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  • David Woods: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for David Woods, running for Wood Dale District 7 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Carl Lange: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Carl Lange, running for Wood Dale District 7 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Christine Caliendo: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Christine Caliendo, running for Wood Dale District 7 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Merilyn Daniels: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Merilyn Daniels, running for Wood Dale District 7 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • District 7 hopes to expand teacher home-visit program Jul 31, 2012 11:12 AM
    Officials in Wood Dale Elementary District 7 will continue a rare educational program that allows teachers to visit each student at home if their parents agree. Superintendent John Corbett said this develops relationships that improve academic performance. "This allows them to make recommendations that will help with their study habits," he said.

     
  • New principal joins Wood Dale Junior High Jul 10, 2012 5:51 PM
    After quickly narrowing him from a pool of about 50 candidates, officials from Wood Dale School Distict 7 named Rene Santiago as the new principal of Wood Dale Junior High School. "He had proven leadership," said Superintendent John Corbett.

     
  • Service learning helps elementary students see ‘big picture’ Mar 11, 2012 1:43 PM
    A new way of teaching that initially started at universities and caught on with high schools is now trickling down to elementary schools, too. Service learning, which combines formal for-credit instruction with related community service, is coming to all classes at Wood Dale Junior High School. They are the rare elementary district to do this schoolwide.

     
  • By the numbers Oct 12, 2011 6:00 AM
    Property tax rates increased an average of 10 percent around the suburbs this year. But that doesn't automatically translate to an equal increase in the amount of money taken in by school districts. Many taxpayers look at the tax rate as the reason why their taxes went up, but in many cases that's not the reason at all.

     
  • Did your taxes go up because of schools? Oct 12, 2011 5:45 PM
    Property tax rates increased an average of 10 percent in school districts around the suburbs this year. But that doesn't mean schools got a tax windfall. In this economy, even those whose property assessment was reduced often ended up paying higher taxes. That's because the value of surrounding property also dropped, pushing tax rates higher.

     
  • Wood Dale teachers making house calls Aug 29, 2011 4:53 PM
    Dozens of parents in Wood Dale District School District 7 may find a teacher knocking on their door this week. And that will be a good thing, officials say. The district is launching a new program this week that allows teachers to make home visits to build a better relationship between teachers and families.

     
  • DuPage teachers ease students back into classroom Aug 22, 2011 4:29 PM
    As the summer ends for suburban children, their teachers have one common goal: Refocus students to the classroom. Megan Knops, a third-grade teacher at Westview Elementary School in Wood Dale, said the key to getting the younger students focused is to start before the end of the previous school year. “I always provide students with (summer) activities to keep going, like some math packets and at least one book at their reading level."

     
  • No pay hike for Wood Dale Dist. 7 teachers Jun 7, 2010 8:24 AM
    The Wood Dale District 7 Board of Education has approved a one-year contract that includes a pay freeze for all teachers and paraprofessionals.

     
  • Dist. 7 funds transfer not related to budget crunch Mar 17, 2010 12:01 AM
    A public hearing Wednesday, March 17, on a proposed transfer of funds in Wood Dale School District 7 is not related to projected budget shortfalls, officials said.

     
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