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Articles filed under St. Charles Unit District 303

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  • Wredling gets grand marshal job for St. Charles’ St. Patrick’s Parade Mar 14, 2014 6:48 PM
    John H. Wredling, former superintendent of St. Charles Unit District 303 from 1958-1972, and the man Wredling Middle School is named for, will serve as grand marshal for the 15th annual St. Patrick’s Parade. The parade will step off at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, on Main Street, between Sixth Street and Fourth Avenue. Wredling will ride in a Model T near the front of the parade, followed by the Wredling Middle School Cheerleaders.

  • Jean Grotberg: A life of music, teaching and politics Feb 27, 2014 6:31 PM
    Elizabeth Jean Grotberg's life was built around music and teaching in St. Charles. She shared her music with four first ladies, and was a favorite pianist of designer Oscar de la Renta at this charitable fundraisers.

  • Part of Dist. 303 grade-level centers lawsuit dismissed Feb 27, 2014 4:47 PM
    A judge dismissed a portion of the ongoing litigation involving St. Charles Unit District 303's creation of two grade level centers Wednesday. This aspect of the case involved determining which of the parties is responsible for expenses incurred by the families who sued the district.

  • Kane Co. to choose educator of the year at banquet Apr 30, 2014 1:59 PM
    The 39th annual Kane County Educator of the Year Awards Banquet will be held Friday, May 2. It will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 6:30 p.m. This awards dinner provides an opportunity to honor outstanding members of the education profession in Kane County and to promote awareness of the quality education being provided in our schools. Special recognition is also given to those retiring from education this school year.

  • St. Charles parents learn new math is needed for grade-level centers Feb 7, 2014 5:44 AM
    St. Charles School District 303 officials ended their series of feedback sessions with parents of Davis and Richmond students Thursday night with a pledge to improve math achievement. Students at the grade level centers score far below their peers at other district schools.

  • Non-English classes ‘foreign’ rather than ‘worldly’ in Dist. 303 Jan 20, 2014 11:11 PM
    Some St. Charles school board members aren’t interested in being politically correct when it comes to non-English languages taught in their schools. In a divided vote, and calling it “political correctness run amok” the board recently voted to stop calling them “world languages” and revert to the term “foreign languages.”

  • District 303 starts work on Davis Richmond school improvement plan Jan 14, 2014 11:22 PM
    Parents and others started working on a court-mandated school improvement plan Tuesday for Davis Richmond School, the subject of a controversial merger.

  • St. Charles North High drill team off to perform at Liberty Bowl Dec 20, 2013 6:42 PM
    The St. Charles North High School drill team will be heading to Memphis to perform during half-time at the Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl game between the Rice University Owls and Mississippi State Bulldogs. The 23 varsity and junior varsity dancers are one of nine selected teams from around the country who will be performing at the Liberty Bowl.

  • Dist. 303 residents will pay more taxes in 2014 Dec 14, 2013 8:00 AM
    The largest portion of the tax bill in St. Charles will increase in 2014 as District 303 school board members approved a levy increase of about $3 million. The average increase to the owner of a $300,000 home will be about $295. Board member Jim Gaffney was the only "no" vote. He voted against it because he doesn't think now is the time to raise property taxes.

  • 2013-2014 Fox Valley Leadership Team Dec 13, 2013 8:34 AM
    The students named to the Daily Herald Leadership Team sometimes amaze even those who know them best. "I have never seen a student do what Sally did last year ... (she) organized an entire school and literally an entire community to hold a Relay For Life," writes Jonathan Young, a counselor at Central High School on behalf of his nominee, Sally Heyob. The 39 members of the 2013-14 Fox Valley Leadership team, both winners and honorable mentions, have that kind of drive in common.

  • A look at the Fox Valley’s biggest news stories in 2013 Dec 26, 2013 10:31 AM
    The year 2013 saw at least a half dozen court cases across the Fox Valley came to an end, turnover in key political positions, progress on several construction projects and important property acquisitions. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair also made a trip across the pond to speak to a select group at Judson University and Batavia rejoiced when after more than 100 years its football team won the Class 6A state football championship. Those stories and the others that follow, had all of us talking.

  • St. Charles schools surveying parent satisfaction Dec 4, 2013 5:39 AM
    St. Charles Unit District 303 will unveil its new community satisfaction survey next week. The school board uses the survey to help develop policy and goals for the next school year.

  • St. Charles teacher wants collaborative effort in math Nov 22, 2013 11:26 AM
    Tina King is a sixth grade teacher at Wredling Middle School in St. Charles Unit District 303 who takes the fear out of math by focusing on life skills, not just fractions.

  • Mayor, city administrator visit Thompson Middle School Nov 13, 2013 1:09 PM
    St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina visits Thompson Middle School Wednesday to discuss how government operates.

  • Mom sues D303, family claiming her son was bullied Nov 6, 2013 7:09 PM
    A woman has sued St. Charles School District 303 and another family, arguing her son was bullied and injured during recess at Davis Elementary School. The lawsuit, filed recently in Kane County court, seeks unspecified damages and argues the two boys were supposed to be separated at all times but were let out for recess on Oct. 16, 2012, when one boy injured the other.

  • $1 million bail for St. Charles teacher in child porn case Oct 29, 2013 12:42 PM
    Bail was set at $1 million for A St. Charles middle school teacher iafter he was charged Monday with five counts each of possession and distribution of child pornography. Jerome McCauley, 45, a seventh-grade teacher at Wredling Middle School, has been placed on administrative leave. He has taught at the district for 19 years.

  • Wredling teacher faces child porn charges Oct 28, 2013 10:00 PM
    A St. Charles middle school teacher was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography Monday, said St. Charles District 303 Superintendent Donald Schlomann.

  • Legal fees focus of new St. Charles schools lawsuit Oct 16, 2013 5:41 PM
    St. Charles Unit District 303 will go back to court to fight against paying at least $160,000 in legal fees stemming from the Davis/Richmond grade level centers lawsuit. A new lawsuit seeks payment of the attorney's fees for the lawyer who represented the team of parents who sued the district over the creation of the grade level centers in 2011. The district says it did nothing wrong and won't waste tax dollars by paying off an attorney who sued them. The attorney says all the lawsuits regarding the grade level centers will go away if the district pays the fees.

  • St. Charles students post record ACT average, or do they? Oct 12, 2013 8:00 AM
    The most recent graduating class of St. Charles Unit District 303 high school seniors posted the highest ever ACT scores in the district. But the numbers still left some school board members with concerns. “The 2013 results start a new baseline, similar to what happened beginning in 2002 when Illinois began requiring all juniors in the state to take the ACT,” said District 303 Superintendent Don Schlomann.

  • Dist. 303 summit focuses on mental health Oct 1, 2013 8:11 AM
    St. Charles School District 303 officials review the action plan coming out of the most recent series of summit meetings, which attempted to address security gaps uncovered by the Sandy Hook shootings.

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