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  • Nanci Radford

    District 116 decides to hold off on high school expansion Jan 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 officials won't immediately seek voter permission on whether to borrow $36 million for expansion and other improvements at the high school. District 116 board members decided late Monday against placing a referendum question regarding Round Lake High School on the April 9 ballot.

     
  • Round Lake High School-based health center plans airedJan 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Representatives involved with a planned health center at Round Lake High School were available to parents and others Tuesday morning in the first of two "issue oriented information sessions" regarding the proposal. Reaction was mixed from about 45 people who asked questions and browsed information available at five booths. The session and another Thursday are part of a continuing effort to determine how some services, such as providing contraceptives, should be handled.

     
  •  More than 250 spectators listen Monday to Round Lake Area Unit District Superintendent Constance Collins discuss a need to restructure due to poor academic performance.

    School restructuring raises alarms at Dist. 116 Jan 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 will let voters decide whether $36 million should be borrowed for expansion and other improvements at the high school. Voters will decide the referendum April 9.

     
  • Two Round Lake High student health clinic meetings set for next week Jan 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two public information sessions are set for the coming week regarding a proposed health center at Round Lake High School. The sessions will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Both meetings will be at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way in the village. Parents, school employees and Round Lake Area Unit District 116 residents are encouraged to attend.

     
  • Bill Johnston

    District 116 to vote next week on seeking referendum for Round Lake High work Jan 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 board members agreed to decide next week whether to pursue a referendum to get voter permission to borrow $36 million for high school expansion and various improvements. District 116 board members held a special meeting Monday night to gain information about the proposals for Round Lake High School and how the work would be financed. The board agreed to vote at its next meeting, Jan. 14, on whether to place a measure on the April ballot.

     
  • Bill Johnston

    District 116 plans to discuss referendum possibility Jan 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 board members Monday night plan to discuss the possibility of seeking voter permission to borrow money that mostly would go toward high school expansion. Bill Johnston, District 116's assistant superintendent of business and operations, said the school board must decide whether to pursue a referendum by Jan. 22, the deadline to get a measure on the April 9 ballot.

     
  • Constance Collins

    Feds award $500,000 grant for proposed Round Lake High School health centerDec 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Federal officials have approved a $500,000 grant to help pay for construction of a proposed health center at Round Lake High School. The project has drawn opposition from a local organization against abortion. Round Lake Area Unit District 116 plans to hold public discussion on the proposal in mid-January.

     
  •  Round Lake Area Unit District 116 Superintendent Constance Collins joins a students during a recent meeting to form a new committee with students this year.

    District 116 creates PRIDE to work with students Dec 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    As part of an ever-growing commitment to improving communications within Round Lake Area Unit District 116, Superintendent Constance Collins has decided to establish a new committee with students this year.

     
  •  These students at W.J. Murphy Elementary School in Round Lake recently donated items for a child care room at Mano a Mano Family Resource Center. Mano a Mano is in Round Lake Park and serves immigrant and other families.

    W.J. Murphy students help Mano a Mano in Round Lake Park Dec 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    Students at W.J. Murphy Elementary School in Round Lake recently provided essential supplies for a child care room during a visit to their community partner, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center.

     
  • Bill Johnston

    District 116 has official procedures for facility use Nov 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 now has a detailed of procedures and guidelines regarding facility rental that includes specifics on charges, supervision and damage responsibility. The assistant superintendent of business and operations, Bill Johnston, said while the district has had a building use process in place “for a long time,” it never was documented or followed consistently because of what had been frequent turnover in the facilities department.

     
  • D116 needs a new board member Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 is seeking a new board member due to the resignation of Michael Eckhardt.

     
  •  Lluvia Chavarria

    Round Lake High pupils see problems, offer solutions Nov 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    Four Round Lake High School students went on a soapbox before elected officials and administrators and touched on issues such as bullying and their school's image. Sophomores Lluvia Chavarria, Alex Munoz, Ariana Melesio and Becky Guo made the presentations as members of the Schuler Scholar program and a summer writing workshop called Project Soapbox. The program is operated by the privately funded Schuler Family Foundation.

     
  • Constance Collins

    Round Lake High fails food inspectionsOct 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    Round Lake High School's food service operation has failed three of five Lake County Health Department inspections since April, documents show. “We are concerned about the health and safety of our children,” Round Lake Area Unit District 116 Superintendent Constance Collins told the Daily Herald.

     
  • W. Lee Palmer Jr.

    Dist. 116 to recruit minority teachers Oct 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 has plans to seek more Hispanic and black teachers in an effort to better match the student population. District 116 board members heard a report on the plan at a meeting Monday night.

     
  • Dist. 116, Round Lake Heights police: Strip-search claim unfounded Oct 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Round Lake District 116 Friday denied a claim that a 13-year-old student at Round Lake Middle School was strip searched this past April. A federal lawsuit has been filed claiming the search of the student was "excessively intrusive" and violated his right against unreasonable searches. Round Lake Heights police investigated the parents' complaint at the time and decided it was unfounded.

     
  • Round Lake school officials accused of strip-searching studentOct 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    Round Lake school officials unlawfully forced a middle school student to submit to a strip search in April because administrators believed he was hiding marijuana somewhere on his body, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court. The mother of the unidentified 13-year-old is suing Round Lake Unit District 116 for more than $1 million in damages.

     
  • Editorial: Health clinic proposal needs open discussionSep 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial urges open minds and an open discussion about a proposed health clinic at Round Lake High School.

     
  • Bonnie Quirke

    Round Lake-area District 116 health clinic plan drawing objectionsSep 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116’s plan to start a school-based health clinic is drawing opposition from an organization opposed to abortion. Lake County Right to Life President Bonnie Quirke said her group has come out against the District 116 clinic proposal, which first surfaced in 2010. She questioned the potential of students obtaining birth-control pills or abortion referrals without their parents’ knowledge on school property. “If that’s what the community wants, shame on them. But I don’t think they know (the possibilities),” said Quirke, a Libertyville resident who’s the Cook Memorial Public Library District board president.

     
  • D116 Those Who Excel winners Sep 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 has announced its recipients of the state's Those Who Excel award.

     
  • Ulterior motives for new principal Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Round Lake letter to the editor: Imagine my surprise when I read the Daily Herald article from Aug. 9 about Juan H. Gardner being hired as Round Lake High School's new principal. Actually I'm not surprised that Gardner was hired, as his credentials show he's obviously been hired to do more than one job.

     
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