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  • Full-day kindergarten for Round Lake Area Unit District 116 Jul 15, 2014 4:31 PM
    Round Area Lake Unit District 116 will launch full-day kindergarten for the next academic season. It'll be at Joseph J. Pleviak School in Lake Villa, which District 116 will lease. “This is a wonderful opportunity for all of our kindergartners and for our staff to have extended time for the core instruction and core curriculum,” Melanie Arthur, coordinator of teaching and learning for District 116, told the Daily Herald.

     
  • Round Lake Middle School teacher’s enthusiasm helps grow choir program Jul 14, 2014 12:46 PM
    Round Lake Middle School music teacher Javier Diaz’s enthusiasm for choir has filtered to the pupils there. Since he was hired for the 2010-11 academic year, Diaz has taken the program from eight to about 90 students. There also are two choir classes part of the daily curriculum rather than a single after-school group. “I think the kids feed off my passion for the music,” said Diaz, 34, of Lake in the Hills.

     
  • Last day for 104-year-old Pleviak Elementary School in Lake Villa Jun 9, 2014 10:25 PM
    Bittersweet was the word of the morning Monday as Lake Villa Elementary District 41 teachers, students, board members and community members celebrated the start of summer break by closing Pleviak Elementary School. “We are all excited about the start of vacation, but today is sad because it’s the day we are closing Pleviak," said Board President Michael Conway.

     
  • Big kick off for summer reading program: Jun 4, 2014 5:54 PM
    The 2014 Summer Reading Club, "Paws to Read," begins Saturday, June 7 with an event featuring crafts, music, entertainment food and more at the Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake.

     
  • Round Lake school board approves Pleviak lease Jun 3, 2014 6:55 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 has approved its end of a lease for Joseph J. Pleviak Elementary School in Lake Villa, which was targeted for shutdown. District 116 Superintendent Constance Collins said the tentative 10-year agreement to rent Pleviak is the best option — financially and educationally — for her school system to upgrade kindergarten instruction.

     
  • Round Lake’s Magee Middle School hosts mini relay May 21, 2014 1:05 PM
    John T. Magee Middle School in Round Lake recently hosted a smaller version of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

     
  • Round Lake Area Exchange Club names May hometown hero May 23, 2014 11:34 AM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club has named U.S. Army Captain Trevor White as its May hometown hero.

     
  • Suburban schools can no longer require birth certificates May 20, 2014 9:57 AM
    Federal officials say school districts' policy requiring an original birth certificate to register students for school discriminates against undocumented immigrants. Many suburban districts are now scrambling to figure out how to verify the age of potential students. “We don't deny anybody an education or access to school. But it does present some difficulties and challenges as to verifying a child's real age,” a Palatine school official said.

     
  • District 116 would like to lease Lake Villa’s Pleviak School May 16, 2014 4:37 PM
    Joseph J. Pleviak Elementary School in Lake Villa won’t shut its doors for good after all when the 2013-14 academic season concludes next month. While Lake Villa Elementary District 41 cites declining enrollment for no longer using Pleviak after classes there end June 9, it has a tentative deal to lease the school to Round Lake Area Unit District 116. It would be a 10-year deal.

     
  • Eighth-grade mentors steering children in right direction at District 116 May 11, 2014 4:24 PM
    Three Round Lake Middle School eighth-graders are embracing an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of younger children. Marco Hernandez, Allie Ramirez and Abby Hernandez are mentors to at-risk and other students from Round Lake Area Unit District 116 in the Second Saturday program.

     
  • Round Lake High School students in special scholars program accepted into elite colleges May 5, 2014 4:58 PM
    Eight Round Lake High School seniors in a special scholarship program are headed to some of the most selective colleges in the country, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Ivy League’s Dartmouth College. Those Round Lake Area Unit District 116 students are Schuler Scholars.

     
  • District 116 ready to showcase students in Fine Arts Extravaganza Apr 26, 2014 8:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 will show off at least 500 students with talent in fine arts as part of what officials say is a continuing effort to generate school system pride and connect with the community.

     
  • Weber named Round Lake Area Exchange Club’s hometown hero for April Apr 22, 2014 12:33 PM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club has named U.S. Marine Capt. Steven Weber as its April hometown hero.

     
  • District 116 health clinic clears hurdle, construction not far off Apr 1, 2014 5:50 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 officials have approved a lease with a Lake County agency so a health clinic may open at the high school for the 2014-15 academic season.

     
  • District 116 to vote on leasing space for high school health center Mar 28, 2014 8:42 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 board members Monday will be asked to approve a lease with a Lake County agency for a high school-based health clinic. If the lease is approved, the path would be cleared for Round Lake High School to have the first-of-its-kind health center in Lake County that has been in works since 2010.

     
  • Honor for Schuler Scholars founder: Mar 25, 2014 7:34 PM
    A prestigious award has been announced for the Schuler Scholar Program founder.

     
  • District 116 supporters to examine how to accomplish high school work Mar 19, 2014 5:36 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 supporters plan to discuss how to accomplish a high school expansion and upgrades after voters refused to allow $29 million to be borrowed for the work. Unofficial totals from Tuesday’s election show the ballot measure was rejected 800-657.

     
  • Voters reject Dist. 116’s request to borrow for high school Mar 18, 2014 9:53 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 was rejected Tuesday in its request to borrow $29 million for high school expansion and renovation. With all 18 precincts counted, unofficial totals showed 800 against and 657 in favor. Ballot wording for the $29 million borrowing request did not seek approval for a property tax increase and specified the work would be done at Round Lake High School.

     
  • Some juicy Election Day action to watch in Lake County Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Some Lake County voters Tuesday will have a meaty primary ballot, including a Republican state representative race with an incumbent who received attention for supporting gay marriage and a measure seeking millions of dollars to save a former high school building.

     
  • School upgrade good for community Mar 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Hainesville letter to the editor: I’m a retired senior citizen on a fixed income. I’ve never had children or grandchildren in Round Lake Area District 116 schools, but I’m still going to vote “yes” for the addition to Round Lake High School,

     
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