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  • Keller eighth-graders Morgan Krug, left, and Keneni Godana help Rotary member and District 54 Assistant Superintendent Pete Hannigan stock shelves, as they get ready to open the food pantry.

    District 54, Rotary open second food pantry in a local school Nov 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, a group of students and the Hoffman Estates/Schaumburg Rotary Club have done it again — a second school-based food pantry has opened, this time in Keller Jr. High. “I like being part of something bigger than myself," said eighth-grader Keneni Godana.

  • Committee sets course of action for Dist. 54 students Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    32.74- with mug/logo District 54 by Superindendent DuRoss-page 2 Last school year, a representative committee of District 54 teachers, parents, administrators, support staff and community members came together to redraft the district’s mission, vision, commitment and goal statements. The work produced by this committee set a clear course of action for the School District 54 learning community as we strive to ensure the success of each of our students.

  •  Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws during a 2011 Bears game in Chicago. Daily Herald sports writer Barry Rozner picked Rodgers as his choice for the best player in the NFL, and ESPN.com picked him as best offensive player for this year.

    Best player in the NFL? It’s a tough choice Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Amy Mueller’s fourth-graders at the Herbert Hoover Math and Science Academy in Schaumburg asked, “Who is the best football player in the NFL?”

  • District 54 2013 levy is 1.7% higher Oct 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 school board estimates its 2013 tax levy will be $163,551,245 — 1.7 percent higher than the 2012 final extended levy. A public hearing on the estimated levy will be held Nov. 21.

  • Schaumburg school hosts Fall into Math and Science Night Oct 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Buzz Aldrin Elementary School in Schaumburg is holding a “Fall into Math and Science Night” from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 to give students and their families a chance to participate in hands-on, engaging math and science activities that are fun.

  •  Schaumburg plans to use a tax-increment financing district to spur economic growth around its convention center, but other taxing bodies dislike the shift in the tax burden among property owners that TIF districts can cause.

    Schools aren’t fans of new Schaumburg TIF district Oct 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg is once again looking to tax increment financing to spur redevelopment and economic growth — this time along Algonquin Road near the convention center. And once again, other taxing bodies are hoping the life span of the TIF district — with its gradual shift of the tax burden to those outside it — will be as much below the 23-year maximum as possible.

  • Governor recognizes Schaumburg recycling event Sep 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg’s recycling event held in the spring of 2012 has received a Governor’s Hometown Award under the category of Beautification & Sustainability. The event was conducted cooperatively by the village, Schaumburg Environmental Committee, Schaumburg Township District Library and Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54.

  • Elk Grove to recognize citizens of character Sep 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Some of Elk Grove Village’s finest citizens will be recognized Friday night for their “exceptional character” displayed in a variety of service and charitable efforts. The fifth annual Celebration of Character, sponsored by the Community Character Coalition of Elk Grove, is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elk Grove Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

  •  Navy Chief Gunner’s Mate Patrick Fissette surprises his son, Tristan, at Mead Junior High School in Elk Grove Village Friday after returning home from his last tour of duty.

    Navy dad surprises kids at Elk Grove Village schoolSep 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    It’s been 327 days since Kailey and Tristan Fissette have seen their father, Patrick, a Navy GMC who was in Kuwait and Afghanistan on his fourth deployment. The Elk Grove Village dad surprised his kids Friday in their classes at Mead Junior High School. “They had no idea that he was coming home. They thought he wasn’t coming home for another month,” their mother said as Tristan threw her a look and whispered, “You lied to us!”

  • New standards, goals guide Dist. 54 student, school expectations Sep 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    31.29 with mug/logo District 54 by Superintendent Andrew D. DuRoss Greetings District 54 community. I am the new superintendent of Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54. It was a great honor to have been named the superintendent of School District 54 and I thank the Daily Herald for allowing me to have the opportunity to share with its readers my vision for the future of District 54.

