Football Focus 2014

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  • District 214 considers building community help center Aug 31, 2014 6:42 AM
    One of the projects included in a proposed $45 million worth of capital projects is an idea to work with a church next door to the District 214 administrative office to build a warehouselike community closet that can be used as a food pantry/clothes closet for the needy in the community. Students from all six high schools would go there for community service hours. “We view it as a win for everyone,” Superintendent David Schuler said.

  • Tighter school security part of District 214 project proposal Aug 29, 2014 10:12 AM
    Four schools in Northwest Suburban High School District 214 would get upgraded security systems over the next few years as part of the $45 million capital project program the school board is mulling. Officials say the vestibules will put another barrier between a possible intruder and students.

  • Editorial: Rebate should be at top of list for extra tax funds Aug 28, 2014 11:45 AM
    A tax rebate should be at the top of the list of ways for Northwest Suburban High School District 214 to spend $45 million in reserves, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • District 214 might give taxpayers a rebate in 2016 Aug 27, 2014 5:10 AM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 has proposed spending $45 million in excess reserve funds on capital projects at its six high schools over three years, but officials said there still may be cash available for taxpayers to get some of their money back — in 2016.

  • Passing your GED is 1st step to better future, D214 Community Ed registration starts tomorrow Aug 26, 2014 7:44 AM
    District 214 Community Education will offer free GED registration and placement testing tomorrow, August 25, and Thursday, August 28, 6 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights.

  • Prospect High excited about pool plans Aug 23, 2014 7:38 AM
    Prospect High School students could be diving into a pool of their own within a few years, under a proposed capital projects plan for Northwest Suburban High School District 214.

  • New pool, turf field among ideas for Dist. 214 surplus Aug 22, 2014 5:30 AM
    A new swimming pool, an artificial turf football field, a music wing and new security measures are just some of the projects Northwest Suburban High School District 214 may be spending $45 million of excess funds on over the next three years. The recommendations of the Capital Projects Feasibility Task Force were presented to the school board on Thursday night and included major facility upgrades to all of the district’s six high schools.

  • Northwest suburban high schoolers head back to class Aug 21, 2014 12:08 AM
    More than 12,000 high school students in the Northwest suburbs headed back to classes Wednesday as Northwest Suburban High School District 214 celebrated the first day of the 2014-2015 school year. Students at Buffalo Grove High School started the year with a festive pep rally led by new principal Jeff Wardle.

  • B.G.H.S. natatorium open for business Aug 18, 2014 12:50 PM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 and Buffalo Grove High School celebrated the official opening of the school’s renovated swimming pool on Aug. 11. The new swimming area includes larger pool, more seating, concessions and upgraded bathrooms.

  • Reduced-price lunches jumping to $2 in District 214 Aug 14, 2014 1:08 PM
    The daily cost of reduced-price breakfast and lunch will be five times higher for students at Northwest Suburban High School District 214 this year than in the past. Students who qualified for reduced prices last year paid 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch each day. Those prices are now rising to $1 and $2, respectively.

  • Technology growing in school; parents play a role in monitoring it Aug 12, 2014 1:52 PM
    Children have been arriving to their elementary schools with computer skills for years. First it was because they grew up playing on their parents’ desktops. Later, it was laptops. Now, it is the touch screen of a smartphone or tablet.

  • Editorial: Even in the dark, a school's anniversary matters Aug 10, 2014 1:00 AM
    A Daily Herald uses District 214's centennial to argue that we shouldn't be preoccupied with 'bad news,' that life is a balance of good and bad and that balance should apply to what gets our attention too.

  • District 214 turns 100, plans year of celebration Aug 8, 2014 5:30 AM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 will celebrate its 100th birthday during the 2014-15 school year and kicked off the centennial festivities at Thursday's board meeting. “We have a lot to celebrate,” said Jessica Thunberg, director of community engagement and outreach. Events marking the 100th year of the district's existence will span the whole school year and include a look at the past, present and future of what is now the second largest high school district in the state.

  • Wheeling High STEM program gets international attention Aug 4, 2014 6:07 PM
    Wheeling High School was visited by a member of the British Parliament on Monday, who is interested in helping create a national career planning initiative in England.

  • Shocking increase of homeless students in suburbs Jul 28, 2014 1:24 PM
    Since 2007, the number of homeless students has risen by more than 70 percent, most alarmingly in the suburbs. But federal and state funding hasn't kept up - and as a result more students are falling through the cracks, advocates say. “These kids are dealing with a lot,” said Deb Dempsey of the Kane County Regional Office of Education. “

  • Mt. Prospect teens learn to be entrepreneurs Jul 27, 2014 5:25 PM
    The Youth Entrepreneur Academy, which turns young people into thriving business owners, returns this fall to Prospect High School."It's hugely important to reach young people these kinds of lessons," said Susan Dozier, a vice president of American Chartered Bank who has served on the program's investor panel.

  • Arlington Heights teen on 'Jeopardy!' today Jul 22, 2014 6:13 AM
    An Arlington Heights teen who scored a perfect 36 on the ACT, twice, and double 800s on her SAT, will make her debut appearance on Jeopardy's Teen Tournament on Tuesday afternoon. Selena Groh, who is now 17, but was 16 when the show filmed in March, just finished her junior year at Buffalo Grove High School, but took a few days off to fly to Los Angeles with her mom and brother to film the show.

  • Deal reached to save Town Center in Wheeling Jul 22, 2014 2:24 PM
    An agreement announced Monday between Wheeling and four other governing bodies apparently will save the $150 million Town Center planned for the site that once held Wickes Furniture.

  • Arlington Heights teen advances on 'Jeopardy' Jul 23, 2014 5:22 AM
    On the strength of a $6,000 gamble and faith that she knew something about the 1889 Paris World's Fair, Arlington Heights teen Selena Groh earmed a spot in the "Jeopardy" Teen Tournament semi-finals Tuesday. “It was a weird twist of fate that the final answer was about that,” Groh said Tuesday from her home in Arlington Heights.

  • Wheeling creates TIF districts over four government bodies' objections Jul 8, 2014 2:32 PM
    The Wheeling village board moved ahead Monday toward two big redevelopments - a village Town Center and an industrial area near Chicago Executive Airport - by creating two new tax increment financing districts – over the objections of four government bodies that asked for a delay.

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