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  • Does the ACT really tell you if you’re ready for college? Dec 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    More than 64 percent of Larkin High School's students are enrolled in college 16 months after graduation, but according to state statistics, only about half of them were ready for it. The disconnect between college readiness and college enrollment is a statewide trend, one that has many suburban high schools questioning the state’s measure of preparedness.

     
  • Round Lake Area Exchange Club names its December Hometown Hero Dec 12, 2014 9:12 PM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club announced that its December Hometown Hero is U.S. Army Private Second Class Margaret Wehde, an 18-year resident of Grayslake. She was registered for this honor by his mother, Stacey, also of Grayslake.  

     
  • District 116 preparing for Round Lake High School upgrade after referendum win Nov 5, 2014 5:21 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 is preparing for a high school renovation and expansion now that voters have approved a plan to borrow $29 million for the work. Tuesday's result marked a dramatic turnaround for the district compared to voter rejection of the same referendum question last March.

     
  • District 116 voters OK bond issue for construction Nov 4, 2014 9:20 PM
    Voters in Round Lake Unit District 116 approved a $29 million bond issue to pay for new classrooms, according to unofficial totals in Tuesday's election. District officials say the added space will ensure students can experience "21st-century learning."

     
  • Round Lake Area Exchange Club honors two Hometown Heroes in November Nov 4, 2014 11:08 AM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club announced it will honor two Hometown Heroes for November -- U.S. Navy FMF Corpsman Dustin Bunnell of Round Lake Beach and U.S. Marine Private First Class Guillermo Umanzor of Beach Park. 

     
  • Lake County voters can decide ballot questions seeking more tax money Nov 3, 2014 9:51 AM
    Some Lake County voters will decide Tuesday if they want to pay more for proposals such as an upgraded recreation center, an expanded high school and public safety operations. In addition, voters will determine if Barrington and Lake Zurich should receive greater municipal powers pertaining to taxes and other issues.

     
  • Stevenson High again earns top marks on report cards Oct 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    Stevenson High School students' latest scores on the ACT college entrance exam and the Prairie State Achievement Exam are among the best in the suburbs, newly released data shows. The news wasn't as good for Round Lake High School, which reported scores that were among the lowest in the region. But Round Lake's scores are improving.

     
  • Answering questions about Round Lake Area Unit District 116 referendum question Oct 24, 2014 4:44 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 next month will try for a second time to gain voter permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovation. We provide answers to questions about the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.

     
  • Celebration marks opening of Round Lake High School student health and wellness center Oct 16, 2014 10:21 PM
    Local leaders gathered Thursday to celebrate the opening of Lake County’s first student health and wellness center at Round Lake High School, which offers services including asthma help, physicals and contraception. Round Lake High’s student clinic is the 65th such operation in Illinois, officials said.

     
  • District 116 trying again for $29 million high school expansion Oct 11, 2014 11:48 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 officials say they have improved communication with residents as part of a second attempt to gain voter permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovation. Those beefed-up communication efforts include spreading the word about the Nov. 4 referendum question at school open houses, creating literature on how exactly the money would be spent and giving high school building tours.

     
  • Student health and wellness center opens at Round Lake High School Oct 7, 2014 4:53 PM
    Lake County’s first student health and wellness center officially opened Tuesday at Round Lake High School with services including asthma help, physicals and contraception.Officials said Round Lake High’s student clinic is the 65th such operation in Illinois.

     
  • Plethora of questions on Lake County ballots in November Aug 29, 2014 1:04 PM
    Residents in Antioch, Antioch Township,the Grayslake area, Lake Zurich, the Round Lake area and Wauconda will face local tax-related questions on ballots when they vote Nov. 4.

     
  • District didn’t want to give up school Aug 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Lake Villa letter to the editor: I found the article in the paper today regarding Round Lake Area Unit District 116 and their use of Joseph J. Pleviak School in Lake Villa as a Kindergarten Center very informative and encouraging. However, I also found that a caption with a picture of children entering Pleviak very inaccurate and discouraging.

     
  • Lake Villa school starts school year as home for kindergarten program in new district Aug 19, 2014 4:08 PM
    Just as it has since 1910, the school at Grand Avenue and Route 83 in Lake Villa teemed with students and teachers Tuesday. Joseph J. Pleviak Elementary School has received new life as the home of Round Lake Area Unit District 116's kindergarten program. Lake Villa Elementary District 41 left the school after the 2013-14 academic season. “This is a fun place to be,” District 116 Superintendent Constance Collins said while students filed past her into Pleviak’s gymnasium for an assembly.

     
  • Tentative agreement reached on contract for District 116 teachers Aug 12, 2014 1:34 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 teachers and the school board have reached agreement on a tentative contract.

     
  • Hunter Kanya is Round Lake Area Exchange Club’s August Hometown Hero Aug 6, 2014 1:02 PM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club's Hometown Hero for August is U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Hunter Kanya of Antioch.

     
  • As mobiles increase, referendum planned for Round Lake High Aug 3, 2014 6:45 AM
    More students than ever will attend class in trailers outside Round Lake High School starting in the 2014-15 academic season, officials said. The school's portable classroom total will double to 12 when an estimated 2,000 students return Tuesday, Aug. 19. “With the addition of the mobiles, we will essentially have a third of the student population at Round Lake High School receiving their instruction in modular units,” Principal Donn Mendoza said.

     
  • Full-day kindergarten for Round Lake Area Unit District 116 Jul 15, 2014 4:31 PM
    Round Area Lake Unit District 116 will launch full-day kindergarten for the next academic season. It'll be at Joseph J. Pleviak School in Lake Villa, which District 116 will lease. “This is a wonderful opportunity for all of our kindergartners and for our staff to have extended time for the core instruction and core curriculum,” Melanie Arthur, coordinator of teaching and learning for District 116, told the Daily Herald.

     
  • Round Lake Middle School teacher’s enthusiasm helps grow choir program Jul 14, 2014 12:46 PM
    Round Lake Middle School music teacher Javier Diaz’s enthusiasm for choir has filtered to the pupils there. Since he was hired for the 2010-11 academic year, Diaz has taken the program from eight to about 90 students. There also are two choir classes part of the daily curriculum rather than a single after-school group. “I think the kids feed off my passion for the music,” said Diaz, 34, of Lake in the Hills.

     
  • Last day for 104-year-old Pleviak Elementary School in Lake Villa Jun 9, 2014 10:25 PM
    Bittersweet was the word of the morning Monday as Lake Villa Elementary District 41 teachers, students, board members and community members celebrated the start of summer break by closing Pleviak Elementary School. “We are all excited about the start of vacation, but today is sad because it’s the day we are closing Pleviak," said Board President Michael Conway.

     
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