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  • Dist. 54, Schaumburg parks multicultural fair April 5 Mar 17, 2014 4:12 PM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 and the Schaumburg Park District will present a multicultural fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. The event’s theme is A Garden of Diversity — Celebrating Our Community’s Cultures.

  • Dist. 54 seeks community members for committee Mar 14, 2014 12:52 PM
    School District 54 is looking for community members, who would be interested in serving on its District Citizens’ Advisory Committee (DCAC) or its Advisory Council for District Initiatives (ACDI) beginning in the fall of 2014.

  • Schaumburg OKs Dist. 54 Early Childhood Center Mar 14, 2014 5:30 AM
    With village of Schaumburg giving its approval this week, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 expects to start work next week converting its Rauch Center for Instruction and Technology into a new Early Childhood Center and expanding the administration building next door. The $19.5 million project will rely entirely upon existing reserves and be completed by the time early childhood classes begin in August, officials say.

  • Schaumburg High School choir festival Thursday Mar 11, 2014 5:23 PM
    The Schaumburg High School Choir is presenting a choir festival at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Weimer Auditorium for Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 and Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54.

  • Top teacher: Sonia Esquivel combines dual language learning with adventures in rocketry Mar 10, 2014 12:01 AM
    Even while helping third- and fourth-graders at MacArthur International Spanish Academy in Hoffman Estates master both English and Spanish, Sonia Esquivel is awakening in them a lifelong appreciation for science, math and technology. “In so many ways, she’s exceptional,” Principal Danette Meyers said.

  • District 54 could eliminate 76 positions Mar 7, 2014 1:48 PM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 school board members Thursday discussed a recommended plan to eliminate 27 teaching positions and 49 support staff positions next school year due to projections of declining enrollment. The job reductions are expected to be mitigated to some extent by simultaneous retirements and resignations this summer, resulting in the vacating of 39.5 full-time teaching positions. A total of 42 district employees have announced their retirements at the end of the school year.

  • DuRoss must leave Schaumburg Dist. 54 Mar 7, 2014 6:27 AM
    Letter to the editor: Roger Buelow of Schaumburg says Andrew DuRoss must either resign or be dismissed by the District 54 board after his DUI charge in Naperville on Feb. 1.

  • Dist. 54 reprimands DuRoss, will renegotiate contract Mar 7, 2014 2:15 PM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 board members Thursday issued a letter of reprimand to Superintendent Andy DuRoss and called for his five-year contract to be renegotiated two days after he pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless driving. “The entirety of what occurred on that evening evidences poor decision making that calls into question your ability to lead this District effectively,” the letter reads.

  • District 54 superintendent pleads guilty to reckless driving Mar 4, 2014 6:39 PM
    Saying he hopes to move on from his arrest last month on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of reckless driving.

  • Dist. 54 submits federally required improvement plan Feb 22, 2014 5:34 PM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 recently approved its District Improvement Plan for the year, required by its not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress by the standards of the federal No Child Left Behind Act for two years in a row. No Child Left Behind, year by year, requires an increasing percentage of a school district’s students to be meeting federal standards in reading and math. In 2013, the required percentage of test takers meeting standards was 92.5 percent. In District 54, the totals meeting standards were 77 percent for reading and 80.9 percent for math.

  • Residents call for Dist. 54 chief's firing after DUI charge Feb 21, 2014 9:25 AM
    Two residents of Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 called for the resignation or firing of Superintendent Andy DuRoss at Thursday's school board meeting, in the wake of DUI charges filed against him Feb. 1. But board members asked for the public's patience with the justice system, as well as time for their own resolution. “We were disappointed and upset when Mr. DuRoss notified us of these charges,” board President Bill Harper said.

  • Dist. 211 hosts math, science conference for 5th-, 6th-grade girls Feb 19, 2014 3:45 PM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 strives to introduce all of its students to various fields of study, and with an annual event, fifth and sixth grade girls get to explore mathematics, science, and engineering before they enter high school.The fourth annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) conference was held at Conant High School on Feb. 8, and area students participated in hands-on activities that focused on engineering, science, and math presented entirely by women.

  • Dist. 54 superintendent charged with DUI Feb 19, 2014 11:56 AM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol after his arrest in Naperville earlier this month. DuRoss said he immediately shared information about his Feb. 1 arrest with District 54's board of education. “I made a mistake,” he said. “I took full responsibility. It's not who I am or representative of my character as a person or an educator."

  • District 54’s community supports the schools Feb 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    In Schaumburg Township, it is true that “It takes a village to raise a child.” This African proverb, made popular by former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, embodies the interdependent efforts of many people that help our students learn at high levels and also become able, caring, resilient adults.

  • Schaumburg schools lock down after police send mistaken emergency alert Feb 4, 2014 1:48 PM
    Schaumburg schools went on temporary lockdown Tuesday morning after the village’s police department mistakenly issued a message stating an emergency situation was occurring in the community. Police said the message inadvertently went out to school officials while the department was conducting a routine test of its emergency notification system.

  • Dist. 54 kindergarten registration Feb. 13 Jan 30, 2014 10:31 AM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, Feb. 13. Registration will take place from 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at all elementary schools.

  • Dist. 54 wins 17th Meritorious Budget Award Jan 29, 2014 4:14 PM
    For the 17th year in a row, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 has received a Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International for its 2013-14 annual budget.

  • Schaumburg teacher awed at State of Union Jan 29, 2014 3:18 PM
    Even as Schaumburg science teacher Michelle Burke was waiting to take off from Washington D.C. Wednesday morning, she was still coming down from her once-in-a-lifetime experience of watching President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in person the night before. “I just sat there the whole time awe-inspired,” Burke said.

  • District 54 kindergarten registration is Feb. 13 Jan 28, 2014 1:32 PM
    School District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, Feb. 13. Registration will take place from 9-11 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at all elementary schools. Parents should go to their neighborhood school to register their child, even if they are applying to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. (Lincoln Prairie is not a neighborhood school).

  • Dist. 54 names Gorvett director of literacy Jan 24, 2014 4:27 PM
    District 54 has appointed current instructional mentor Julie Gorvett to be the district's new director of literacy. Gorvett has been with the district for 28 years. “I feel very lucky for the opportunities I’ve been offered,” Gorvett said.

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