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  • The healing process: How the body responds to scrapes and cuts Oct 20, 2014 2:27 PM
    “When you get a cut, how does the body heal? How does your skin heal?,” asked fifth-graders in Elise Diaz and Caroline Dicentio’s classes at Prairie Trail School in Gurnee. 

     
  • Fremd teacher Steve Elza finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year Oct 20, 2014 2:53 PM
    When Steve Elza, applied technology teacher at Fremd High School, first heard about being a 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year finalist, he was speechless. “I have a passion for what I do with the kids and seeing them succeed, and when someone else sees that passion and says ‘You’re doing a great job and we appreciate what you do,’ it really validates what we all do here. It’s pretty amazing.”

     
  • Hinsdale district OKs new two-year contract Oct 21, 2014 12:29 AM
    Hinsdale High School District 86’s school board approved a two-year contract with its teachers Monday night in a 4-3 vote.

     
  • District 200’s strengths threatened by SB16 Oct 20, 2014 10:43 AM
    Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 Superintendent Jeff Schuler has spent his first few weeks on the job getting to know the students, staff, parents and community. He's learned the district's strong points and what the community values about education. But he says District 200's strengths could be in danger if Senate Bill 16 passes the house and changes school funding.

     
  • Naperville Central teacher aims to create awareness of faith traditions Oct 20, 2014 11:01 AM
    Naperville Central High School social studies teacher Seth Brady is using his platform as a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year to promote an idea he has to increase global awareness among students. “I think what the Global Scholar Certificate would do would be to coalesce classes around this common concept, allowing people to make those connections between science, social studies, politics and art, and giving them really a congealed skill set that they can take into another context,” Brady said.

     
  • Warren High playing sled hockey team: Oct 20, 2014 6:16 PM
    Warren Township High School's varsity hockey squad will play the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association Falcons team in sled hockey Wednesday night.

     
  • Royals' run to Series sparks memories of Arlington Heights' Splittorff Oct 20, 2014 2:56 PM
    As the Kansas City Royals revel in their first trip to the World Series in 29 years, Arlington Heights friends of the late Paul Splittorff recall his remarkable career — and where it all began. Splittorff's former American Legion coach, Lloyd Meyer, will be rooting for Kansas City this week, in memory of his former player who contributed so much to the Royals' organization. “He was a steady pitcher,” Meyer says, “who sort of came out of nowhere to make the major leagues.”

     
  • Woodland Middle band performance Oct 19, 2014 4:27 PM
    Woodland Middle School’s band students will host a special performance for members of the Warren Township Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 31 at the school, 7000 Washington St., Gurnee.

     
  • 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.

     
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  • Judge’s Crystal Lake South bleacher demolition order doesn’t surprise opponents Oct 18, 2014 7:38 AM
    A McHenry County judge's order that Crystal Lake District 155 begin dismantling on Dec. 1 a set of bleachers that were illegally built at Crystal Lake South High school didn't surprise those who sued the district. “The neighbors have rights, and their rights are going to be respected,” one said. “(Chmiel) has given (the district) a lot of opportunities to right what we have proved is wrong.”

     
  • Teachers get most of their demands in proposed Hinsdale contract Oct 18, 2014 1:30 PM
    Most of the Hinsdale High School District 86 teachers union’s demands are being met in a new two-year contract expected to be ratified Monday by the school board. That’s according to a copy of the contract proposal obtained by the Daily Herald.

     
  • Wheaton North honors 50 years of tradition Oct 18, 2014 5:51 PM
    Wheaton North High School alumni gathered at the school Saturday morning as part of several events honoring the 50th anniversary of the school. “We had no traditions,” said Roger Heaton, a member of the first Wheaton North graduating class. “There were no trophy cases. There were no trophies. It was an empty school. We were going to try to make Wheaton North the best school in Illinois.”

     
  • College fair at Vernon Hills High for teens with disabilities Oct 17, 2014 7:44 PM
    About 900 teens and parents will converge on Vernon Hills High School next week for a college-planning fair aimed at students with disabilities. The regional event, called Choices, will provide families with information about the college search process, transitioning to college, technology and other important subjects.

     
  • Dist. 211 proposes tax levy for newly uncertain times Oct 17, 2014 12:35 PM
    As uncomfortable as they may have always been for taxpayers, the determination of annual property tax levies probably has become a familiar process for most suburban school districts — until now. But with the potential impacts of pension reform, Senate Bill 16 and other measures that could affect state funding, financial forecasts are being challenged by an unprecedented level of uncertainty, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 officials say.

     
  • Harper College recognizes Hanover Park mayor, other alumni Oct 17, 2014 4:36 PM
    Harper College will recognize eight alumni for their career and community impact, including Hanover Park Mayor Rodney Craig. "From the very faculty who taught them to the students learning on the same campus that helped so many alumni get their start, recipients of this award are inspiring others,” Alumni Relations and Special Events Director Fredia Martin said.

     
  • Images: Antioch vs. Lakes football Oct 17, 2014 11:02 PM
    The Antioch Sequoits hosted and lost 45-18 to the Lakes Eagles for football action on Friday, October 17 in Antioch.

     
  • Wheeling High School begins Entrepreneurship Class Oct 17, 2014 10:47 PM
    Wheeling High School is debuting an entrepreneurship program this school year based off the popular Lean Method that helps develop businesses.

     
  • Community groups work to spread anti-bully messages beyond school Oct 17, 2014 12:01 PM
    Carol Stream Elementary District 93 has teamed with local educational and community organizations to form the Expect Respect Community Coalition, which works together on anti-bullying efforts throughout the community.

     
  • Districts 211, 214 agree to change boundary for Arlington Downs Oct 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Officials from two Northwest suburban high school districts have agreed to shift attendance boundaries so families who might move into apartments at the former Sheraton hotel site now known as Arlington Downs are not split into separate schools. The boundary dividing Northwest Suburban High School District 214 and Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 now runs directly through the building.

     
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