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  • D56 Black History program: Feb 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  • John Hutton

    Focus on school safety at Gurnee districts 56 and 50 Feb 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    Gurnee police have announced the local charitable organizations receiving donations from an annual Thanksgiving Day run.

  • More and more suburban students are taking home tablets such as this one.

    Editorial: Plan wisely for tablet use in schoolsDec 11, 2012 12:00 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.

  •  Inventions like time and the various ways to measure it all came about when people needed to do something at a particular time.

    Keeping track of time started 4,000 years ago Nov 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    "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.

  •  Gurnee Elementary District 56´s new Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth remains on target for a January debut.

    Gurnee Elementary District 56 preparing for debut of Wadsworth school Nov 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56's new school in Wadsworth remains on target for a January debut, but the effort won't be as simple as opening the doors to students and teachers. Superintendent John Hutton says the creation of new bus routes and other logistics are part of the equation before Prairie Trail School opens off Wadsworth Road.

  • John Hutton

    iPads for all students in Gurnee District 56 Nov 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56 plans to start distributing personal tablet computers to all students next month, and Superintendent John Hutton says being among the trailblazers with such an initiative has risks. "Being a trailblazer, we do not have the benefit of learning from the mistakes of others," Hutton said. "We have done our homework and have looked at this hypothetically from every angle possible."

  • Workers at Kokomo Opalescent Glass create pendant lights by heating and shaping the molten glass mixture.

    Extremely high heat needed to turn sand into glass Nov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Students in Mrs. Diaz's fourth-grade class at Prairie Trails School in Gurnee asked, "Why does sand turn into glass if heated enough?" Sand, when hot enough to make glass, must be heated in excess of 3,200 degrees Fahrenheit. Tom Giles, vice president of Kokomo Opalescent Glass in Indiana explains the process.

  •  Family and friends of Kendrick Augillard of Zion await the outcome of a standoff with police Friday. Police say Augillard barricaded himself in a home on Raven Court in Gurnee after he broke in and shot at people inside. No people were injured.

    Zion man charged after Gurnee standoff Oct 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Zion man broke into a Gurnee home early Friday morning and opened fire on the people inside, then held police at bay for several hours before surrendering, authorities said. Kendrick Augillard, 34, of the 4200 block of Barberry Lane, taken into custody more than three hours after he stormed into a home in the 4400 block of Raven Court and used a handgun to shoot at three people, Gurnee Police Chief Kevin Woodside said.

  • A Paul Bunyan figure stands over Lambs Farm near Libertyville.

    The story behind folk tales, fairy tales, legends, myths and fables Sep 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Students in Elise Diaz's fifth grade class at O'Plaine School in Gurnee asked, "What is the difference between a folk tale, fairy tale, legend, myth, and a fable?" “Myths often have superhuman or divine characters. Although every culture has its own myths, some of the best known come from ancient Greece,” said Nathan Breen, professor of English at the College of Lake County.

  • John Hutton

    Gurnee District 56 leaves flood-prone building for new headquarters Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56's administrative operations have moved from a flood-prone building to a new structure. Superintendent John Hutton said District 56 started using the building on Gurnee's east side this week. The 6,500-square-foot structure is adjacent to Spaulding School.

  • Susie Kuruvilla

    Gurnee Park District expects to own Gurnee Grade School land near Des Plaines River Jul 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Park District board members may approve a deal that would lead to ownership of five acres near the Des Plaines River after a school is demolished on the site next year. Board members, at a meeting Tuesday evening, will consider approving the expenditure of about $37,500 as the park district's share in a three-way deal to acquire and develop the parcel where flood-prone Gurnee Grade School has stood for 58 years.

  • John Hutton

    Gurnee-area schools trying to eliminate need for student taxi rides Jul 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Three school districts serving the Gurnee area intend to replace or supplement the current use of private taxis for students who require special-needs transportation. "It is very difficult to ensure that the taxi companies have valid insurance, conduct criminal background checks and do sexual predator checks," Gurnee Elementary District 56 Superintendent John Hutton said.

  • District 56 may receive $3.2 million grant for demolition of Gurnee Grade SchoolJun 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission is expected to receive a $3.2 million IKE Property Buyouts Grant to help pay for the demolition of flood-prone Gurnee Grade School.

  • District 56 Drama Club musical: Apr 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56s Drama Club is gearing up to present Annie Jr. at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.

  • Can a bare bear bear it? Fun with homonyms, homophones Mar 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Is it an animal, vegetable or mineral? In the game Charades, those categories guide players to figure out the winning answers. Words have categories, too, including homonyms, homophones, homographs and heterographs. These identify word meaning or spelling when differences might not be obvious.

  • State honor for Gurnee Grade School Feb 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    An academic excellence award has been given to one of Gurnee Elementary District 56’s buildings. Gurnee Grade School received the 2011 Excellence Award for Exemplary Academic Performance on the Illinois learning standards. The recognition came from the Illinois State Board of Education.

  • District 56 kindergarten orientation: Feb 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56’s Spaulding School has announced plans for a 2012-13 academic year kindergarten orientation.

  • Taste of College for eighth-graders at Gurnee schools Feb 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    A program that began between Gurnee-based schools and businesses has launched it sixth year. Designed for eighth-graders, the Business and Education Partners Program is hosting the “Taste of College.” The idea is to provide students with an opportunity to take classes and be exposed to area colleges in Lake County.

  • Young visitors experiment with the effects of gravity on the moon, Earth and Jupiter in a hands-on interactive in the Gravity exhibition at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

    Kids want to know: What causes gravity?Jan 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    We know gravity exists because of what doesn’t happen. When we wake up we’re still in our beds, not floating near the bedroom ceiling. Gravity is the force that gives weight to objects and causes every particle to be attracted toward every particle. “Gravity is a force that acts between any two objects, no matter how far apart or how small,” said Geza Gyuk, director of astronomy at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium.

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