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  • Former W. Aurora student drops lawsuit over expulsion May 6, 2013 4:51 PM
    A former West Aurora High School student, who sued the school district earlier this year arguing he was unfairly expelled after a teacher confiscated his phone in 2009, had decided not to fight the diistrict. An attorney for Alexander Contini voluntary dismissed the lawsuit, according to court records.

     
  • Celebrate Kane County educators at annual awards banquet Apr 30, 2013 6:34 PM
    The 38th annual Educator of the Year Awards Banquet will be Friday, May 3, at the Q Center, 1405 N. Fifth Ave. in St. Charles. This awards dinner provides an opportunity to honor outstanding members of the education profession in Kane County and promote the awareness of the quality education being provided in our schools. Special recognition is also given to those retiring from education this school year.

     
  • More evidence obtained in slaying of West Aurora student Apr 23, 2013 8:27 AM
    Search warrants recently included in court records in the Jan. 31 murder of Abigail "Aby" Villalpando show that authorities have recovered more evidence against the three men charged in her death. Some of the items include garbage bags with burned holes in them, a hammer and bloody clothing, according to search warrants in Kane County court records.

     
  • Enjoy an evening of jazz with W. Aurora boosters Apr 15, 2013 8:23 AM
    The West Aurora High School Band Boosters will host a dinner and an evening of jazz performed by the West High jazz bands at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Pipers Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Road, Aurora.

     
  • School pay raises trigger Illinois penalties Apr 15, 2013 1:19 PM
    Seven years after Illinois lawmakers passed a law intended to curtail big pension-boosting pay hikes for retiring educators, some local school districts still are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in penalties to the state for giving such raises. Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 paid nearly half a million dollars in penalties to the state in the 2011-2012 school year.

     
  • West Aurora High symphony to perform at SuperState festival Apr 8, 2013 9:14 AM
    The West Aurora High School Wind Symphony has been invited to perform at the 2013 University of Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival.

     
  • West Aurora HOSA students shine at state conference Apr 7, 2013 6:00 AM
    The Health Occupations Students of America students from West Aurora High School earned 20 state championships recently at the state leadership conference. In all, 33 West Aurora students were national qualifiers; seven were elected to state offices and 102 finished in the top 10 in the state.

     
  • Local districts voting next week on online charter schools Apr 8, 2013 1:34 PM
    The organizers behind a proposed online charter school Friday released a 1,018-page answer to the questions posed by members of the 18 school districts that have to vote on the request. Several of the boards, including Geneva and Kaneland, are due to vote on the proposal as soon as Monday.

     
  • Endorsements: Bradford, Brown Dykstra, Ormond for West Aurora Unit District 129 Mar 21, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Mark Bradford, Valerie Brown Dykstra and Neal Ormond for West Aurora Unit District 129 school board.

     
  • Kane judge delays suit against West Aurora Dist. 129 Mar 14, 2013 6:14 PM
    A judge rules that a lawsuit filed against Aurora School District 129 Superintendent James Rydland and other school offiicals by a student who was sexually abused by a former band director should be put on hold the Kane County State's Attorney's Office conducts a criminal investigation.

     
  • West Aurora High gets a new principal Mar 5, 2013 1:08 AM
    West Aurora High School will have a new, permanent principal next school year, as the board hired Charles Hiscock Monday night. He will replace the school's two interim co-principals, who have supervised the school since the summer of 2011.

     
  • West Aurora Dist. 129 middle schools to dismiss early Tuesday Feb 25, 2013 5:04 PM
    West Aurora District 129 announced Monday its middle schools were dismissing students early on Tuesday because of the predicted snowstorm.

     
  • Slain Aurora teen hit 7 times with hammer, reports show Feb 21, 2013 8:20 PM
    Aurora police documents detail events that led up to the death last month of Abigail Villalpando, an 18-year-old senior at West Aurora High School. She was hanging out with two male friends Jan. 31 when one of the teens attacked from behind, hitting her seven times in the head with a hammer, documents show. Three men are charged in connection with the murder, the city's first since late 2011.

     
  • Neal Ormond: Candidate Profile Mar 4, 2013 1:14 PM
    Candidate information for Neal Ormond, running for Aurora West Unit District 129 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Robert Patterson: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for Robert Patterson, running for Aurora West Unit District 129 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Mark Bradford: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for Mark Bradford, running for Aurora West Unit District 129 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • George Dyche: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for George Dyche, running for Aurora West Unit District 129 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Jonathan Wood: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for Jonathan Wood, running for Aurora West Unit District 129 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Valerie Brown Dykstra: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for Valerie Brown Dykstra, running for Aurora West Unit District 129 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • William Passalaqua: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for William Passalaqua, running for Aurora West Unit District 129 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
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