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  • Slow pace of contract talks frustrates Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect educators Dec 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Teacher-contract talks have gone more slowly than expected in Prospect Heights Elementary District 23, a situation that has frustrated both sides. The negotiations are proceeding with the help of a federal mediator, and the recent goverment shutdown delayed talks, officials say. Meanwhile, talks continue in nearby Mount Prospect Elementary District 57, also with the help of a federal mediator.

  •  100 Percent Foundation Co-director Frank Davis with some of the toys his organization has gathered this holiday season.

    Annual toy drive still in need of donations Dec 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    One of the largest toy drives in the Chicago area, which delivers 6,000 toys to 60 locations across the city and suburbs, is in need. “We’re down,” says Frank Davis of Prospect Heights. “It’s already December and donations are way down.” He and his father-in-law, Jim Harney, are not out, however. They have faced adversity before — and recovered even stronger.

  • Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 school buses will soon be equipped with more than just stop signs - they’ll have cameras that shoot photos of vehicles that illegally pass.

    Pass a stopped school bus at your peril in Prospect HeightsNov 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Prospect Heights and Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 will partner to put cameras on school buses to catch drivers who illegally pass stopped buses. A new law legalizes the use of cameras on school buses, just as red-light cameras are used at traffic signals.

  • Prospect Heights school will honor veterans Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 will honor U.S. military veterans again this year on Veterans Day. All veterans living or working in the district and their families are invited to breakfast and a program on Monday, Nov. 11, at MacArthur Middle School, 700 N. Schoenbeck Road, just south of Palatine Road.

  • What’s fair in D23 is true for citizens, too Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Willard Bishop of Barrington Hills says as teachers in Prospect Hts. ask for a fair wage, the citizens of Prospect Hts. ought to be able to get fairness, too.

  • Prospect Heights Education Association President Dan Perillo, right, and Vice President Bob Miller lead a group of teachers as they enter MacArthur Middle School in Prospect Heights Wednesday to attend the District 23 board meeting.

    Dist. 23 teachers ask for contract at meeting Oct 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Dozens of teachers in Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 appeared at Wednesday's school board meeting to show their determination to get a contract. The teachers union and the district are negotiating compensation levels for the final two years of a four-year employment contract. The two sides recently enlisted the help of a federal mediator, but the government shutdown has forced talks to be put on hold.

  •  Fatima Alvarez, 8, sweated it out in the third grade at Mark Twain Elementary School in Wheeling on Monday.

    Some schools sweating through heat wave without air conditioningAug 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    With the heat index inching closer to 100 degrees this week, students in some suburban schools are trying to keep cool without the benefit of air conditioning in the classroom. “It is a bit of a distraction because you’re trying to get your school year going,” said Mary Pat Johnson, of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in West Dundee. “But there’s nothing you can do.”

  • Susan Blaese rehearses the combined orchestra Thursday morning.

    District 23 bids farewell to longtime orchestra leader May 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 is hosting a farewell concert Friday honoring Susan Blaese, the 33-year orchestra director who is retiring. "She took the average middle school program and turned it into a state-recognized program," MacArthur Principal Steven Lee said. In addition to the combined performance of the “1812 Overture,” former students, retired faculty, colleagues and important people to Blaese’s career will attend and honor her lifetime of work.

  • New sidewalk too elaborate, expensive Apr 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Jill Jacobsen says she's all for children being able to safely walk to school , but the upcoming sidewalk project on Schoenbeck Road is just too elaborate for the need. "I just fail to see why our tax money is being spent when children are already able to safely walk where the sidewalk will be built," she said.

  • Martha Olsen: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Martha Olsen, running for Prospect Heights District 23 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Judith Zimmerman: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Judith Zimmerman, running for Prospect Heights District 23 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Jeff Bowes: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Jeff Bowes, running for Prospect Heights District 23 School Board (4-year Terms)

  •  U.S. Army veteran Phil Jelen, who served during the Vietnam War and is now a service officer for VFW Post 5151, talks to students at Saint Hubert Catholic School in Hoffman Estates during a Veterans Day ceremony Friday.

    Veterans honored at Northwest suburban schools Nov 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    Hundreds of people filled the gym at Saint Hubert Elementary School in Hoffman Estates Friday to celebrate and honor veterans. The program included patriotic music from the school band, speeches by some of the more than 70 veterans present, and a rememberance of those who died in action or are missing. "It's a feel-good day for everybody," Assistant Principal Marcia Larson said.

  • Robert Henry conducting the band in District 57.

    Northwest suburbs loses longtime music educator Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Band directors and former students around the Northwest suburbs are mourning the death of Robert Henry, who taught band students in District 57 for nearly four decades, before retiring to teach privately. "Students loved him, and he had a huge impact on the success of our Hersey and MacArthur Junior High School band programs for many years," says Scott Casagrande, Hersey High School band director.

  • Kids of all ages enjoyed the Marching Music Experience as part of the 2011 "A Day as a Knight' sponsored by the award-winning Prospect Marching Knights.

    Kids invited to spend 'Day as a Knight' Aug. 12Jul 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Have an aspiring musician or dancer in your family? Then you'll love this chance for your budding prodigy to spend “A Day as a Knight” – an interactive musical fun fair, sponsored by the Prospect Marching Knights, Prospect High School's marching band and color guard.

  •  The Hersey Symphonic Band onstage at SuperState.

    Hersey, MacArthur bands end year with SuperState titles May 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    The John Hersey High School Symphonic Band and the MacArthur Middle School Concert Band played their way to Honor Band titles at the Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival. "They continue to amaze me at what they can accomplish when they put their minds to it," said Scott Casagrande, Hersey director of bands.

  • Prospect Heights school hosts art show May 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    MacArthur Middle School at Palatine and Schoenbeck roads in Prospect Heights hosts a celebration of creativity from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Artwork by current MacArthur students will be displayed. Musical entertainment is also on the agenda, along with an art demonstration by Wheeling High school students. Youngsters will enjoy face painting and other projects.

  • Ela Stoklosa stands alongside Megan Windsor, special education teacher, and Sophia Cacioppo and Paige Palombizio, who organized several activities at MacArthur Middle School in Prospect Heights.

    Special Olympics ambassador urges end to "R" wordApr 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    Ela Spoklosa, who attended Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 as a child, returned to MacArthur Middle School Monday as a global messenger for Illinois Special Olympics, captivating the students with her honest assessment of how much the word "retarded" hurts.

  •  Spelling Bee participants, from left, are: Front row (seated): Pooja Patil, Edyta Czaplinski, Olivia Dominiguez, Alex Recht, Max Schraeder, Lillian Hermes, Sheryl Sabu and Matthew Jo; second row: Jessica Davis, Charles Saineghi, Luz Flores, Grace Nessen-Gilligan, Danny Ferris, Andrew Song, Luke Koehler and Jeanette O’Brien; back row: Patrick Doyle, Meredith Nowotarski, Kelly McCarthy, Natalie Brady, Prithvi Velpuri, Jaime Alexander Lugo, Scott St. Onge and Jake Ringstrand.

    Students compete in Knights o Columbus Spelling Bee Apr 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    Twenty-four sixith- through eighth-grade students representing 13 area junior high and middle schools competed in the 30th annual Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee Feb. 11 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Arlington Heights.

  • Scholarship available to District 23 graduateMar 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    High School seniors who graduated from MacArthur Middle School in Prospect Heights are invited to apply for the William P. Caputo Scholarship by April 15, 2012.

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