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  • 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.

     
  • 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 26, 2015 6:59 PM
    “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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Bartlett High School hosts middle school robotics meet — underwater Jan 23, 2015 3:24 PM
    "Something always goes wrong" is the running joke in the growing world of competitive robotics, but students taking part in an inaugural meet Thursday at Bartlett High School had one more obstacle than usual to overcome: water.

     
  • District 214 likely to lower registration fees Jan 23, 2015 4:05 PM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 officials said they will likely reduce registration fees by $100 for the 2015-16 school year after hearing from families that the costs are too high.

     
  • Do you want to play a game: Jan 22, 2015 4:39 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.

     
  • D95 hosts parent/child benefit dance: Jan 22, 2015 4:40 PM
    Families in Lake Zurich Unit District 95 are invited to attend the third annual Joanie’s Closet Parent/Child Valentine’s Dance on Friday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at May Whitney Elementary School, 120 Church St., Lake Zurich.

     
  • Kindergarten night in District 75: Jan 22, 2015 4:40 PM
    An informational session for parents of incoming kindergartners in Mundelein District 75 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Washington Elementary School, 122 S. Garfield Ave.

     
  • Aurora school unveils plans for $1.9 million innovation center Jan 22, 2015 4:06 PM
    Faculty, staff, students and community members celebrated the unveiling of the official name, logo and renderings of a new innovation center at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora Wednesday. The $1.9 million innovation and inquiry hub is being funded, in part, with money donated by IMSA alumnus and YouTube co-founder Steven Chen. “This is IMSA’s new front door to the community,” said IMSA Chief Innovation Officer Britta McKenna.

     
  • Rauner visiting Harper College career and tech center Friday after $38 million renovation Jan 22, 2015 1:25 PM
    Gov. Bruce Rauner will speak at the opening of Harper College’s Career and Technical Education Center on the Palatine campus Friday. The ceremony will begin 10 a.m. in a welding lab at the center, which recently underwent a two-year, $38 million renovation.

     
  • Grayslake District 46 officials study costs of providing all-day, no-fee kindergarten program Jan 22, 2015 4:23 PM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 board members have received estimates on how much it would cost to provide no-fee, all-day kindergarten classes as they continue to study the issue.

     
  • Paddocks still tied to Palatine school that became their namesake in 1955 Jan 21, 2015 5:02 PM
    It's been nearly 70 years since Stuart R. Paddock School opened in Palatine, and last week Stuart Paddock III, Daily Herald Media Group's senior vice president, showed students how his family's history and their school's, are connected.

     
  • Judson University launches ‘Shark Tank’ event Jan 21, 2015 1:43 PM
    Judson University is launching its first entrepreneurial competition this spring dubbed “Judson Shark Tank.” Inspired by the ABC Network’s reality business pitch series “Shark Tank,” Judson’s event aims to encourage those with start-up ideas to seriously consider how they can elevate a concept to the next level.

     
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