Articles filed under Gurnee District 56

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  • Experts see incidents of asthma, allergies increasing Apr 14, 2014 12:45 PM
    “Why does asthma happen?” asked fifth-graders in Elise Diaz and Caroline Dicentio’s classes at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth.

     
  • Spelling Bee winner: Mar 21, 2014 6:55 PM
    Adam Kastler, an eighth grade student at West Oak Middle School in Diamond Lake Elementary District 76, was the winner of the Lake County Final Spelling Bee Competition, the Lake County Regional Office of Education announced in a news release Friday.

     
  • Gurnee-area eighth-graders get a Taste of College at CLC Mar 18, 2014 12:31 PM
    Twenty-three eighth-graders from Woodland, Viking and River Trail schools got a chance to bend and manipulate light as they attended a class in photonics as part of the Taste of College program.

     
  • District 56 assistant principal gets statewide honor Mar 13, 2014 5:13 PM
    An administrator at Gurnee Elementary District 56 has been recognized for her excellence with a statewide award.

     
  • Spaulding School’s dance night Jan 29, 2014 9:59 PM
    Gurnee’s Spaulding School held an all-school dance Wednesday night at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Campus.

     
  • Prairie Trail School lauds positive student behavior Jan 21, 2014 1:12 PM
    Prairie Trail Elementary School in Wadsworth recently celebrated positive student behavior with an assembly.

     
  • Severe cold could force school closures Monday Jan 3, 2014 12:39 PM
    Subzero temperatures predicted next week could force suburban school districts to cancel classes just as students are scheduled to return from winter break. Administrators are anxiously monitoring weather forecasts, even though some say severe cold alone doesn't automatically warrant school closings.

     
  • Lake County schools in Lake Zurich, Gurnee bullish on iPads Jan 1, 2014 6:45 AM
    Personal tablet use at two Lake County school districts has led to improved student classroom engagement and other benefits, according to teachers and administrators. Lake Zurich Unit District 95 started its mobile device initative in August when 1,300 iPads were issued to middle and high school students. Gurnee Elementary District 56 is in first full academic season with all 2,500 pupils in possession of iPads.

     
  • Lake County schools in Lake Zurich, Gurnee bullish on iPads Dec 31, 2013 3:14 PM
    Personal tablet use at two Lake County school districts has led to improved student classroom engagement and other benefits, according to teachers and administrators. Lake Zurich Unit District 95 started its mobile device initiative in August when 1,300 iPads were issued to middle and high school students. Gurnee Elementary District 56 is in first full academic season with all 2,500 pupils in possession of iPads.

     
  • 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.

     
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