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  • Northwest suburbs continue to aid tornado-ravaged Washington, Ill. Jan 8, 2014 2:43 PM
    While this week suburban residents focused their efforts on fighting severe cold and helping their neighbors cope, up through the holiday reports continued to emerge of the work local residents and governments did to help in the wake of the Nov. 17 tornado that ravaged Washington, Ill. The destruction throughout the area was massive. What follows are reports on some of the activities it engendered locally.

  • School districts in alternate universes Dec 30, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Gerry Shacter of Buffalo Grove complains that educator salaries are more and more out of step with the community, and says administrators have to do a better job negotiating. "The next time you negotiate, keep in mind that my family is at the table too," he writes.

  • Students in District 21 show community what they do Nov 26, 2013 12:46 PM
    Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 invited family, friends and community members to each of its middle schools to showcase student learning at State of the Schools events held during first two weeks of November.

  • Wheeling Twp. District 21 hosts “State of the Schools” events Nov 4, 2013 1:44 PM
    Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will host parents, friends and members of the community at its middle schools in the coming weeks for the annual State of the Schools evenings. This year’s focus, “A Celebration of Student Learning,” will give attendees the chance to hear from students about their learning and growth, and celebrate the achievements made in the schools every day.

  • Air-conditioning District 21 schools would cost $17 million Oct 23, 2013 5:27 AM
    Air-conditioning all the schools in Wheeling Elementary District 21 would cost about $17 million, and the district might ask voters in March to approve issuing bonds to pay for it, representatives of the 13 schools heard Tuesday.

  • Dist. 21 wants input on air-conditioning schools Oct 13, 2013 8:00 AM
    Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will hold the first meeting of its Air Conditioning Task Force 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Gill Administration Center, 999 West Dundee Road, Wheeling. “This first informational meeting will give our community the opportunity to look at all aspects of managing warm weather in our schools,” Superintendent Kate Hyland said.

  • CCSD21 partners with Hands-On Chicago and Discover Oct 11, 2013 9:45 PM
    Kilmer Elementary School partnered with Hands-On Chicago and Discover Financial Services to provide an authentic learning experience for students through the development and completion of a beautification project focused on improving the Kilmer school grounds.

  • Some schools sweating through heat wave without air conditioning Aug 27, 2013 5:30 AM
    With the heat index inching closer to 100 degrees this week, students in some suburban schools are trying to keep cool without the benefit of air conditioning in the classroom. “It is a bit of a distraction because you’re trying to get your school year going,” said Mary Pat Johnson, of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in West Dundee. “But there’s nothing you can do.”

  • Gender gap persists in STEM education participation Aug 23, 2013 5:27 AM
    Jane Halloran doesn't hesitate when asked about her future career plans. The South Elgin teen has been certain she'll go into environmental engineering ever since her introduction to Project Lead the Way, a national curriculum preparing students for science, technology, engineering and math fields. She's in the minority, however. Both in the suburbs and nationally girls' participation in science education continues to lag.

  • Most primary schools in Northwest suburbs reopened today Aug 21, 2013 1:43 PM
    Many of the elementary school districts in the Northwest suburbs began a new year of school on Wednesday. Among the districts where classes resumed were Wheeling Township Elementary District 21, Prospect Heights Elementary District 23, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, River Trails Elementary District 26, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 and Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59.

  • District 21 will equip students with Chromebooks Jun 23, 2013 3:58 PM
    Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 is going chrome -- as in leasing 2,400 Chromebooks for their students to use on the new state assessment tests. But the Chromebooks will enable kids to do much more than just take tests, say officials.

  • Union teacher conference costs some taxpayers twice Jun 5, 2013 5:17 AM
    Taxpayers in 57 suburban school districts spent more than $200,000 on the salaries of 276 teachers and other employees for days spent attending a union conference in April. In some of those school districts, taxpayers picked up the cost of substitutes, as well, while in others the union covered those costs.

  • Sen. Dick Durbin visits London Middle School May 31, 2013 1:36 PM
    Jack London Middle School students wrapped up a yearlong study of immigration last week with a visit from a sponsor of the DREAM Act. U.S. Sen. Dick Durban was there to explain the Act, as well as listen to students' proposals on immigration reform

  • Dist. 21 names new London School pirncipal May 24, 2013 4:25 PM
    Robert Gurney, the assistant principal of Cooper Middle School in Buffalo Grove, will become principal of London Middle School in Wheeling when school starts again this fall.

  • Buffalo Grove High School senior wins volunteerism award Apr 22, 2013 2:11 PM
    Among all those honored by officials with HandsOn Suburban Chicago earlier this month was a Buffalo Grove High School senio. Michael LaRue was singled out for his more than 100 hours of volunteering as an after school mentor at London Middle School in Wheeling. "The most part I've worked with the same student," he says, "however, there were times when I worked with up to four at a time."

  • District 21 incumbents retain their seats Apr 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Four incumbents are headed back to the school board at Wheeling Elementary District 21. Phil Pritzker registered 2,620 votes, followed by Debbi McAtee with 2,594, Bill Harrison with 2,480, and Arlen Gould with 2,286, according to unofficial vote totals. Newcomer Kelly Beerheide of Arlington Heights trailed with 2,148.

  • Wheeling students tell lawmakers how important citizenship is Apr 5, 2013 7:32 PM
    It started with second-graders recreating the lives of early 20th-century immigrants, struggling through the indiginities of Ellis Island. It ended with seventh-graders making a thoughtful presentation to lawmakers on solving the current immigration crisis. In between, students in Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 learned a lot.

  • Endorsements: Gould, Harrison, Pritzker, McAtee for Wheeling Dist. 21 schools Mar 21, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Phil Pritzker, Arlen Gould, Bill Harrison and Debra McAtee for Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 Board of Education.

  • Wheeling Dist. 21 candidates say budget, technology among top priorities Mar 11, 2013 10:23 AM
    The five candidates running for the Wheeling District 21 school board agree that fiscal responsiblity and technology are among their top priorities. Some candidates stressed the importance of good communication with parents while others said it is necessary to work hard to maintain good relationships with teachers.

  • ‘We’re like a family’ Buffalo Grove school’s jazz band thrives on camaraderie, competition Mar 4, 2013 11:13 AM
    For the eighth time in 10 years, the jazz band from Cooper Middle School in Buffalo Grove won the junior high division at Jazz in the Meadows. Jazz band leader Cindy Severino, who grew up in Wheeling and attended Holmes Middle School, is a product of the music program at Wheeling Township Elementary District 21. Competition "motivates the kids to work really, really hard,” she said. “Traveling to all these festivals creates camaraderie. We’re like a family.”

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