Articles filed under Gurnee District 56

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  • 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.

  • Former students will miss the memories but see value of Gurnee Grade School demolition Sep 30, 2013 5:39 PM
    It may actually have been a long time ago but for a few minutes Monday, students at the Gurnee Grade School relived the old days. Former students joined politicians and officials at an event to mark the start of demolition of the flood-prone building and the transformation of the grounds into a park. "It's just kind of difficult to know it's not going to be here anymore," said Donna Cuilla, whose three children attended.

  • Demolition of flood-prone Gurnee Grade School begins Monday Sep 27, 2013 2:16 PM
    Aside from the fond memories of youth, Gurnee Grade School was well known for flooding consistently. Built near the Des Plaines River in 1954, sandbagging there became a familiar sight.“Quite honestly, it’s been a pain,” said John Hutton superintendent of Gurnee Elementary District 56. Officials determined that buying the property and demolishing the building, which begins Monday, was the best solution.

  • Marching band exhibition: Sep 11, 2013 5:23 PM
    Marching bands from Woodland Elementary District 50’s Middle School, Warren Township High School and Gurnee Elementary District 56’s Viking Middle School will join forces to perform their marching routine in exhibition style at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18.

  • Tablets learning tool of choice in suburban schools Aug 22, 2013 5:30 AM
    For some suburban districts, iPads and other tablet devices are quickly replacing computers as the learning tools of choice. Gurnee Elementary District 56, for example, is leasing iPads for all of its students. “When we went to school, pencil and paper was kind of the center of our learning experience,” Superintendent John Hutton said. “Now the iPad is the center of the learning experience for our kids.”

  • Hurricanes and tornadoes are different, but powerful storms Jun 10, 2013 12:22 PM
    “What is the difference between a tornado and a hurricane?” asked students in Elise Diaz's fifth-grade class at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth.

  • Full-time school resource officers coming to all Gurnee districts May 24, 2013 3:59 PM
    An agreement has been reached placing full-time school resource police officers at Gurnee Elementary District 56 and Warren Township Hight School District 121. An agreement is coming for District 50, meaning all districts serving Gurnee will have full-time cops. "This is a good move," Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik said.

  • Demolition plan for flood-prone Gurnee Grade School gets a financial boost May 14, 2013 5:56 AM
    Lake County officials on Tuesday will vote to authorize $750,000 for the demolition, site restoration and project management for the Gurnee Grade School. The money is from a grant from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

  • Incumbent, two newcomers elected to District 56 board Apr 9, 2013 11:46 PM
    An incumbent and two newcomers were elected Tuesday to three 4-year seats on the Gurnee Elementary District 56 board. Voters returned incumbent James Blockinger to his seat and also elected Mark Pos and Odie Pahl.

  • Endorsements: Blockinger, Pos and Schroetter for Gurnee Dist. 56 school board Mar 21, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses James Blockinger, Mark Pos and Lynn Schroetter for the Gurnee Elementary District 56 Board of Education.

  • The Soapbox Feb 16, 2013 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors have much to say about service, tributes and one suburban sheriff's silence.

  • Lynn Schroetter: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:21 PM
    Candidate information for Lynn Schroetter, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Mark Pos: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:21 PM
    Candidate information for Mark Pos, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • James Blockinger: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:21 PM
    Candidate information for James Blockinger, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Odie Pahl: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:21 PM
    Candidate information for Odie Pahl, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • D56 Black History program: Feb 12, 2013 5:53 PM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56 hosts its second annual Black History Month Program on Thursday, Feb. 21 starting at 6:15 p.m. The program will be at Prairie Trail School, 13600 W. Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth.

  • Focus on school safety at Gurnee districts 56 and 50 Feb 11, 2013 5:06 PM
    Safety and security are at the forefront at two Gurnee school districts this week. Nationally known school security expert Kenneth Trump was scheduled to examine buildings at Woodland Elementary District 50 on Monday and Tuesday. Trump will do a security audit at Gurnee Elementary District 56 on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Gurnee race helps good causes: Dec 24, 2012 10:50 AM
    Gurnee police have announced the local charitable organizations receiving donations from an annual Thanksgiving Day run.

  • Editorial: Plan wisely for tablet use in schools Dec 11, 2012 5:00 AM
    The tablet revolution in education will be a cost-effective way to boost learning only if schools have a plan that includes training, communication and evaluation, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Keeping track of time started 4,000 years ago Nov 23, 2012 3:41 PM
    "Who decided to have a 12-hour clock? How did they choose 12?,"asked a student in Karen Bromley's third grade class at Prairie Trail School in Gurnee.

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