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  • No school Wednesday for some in Lake County Jan 8, 2014 11:47 AM
    Several Lake County school districts are getting an extra day off school on Wednesday although temperatures have risen above subzero levels. Schools either had to cancel or delay the start time for Wednesday due to busing issues.

     
  • Schools seeing more diversity than communities they serve Dec 22, 2013 5:30 AM
    Diversity is a reality for more suburban school districts each year, as percentages of students from Hispanic, Asian, black and other minority backgrounds continue to grow. Educators such as Mary Zarr in Palatine District 15 see the face of these changes every day but wonder if the broader community is taking notice. “I don't think people have fully grasped the fast-changing demographics of the school district,” she said.

     
  • Woodland students give portraits, smiles to Sunrise residents Dec 18, 2013 5:52 PM
    Woodland Elementary West third-grade students drew plenty of smiles after presenting their hand-painted portraits to residents of Sunrise Assisted Living in Gurnee Wednesday morning.

     
  • District 50 parent meeting: Dec 13, 2013 6:11 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 hosts its second Bilingual Parent Advisory Council meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Woodland Elementary East School cafeteria, 17261 W. Gages Lake Road, Gages Lake.

     
  • Woodland jazz band to perform Dec 11, 2013 6:12 PM
    Woodland Middle School Jazz Band members will travel to Vernon Hills for a special performance at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, in the Carson’s court of Westfield Hawthorn mall at routes 60 and 21.

     
  • Woodland’s Shop with an Educator program Dec 5, 2013 4:50 PM
    Staff from Woodland Elementary East helped students shop for needy families Thursday at the Target store in Gurnee. The Shop with an Educator program is part of the Woodland Elementary District 50’s Holiday Food Drive.

     
  • State receives feedback on Grayslake’s Prairie Crossing Charter School Dec 5, 2013 4:30 PM
    Compliments and concerns about Prairie Crossing Charter School in Graysake have been presented to a state agency that'll decide if it should continue after the current academic year.

     
  • Public forum today on Prairie Crossing renewal Dec 4, 2013 10:37 AM
    State education officials will host a hearing Wednesday night regarding a renewal necessary for the continued operation of Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake. Executive Director Geoff Deigan told the Daily Herald Tuesday he expects the commission to issue a final decision in the renewal in early spring.

     
  • District 50 holds holiday food drive Nov 21, 2013 5:04 PM
    Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 will host a Holiday Food Drive to help feed families in the school district through Dec. 13.

     
  • Prairie Crossing in Grayslake launches Bully Awareness Week Nov 18, 2013 4:38 PM
    Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake launched its second annual Bully Awareness Week with a ceremony Monday. Bullying facts and other information were presented to students, parents and teachers who attended the opening ceremony.

     
  • District 50 PTA meeting on Thursday Nov 18, 2013 6:06 PM
    Woodland Elementary School District 50’s PTA will host an informational meeting for parents about child behavior at school, home and beyond at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at Woodland Intermediate, 1115 N. Hunt Club Road, Gurnee.

     
  • Bears player at Woodland Intermediate Nov 17, 2013 4:28 PM
    Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee will welcome Chicago Bear Isaiah Frey during two assemblies at the school Tuesday.

     
  • District 50 family math night Nov 11, 2013 5:17 PM
    Woodland Elementary West School’s math specialists will host Family Math Night at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the school, 17371 W. Gages Lake Road, Gages Lake.

     
  • Hall of Heroes at Woodland Nov 3, 2013 4:33 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 is creating a Hall of Military Heroes in all schools and the administrative office.

     
  • Former Woodland bus driver pleads guilty to molesting teenager Oct 17, 2013 4:51 PM
    A former Woodland District 50 school bus driver pleaded guilty Thursday to molesting a teenager. Kristin Vesley-Miks, 33, will serve 36 months on probation and must register as a sex offender for the rest of her life following the negotiated plea in Lake County court. She was also sentenced to 18 months of periodic imprisonment, but she won't serve any jail time if she completes her probation, authorities said.

     
  • Woodland foundation golf outing: Oct 16, 2013 4:41 PM
    Gurnee-based Woodland Educational Foundation had a pretty good haul in a recent fundraiser, collecting $16,000 in its 11th annual golf outing.

     
  • Fire safety books now part of reading choices for kids in Gurnee-area libraries Oct 9, 2013 4:31 PM
    A group of Spaulding School second grade students were pretty fired up about seeing new books in their library Wednesday morning in Gurnee. Fire, village and school officials unveiled a display of fire safety books that were purchased through a fire prevention grant.

     
  • Grayslake’s Prairie Crossing Charter School wins national Blue Ribbon Award Oct 2, 2013 10:04 AM
    Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake is celebrating its second consecutive national education award. This year, Prairie Crossing is one of 286 recipients of the national Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence. Prairie Crossing is among 21 schools to receive the honor in Illinois.

     
  • District 50’s Woodland Primary celebrates LEED certificate Sep 27, 2013 3:35 PM
    Woodland Primary School has become the first elementary school in Illinois to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Rating Certification for Existing Buildings, officials announced Friday. District 50 hosted a celebration at the school on Gages Lake Road in Gages Lake with several local dignitaries, school, village and county officials in attendance.

     
  • District 50 bilingual meeting: Sep 23, 2013 4:57 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 hosts its first Bilingual Parent Advisory Council meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Woodland Elementary East School cafeteria, 17261 W. Gages Lake Road, Gages Lake.

     
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