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  • Jack Brown, labor foreman, checks out the deep end of the pool.

    $11 million Buffalo Grove High pool coming alongMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Buffalo Grove High School is less than six months away from debuting its new $11 million swimming pool, the largest addition to a Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school in more than a decade. The new second-story seating area will have room for 500 spectators, bathrooms and a concessions area, said Ted Birren, director of operations. “There really isn't a bad seat in the house,” he said.

  • The Prospect High School Individual Events team took fifth in state.

    Prospect and Buffalo Grove students earn state honors in SpeechMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Prospect High School Performance in the Round speech team earned third place honors at the recent Illinois High School Association All-State Tournament. This is the highest achievement by a Prospect team.

  • 400 Education Leaders Climbed the Hill for Education/TrainingMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Today, it is more imperative than ever for Illinois and the nation to invest in education.

  • Bilingual Parent Group sponsors presentation by Reyna GrandeMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Township High School District 214 Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee is sponsoring a presentation in Spanish by Reyna Grande, an award winning author, speaker and educator. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, in Arlington Heights.

  • District 214 names new administratorsMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    The High School District 214 Board of Education has appointed two veteran educators to administrative roles focused on math, science and technical education.

  • Lake Zurich High School performs in the Varsity Flag Open Flag category during the TEAMDance Illinois 2014 Grand Championship in Peoria, Sunday March 2nd.

    Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand ChampionshipMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

  • Wheeling High School Jazz Band 1 is named Jazz in the Meadows Grand Champion.

    Wheeling jazzers nab another Grand Champion trophyFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Another year, another grand championship trophy for the Wheeling High School Jazz Band. Wheeling, conducted by Brian Logan, aced the recent Jazz in the Meadows festival at Rolling Meadows High School, their second title in three years.

  • Carol Burlinski

    Buffalo Grove HS principal takes top awardFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Buffalo Grove High School Principal Carol Burlinski has been named the Illinois Principal of the Year for 2014-15 by the Illinois Principals Association. It is the second year in a row that District 214 has taken home this honor - former Wheeling High School principal Lazaro Lopez won it last year.

  • District 214 starting new budget processFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 is preparing for its next budget year with some preliminary guidelines, although many factors about future financials are still unknown. “We need to pick a starting point to building our budget for next year,” said Superintendent Dave Schuler at the board's meeting on Thursday. “We acknowledge that there is a lot of updating that is going to happen between now and the final budget.”

  • Prospect High School senior Jordan Ramon received a Silver award in 3-D Art for a medal pendant.

    District 214 students excel at state Regional Art ExhibitionFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Township High School District 214 students were named winners in the first annual Illinois High School Regional Art Exhibition.

  • Wheeling High School junior Molly Kalmes and senior Missy McGuinn make sure the coast is clear in “Final Annihilation.”

    Wheeling Orchesis concert highlights dance festival entriesFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wheeling High School Orchesis presents its annual concert titled “Hold Your Breath” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27; Friday, Feb. 28; and Saturday, March 1, in the school’s theater.

  • Pictured are District 214 students qualified to compete in the 2014 SkillsUSA Championships for Skill and Leadership.

    Dist. 214 among best in SkillsUSA Qualifying ExamsFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Township High School District 214 has had one of the best performances ever on the SkillsUSA Qualifying Exams. Not only are the state’s top qualifiers in Automotive Service, Carpentry and Plumbing from Elk Grove and Prospect high schools, but also more than 15 District 214 students qualified to compete in the 2014 SkillsUSA Championships for Skill and Leadership. The event takes place on Friday, April 4, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.

  • Although Wheeling's plans to re-establish its Southeast TIF aim primarily to boost development in the industrial area surrounding the Chicago Executive Airport, nearby residents fear the village could use it to condemn their properties. Village officials, however, say they have no intention of using eminent domain in homes.

    Residents, schools air concerns about Wheeling TIF plans Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    School district representatives and Wheeling residents who may be impacted by the village's plans to re-establish a pair of Tax Increment Finance districts aired their concerns Tuesday at a public hearing. Their concerns ranged from lost revenues for schools, libraries and parks to fears the village would use the TIF as a means of condemning older homes.

  • Rolling Meadows High School students Seamus Lenihan, left, and Kenny Garrison rehearse for their upcoming performance in “The Laramie Project.” The play tells the story of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student murdered in Wyoming 15 years ago.

    “The Laramie Project” brings lessons for students, audience at Rolling Meadows HS Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Some plays try to make audiences laugh, others try to make them cry, but the students and director behind the upcoming performances of “The Laramie Project” at Rolling Meadows High School say they hope to make audiences think. The play draws on hundreds of interviews and news reports to tell the story of the fatal beating of a 21-year-old gay Wyoming college student named Matthew Shepard in 1998.

  •  Harper College is remembering Donn Stansbury, one of the first employees ever hired by the school. The longtime Arlington Heights resident served as the first admissions director, and later, as vice president of student affairs.

    Harper College remembers administrator Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper College is mourning a longtime administrator who steered the Palatine campus through rapid growth. Donn Stansbury served as the first admissions director, and later, the vice president of student affairs. "He wasn't afraid to try new things," said Bonnie Henry, a former co-worker.

  • Technology keeps suburban students plugged in even when schools close Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Although most suburban students had four days of classes canceled in January because of frigid weather, that doesn’t mean they all got a break from doing their homework. Teachers have been using email, texting, iPad or phone apps, and class websites to keep in touch with students even when school is closed.

  •  The West End Jazz Band will perform music to accompany a silent movie at Forest View Educational Theater in Arlington Heights.

    West End Jazz Band to perform at Forest View Feb 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Northwest Suburban Community Concert Association, in partnership with Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Community Education, presents a tribute to Valentine’s Day in its third concert of the 2013-2014 Season 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.

  • The plaque at Forest View Educational Center.

    A passionate advocate for women and education Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Catherine M. Lee, a sitting board member of District 214’s Continuing Education Foundation and the driving force behind its ESL training and literacy for immigrant women, has died. Mike Field, executive director of District 214’s continuing education foundation, said Lee was the catalyst of the Women and Children’s Center. “Catherine Lee was truly a citizen of the world who believed that when one life is improved, it causes a positive chain reaction affecting many others,” Field said.

  • John Hersey High School presents ‘The Bully Plays’ Jan 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    John Hersey High School presents “The Bully Plays” in the school’s Black Box Theater at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1 Matinee performances are scheduled for local junior high school students.

  • Jen and Will Ortman of Arlington Heights, along with thousands of fellow suburban parents, were scrambling Sunday to make child care arrangements after another round of dangerously cold weather led to more school cancellations this week. Their sons, left to right, Nick, 9, Nate, 5, and Max, 9, don't seem to mind too much.

    Oh no, not another school closing, parents moan Jan 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    While students hoped for another few days off school this week due to the cold, many parents in the suburbs spent the weekend crossing their fingers that classes wouldn't be canceled again, throwing their work and child care plans into chaos. The kids' wishes won out Sunday as dozens of suburban school districts called off classes Monday. “It's kind of a nightmare for the parents,” said Jen Ortman of Arlington Heights.

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