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  • District 54 names two assistant superintendents Jan 9, 2015 1:49 PM
    The Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 school board appointed two new assistant superintendents Thursday to fill positions becoming vacant this summer. Beginning July 1, Cassie Williams will be assistant superintendent for student and administrative services, and Danette Meyer will be assistant superintendent for language and culture.

  • Lawmakers ready for second round on school finances debate Jan 6, 2015 8:23 PM
    A plan that attempted to change the way Illinois distributes education money will appear again, with some changes, in the new General Assembly convening next week. State Sen. Andy Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat, tried to change state law last year to send more money to poorer districts, a move that would have taken money from some wealthier suburban districts.

  • Calendar shows potential of children born with Down syndrome Jan 5, 2015 11:00 AM
    A new calendar published by Schaumburg-based UPS for DownS is turning heads, and not just because of its beautiful portraits. A closer look reveals short profiles, which pack a powerful punch. “I wanted people to be surprised,” says Shannon Denna, a math teacher at Fremd High School, whose middle child, 5-year old Riley, was born with Down syndrome.

  • Who’s running for school board seats in the Northwest suburbs Dec 29, 2014 10:54 AM
    Now that the deadline to file as a school board candidate has passed, here’s a look at the candidates vying for seats in the Northwest suburbs.

  • School board filing going smoothly in Cook County Dec 15, 2014 4:56 PM
    School board candidate filing is going surprisingly smoothing Monday morning in Cook County, officials say, even though candidates now must file with the county clerk and not their individual school districts.

  • Dist. 211 calendar change poses question for feeder districts Dec 14, 2014 9:11 AM
    If Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 changes the start and end times of its school year in 2016, both of its feeder elementary districts - Palatine Township Elementary District 15 and Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 - would have to consider doing the same.

  • Where suburban teachers, principals stay on the job longest Dec 9, 2014 5:32 AM
    Schools that are good at hanging onto teachers include Fenton High School in Bensenville, McHenry Middle School, Rose Elementary School in South Barrington and Hampshire High School, a Daily Herald analysis shows. “We are well aware of how fortunate we are to have administrators and teachers who choose to stay at Fenton year after year,” school board President Mary Ribando said.

  • Schaumburg students campaign to save monarch butterflies Dec 8, 2014 12:00 PM
    Students in Kim Savino’s classroom at Collins Elementary School in Schaumburg are on a mission. Simply put, they want local residents to “start seeing monarchs.”

  • Girl Scouts at Collins School sponsor book drive Dec 5, 2014 4:33 PM
    The Girl Scouts of Michael Collins Elementary School, Schaumburg, are sponsoring a book drive for School District 54’s new preschool, which opened this fall. The group is requesting donations of new or lightly used children’s books of all levels in addition to puzzles, crayons and safety scissors.

  • Girls’ math, science conference Feb. 7 Dec 2, 2014 2:10 PM
    Registration is now open for the fifth annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Conference from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7, at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates. The conference is for fifth- and sixth-grade girls and their parents in Palatine Township Elementary District 15, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 or any private schools within the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 attendance area.

  • Teen troupe inspires Schaumburg students to make good choices Nov 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    Bullying. Hate speech. Drug overdoses. Suicide. Domestic violence. Perhaps the only shocking thing about these subjects for students Jane Addams Junior High in Schaumburg was how honestly and directly they were addressed Monday by school staff and a traveling troupe of teen performers from the West suburbs.

  • Dist. 54’s 1,000-book classrooms praised Oct 31, 2014 5:10 PM
    The Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 school board plans to visit 19 teachers across the district in November to praise them for filling their classroom libraries with more than 1,000 books. A significant body of research suggests that the more children read, the better readers they become. As part of the district’s Literary Task Force, officials learned that experts recommend that every classroom should have 1,000 books to meet the wide range of abilities and interests of the children.

  • Lake Zurich Unit District 95 critical of proposal to redistribute state education funding Oct 30, 2014 5:30 AM
    Concerned about the possible loss of $3 million annually, Lake Zurich Unit District 95 wants residents to encourage lawmakers to oppose a proposal that would change how the state funds schools. District 95's position is shared by other suburban school systems.

  • Northwest suburban educators ‘will not stand’ for state funding cuts Oct 31, 2014 1:18 AM
    Three Northwest suburban school districts held a joint forum Thursday night to rally parents and taxpayers against Senate Bill 16, a controversial proposal that would redistribute state funding among Illinois public school districts. “This would be a major disruption to the services that this community offers and to the services that your students receive, and we will not stand for that,” Palatine-Schaumburg District 211 Superintendent Dan Cates told the crowd.

  • DUI suspect slams into Hoffman Estates school Oct 27, 2014 7:46 PM
    A man suspected of drunk driving slammed his car into Eisenhower Junior High in Hoffman Estates while fleeing from a traffic stop early Saturday morning, causing significant damage to the school's gymnasium. According to a message on Eisenhower's website, a structural engineer will be visiting the school today to determine a plan of action for the necessary repairs. The school was planning on conducting physical education classes and basketball practices outdoors.

  • Elk Grove Village police make arrest in bank robbery Oct 21, 2014 11:09 PM
    Elk Grove Village police have made an arrest in connection with a Tuesday bank robbery, officials said. Parkway Bank, 951 Meacham Road in Elk Grove Village, was robbed about noon by a man wearing sunglasses, a light blue baseball cap and a black jacket, according to an email from the FBI.

  • School districts host forum on Senate Bill 16 Oct 19, 2014 4:26 PM
    The public is invited to a forum hosted by Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Palatine Township Elementary District 15 and Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 to share information about Senate Bill 16 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Schaumburg High School, 1100 W. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Officials from the three districts say Senate Bill 16 would dramatically reduce their state funding by redistributing general state aid they now receive to districts in other communities.

  • PTA sponsors blood drive Oct. 23 Oct 9, 2014 2:36 PM
    The Schaumburg Township Council of PTA’s is helping Heartland sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 23. It will be held from 2:30-7 p.m. in the board room at the School District 54 Rafferty Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

  • PTA sponsors Schaumburg blood drive Oct. 23 Oct 9, 2014 12:48 PM
    The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs is helping Heartland sponsor a blood drive from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the board room of Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54’s Rafferty Center.

  • District 54 program helps parents learn how kids communicate Oct 6, 2014 5:25 PM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54’s Schaumburg Parent University and the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs is hosting a presentation Tuesday to help parents learn how children are using their phones and computers to communicate through text messages and social media. The presentation takes place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Keller Junior High School, 820 Bode Road in Schaumburg.

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