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Articles filed under Warren Township High School District 121

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  • The Soapbox Dec 21, 2014 8:25 AM
    Daily Herald editors comment on local elections, the Bears, and a few lessons learned, among other suburban topics.

     
  • Woodland, Warren school districts OK tax breaks to lure Akhan to Gurnee Dec 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    Two school districts have agreed on property tax breaks for Akhan Semiconductor Inc. as part of a larger proposed incentive package to bring the technology company to Gurnee. “If it’s a good direction for the community, it’s a good direction for the schools,” District 50 board President Mark Vondracek said.

     
  • People push for 'no gay' Warren board member's ouster Dec 17, 2014 8:11 AM
    Calls were made and 400 people showed to support for the resignation of Warren Township High School board member Liz Biondi for saying she would not want to hire someone who is gay to replace retiring Superintendent Mary Perry Bates. "I am appalled that in this day and age, an elected public official would exhibit such ignorance and prejudice toward a group of people,” one public commenter said.

     
  • Warren D121 board meets: Dec 15, 2014 6:45 PM
    Officials at Warren Township High School District 121 in Gurnee expect a large turnout for a board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the wake of a school board member’s comment about not wanting a gay superintendent. It is the first meeeting since the comments were made board member Liz Biondi.

     
  • Gay comments expected to draw crowd to Warren Dec 13, 2014 8:37 AM
    Warren Township High School in Gurnee is preparing to handle what's expected to be a large turnout for a board meeting in the wake of an elected official's comment about not wanting a gay superintendent. Superintendent Mary Perry Bates said an uproar against the comments from teachers, students, equal-right activists and others leads her to believe “hundreds” are likely to attend the meeting.

     
  • Editorial: School board disruption shows consequences of indifference to local elections Dec 12, 2014 9:39 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the controversy over remarks by a school board member emphasizes the importance of participating in local elections.

     
  • Warren District 121 board member apologizes for saying don’t hire gay leader Dec 11, 2014 6:27 PM
    Warren Township High School District 121 board member Liz Biondi says she apologizes “to everyone I offended” by stating she doesn’t want to hire someone who is gay to replace retiring Superintendent Mary Perry Bates. She added she has no immediate plans to resign. “It was never my intention that this be a part of hiring questions or guidelines," she said.

     
  • Warren Township High School District 121 board member: No gay superintendent Dec 11, 2014 6:12 PM
    Warren Township High School board member Liz Biondi says she hopes the district does not hire someone who is gay to replace retiring Superintendent Mary Perry Bates. “It was offensive in every sense of the word,” said John Anderson, president of the Gurnee-based Warren District 121 board. While Anderson wants Biondi's removal explored, the regional school superintendent says she's not sure anything can be done.

     
  • Warren High student entertainment: Dec 9, 2014 4:59 PM
    Warren Township High School in Gurnee has comedy and jazz performances scheduled for the public.

     
  • Warren special ed meeting: Nov 21, 2014 5:00 PM
    Warren Township High School’s special education department will host a parent advisory committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the North Conference Room at the O’Plaine Campus, 500 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee.

     
  • Prosecutors: No charges yet in juvenile sexting, cyberbullying case Nov 11, 2014 5:26 AM
    Lake County’s top law enforcement official stressed Monday that no formal charges have been lodged against the teenagers linked to allegations of sexting and cyberbullying of a Warren Township High School student. Authorities last week said four suspects were under investigation the case.

     
  • Gurnee police: 4th teen investigated in sexting case Nov 7, 2014 4:22 PM
    Gurnee police say a fourth suspect is under investigation in connection with sexting and cyberbullying of a female Warren Township High School pupil.

     
  • Superintendent retiring at Gurnee’s Warren Township High School Nov 7, 2014 4:48 PM
    Warren Township High School’s superintendent is making a second try at retiring from her education career. Mary Perry-Bates plans to retire after the 2014-15 academic season on June 30. John Anderson, president of the Gurnee-based Warren District 121 board, said interviews with search firms to lead the hunt for a new school boss will start Thursday, Nov. 13.

     
  • Dist. 121 board: Member shared information from closed session Oct 22, 2014 5:07 PM
    A majority of Warren Township High School board members recently agreed that a colleague violated her oath of office by publicly divulging information from a closed-door session.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 2 Warren High board members decry lack of information in tax break request Oct 2, 2014 5:30 AM
    Two Warren Township High School board members have raised concern about a lack of publicly available information on a technology company’s manufacturing plan as it seeks $2.3 million from local taxpayers to move to Gurnee. Board member Catherine Campbell said panelists on ABC's "Shark Tank" would demand more information from AKHAN Semiconductor Inc. than what elected officials have before ageeing to any financial incentives.

     
  • Top techies visit Warren Township High School physics class Sep 30, 2014 6:07 PM
    An entrepreneur who wants to move his semiconductor business to Gurnee and some of his high-tech pals brought an award-winning mobile laboratory to a Warren Township High School physics class Tuesday.

     
  • Warren High hosts college event Sep 29, 2014 5:26 PM
    All Warren Township High School junior students and their families may attend a Tuesday event to help build or narrow a list of colleges or universities to visit, discuss standardized test scores, academic performance and more.

     
  • Advice taken: More Warren High students taking bus to O'Plaine campus in Gurnee Aug 29, 2014 5:55 AM
    With significant road construction causing traffic jams near Warren Township High School's freshmen-sophomore campus in Gurnee, officials this summer urged parents not to drive their children to classes at the start of the school year. After two weeks of school, Gurnee-based Warren District 121's numbers for student bus use show parents took the advice.

     
  • The Soapbox Aug 16, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer quick-hit opinions on suburban topics.

     
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