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  • ‘Jazz in the Meadows’ at 30 Feb 23, 2015 1:40 PM
    Grammy-winning Gordon Goodwin and the Big Phat Band will highlight this year's Jazz in the Meadows, Saturday, Feb. 28 at Rolling Meadows High School.

  • Elk Grove District 59 kindergarten registration begins Feb 23, 2015 1:56 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 will offer kindergarten and new student registration for the 2015-2016 school year from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at all of the district’s elementary schools. Registration continues at each school from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on days that school is in session.

  • Kindergarten registration: Feb 23, 2015 4:18 PM
    Hawthorn Elementary District 73 kindergarten registration will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

  • Let’s stick with what works in Dist. 214 Feb 23, 2015 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Former Wheeling vilalge president Sheila Schultz says the current board members in District 214 deserve re-election on April 7

  • Dual language registration at Woodland District 50 Feb 22, 2015 4:32 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee has set registration dates for its English-Spanish dual language kindergarten program.

  • Dist. 96 board member resigns Feb 22, 2015 4:34 PM
    A Kildeer-Countryside Elementary District 96 school board member since 2003, Robert Gauthier has resigned, saying he’s ready to look for new ways to contribute.

  • Geneva High band seeks help reaching uniform fundraising finale Feb 23, 2015 5:53 PM
    After almost 18 years of performance and parade use by a growing band program, the existing Geneva High School band uniforms stopped looking their best years ago. The Friends of Geneva High School Band and the Geneva Music Boosters are currently raising funds to replace the existing band uniforms, which were purchased in 1998. The Geneva school board has committed to covering half of the $113,000 cost of new uniforms, but the remaining half must be raised from within the schools and the community.

  • Huntley District 158 mulls new boundaries Feb 21, 2015 10:46 AM
    Huntley school leaders are considering boundary changes to address growing student enrollment and overcrowding at Leggee Elementary School. The district will host two public forums to gather feedback on three potential scenarios for changes to elementary and middle school boundaries. The forums will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. March 2, and 6 to 8 p.m. March 3 at Leggee Elementary, 13723 Harmony Road, Huntley.

  • Glenbard District 87 candidate speaks out on bus route safety Feb 21, 2015 7:39 AM
    A Glenbard High School District 87 board candidate is raising concerns about students’ safety along Glenbard East bus routes. Martha Mueller, an East school bus driver, is one of six candidates vying for three spots in the April 7 election. “My main thing is they need to make sure the records are up to date," she said.

  • Huntley schools welcome Sun City volunteers Feb 20, 2015 3:50 PM
    Huntley Unit District 158 invites members of the Sun City community to volunteer at any of several upcoming opportunities, including kindergarten registration, reading programs, Young Authors Judging on March 12, and Battle of the Book on May 1.

  • Lake Villa Dist. 41 kindergarten registration March 12 Feb 20, 2015 6:37 PM
    Kindergarten and new student registration will be held on March 12 at B.J. Hooper, Olive C. Martin and William L. Thompson elementary schools in Lake Villa District 41.

  • District 59 offers new student registration Feb 20, 2015 1:02 PM
    School District 59 will kick off its kindergarten and new student registration for the 2015/2016 school year Thursday, Feb. 26, with a special evening registration from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at all of the district’s elementary sites.

  • District 54 hires two new principals Feb 20, 2015 11:37 AM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 appointed two new principals this week for the 2015-16 school year. Ivette Rivera-Weigle will become principal of the MacArthur International Spanish Academy in Hoffman Estates. Amy Christie will become principal of Campanelli Elementary School in Schaumburg.

  • Wheaton Rotary helps fund two pediatric brain cancer studies Feb 20, 2015 10:35 AM
    New pediatric brain cancer research will soon be underway in Chicago and San Francisco, thanks in large part to a recent donation from the Wheaton Rotary. The organization presented a $25,000 check to the Ross K. MacNeill Foundation last week. It was the largest gift ever given by the club.

  • Kaneland candidates asked about board’s tense relations Feb 20, 2015 5:30 AM
    There was no pussyfooting around at a forum Thursday night for Kaneland school board candidates, either by the candidates or the people asking the questions. Right off the bat, they got in to discussing the contentious nature of the current board. They were asked if the board was dysfunctional, and what they would do about it.

  • District 214 discusses 2015-2016 budget uncertainty Feb 20, 2015 5:30 AM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 discussed preliminary guidelines for its 2015-2016 budget on Thursday night, but officials uncertainty in Springfield about school funding may make the process more difficult. “There’s an awful lot of unknowns with the state budget,” said Superintendent David Schuler. “We’re going to build a conservative budget, but we don’t have a real idea of where things will end up.”

  • Dist. 33 simulates Ellis Island immigration experience for West Chicago students Feb 19, 2015 12:22 PM
    Ellis Island, the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States, opened more than 100 years ago. At the time, it was considered the busiest immigration inspection station in the United States.

  • U-46 candidate forum set for March 5 Feb 19, 2015 8:24 PM
    The Citizens’ Advisory Council will host an Elgin Area School District U-46 board of education candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the auditorium at Streamwood High School. The community will have a chance to learn about the 10 school board candidates running for five open seats on the U-46 Board of Education.

  • St. Charles North students play ‘beyond their years’ at Carnegie Hall Feb 19, 2015 5:30 AM
    The wind ensemble and chamber orchestra from St. Charles North High School had the opportunity to play the amazing Carnegie Hall last weekend. And they rocked it.“This was an extraordinary performance,” said Peter Tiboris, who helped get the ensembles to the famous stage. “The repertoire was extraordinarily high and sophisticated. They were playing beyond their years.”

  • BAM! Glen Ellyn Dist. 41 workshops about growing up Feb 19, 2015 5:09 PM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 will sponsor a series of workshops Saturday at Hadley Junior High to help empower boys in middle school. The new event, Becoming Amazing Men (BAM!), will start at 9 a.m. at 240 Hawthorne Blvd. and feature an improv workshop by ComedySportz comedians, a music workshop led by Glen Ellyn’s School of Rock and a health session.

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