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  • Round Lake students create healthy snacks Mar 25, 2015 7:29 PM
    Students from Round Lake area schools donned tall chef hats Wednesday as they carefully cut bananas, grapes and strawberries for healthy snacks they were preparing as part of the Sodexo 2015 Future Chefs Challenge.

     
  • District to seek bids for Round Lake High expansion Mar 17, 2015 10:42 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 soon will be seeking contractors with the best prices for a high school expansion and renovation. Voters last November approved a $29 million financing plan for the planned Round Lake High School work.

     
  • Round Lake Area Exchange Club announces its March Hometown Hero Mar 17, 2015 1:56 PM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club has announced the March Hometown Hero is U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Derek Horn, a 19-year resident of Trevor, Wisconsin. Horn was registered for this honor by his grandmother, Patricia Horn of Round Lake Beach.

     
  • Suit: Round Lake school district fired woman for being Hispanic Mar 13, 2015 5:30 AM
    A former bilingual education coordinator claims in a federal employment discrimination lawsuit that she was fired from Round Lake Area Unit District 116 because of her Hispanic ancestry. The suit filed by Claudia Vroman of Antioch involves a district with 72 percent of 7,276 students identified as Hispanic in the 2013-14 Illinois State Board of Education report card.

     
  • Gurnee man is Round Lake Area Exchange Club’s February hometown hero Feb 13, 2015 12:48 PM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club has announced that the February Hometown Hero, U.S. Marine Sergeant Ryan Nuccio of Gurnee.

     
  • School looking for instruments to jump-start a jazz band Jan 26, 2015 4:55 PM
    A jazz band would give student musicians a chance to be more visible in the community and perform outside of class, says Kyle Baltzer, music teacher at John T. Magee Middle School in Round Lake. He has started an instrument drive to spark the effort, with trumpets, trombones and saxophones on the wish list.

     
  • Round Lake Area Exchange Club names January ‘Hometown Hero’ Jan 12, 2015 12:14 PM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club has announced its January Hometown Hero lis Army Cpl. Corbin Hill, a 20-year resident of Round Lake Beach.

     
  • ‘Failing’ label gone, school improvement work continues Dec 27, 2014 7:46 AM
    No matter how long a school had been deemed “failing” under the No Child Left Behind education act of 2001, it has shed that label now and gained freedom from several mandates. What remains, educators say, at school districts in Elgin, Naperville and Round Lake is a commitment to strategically improving every school — whether it was at one time “failing” or not — and providing each student what he or she needs to grow.

     
  • Round Lake Police search for Christmas Eve school burglar Dec 26, 2014 4:13 PM
    At least $2,000 in damage was caused in a Christmas Eve burglary at a Round lake Area Unit District 116 school, officials said. A security camera photo of a suspect may help police make an arrest.

     
  • Does the ACT really tell you if you’re ready for college? Dec 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    More than 64 percent of Larkin High School's students are enrolled in college 16 months after graduation, but according to state statistics, only about half of them were ready for it. The disconnect between college readiness and college enrollment is a statewide trend, one that has many suburban high schools questioning the state’s measure of preparedness.

     
  • Round Lake Area Exchange Club names its December Hometown Hero Dec 12, 2014 9:12 PM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club announced that its December Hometown Hero is U.S. Army Private Second Class Margaret Wehde, an 18-year resident of Grayslake. She was registered for this honor by his mother, Stacey, also of Grayslake.  

     
  • District 116 preparing for Round Lake High School upgrade after referendum win Nov 5, 2014 5:21 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 is preparing for a high school renovation and expansion now that voters have approved a plan to borrow $29 million for the work. Tuesday's result marked a dramatic turnaround for the district compared to voter rejection of the same referendum question last March.

     
  • Round Lake Area Exchange Club honors two Hometown Heroes in November Nov 4, 2014 11:08 AM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club announced it will honor two Hometown Heroes for November -- U.S. Navy FMF Corpsman Dustin Bunnell of Round Lake Beach and U.S. Marine Private First Class Guillermo Umanzor of Beach Park. 

     
  • District 116 voters OK bond issue for construction Nov 4, 2014 9:20 PM
    Voters in Round Lake Unit District 116 approved a $29 million bond issue to pay for new classrooms, according to unofficial totals in Tuesday's election. District officials say the added space will ensure students can experience "21st-century learning."

     
  • Lake County voters can decide ballot questions seeking more tax money Nov 3, 2014 9:51 AM
    Some Lake County voters will decide Tuesday if they want to pay more for proposals such as an upgraded recreation center, an expanded high school and public safety operations. In addition, voters will determine if Barrington and Lake Zurich should receive greater municipal powers pertaining to taxes and other issues.

     
  • 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.

     
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