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  • Small team, big effort: St. Edward cheerleaders advance to sectionals Jan 28, 2015 12:55 PM
    Unique is an apt word that describes the St. Edward competitive cheerleading team. After a recent championship performance in Huntley, instead of celebrating, the Green Wave hit the books.

  • Woodland Middle School spelling bee champ: Jan 28, 2015 4:56 PM
    Woodland Middle School will have the same representative in a sectional spelling bee for the second consecutive year.

  • Hoffman Estates Citizen Police Academy returns Jan 28, 2015 5:11 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Police Department is accepting applications for its 26th annual Citizen Police Academy. A new class will be starting Tuesday, March 10 with an orientation , and then meet for 15 weeks every Tuesday evening, ending June 16 with a graduation ceremony.

  • St. Charles students get a kick out of competition Jan 28, 2015 6:07 PM
    St. Patrick School in St. Charles hosts a "kindergarten kick" in honor of Catholic Schools Week.

  • Free international film series at CLC: Jan 27, 2015 1:01 AM
    College of Lake County will launch an international film series starting Friday, Feb. 6.

  • Whites, Hispanics, Asians grow at historically black colleges Jan 27, 2015 12:39 PM
    For high schoolers thinking about college, a Lake County group is promoting a spring break trip to visit historically black colleges and universities. Those schools have produced “lots of great people who have done great things,” says Pearl Lawson, a graduate of Lane College in Tennessee. One great is Hall-of-Fame NFL player and TV star Michael Strahan, a Texas Southern grad.

  • Woodland Middle School bee champion: Jan 27, 2015 5:05 PM
    Woodland Middle School officials have announced the winner of the local National Geographic Bee.

  • District 79 kindergarten: Jan 27, 2015 5:06 PM
    Fremont Elementary District 79’s kindergarten preregistration night for classes in fall 2015 is set for Thursday, Feb. 12, at Fremont Intermediate School, 28754 N. Fremont Center Road, Mundelein.

  • Problem prevention at the Dist. 59 Invention Convention in Des Plaines Jan 27, 2015 4:11 PM
    Kristin Hahn, advanced language arts and social studies teacher, and her eighth grade students hosted the second annual Invention Convention at Friendship Junior High School in Des Plaines. “I loved to see the pride and confidence on student faces as they presented their products to visitors,” Hahn said.

  • St. Charles schools debating value of forced AP exams Jan 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    St. Charles school officials are debating the value of keeping a mandate in place that all students taking Advanced Placement courses must also pay for and take the final exam. That's an additional forced financial burden in the eyes of Superintendent Don Schlomann. But some board members say the success of the program is too great to mess with.

  • Kaneland board says ‘no’ to STEM school Jan 27, 2015 5:52 PM
    Kaneland schools will not participate in the Dunham STEM Academy at Aurora University, the school board decided Monday.

  • Kaneland athletic director to coach girls softball Jan 27, 2015 12:13 AM
    Kaneland 302 school board appointed a new head coach for girls softball Monday, over the objection of one board member. Tony Valente said he did not think it was "best practice" for the school's athletic director to also coach a sport, and questioned whether the man would be able to provide enough attention to his main job.

  • School looking for instruments to jump-start a jazz band Jan 26, 2015 4:55 PM
    A jazz band would give student musicians a chance to be more visible in the community and perform outside of class, says Kyle Baltzer, music teacher at John T. Magee Middle School in Round Lake. He has started an instrument drive to spark the effort, with trumpets, trombones and saxophones on the wish list.

  • Bartlett teen collects funds for prosthetic leg Jan 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    “My dream is to be able to run with a prosthetic made to keep up with me,” says 18-year-old Tiffany Wallace of Bartlett. The Bartlett High School senior was born with a right leg that never fully formed below the knee. She has started an online campaign to collect $20,000 for a new prosthetic leg so she can continue participating in athletics at Illinois State University in the fall.

  • Play a game in Lincolnshire Jan 25, 2015 4:00 PM
    Stevenson High School students looking for something to do before or after their classes can play board games at the Lincolnshire school’s library.

  • MHS teachers honored: Jan 23, 2015 6:06 PM
    Mundelein High School’s social studies department recently was given the 2014 American History Committee award by the Chicago Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Group that gives books to at-risk kids gets big donation from Goddard School Jan 23, 2015 4:11 PM
    The Goddard School donated 25,000 new and gently used books to Bernie' s Book Bank in Lake Forest on Friday to coincide with National Reading Day.

  • Schaumburg Dist. 54 approves free, full-day kindergarten Jan 23, 2015 3:22 PM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 school board members voted 5-0 Thursday to start offering a free, full-day kindergarten program at all 22 of its elementary schools this fall. But the vote — which included an abstention from board member Barbara Hengels — was preceded by the voicing of financial concerns by her and two parents.

  • Register for Dist. 54 kindergarten Feb. 12 Jan 23, 2015 4:08 PM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year on Thursday, Feb. 12, at all elementary schools.

  • Rauner says he’ll have own plan for making community colleges affordable Jan 23, 2015 6:40 PM
    Gov. Bruce Rauner called Harper College a model for what Illinois’ community colleges need more of: partnerships with employers and training for technical jobs. Rauner mixed his business principles with his education philosophies in a keynote at the unveiling of Harper’s new Career and Technical Education Center after a $38 million renovation. "We should think strategically cradle to career,” Rauner said.

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