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  •  Teachers and administrators at West Chicago’s Community High School will return to the bargaining table Sunday. Officials on both sides say they appear to be making progress in the contract talks that began roughly 11 months ago.

    West Chicago District 94 teacher contract talks resume Jan 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Face-to-face contract negotiations between teachers and administrators at West Chicago’s Community High School are scheduled to resume Sunday afternoon, union and school board members said. Tony Molinaro, one of three board members on the district’s negotiating team, said the two sides “are getting closer” to an agreement after nearly 11 months of talks. Union President Kristina Mallon agreed. “I think we’re very close,” she said Friday morning. “It’s just a matter of talking through the final issues.”

     
  • Finally, some details on teacher negotiations Jan 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    Columnist Jim Davis: The filing of an impasse notice in West Chicago Dist. 94 teacher talks requires both sides to submit their final offers to the labor relations board. And here’s the kicker: If no agreement is reached, those final offers will be posted on the state’s website.

     
  • West Chicago High School teachers declare impasse in contract talks Jan 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Contract talks have broken down after nearly 11 months of negotiations between administrators and teachers at West Chicago’s Community High School. Members of the West Chicago High School Teachers Association late Wednesday filed a notice of the impasse with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board.

     
  • Kathie Pierce says a variety of factors contribute to high salaries in her district.

    Fenton’s higher-paid teachers face a challenge Nov 13, 2011 12:00 AM
    Once a standard of achievement in high school, the ACT has become just one of countless measures that contribute to a school’s reputation of success. With average teacher salaries at Bensenville's Fenton High School in the six figures, school officials say concluding that low ACT scores should call those salaries into question is “unfair and inappropriate.”

     
  • School bus service sputters out of gate in West Chicago Sep 9, 2011 12:00 AM
    The new school bus company that serves West Chicago Elementary School District 33 is getting its act together, school officials say, after a disastrous start to the school year that included some children getting home 90 minutes late, buses that couldn't be reached by radio and a kindergartener dropped off at the wrong school.

     
  • Jeff Pierpoint as Radames leads his soldiers in the number “Fortune Favorites” during dress rehearsal for Community High School's production of the Elton John and Tim Rice musical “Aida.”

    West Chicago high school presents ‘Aida' May 11, 2011 12:00 AM
    Community High School presents the Elton John-Tim Rice musical "Aida" May 12-14 in the West Chicago school's Weyrauch Auditorium.

     
  • Cameron Swinney plans to wear a kilt again this year to prom at West Chicago’s Community High School, but he’s disappointed that tickets for a post-prom cruise sold out.

    West Chicago students shut out of post-prom party Apr 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    The post-prom event at West Chicago’s Community High School is a hotter ticket than anyone expected. All 400 tickets to the midnight cruise on the Odyssey at Navy Pier sold out, leaving some students disappointed and parents irate.

     
  • Mayor Daley opens Chicago's Buckingham FountainApr 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley has opened the city's famed Buckingham Fountain for the spring and summer seasons. Daley was at the more than 80-year-old fountain early Friday as the water started to flow. It's the last time he'll open the fountain. Daley is retiring this May after more than 20 years in office.

     
  • ‘Ordinary People’ opens in West Chicago Feb 8, 2011 12:00 AM
    Community High School takes on mature issues in a stage version of the family drama.

     
  • A little sharing could go a long wayJan 2, 2011 12:00 AM
    While winter break gave students and teachers a reprieve from the daily routine, officials from some suburban districts took no break from thinking about ways to use tax dollars more wisely. In an example worth extending across the suburbs, Mundelein-area school leaders are talking about the possibility of sharing services or even merging school districts.

     
  • Aaron Morden, left, and Elena Tubridy help deliver a fast-paced, comedic rendition of all the Bard’s tales in Community High School’s “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).”

    West Chicago students perform speedy Shakespeare Nov 17, 2010 12:00 AM
    Polonius was right: Brevity is the soul of wit. “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged),” taking the stage this weekend at West Chicago’s Community High School, is both short and funny, packing the Bard’s 36 plays and 154 sonnets into about 90 minutes.

     
  • Jenny Youngwith's service dog, Simba, a 6-year-old yellow Lab mix, won't be allowed to carry her oxygen tanks on the basketball court.

    Carol Stream teen's hoop dreams revived Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM
    All Jenny Youngwith wants to do is play Special Olympics basketball with her friends from high school. But that's complicated, because the high school senior has a respiratory disorder and uses oxygen. Her service dog, Simba, carries the two 4-pound tanks.

     
  • Dist. 94: Leaving conference better for athletesOct 27, 2010 12:00 AM
    When you visit Community High School District 94’s website, the first story linked is a news report about the West Chicago school’s first DuPage Valley Conference championship in girls volleyball in 31 years. If a plan pushed by school officials goes through, that championship may be one of the last DVC titles the school wins in any sport.

     
  • Forum may help shape W. Chicago HS's athletic futureOct 26, 2010 12:00 AM
    Community High School in West Chicago will hold a public forum Wednesday, Oct. 27, on whether to exit the tough DuPage Valley Conference and compete as an independent school. The meeting, which will include a question-and-answer session, is at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium, 326 Joliet St.

     
  • West Chicago’s Emily Paschke tips the ball past West Aurora in a game on Oct. 12. Just as its girls’ volleyball team was closing in on its first DuPage Valley Conference title in 30 years, Community High School is considering leaving the conference to compete as an independent.

    West Chicago considers leaving DVC to go it alone Oct 14, 2010 12:00 AM
    Community High School in West Chicago is once again considering leaving the tough DuPage Valley Conference, but this time there’s a new twist. District 94 officials are exploring the option of competing as an independent school almost unheard of in the suburbs, especially for football.

     
  • Carol Stream leaders to meet public WednesdaySep 29, 2010 12:00 AM
    Carol Stream residents don't have to look very far Wednesday if they have an issue with any of their government agencies.

     
  • Kevin Kotche

    Dist. 94 appoints new board memberSep 23, 2010 12:00 AM
    A chief financial officer with two children in high school has been named to the Community High School District 94 board of education.

     
  • Jenny can't play ball; there ought to be a solutionAug 20, 2010 12:00 AM
    Reporter Anna Madrzyk set it up perfectly: "Jenny Youngwith plays baseball, rides a bike and practices ballet - all with her service dog Simba at her side, toting two small oxygen tanks," she wrote in Wednesday's editions, "The 17-year-old high school senior loves basketball most of all."

     
  • Dist. 94 seeks applicants for board vacancyAug 20, 2010 12:00 AM
    West Chicago Community High School District 94 is accepting applications to fill a school board vacancy. John Jensen, a board member since 2003, resigned this week due to scheduling conflicts.

     
  • Meet West Chicago Wildcats at inaugural sports festivalAug 20, 2010 12:00 AM
    Doug Mullaney has a vision. When he closes his eyes, the athletic director at Community High School in West Chicago sees his facility living up to its name as a gathering place.

     
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