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  • District 200 to discuss controversial Senate bill Oct 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 officials are encouraging community members to attend one of two upcoming information sessions to learn more about Senate Bill 16. “This is real and it’s serious and it could be devastating to our district,” said Erica Loiacono, director of public relations. The first information session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Monroe Middle School, 1855 Manchester Road, Wheaton.

  • District 200’s strengths threatened by SB16 Oct 20, 2014 10:43 AM
    Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 Superintendent Jeff Schuler has spent his first few weeks on the job getting to know the students, staff, parents and community. He's learned the district's strong points and what the community values about education. But he says District 200's strengths could be in danger if Senate Bill 16 passes the house and changes school funding.

  • Wheaton North honors 50 years of tradition Oct 18, 2014 5:51 PM
    Wheaton North High School alumni gathered at the school Saturday morning as part of several events honoring the 50th anniversary of the school. “We had no traditions,” said Roger Heaton, a member of the first Wheaton North graduating class. “There were no trophy cases. There were no trophies. It was an empty school. We were going to try to make Wheaton North the best school in Illinois.”

  • Dist. 200 approves raises for classified employees Oct 9, 2014 5:49 PM
    More than 500 Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 employees will be getting a 1.5 percent salary increase this school year after the board of education approved a three-year contract with the Classified Employees Association Wednesday. According to district officials, the agreement eliminates the existing, traditional salary schedule. Instead, it ties salary increases to the consumer price index.

  • Wheaton-area students surprise WWII vet with Honor Flight letters Sep 27, 2014 7:52 AM
    More than 2,000 letters are scattered across George Lutz's dining room table. The handwritten thank yous and crayon drawn patriotic pictures -- a majority of which were made by Wheaton area students -- were part of a surprise “mail call” that occurred when the World War II veteran took an Honor Flight earlier this month to Washington, D.C.

  • New District 200 superintendent fighting Senate Bill 16 Sep 26, 2014 12:29 PM
    Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200's new superintendent, Jeff Schuler, has spent his first month on the job getting to know the staff and students at the district's 20 schools and digging in to work against passage of Senate Bill 16, which could cost the district nearly $10 million in state funds over four years.

  • DuPage school districts talk state funding with legislators Sep 24, 2014 6:57 PM
    Representatives from three suburban districts had a chance to hear from leaders on both sides of the aisle Wednesday about how local students would be affected by a proposed bill to make sweeping changes to the way state funding for school districts is determined. Administrators and board of education members from Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200, Naperville Unit District 203 and Indian Prairie Unit District 204 met with legislators over breakfast at Lincoln Junior High in Naperville to discuss the possible impact of Senate Bill 16.

  • Wheaton Warrenville athletes lend hand in community Sep 24, 2014 12:37 PM
    More than 250 varsity student-athletes from Wheaton Warrenville South High School will perform community service projects Sunday as part of the third annual Tiger Day of Caring program.

  • Dist. 200 approves budget, welcomes superintendent Sep 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 board of education unanimously adopted a nearly $183.7 million budget for the 2014-15 school year Wednesday during a meeting that was led, for the first time, by the district’s new superintendent, Jeffrey Schuler. Total revenues amount to about $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, officials said.

  • 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.

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