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Articles filed under Round Lake Unit District 116

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  • Stevenson High again earns top marks on report cards Oct 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    Stevenson High School students' latest scores on the ACT college entrance exam and the Prairie State Achievement Exam are among the best in the suburbs, newly released data shows. The news wasn't as good for Round Lake High School, which reported scores that were among the lowest in the region. But Round Lake's scores are improving.

     
  • Answering questions about Round Lake Area Unit District 116 referendum question Oct 24, 2014 4:44 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 next month will try for a second time to gain voter permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovation. We provide answers to questions about the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.

     
  • Celebration marks opening of Round Lake High School student health and wellness center Oct 16, 2014 10:21 PM
    Local leaders gathered Thursday to celebrate the opening of Lake County’s first student health and wellness center at Round Lake High School, which offers services including asthma help, physicals and contraception. Round Lake High’s student clinic is the 65th such operation in Illinois, officials said.

     
  • District 116 trying again for $29 million high school expansion Oct 11, 2014 11:48 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 officials say they have improved communication with residents as part of a second attempt to gain voter permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovation. Those beefed-up communication efforts include spreading the word about the Nov. 4 referendum question at school open houses, creating literature on how exactly the money would be spent and giving high school building tours.

     
  • Student health and wellness center opens at Round Lake High School Oct 7, 2014 4:53 PM
    Lake County’s first student health and wellness center officially opened Tuesday at Round Lake High School with services including asthma help, physicals and contraception.Officials said Round Lake High’s student clinic is the 65th such operation in Illinois.

     
  • Plethora of questions on Lake County ballots in November Aug 29, 2014 1:04 PM
    Residents in Antioch, Antioch Township,the Grayslake area, Lake Zurich, the Round Lake area and Wauconda will face local tax-related questions on ballots when they vote Nov. 4.

     
  • District didn’t want to give up school Aug 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Lake Villa letter to the editor: I found the article in the paper today regarding Round Lake Area Unit District 116 and their use of Joseph J. Pleviak School in Lake Villa as a Kindergarten Center very informative and encouraging. However, I also found that a caption with a picture of children entering Pleviak very inaccurate and discouraging.

     
  • Lake Villa school starts school year as home for kindergarten program in new district Aug 19, 2014 4:08 PM
    Just as it has since 1910, the school at Grand Avenue and Route 83 in Lake Villa teemed with students and teachers Tuesday. Joseph J. Pleviak Elementary School has received new life as the home of Round Lake Area Unit District 116's kindergarten program. Lake Villa Elementary District 41 left the school after the 2013-14 academic season. “This is a fun place to be,” District 116 Superintendent Constance Collins said while students filed past her into Pleviak’s gymnasium for an assembly.

     
  • Tentative agreement reached on contract for District 116 teachers Aug 12, 2014 1:34 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 teachers and the school board have reached agreement on a tentative contract.

     
  • Hunter Kanya is Round Lake Area Exchange Club’s August Hometown Hero Aug 6, 2014 1:02 PM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club's Hometown Hero for August is U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Hunter Kanya of Antioch.

     
  • As mobiles increase, referendum planned for Round Lake High Aug 3, 2014 6:45 AM
    More students than ever will attend class in trailers outside Round Lake High School starting in the 2014-15 academic season, officials said. The school's portable classroom total will double to 12 when an estimated 2,000 students return Tuesday, Aug. 19. “With the addition of the mobiles, we will essentially have a third of the student population at Round Lake High School receiving their instruction in modular units,” Principal Donn Mendoza said.

     
  • 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 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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