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  • Sandy Hook mom gives school safety advice to suburban educators, first responders May 1, 2014 1:31 AM
    After Michele Gay lost her 7-year-old daughter Josephine in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, she and a few others parents started Safe and Sound Schools. Gay was in Arlington Heights on Wednesday to discuss school safety with suburban educations, police officers and firefighers.

  • Four District 214 bands selected to perform at SuperState Apr 28, 2014 2:58 PM
    Only the finest symphonic bands in the state are selected to perform at the 2014 Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival, and four High School District 214 bands are among them. The John Hersey, Prospect, Wheeling, and Elk Grove high school symphonic bands will be performing on May 9-10, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Prospect, Wheeling High Schools holding spring musicals Apr 28, 2014 3:32 PM
    Spring musicals are coming to Prospect and Wheeling High Schools this week. At Prospect, “Shrek the Musical,” began Tuesday and runs through Saturday, May 3, while at Wheeling, “RENT School Edition” is playing Thursday through Saturday.

  • Palatine-Schaumburg District 211 to spend $29 million on pools Apr 25, 2014 1:46 PM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board members Thursday approved $29 million in contracts for the reconstruction of all five high schools' swimming pools over three years. The first phase will concentrate on the replacement of the Conant High School pool in Hoffman Estates, beginning this summer and lasting into the 2014-15 school year.

  • District 214 superintendent named leader of national group Apr 24, 2014 7:26 PM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Superintendent David Schuler has been elected president-elect of the School Superintendents Association (AASA), a national professional organization, officials said on Thursday.

  • Editorial: School nutrition is more than lunch Apr 24, 2014 9:43 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial points to the need for school districts to take a big-picture approach to good nutrition for students.

  • School board head on Vietnam: 'I still can't believe it' Apr 22, 2014 9:03 PM
    It has been more than 45 years since Bill Dussling served in Vietnam, but talking about his time as a helicopter pilot in the Army still brings up new memories and emotions for the Arlington Heights resident and Northwest Suburban High School District 214 board president. Dussling shared stories from his service in Vietnam with students at Prospect High School on Tuesday morning as part of their unit studying the war.

  • District 214 may drop out of National School Lunch Program Apr 18, 2014 12:40 PM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 may drop out of the National School Lunch Program next year due to what officials called restrictive changes in the law. “I’m sure everyone looking at this had the best of intentions,” said board President Bill Dussling, “but it falls off the edge when nobody’s going to eat it.”

  • Artists, writers shine in community contest Apr 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Patty Colabuono has been taking photos since she was a child, and in recent years she has cultivated a market for the note cards she makes using her images of flowers. On Wednesday, she found a much larger audience for her work. Colabuono, of Arlington Heights, took first place in the visual art portion of the Daily Herald’s Community Art & Writing Contest for her photo “Wood Nymph.”

  • Wheeling High wins District 214 social media contest Apr 14, 2014 4:12 PM
    Wheeling High School is the winner of Northwest Suburban High School District 214’s “Get Social” Twitter competition, logging more than 7,600 combined new followers and retweets of original content during the two-week contest. The District’s Vanguard School, Forest View Alternative School and Newcomer Center for newly arrived non-English-speaking students competed together and placed second.

  • Prom dress donations thrill girls from District 214 Apr 14, 2014 7:26 PM
    More than 100 students from Northwest Suburban High School District 214 shopped for their prom dresses and accessories for free this week thanks to donations from the community. On Monday and Tuesday, girls from Rolling Meadows, Elk Grove, Wheeling and Buffalo Grove high schools are choosing from a selection of more than 400 donated prom dresses of all colors and sizes.

  • Elk Grove H.S. science students earn recognition Apr 14, 2014 9:04 AM
    The Elk Grove High School Advanced Placement Environmental Science students were recognized by the Cook County Forest Preserve Board for collecting comprehensive data about the water quality of Salt Creek. After accepting the data, the board filed it with other water quality data.

  • Area schools to participate at Hersey band fest on Saturday Apr 10, 2014 4:20 PM
    Nearly 2,500 music students will converge at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights on Saturday to participate in the 14th Annual Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival. Sponsored by Quinlan and Fabish Music Co. and Music For All, this noncompetitive event will feature 39 Illinois school bands with each group performing a 30-minute concert for a distinguished panel of judges.

  • Wheeling Step Team to compete at nationals Apr 8, 2014 3:06 PM
    Wheeling High School’s award-winning step team, Crucial Step Clique, has done it again and won the Illinois Drill Team Association’s state championship as well as the Illinois Stepping League’s coed state competition.

  • Wheeling, other taxing bodies hope for accord on TIF district Apr 7, 2014 11:18 PM
    While representatives of school districts and other taxing bodies questioned Wheeling's right to establish a tax increment financing district on the site of one it had recently closed, both sides expressed hope after Monday's village board meeting that an agreement can be reached.

  • Buffalo Grove High School grad loses fight with cancer Apr 4, 2014 6:07 PM
    A 19-year-old Buffalo Grove High School graduate lost his battle with cancer this week, but while Andrew Zint lived he inspired and touched a lot of people. “Students became very compassionate for what Andrew was going through and really rallied behind him,” says Robert Hartwig, associate principal. “He had a great sense of humor and attitude, and students really admired him.”

  • District 214 launches mobile app Apr 4, 2014 6:39 AM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 announced its new mobile app on Thursday night in what officials said is an effort to be more relevant to students, communicate better with parents and get information out to the community.

  • Buffalo Grove claims three award-winners in sixth Chinese speech contest Apr 4, 2014 1:52 PM
    Three Buffalo Grove High School students competed in the sixth Midwest Chinese Speech Contest at Northside College Preparatory High School, in Chicago, on March 22, with all three winning awards.

  • District 214 launches Twitter contest among schools Apr 1, 2014 11:14 AM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 is pitting its six high schools and three alternative programs against one another in a Twitter tournament. The two-week contest is part of an effort to engage students, staff, alumni and the community with the district's social media accounts and gain more followers.

  • Wheeling won’t sign deal to share TIF funds with schools, parks Mar 19, 2014 4:29 PM
    Wheeling is willing to share excess funds from Tax Increment Financing districts with schools, libraries and parks boards, but will not sign a proposed agreement requiring them to do so, Village President Dean Argiris said. “We will distribute any surplus as we have in the past because it’s the right thing to do,” Argiris said, “but don’t hold a gun to my head.”

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