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  • District 121 ready to seek new superintendent Aug 21, 2012 9:56 PM
    Warren Township High School in Gurnee is preparing to launch a search for a permanent superintendent who would take over for the 2013-14 academic year. Mary Perry-Bates was appointed interim superintendent in late June after Jeff Brierton resigned from the post before he ever started. Perry-Bates has been assistant superintendent and is set to retire in June 2013.

  • Meet Lake County’s new superintendents Aug 20, 2012 11:39 AM
    Students aren't alone in facing fresh experiences as a new school year unfolds in Lake County. Several new superintendents have assumed the day-to-day management in districts. The Daily Herald asked eight new superintendents about challenges and goals in the 2012-13 school year.

  • Editorial: No room for confidentiality in public deals Jul 9, 2012 6:54 PM
    Confidentiality agreements like the secret quarter-million-dollar severance arrangement between Warrenville Township High School District 121 and its superintendent-in-waiting have no place in public business, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • CLC offers scholarships to engineering, computer science students Jul 9, 2012 7:23 PM
    For the second time in six years, the College of Lake County has received a highly sought-after National Science Foundation grant that will be used to fund a program encouraging the enrollment, retention and transfer of students majoring in engineering and computer science.

  • Warren superintendent choice gets $250,000 to quit Jul 3, 2012 4:02 PM
    More than $250,000 will be paid to Jeff Brierton for quitting shortly before he was scheduled to move up this month from principal to superintendent at Warren Township High School in Gurnee, according to documents obtained through a Daily Herald open records request. "Unfortunately, both the board and Dr. Brierton have found that their working relationship has broken down," a statement reads.

  • Dist. 121 chooses interim superintendent Jun 26, 2012 10:29 PM
    Warren Township High School District 121 named Assistant Superintendent Mary Perry-Bates as interim superintendent. Perry-Bates is filling a void that was left by Jeff Brierton, principal of the O'Plaine Road campus, who was expected to fill the position but withdrew two weeks ago. Superintendent Phil Sobocinski said Perry-Bates, who has served alongside of him for nine years will make a great temporary superintendent. "She has all the attributes every lead administrator has to have," he said.

  • New District 121 superintendent out before he starts job Jun 8, 2012 4:47 PM
    Jeff Brierton won't be moving up as planned from principal to superintendent at Warren Township High School in Gurnee starting July. Board members this week accepted Brierton's request to not take over from retiring Superintendent Phil Sobocinski.

  • Warren High wants electricity offer to boost coffers Feb 26, 2012 7:36 AM
    Warren Township High School stands to collect $50 for each new customer who signs up for a minimum of about 90 days with an electricity provider that’ll beat ComEd’s rate at least until May. The power offer appears to be breaking new ground at the elementary or high school level. University of Illinois has had a similar program since April 2011.

  • Taste of College for eighth-graders at Gurnee schools Feb 6, 2012 12:40 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.

  • Report Cards: Lake Co. schools now labeled failures Oct 31, 2011 5:44 AM
    Four Lake County high school school districts were praised in April by the Illinois State Board of Education and a national college organization for implementing more rigorous learning standards for students and boosting Advanced Placement exam participation. But now they are listed as academic failures on the state's 2011 report card.

  • MHS board hits the road again: Sep 8, 2011 5:20 PM
    The Mundelein High School board will travel to Gurnee on Monday to examine the artificial turf football field at Warren Township High School’s Almond Road campus.

  • Warren Twp. High lands new principal Jun 16, 2011 6:08 PM
    Warren Township High School has a new leader for its Almond Road upperclassmen campus. Patrick W. Keeley is leaving Oak Lawn Community High School in the South suburbs for the principal job at Gurnee-based Warren District 121.

  • Warren grads in special program heading to prestigious colleges May 29, 2011 8:26 AM
    Warren Township High School in Gurnee has graduated its first class of students who were part of a foundation’s academic program designed to provide them the tools to enter exclusive colleges.

  • Teen’s wheelchair stolen from Gurnee driveway May 24, 2011 12:18 AM
    A Gurnee father was helping his 16-year-old son walk out to meet the school bus early Friday morning after bringing his wheelchair outside when he realized someone had stolen his son’s most useful tool for independence.

  • Gurnee Dist. 56 superintendent questions Waukegan tax zone May 9, 2011 10:24 PM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56’s superintendent expressed concern at a public hearing Monday night over the number of years Waukegan plans to use a special taxing zone to lure businesses to the city’s west side.

  • Two incumbents, one challenger capture Warren 121 board seats Apr 5, 2011 11:29 PM
    Warren school board race

  • 2nd place finish a ‘warmup’ for Warren Township Mar 20, 2011 5:08 PM
    The Warren Township High School boys basketball team was greeted home from its second-place finish in the state basketball tournament to cheering fans at a pep rally.

  • Munda, Conley and Conway in District 121 Mar 14, 2011 7:31 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses Michael B. Munday, Richard E. Conley and Barbara Conway for Warren Township High School Dist. 121 school board.

  • School questions Warren activist Mar 1, 2011 1:53 PM
    Calls for increased government transparency at Warren Township High School in Gurnee recently led officials to turn the tables on an activist making the demands. For increased government transparency at Warren Township High School in Gurnee recently led officials to turn the tables on an activist from Round Lake Beach who made the demands.

  • Warren District 121 to pay down debt with rebate cash Feb 22, 2011 11:19 PM
    The Warren Township High school board agreed to pay down construction debt with about $560,000 in rebate money from a federal stimulus program.

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