    Nervous children stepped off the bus Tuesday and were greeted with a warm smile and a handshake at Mechanics Grove Elementary School in Mundelein. “I remember every first day,” said new Mundelein District 75 superintendent, Andy Henrikson, who greeted students.

     
  • Mundelein meet and greet: Jul 17, 2014 6:50 PM
    Mundelein-area residents are invited to meet the new superintendents of Mundelein High School District 120 and Mundelein Elementary 75 at an informal Meet and Greet on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

     
  • Moving Picture: Mundelein school kids call him ‘Grandpa’ Jun 13, 2014 10:36 AM
    “Grandpa Mark” is a school treasure. Just ask the students and faculty at Washington Elementary School in Mundelein. Students are so in love with Mark Stein that the school has worked him into a full-time volunteer job, helping out in kindergarten through second grade classes. “Kindergartners are a whole lot of fun to watch as they learn," Stein said..

     
  • Early literacy program coming to Mundelein Jun 6, 2014 6:11 PM
    Mundelein's Fremont Public Library is launching a new outreach program designed to boost early literacy in the community, particularly kids who speak English as a second language.

     
  • Theater and Lego robotics part of Mundelein Summer Enrichment Program Jun 4, 2014 4:50 PM
    Around 40 students are participating in Mundelein School District 75's Summer Enrichment Program at Mechanics Grove School. Theatre Camp and Lego Robotics for Beginners are being held during the first session.

     
  • District 75 artists and writers show talents at Arts & Humanities Fair May 12, 2014 12:31 PM
    About 50 students at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Mundelein District 75 recently showcased yearlong art and writing samples for the community at the annual Arts & Humanities Fair.

     
  • PTO to host spring fling to fund technology improvements in Mundelein District 75 May 7, 2014 5:44 PM
    The parent teacher organization in Mundelein District 75 will host a spring fling to raise money for technology in the classroom. "We have great teachers, I have no complaints, my children are thriving but I feel they need more tools," said Nikki Earich, one of the organizers.

     
  • Recognition ceremony, luncheon honor Mundelein-area eighth grade students hard work Apr 25, 2014 8:22 PM
    Eighth-grade students from Carl Sandburg, Fremont and West Oak middle schools were honored for their hard work Friday. Lake County circuit court Judge Daniel B. Shanes and Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther recognized the students for academic achievement and/or behavioral improvements for this school year.

     
  • Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz launches math contest Mar 6, 2014 2:09 PM
    More than 100 Mundelein-area students will compete in the first Mayor's Cup Math Challenge on Sunday at Mundelein High School. Mayor Steve Lentz came up with the idea because he thought a math contest would inspire kids to compete and bring attention to the growing educational focus on science, technology, engineering and math.

     
  • Mundelein students jump rope for heart, rubber ducks Feb 18, 2014 4:33 PM
    Mundelein third-graders jumped rope on one leg, in pairs, skipping and in threes during physical education class in an effort to raise money to fight heart disease on Tuesday. Students at Mechanics Grove School participated in Jump Rope for Heart to raise money for the American Heart Association.

     
  • District 75 kindergarten: Jan 29, 2014 5:24 PM
    Mundelein Elementary District 75 host kindergarten information night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Washington School, 122 S. Garfield Ave., Mundelein.

     
  • No school Wednesday for some in Lake County Jan 8, 2014 11:47 AM
    Several Lake County school districts are getting an extra day off school on Wednesday although temperatures have risen above subzero levels. Schools either had to cancel or delay the start time for Wednesday due to busing issues.

     
  • Lake Forest educator chosen to lead Mundelein District 75 Dec 17, 2013 5:32 PM
    Andy Henrikson, assistant superintendent for human resources for Lake Forest Elementary District 67 and Lake Forest High School District 115, has been hired to replace Mundelein District 75 Superintendent Cynthia Heidorn, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

     
  • Sandburg students help needy family for the holidays Dec 4, 2013 10:33 AM
    Twenty-one students from Carl Sandburg Middle School spent an afternoon shopping in Target on Route 60 in Mundelein to help a needy family from Fremont Township. The school’s Community Service Club raised $333 through bake sales and other events to help the children.

     
  • Mundelein High authors share books they wrote with young students Oct 30, 2013 12:37 PM
    Mundelein High School senior Jesica Martinez, 17, loves to illustrate so she created a story around a Japanese character she called "Chibi." She and her classmates were able to share their stories with first-graders.

     
  • New curriculum standards change suburban classrooms Aug 19, 2013 1:20 PM
    Evan Borkowski’s 8th grade math class at Algonquin Middle School doesn’t look the same as it did last year. He arranged his students’ desks differently and changed up his lesson plans. This is the first year Borkowski and his fellow math teachers in Community Unit District 300 will tailor their curriculum to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

     
  • Some locals still fighting Common Core Aug 18, 2013 2:50 PM
    The Common Core State Standards for reading and math are already here. Illinois adopted them in 2010 and districts have spent the last few years shifting their curricula to line up. Starting this school year, kids will be assessed based on their mastery of the new standards. But parents haven’t stopped fighting back.

     
  • Shuttered Mundelein school may see new life Jun 12, 2013 5:28 AM
    A portion of Lincoln School, closed two years ago by Mundelein District 75 as part of budget reductions, may again house children this fall. Neighboring Hawthorn District 73 wants to lease about half the building for pre-kindergarten and early childhood programs beginning this fall.

     
  • Mundelein District 75 gets jump on superintendent replacement process Apr 23, 2013 5:52 PM
    The Mundelein District 75 school board is scheduled to interview two search firms as the process to find a replacement for Superintendent Cynthia Heidorn continues. Heidorn, who started with District 75 in July 2005, plans to retire at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

     
  • Mundelein District 75 refines crisis plan Mar 12, 2013 6:23 PM
    Mundelein District 75 has revised its crisis plan and is planning an intruder drill this spring. Essentially, the adjustments allow the district to better align its response with that of local authorities, clearly defining the roles of various people in a crisis situation, according to Superintendent Cynthia Heidorn. "What we've done now is just adjusted (the plan) so it matches the National Incident Management System and our response will be coordinated," she said.

     
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