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  • Schaumburg Dist. 54 approves free, full-day kindergarten Jan 23, 2015 3:22 PM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 school board members voted 5-0 Thursday to start offering a free, full-day kindergarten program at all 22 of its elementary schools this fall. But the vote — which included an abstention from board member Barbara Hengels — was preceded by the voicing of financial concerns by her and two parents.

     
  • Register for Dist. 54 kindergarten Feb. 12 Jan 23, 2015 4:08 PM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year on Thursday, Feb. 12, at all elementary schools.

     
  • District 54 to hold kindergarten registration on Feb. 12 Jan 26, 2015 7:20 AM
    District 54 to hold kindergarten registration on Feb. 12

     
  • Open Enrollment Fair scheduled for January 28, 2015 Jan 22, 2015 7:35 AM
    Open Enrollment Fair scheduled for January 28, 2015

     
  • Dist. 15 to adapt to Dist. 211 calendar Jan 18, 2015 4:26 PM
    Palatine Township Elementary District 15 Superintendent Scott Thompson said his district will likely make official in February or March a calendar change to align with Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211’s new college-style calendar that begins in 2016-17. Considered most important is aligning the winter and spring breaks for families with students in both districts, he added.

     
  • District 211 moving finals to December Jan 16, 2015 9:07 AM
    Without debate or any further input from the public, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday voted 6-0 to move first-semester finals before winter break beginning in the 2016-17 school year. Nevertheless, there was some last-minute discussion and clarification about the impacts of that decision for students of the district’s five high schools.

     
  • Survey: Dist. 211 parents, students eager for calendar change Jan 15, 2015 5:30 AM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday will review the results of a recent survey of parents, students and staff before deciding whether to move first-semester finals before winter break in 2016, thus adjusting the start and end dates for the school year.

     
  • District 54 encourages parents to take 5Essentials Survey Jan 15, 2015 7:10 AM
    Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois encouraged to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement.

     
  • District 54 may offer free, full-day kindergarten Jan 9, 2015 5:30 AM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 administrators Thursday recommended offering a free, full-day kindergarten program at all 22 of its elementary schools beginning this August. Though most school board members spoke in support of the proposal at Thursday’s meeting, they won’t vote on the proposal until their next meeting on Jan. 22.

     
  • Schaumburg heroin addict's daughters hold out hope for mom Jan 9, 2015 7:08 PM
    When Kent and Patty Perry of Schaumburg's daughter first got hooked on heroin in her late 20s, the lives of the Perrys, their daughter and their three granddaughters changed forever. The Perrys now care for their granddaughters, who see two potential futures for their mother. The good future: she recovers from heroin, gets a job, buys a house and comes back into their lives. The bad future: she dies.

     
  • 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.

     
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