  •  Brent Roman of the Cheng Da Drum Team plays Chinese drums which were donated Thursday to Campanelli School in Schaumburg by the Taiwanese Overseas Compatriot Affairs Council.

    Schaumburg school gets gift of Chinese drums Sep 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Chinese Immersion language program for a Schaumburg elementary school’s youngest kids has opened the door to a variety of cultural opportunities for the entire student body. On Thursday, Campanelli School received five new Chinese drums donated by the Taiwanese Overseas Compatriot Affairs Council, then students watched a performance on them by the accomplished players of the Westmont-based Cheng Da Drum Team.

  • Dist. 54 seeks community members for committee Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    School District 54 is looking for community members who would be interested in serving on its Advisory Council for District Initiatives for a three-year term beginning in the fall of 2013.

  •  Sue Denys of Schaumburg was among the crossing guards honored Tuesday as Schaumburg police marked Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. Denys helps children only across the intersection of Braintree Drive and Wise Road on their way to Nathan Hale Elementary School.

    Schaumburg celebrates Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg police paid special tribute Tuesday to a little recognized, but nonetheless crucial component of public safety in the village: school crossing guards. Police Chief Ken Bouche and officers fanned out across the community Tuesday morning to mark Crossing Guard Appreciation Day.

  • District 54 parent-paid preschool still accepting registrations Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    School District 54 is still accepting registrations for its parent-paid preschool program at Aldrin Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year.

  •  Schaumburg High School band director Kevin Miller stands on the front steps of the school with Kyle Bicchi, left, and Robert Bach as the marching band performs on his last first day of school.

    Schaumburg band director enters ‘senior year’ Aug 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg High School Music Department Chair Kevin Miller has gotten into the habit of telling his senior band members they have work hard because it’s their last year. Now, his students are playing that card on him. Miller, who's retiring at the end of the school year, said what he enjoys most about teaching has remained the same over his 33-year career. “I’ve always loved the kids. It’s all about the kids," he said.

  • District 54 adopts 2013-14 budget Aug 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    The District 54 School Board adopted its 2013-14 budget at its Thursday, Aug. 15, meeting. District 54 expects to spend $224,789,411 during the 2013-14 budget year and receive $218,723,004 in revenues.

  •  Hanna Gajek, 9, right, and her friend Samai Manzo, 9, give a big thumbs-up to the first day back to the 4th grade at Field Elementary School in Wheeling on Wednesday.

    Most primary schools in Northwest suburbs reopened today Aug 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Many of the elementary school districts in the Northwest suburbs began a new year of school on Wednesday. Among the districts where classes resumed were Wheeling Township Elementary District 21, Prospect Heights Elementary District 23, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, River Trails Elementary District 26, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 and Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59.

  • Dist. 15 must offer choice to students at seven schoolsAug 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Due to benchmarks many officials consider arbitrary and practically impossible to attain, Palatine Township Elementary District 15 must offer students at seven of its schools the option of transferring. Up to 55 students will be allowed to attend Frank C. Whiteley in Hoffman Estates, the district’s only school last year to make Adequate Yearly Progress, the cornerstone of the No Child Left Behind Act.

  •  Girls are in summer yukatas. From left to right, Emma Rogers, Erica Ross and Amanya Meir.

    Schaumburg students meet pen pals in Japan Aug 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    A group of students and alumni of the Japanese-English dual language program at Schaumburg’s Dooley Elementary School exercised their communication and cultural skills across the Pacific this summer, meeting their pen pals in Namerikawa, Japan, in person. “We had a phenomenal trip!” parent and group leader Robi Vollkommer said.

  • New Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

    New District 54 chief: Student goals changing Aug 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Andy DuRoss isn't aiming for returning students and their parents to instantly recognize that he's the new superintendent of Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 this year. But he does expect they'll quickly learn that the district has updated its vision and goals for student achievement. “Education is a continuous improvement project,” DuRoss said.

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