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  • Dist. 200 expresses interest in offering online courses Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 appears to be one step closer to forming a virtual learning consortium with four other local school districts. The board of education expressed interest Wednesday in supporting the start of a second phase of planning for the consortium, which will offer high school students both online-only courses and blended learning courses, which will have online components coupled with face-to-face time with a teacher.

  •  Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 Superintendent Brian Harris invites district residents to join in Engage200 to learn about student achievement, technology, facilities, finances, communications and more.

    District 200 launching community engagement process Dec 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Through a series of workshops begining in January, Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 residents will have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of the district, including student achievement, technology, facilities, finances, communications and other topics.

  • Liz Corry

    District 200 ready to get community’s input with ‘Engage200’Dec 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 officials expressed excitement during Wednesday’s board of education meeting about the start of a new, in-depth community engagement process called Engage200. The district announced earlier this week the initiative is being called Engage200 and former Wheaton City Council member Liz Corry and District 200 parent Scott Brown have been selected to serve as co-chairs of the Engage200 facilitating team.

  • DuPage County foundation launches school readiness initiative Nov 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    DuPage County is home to dozens of family and children’s service organizations but officials say a growing number of low-income households lack the resources or ability to access the help they need, especially when it comes to preparing children for school. A new not-for-profit initiative, called Bright & Early DuPage, launched Wednesday by the DuPage Community Foundation, aims to bring those services directly to families in need.

  • Wheaton Warrenville District 200 to seek levy increase Nov 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    The average homeowner in Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 likely will see a roughly $90 increase in the largest portion of their next real estate tax bill in June. District 200 officials said Wednesday they will seek a 4.81 percent, or $6 million, property tax levy increase, although they expect the actual increase to be much closer to the consumer price index of 1.7 percent.

  • Illnesses at Edison caused by norovirus Nov 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The gastrointestinal illness that kept hundreds of Wheaton students out of school earlier this week was a norovirus, according to DuPage County Health Department.

  • District 200 OKs contract with firm for public workshops Nov 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    After three months of discussions and meetings, Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 officials stood unanimous in their desire to tap into their constituents through an in-depth community engagement process. They could not, however, agree on exactly how to do it.

  • Absences down at Wheaton school after big spike Nov 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Absences were down dramatically Wednesday at Edison Middle School in Wheaton, after a significant spike in student and staff illnesses led officials to cancel all before- and after-school activities for the rest of the week.

  • Hundreds of students sick at Wheaton middle schoolNov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    After more than half the student body was absent on Monday, officials at Edison Middle School in Wheaton have canceled all before- and after-school activities for the rest of the week. According to a note on the school’s website, 465 students were absent on Monday out of a school population of only about 700, a large spike from 28 student absences last Friday.

  •  John Kelly, who served alongside Medal of Honor recipient James Howard Monroe in the Vietnam War, speaks at a Veterans Day Assembly Monday at Monroe Middle School in Wheaton. Kelly said the school’s namesake, who was killed while saving two fellow soldiers, was smart, funny and highly respected among members of his company.

    Wheaton school remembers Medal of Honor recipient Nov 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    It’s been more than 46 years since Army Pfc. James Howard Monroe of Wheaton died saving the lives of two fellow soldiers in Vietnam. But for John Kelly, who fought alongside Monroe, the memory of his friend’s brave and selfless act is still fresh. On Monday, the 67-year-old Chicago man visited James Howard Monroe Middle School to give students some insight about the Wheaton school’s namesake. The remembrance was among many Veterans Day ceremonies in DuPage County acknowledging the courage and commitment of our veterans.

  • Brian Harris

    Dist. 200 test scores reflect 21st-century learning Nov 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Superintendent Brian Harris says recent test results reflect the success of 21st-century learning in Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200.

  • Elizabeth Torres and Teddy Ritchie read informational texts in their third-grade classroom at Longfellow Elementary in Wheaton. Longfellow saw one of the smallest decreases in DuPage County in students who meet or exceed testing standards, despite the state's move to increase the cutoff scores necessary to qualify as meeting or exceeding.

    Some DuPage schools keep more scores above new benchmarks Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    For administrators at many of DuPage County's top-performing elementary schools, the release each year of state report card data usually brings an extra reason to celebrate during Halloween festivities. But this year's data offers a more complicated story, as higher cutoff scores mean fewer students met the mark to be classified as meeting or exceeding state standards. “What used to be a 'meets' is no longer a 'meets,'” said Faith Dahlquist, assistant superintendent for educational services in Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200.

  • 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.

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