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  • Bartlett High School celebrates Writers Week Feb 27, 2015 2:38 PM
    Evan Ghislin, a junior at Bartlett High School, stepped up to the microphone to present part of the novel he is writing at Bartlett High School’s first Writers Week. Wearing a three-piece suit and red bow tie, he said, “There’s no such thing as overdressed, just underdressed.”

     
  • U-46 schools win health and wellness grants Feb 26, 2015 11:00 PM
    Abbott Middle School and Creekside Elementary School, both in Elgin, recently were awarded grants for their healthy eating and physical activity initiatives as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

     
  • ‘Spamalot’ brings silly humor to South Elgin Feb 24, 2015 1:21 PM
    Students at South Elgin High School feel right at home as they bring the highly irreverent humor of “Spamalot” to life on stage this week. "I was surprised how many were familiar with and have watched the movie ‘Holy Grail’ numerous times," said director Karen Brhel.

     
  • Elgin High School to stage ‘Young Frankenstein’ Feb 24, 2015 2:56 PM
    Creepy humor will be all the rage this weekend at Elgin High School, when students stage their production of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein.” Performances run Thursday through Saturday at Elgin High School, 1200 Maroon Drive, and tickets are $8-$10.

     
  • U-46 approves auditor contract, new policies Feb 24, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Elgin Area School District U-46 school board Monday night renewed a five-year contract with McGladrey LLP to perform annual audits for $510,175. The school board also authorized several policy changes, including adopting new policies prohibiting teen dating violence, per new state law, and cyberbullying.

     
  • U-46 candidate forum set for March 5 Feb 19, 2015 8:24 PM
    The Citizens’ Advisory Council will host an Elgin Area School District U-46 board of education candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the auditorium at Streamwood High School. The community will have a chance to learn about the 10 school board candidates running for five open seats on the U-46 Board of Education.

     
  • U-46 kindergarten rally rescheduled due to cold weather Feb 19, 2015 6:50 PM
    Due to the cold weather, Elgin Area School District U-46 has rescheduled the kindergarten rally for Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. at all elementary schools. Parents and guardians should attend U-46’s kindergarten rally if they plan to enroll their child in kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015 to be eligible. The kindergarten rally is a pre-registration event.

     
  • Cold only one factor in school closure decisions Feb 19, 2015 6:30 PM
    Area school superintendents say they considered more than just the record cold Thursday when they decided whether to hold classes. Despite the frigid temperatures, which bottomed out at an official -8, superintendents in Naperville Unit District 203, Indian Prairie Unit District 204 and Glenbard High School District 87 said they decided to remain open after considering the availability of bus transportation, the condition of their facilities and the safety of students and faculty.

     
  • U-46 fires substitute teacher who taunted student Feb 19, 2015 2:11 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 fired the substitute teacher who taunted a Streamwood High School student in class with a crude drawing and an insulting caption, a school official said Wednesday. The teacher, who was not identified, had teased Stephen Davis, a 330-pound, 15-year-old freshman, during a math class last Thursday. We are not allowing this substitute teacher back in U-46,” said John Heiderscheidt, the district’s coordinator of safety and security.

     
  • U-46 school board candidates weigh in on taxes Feb 16, 2015 5:30 AM
    Several candidates running for the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board say the district should hold the line on taxes to relieve overburdened taxpayers, and watch its spending. Eight candidates are vying for three 4-year terms, and two others seek a 2-year unexpired term.

     
  • Bartlett school, Elgin church help students, orphanage in Ghana Feb 16, 2015 5:33 AM
    Two ongoing fundraising projects at a Bartlett elementary school and an Elgin church will help feed 300 schoolchildren in Ghana and support an orphanage in that West African nation. “Our goal is to be able to raise funds to pay for a trimester worth of lunches for the school,” said James Reed, fifth-grade gifted program teacher at Sycamore Trails Elementary School spearheading the project. Reed, 40, of Elgin, also is leading the effort to fund an orphanage built through his charity — Two Pennies Ministry.

     
  • Streamwood student ‘livid and embarrassed’ by teacher’s taunt Feb 19, 2015 1:00 PM
    At 330 pounds, Stephen Davis, a 15-year-old freshman at Streamwood High School, says he’s used to being picked on. But when a substitute teacher in Stephen’s math class joined in on the taunting, that was too much. “I was literally livid,” he said Friday, “and embarrassed.” The unidentified teacher has been suspended while Elgin Area School District U-46 administrators investigate.

     
  • Perfect FIT at Elgin school Feb 11, 2015 1:00 AM
    Students at McKinley Elementary School in Elgin were given pedometers by nurses from Advocate Sherman Hospital Tuesday as part of a program to help them improve and track their physical fitness.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 for a needy family at school where she volunteers Feb 9, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Bernardine Tracy of Elgin, a retired special education teacher who volunteers at an Elgin school and would give it to a needy family there.

     
  • U-46 candidate drops out of school board race Feb 4, 2015 11:42 AM
    Brian Sauvageau of Bartlett has withdrawn his candidacy for the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board, a Kane County Clerk's Office spokeswoman said. His name will not appear on the April 7 ballot.

     
  • A century of black history showcased at Elgin festival Feb 4, 2015 3:38 PM
    Families can learn about black history and culture this Saturday, Feb. 7, at Elgin’s Black History Family Festival, set for 1 to 5 p.m. at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. The theme of the festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture, Past, Present and Future.”

     
  • Elgin Literary Festival welcomes writers and readers of all ages Feb 3, 2015 3:18 PM
    The Elgin Literary Festival, billed as “a free celebration of the written word for readers and writers of all ages,” is the brainchild of Elgin author and resident Karly Kirkpatrick. The Daily Herald caught up with Kirkpatrick to find out more about this new festival, which runs Friday-Sunday, Feb. 6-8, in downtown Elgin.

     
  • ‘Emergency days’ becoming school days after Monday closures Feb 3, 2015 12:41 PM
    So-called “emergency days” at the end of yearly calendars now will be school days in districts across the suburbs after Monday’s widespread closures. Hundreds of schools closed Monday after the snow fell. “The closure wasn’t controversial — it was the fifth-largest snowstorm in history,” Michelle Fregoso, spokeswoman for Naperville Unit District 203, said Monday. “The main thing this morning was just student safety."

     
  • CAC, U-46 to host annual Special Needs Parent Resource Fair Feb 2, 2015 10:43 PM
    The Citizens’ Advisory Council and the Elgin Area School District U-46 Special Education Department will host the fifth annual Special Needs Parent Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. It is an opportunity for families to learn about the services and programs that local, regional, and state agencies provide for our special needs community. The event is open to the public and for all those with an interest in special needs services.

     
  • U-46 foundation awards four grants Jan 29, 2015 11:09 AM
    The U-46 Educational Foundation Board recently awarded four grants to support and enhance programs for Elgin Area School District U-46 students. The foundation approved $17,905 in grants for the district’s attendance campaign, heart monitors for physical education classes, Planetarium programs, and the 2015 Talent Fest event.

     
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