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  • MC Sports closing in Wheaton Sep 11, 2014 1:03 PM
    The longtime supplier of gym uniforms for Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 is closing this month after 25 years in business. Manager Jill Sonnenberg said MC Sports, 71 Danada Square East in Wheaton, is shutting down Sept. 27. “It’s really hard,” she said. “This is like my second home.”

     
  • Rainy, but bright start to school year for Dist. 200 students Aug 21, 2014 4:35 PM
    Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 students had a gloomy, rainy start to the 2014-15 school year Thursday, but district officials said it didn’t affect the excitement of the first day of classes. “Everything went really, really well and despite the weather this morning we had a great start to the school year and we’re looking forward to our new superintendent starting Sept. 2,” Erica Loiacono, director of public relations, said Thursday afternoon.

     
  • Evaluation ordered for Wheaton teen in harassment case Aug 18, 2014 4:23 PM
    One of two former Wheaton middle school students facing criminal charges in connection with the electronic posting of inappropriate images involving students and staff members has been ordered to undergo a psychosexual evaluation. Officials said Monday the evaluation will help determine the likelihood of the 14-year-old boy engaging in future sexual misconduct and to determine the future of the case against him,

     
  • Dist. 200 leaning away from digital devices for all Aug 14, 2014 6:46 PM
    The Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 board of education was presented with two options Thursday for exposing students to more technology this school year. Option one is to move to a 1:1 environment, where every student would have their own device ­— such as a Chromebook or iPad ­— that would travel with them to their classes and home. Option two, which the board was leaning toward, would increase student access to digital devices without going 1:1.

     
  • Wheaton Rotary Club, Chamber fill backpacks for kids in need Aug 14, 2014 5:15 PM
    More than 150 students in need in DuPage County won’t have to worry about getting some basic school supplies this year, thanks to donations gathered by the Wheaton Rotary Club and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. Members from both organizations came together Wednesday for a luncheon at Arrowhead Country Club in Wheaton, where they also spent time filling the donated backpacks with pens, pencils, glue, scissors, rulers, notebooks and more.

     
  • District 200 selects Kaneland leader as new superintendent Jul 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 board of education approved a four-year contract Wednesday with Jeffrey Schuler to serve as the district’s new superintendent. Schuler, 42, comes from Kaneland Community Unit District 302, where he has served as superintendent since 2010. “We’re just absolutely thrilled,” said board of education President Barbara Intihar. “I have no doubt that Dr. Schuler is the right person at the right time for us.”

     
  • Dist. 200 proposed budget available for viewing Jul 15, 2014 5:21 PM
    Creating the 2014-15 budget for Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 proved to be an “arduous process” this year, district officials say. The nearly $183.7 million proposed budget is now available for viewing at the district’s school service center, local libraries and online. Total revenues amount to $174.5 million, leaving a nearly $9.2 million anticipated deficit, but operating funds are in the black with nearly $156.9 million in revenues over about $156.4 million in expenditures, according to officials.

     
  • Foundation awards $182,000 in grants to District 200 music programs Jul 11, 2014 4:41 PM
    The DuPage Community Foundation awarded several music grants to Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 schools this week, totaling to nearly $182,000. The money will be used for instrument purchases and repairs, guest artist performances, field trips, recording and sound equipment, professional development and more.

     
  • District 200 grateful for community's Engage200 participation Jul 10, 2014 10:53 AM
    Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 board members expressed immense gratitude for the community's input and participation in the district's six-month community engagement process, which concluded with a report Wednesday. “The value of this process is not this binder,” he said, pointing to a packet of information. “It's the participation of our community, the increased level of interest."

     
  • Wheaton students participate in their own 4th of July parade Jul 3, 2014 4:26 PM
    Dozens of July 4 parades are stepping off this weekend, but a special one took place Thursday morning in front of the Jefferson Early Childhood Center in Wheaton. Accompanied by their teachers and dressed in patriotic colors, a group of 3- to 5-year-old students took two laps around the school, delighting the parents and friends who came to watch the annual celebration.

     
  • District 200 hopes to have new superintendent by mid-August Jul 3, 2014 9:28 AM
    The search for a new superintendent in Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 has been narrowed to about four candidates, school board President Barbara Intihar says. Since Brian Harris stepped down from the position in late May, the board has conducted initial screening interviews with at least eight candidates, Intihar said. All but one was recommended to the board by Harris.

     
  • District 200 teens accused of posting lewd images learn charges Jun 26, 2014 7:09 PM
    Two former Wheaton middle school students who face criminal charges in connection with the electronic posting of inappropriate images involving students and staff members have been placed on home detention as the cases against them move foreword. Both 14-year-old boys and their parents appeared Thursday in DuPage County Juvenile Court to learn the charges against them.

     
  • NEW 200 Foundation seeks volunteers, donations from Wheaton community Jul 24, 2014 5:03 PM
    For years, the NEW 200 Foundation has helped support Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 students with the purchase of new technology and textbooks and the funding of various projects and teaching methods. But recently, funding has declined due to foundation volunteers leaving after their children grew out of the district. Foundation leaders are hoping to revitalize NEW 200 by gathering new volunteers and support at monthly meetings, the next of which will take place Aug. 18.

     
  • Authorities investigating ‘sexting’ case at Wheaton middle school Jun 13, 2014 6:29 PM
    For the second time in a month, authorities are investigating the sharing of inappropriate images among Edison Middle School students in Wheaton. The mother of an eighth grade girl who was disciplined said the problem started when her daughter sent a topless photo to a male classmate. "Less than 10" students were disciplined by the district, a spokeswoman said.

     
  • Dist. 200 starts superintendent search, looks for public input Jun 12, 2014 1:38 PM
    The Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 board of education is seeking input from the public as the search for the district's next superintendent kicks into full gear. Comments about a "superintendent profile" available on the district's website that lays out the qualities the board is looking for in a superintendent can be sent to supsearch@cusd200.org. As of Wednesday, 15 resumes have been submitted for the position, which was abruptly vacated by Brian Harris on May 29.

     
  • Students and sex images Jun 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    Within a month, four schools --- in Barrington, Batavia, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton --- reported instances of students sexting, looking at porn or creating obscene images. In two of the cases, students involved have been charged.

     
  • School districts take action after sexting, porn incidents Jun 9, 2014 9:30 PM
    Within months, four elementary and middle schools --- in Barrington, Batavia, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton --- reported instances of students sexting, looking at porn or creating obscene images. In two of the cases, students involved have been criminally charged. The districts have responded by trying to educate students about the appropriate use of the Internet and social meda.

     
  • District 200 still struggling with power outage Jun 3, 2014 5:39 PM
    All classes resumed Tuesday at Wheaton’s Edison Middle School, one day after 30 students were taken to area hospitals when a gas leak and a burning smell caused them to feel sick. The district is, however, still suffering from the power outage, which created a partial loss of electricity at Edison as well as an outage at District 200’s school service center, causing all phone lines and email accounts throughout the district to be out of service.

     
  • Dist. 200 middle school students pitch business ideas Jun 3, 2014 5:27 PM
    Nearly 200 eighth-graders from Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 pitched their business plans to area businesspeople during an entrepreneurship expo at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Wheaton campus Monday.

     
  • Wheaton students taken to hospital after gas leak Jun 2, 2014 5:50 PM
    A Wheaton middle school was evacuated for more than an hour Monday and 30 students were taken to area hospitals when a gas leak and a burning smell caused them to feel sick, authorities said. Wheaton Fire Chief Bill Schultz said the gas leak — not the burning smell — was what caused the students to feel ill.

     
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