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  • Wheaton Warrenville no closer to public outreach Oct 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Since August, Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 officials have vowed to tap into their constituents through an in-depth community engagement process. After two months, however, they have yet to leave the starting gate.

     
  • Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 engagement process hits snag Oct 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Plans to begin a community engagement process in Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 have hit at least a temporary snag.School board members were expected on Wednesday to approve a $49,000 contract with a firm to facilitate a series of public meetings to help set the district’s direction for the next five to seven years. But board members pulled approval of the contract from their agenda, saying they still need to “get on the same page.”

     
  •  Fifth-grader Alena Loquorcio tries on a neck brace with the help of Central DuPage Hospital nurse Julie Bernardo. Her uncle wears a similar brace so Alena wanted to “see how he feels.”

    Wheaton students get health, safety lessons at annual fair Oct 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fifth-graders Alena Loquorcio and Tyler Crowley hope they never have to call 911 or visit an emergency room. But if they do, they and all of their Sandburg Elementary School classmates will be prepared. Students on Friday participated in a Health and Safety Fair — complete with a classroom converted into a mini-emergency room and visits by soldiers and firefighters — organized by the Wheaton school’s Parent Teacher Association.

     
  • Hannah and Emma Koropp of Wheaton created the Apples and Carrots Fragile Food Drive in 2010 and continue to collect perishable items for families in need.

    Wheaton sisters help provide fruit, veggies for needyOct 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Donations of fresh fruits and vegetables were up more than 93 percent from an average Thursday at Wheaton’s People’s Resource Center thanks to a food drive organized by two Wheaton sisters. “That is an immense success for our first food drive effort of the season,” said 16-year-old Emma Koropp, who founded the not-for-profit Apples and Carrots with her sister Hannah, 17.

     
  • Renee Urbanski, a bilingual teacher at Johnson Elementary School in Warrenville, was honored Tuesday with $1,000 in classroom supplies.

    Wheaton Warrenville teachers honored with classroom supplies Oct 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two teachers from Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 were honored with $1,000 worth of supplies for each of their classrooms. They are Julie Schubert, a first-grade teacher at Hawthorne Elementary in Wheaton and Renee Urbanski, an ELL/bilingual teacher at Johnson Elementary in Warrenville. “I’m overwhelmed and very humbled today. I just do what I need to do to make sure all my kids succeed,” Schubert said.

     
  • District 200 poised to collect input from community Sep 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 officials have been committed for months to a “community engagement process” to learn exactly which district issues are first and foremost in the minds of residents. On Oct. 9, they’ll take a key step toward achieving their goal when they vote on a roughly $50,000 contract to hire St. Louis-based Unicorn Arc to act as a facilitator for gathering that information.

     
  • Brian Harris Inside District 200

    Facts and figures tell the story of District 200 Sep 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    At the start of a new school year, District 200 Superintendent Brian Harris reflects on his school district. To share a brief snapshot of the district, Harris has compiled a Top Ten Facts of District 200.

     
  •  A consortium studying online learning could lead to important advances in tailoring technology to meet individual students’ needs.

    Editorial: Pooling resources will help boost digital learningSep 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Five suburban districts are wisely working together to provide online learning opportunities to students, many of whom may do better in a non-classroom environment, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • West suburban districts collaborating for online educationSep 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    In 2013, many schools already incorporate some form of online learning into everyday instruction, but five West suburban districts are moving forward with plans to offer a more comprehensive online learning program as soon as 2014. Naperville Unit District 203, Indian Prairie Unit District 204, Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200, Batavia Unit District 101 and Kaneland Unit District 302 have formed a consortium to study how to provide more digital learning options for their students.

     
  • Warrenville, Wheaton schools required to offer tutors Sep 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 elementary schools, already required to offer parents a choice to attend different district schools because of poor test scores, now must also offer tutoring to their low-income students.

     
  • New Jefferson referendum looms in Wheaton Warrenville 200 Sep 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    The prospect of another vote to increase taxes for the Jefferson Early Childhood Education Center remains very much alive in Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 as supporters of the failed April effort have re-emerged. Former board President Andrew Johnson introduced himself to the school board late Wednesday as the new chairman of a group called “Friends of the Schools — Yes to the Jefferson Early Childhood Center Referendum.”

     
  • Barbara Intihar

    District 200 to ask residents: What do you want? Aug 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    In April, Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 voters resoundingly said no to building a new $17.6 million Jefferson Early Childhood Center. Now the district wants to see exactly what the community will say yes to.

     
  • Elaine Cimino, a second-grade teacher at Wiesbrook Elementary School in Wheaton, and her students spent the past eight years collecting 1 million pop can tops to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

    Wheaton teacher and her students prove to be one in a millionAug 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Kids in a typical second-grade classroom regularly will brag about having “a million toys” or complain about “a million pages of homework.” Eight years ago, a second-grade teacher in Wheaton decided to teach her students about a million ways to help someone. Literally.

     
  • Brian Harris Inside Dist. 200

    District 200 upholds commitment to financial healthAug 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Brian Harris, superintendent of Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200, explains how changes leaders have made in their approach to budgeting and financial planning have earned the school system the state's top recognition for financial strength.

     
  • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com ¬ There's always plenty of excitement at the Arlington Million.

    The Soapbox Aug 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Great accomplishments and good deeds abound in the suburbs. See what Daily Herald editors think.

     
  •  Henry Kunzer, 8, of Naperville stacked backpacks higher than his head while attending the Wheaton Rotary Club’s backpack stuffing event at Arrowhead Golf Course club house Thursday.

    Backpacks help kids start year off right in Wheaton WarrenvilleAug 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    As back to school shopping goes, picking out the perfect backpack is tops on many students’ list. But not every family can afford the luxury -- even in Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200. With the help of other service groups and businesses, the Wheaton Rotary Club has purchased 1,700 backpacks for kids in need to ensure every student has a backpack full of supplies when school starts on Wednesday.

     
  • Three Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 schools to offer choiceAug 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Three Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 schools must offer alternative school choices.

     
  • An example of a new Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 report card for first-grade math.

    District 200 unveils new elementary school report cardJul 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Parents of elementary school students in Wheaton Warrenville District 200 will need to become acquainted with three new letters in the alphabet soup that has a report card. Beginning in August, the district’s 13 elementary schools will move to a standards-based grading system to evaluate students’ math skills.

     
  • Scott Lutz and Anna Herpolsheimer were some of the more highly decorated participants in Tuesday's Independence Day Parade at Warrenville's Elementary School.

    DuPage elementary school gets into spirit of FourthJul 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    The parade at Bower will feature an opera singer singing the national anthem and the Warrenville Fire Dept. Students learn about fire safety and get to climb through the truck and try on fireman gear – very sweet.

     
  • Edwin Klemm

    Ex-Wheaton North teacher gets 10 years for sexually assaulting student Jun 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Former Wheaton North High School teacher Edwin Klemm was sentenced to a decade in prison Wednesday for having sexual encounters with a student, including in a classroom and movie theaters. DuPage County State's Attorney Bob Berlin called the case "revolting."

     
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