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  • Hunting Ridge students take Lyric Opera tour before producing their own Jan 23, 2015 1:06 PM
    Students in Hunting Ridge School’s fifth- and sixth-grade gifted classes recently experienced the opera from behind the curtain.

  • Paddocks still tied to Palatine school that became their namesake in 1955 Jan 21, 2015 5:02 PM
    It's been nearly 70 years since Stuart R. Paddock School opened in Palatine, and last week Stuart Paddock III, Daily Herald Media Group's senior vice president, showed students how his family's history and their school's, are connected.

  • Dist. 15 to adapt to Dist. 211 calendar Jan 18, 2015 4:26 PM
    Palatine Township Elementary District 15 Superintendent Scott Thompson said his district will likely make official in February or March a calendar change to align with Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211’s new college-style calendar that begins in 2016-17. Considered most important is aligning the winter and spring breaks for families with students in both districts, he added.

  • District 211 moving finals to December Jan 16, 2015 9:07 AM
    Without debate or any further input from the public, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday voted 6-0 to move first-semester finals before winter break beginning in the 2016-17 school year. Nevertheless, there was some last-minute discussion and clarification about the impacts of that decision for students of the district’s five high schools.

  • Palatine Dist. 15 accepting résumés for board vacancy Jan 15, 2015 5:35 PM
    Palatine Township Elementary District 15 residents interested in filling a vacant seat on the school board have until 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, to apply. The school board will choose a new member to complete the term of Richard Bokor, who died from colon cancer Jan. 4. His successor will serve until April 2017.

  • Survey: Dist. 211 parents, students eager for calendar change Jan 15, 2015 5:30 AM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday will review the results of a recent survey of parents, students and staff before deciding whether to move first-semester finals before winter break in 2016, thus adjusting the start and end dates for the school year.

  • Palatine Dist. 15 board honors Bokor with moment of silence, plaque Jan 15, 2015 5:38 PM
    The Palatine Township Elementary District 15 school board paid tribute to former member Rich Bokor, a popular history teacher who died from colon cancer, with a moment of silence Wednesday night. Superintendent Scott Thompson also gave a plaque to Bokor's wife, Ann. "You went the extra distance for children,” Thompson read from the inscription.

  • Palatine District 15 to hire PR firm for $15,000 Jan 15, 2015 7:50 AM
    Palatine Township Elementary District 15 is hiring a public relations firm to help familiarize parents and taxpayers with a 10-year plan addressing the district's brick-and-mortar needs. Then, The Public Response Group will gauge interest in a proposal to designate elementary schools as academies geared toward a specific subject area like the fine arts, Superintendent Scott Thompson said.

  • Palatine District 15 board, not voters, to choose Bokor’s successor Jan 7, 2015 2:57 PM
    The Palatine Township Elementary District 15 school board next week will begin the process of choosing a new member to complete the term of Richard Bokor, the board’s vice president and former high school teacher who died Sunday from colon cancer. Officials say voters won’t get to elect Bokor’s replacement because his death occurred with fewer than 868 days left in his term.

  • Family, former students remember Dist. 15 trustee Richard Bokor Jan 4, 2015 10:09 PM
    Richard Bokor, a longtime Fremd High School teacher and District 15 school board trustee, died Sunday morning of complications from colon cancer, according to his family. Peggy Babcock, the Dist. 15 board president and Bokor’s friend, was overcome with emotion when speaking about what kind of person Bokor was. “His life was education,” Babcock said. “He cared deeply for the students and the community and he will be sorely missed.”

  • Who’s running for school board seats in the Northwest suburbs Dec 29, 2014 10:54 AM
    Now that the deadline to file as a school board candidate has passed, here’s a look at the candidates vying for seats in the Northwest suburbs.

  • Palatine Dist. 15 attracts 7 candidates for 3 seats on school board Dec 27, 2014 7:30 AM
    In one of the most crowded school board races in the Northwest suburbs, seven candidates will jostle for only three available seats in Palatine Township Elementary District 15.

  • Palatine Dist. 15 helps interns ‘live the life of a teacher’ Dec 18, 2014 5:09 PM
    A school of sorts in Palatine Township Elementary District 15 is graduating its biggest class ever. This fall, the district welcomed 20 teachers-in-training who snagged one-year internships. They are all young women and students from Illinois State University’s College of Education.

  • Dist. 211 calendar change poses question for feeder districts Dec 14, 2014 9:11 AM
    If Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 changes the start and end times of its school year in 2016, both of its feeder elementary districts - Palatine Township Elementary District 15 and Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 - would have to consider doing the same.

  • Audit: $21 million in ‘urgent’ Palatine Twp. Dist. 15 repairs needed Dec 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    After inspecting schools, architects and engineers say Palatine Township Elementary District 15 would have to spend roughly $21 million to fix high-priority safety issues. The state requires school districts to complete the audit once every decade. Chicago-based architectural firm STR partners has recommended about $119 million in construction projects in buildings where students are taught, but $21 million of it is "urgent."

  • Girls’ math, science conference Feb. 7 Dec 2, 2014 2:10 PM
    Registration is now open for the fifth annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Conference from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7, at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates. The conference is for fifth- and sixth-grade girls and their parents in Palatine Township Elementary District 15, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 or any private schools within the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 attendance area.

  • Editorial: Time for a checkup on red-light camera use Nov 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Red-light cameras are in the news again, so perhaps it's time for towns to do a checkup on them. Are they being used for safety, and not revenue? a Daily Herald editorial asks.

  • Rolling Meadows preschool grateful for volunteer ‘Grandma Pat’ Nov 27, 2014 6:21 AM
    Pat Hollerbach wears silly costumes, plays with toys and easily slides into the world of preschoolers. But its her nurturing that has students -- and the principal of a Rolling Meadows school-- calling the 85-year-old volunteer, "Grandma Pat." “She’s kind of the one that if they’re having a bad day or crying, they go and sit on Grandma Pat’s lap,” Peg Lasiewicki says.“She is the one that makes them feel all better.”

  • Palatine Dist. 15 not on board yet with $3 million in construction projects Nov 13, 2014 12:00 PM
    Palatine Township Elementary District 15 officials have unveiled a plan to spend nearly $2.9 million on plumbing and parking lot repairs at three schools next summer. But several school board members wondered whether there are more pressing needs. “We haven't received any information at all about what's urgent,” board member Scott Herr said.

  • Lake Zurich Unit District 95 critical of proposal to redistribute state education funding Oct 30, 2014 5:30 AM
    Concerned about the possible loss of $3 million annually, Lake Zurich Unit District 95 wants residents to encourage lawmakers to oppose a proposal that would change how the state funds schools. District 95's position is shared by other suburban school systems.

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