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  • Prairie Crossing school to run ‘as normal,’ officials say Mar 30, 2015 6:55 PM
    Prairie Crossing Charter School leaders sent a note to parents last week that assured them classes would resume after spring break and the school would operate “as normal” in the wake of a judge’s ruling that could lead to a shutdown there. Students were back at the Grayslake charter school Monday.

  • Judge: Grayslake charter school should not have been renewed Mar 25, 2015 9:15 AM
    Gurnee-based Woodland Elementary District 50 has received a favorable ruling on a lawsuit it filed that could lead to closure of a Grayslake charter school. All sides in the case involving Woodland and Prairie Crossing Charter School agree the case is expected to land in an Illinois appellate court.

  • Bus driver injured in Fremont District 79 school bus accident in Hawthorn Woods Mar 20, 2015 3:17 PM
    No Fremont Elementary District 79 students were injured in a Friday morning school bus accident in Hawthorn Woods, school district officials confirmed. The driver of the bus was taken to a hospital for examination after complaining of back pain, district officials said.

  • Fremont students explore simple machines through Rube Goldberg devices Mar 10, 2015 1:15 PM
    Fremont Middle School students in Mundelein experimented recently on roller coaster gymnastics to to see how levers, incline planes and pulleys would affect the speed of a vehicle and how integral a role objects would play in the outcome.

  • Mundelein math challenge doubles in participation, prizes Mar 8, 2015 7:15 PM
    Roughly 170 students in 18 teams competed for $8,000 in cash prizes Sunday in Mundelein’s second annual Mayor’s Cup Math Challenge at Mundelein High School. Students participated for a chance to place among the top 10 individual winners in three divisions, and teams competed for a “traveling” trophy for their school.

  • District 79 kindergarten: Jan 27, 2015 5:06 PM
    Fremont Elementary District 79’s kindergarten preregistration night for classes in fall 2015 is set for Thursday, Feb. 12, at Fremont Intermediate School, 28754 N. Fremont Center Road, Mundelein.

  • District 79 preschool program: Dec 17, 2014 5:34 PM
    Fremont Elementary District 79 is encouraging parents to register for its new tuition-based preschool program for fall 2015.

  • District 79 preschool program: Dec 16, 2014 5:05 PM
    Fremont Elementary District 79 is encouraging parents to preregister for its new tuition-based preschool program for fall 2015.

  • High-ranking Prairie Crossing grads: Dec 16, 2014 4:49 PM
    Prairie Crossing Charter School officials announced Tuesday that several graduates are topping academic charts in high school.

  • Fremont students top in state on online art museum Dec 9, 2014 9:42 AM
    Fremont Intermediate School students are churning out the artwork. To date, 13,248 pieces of artwork have been published on, ranking the school first in Illinois and 19th in the nation on the Artsonia website.

  • New District 79 board member: Oct 31, 2014 5:39 PM
    The Fremont Elementary District 79 school board has selected Gabriela Lucero Whipple to fill the vacancy left when Sandra Bickley moved out of the area.

  • Fremont 79 official resigns Oct 12, 2014 4:20 PM
    Veteran Fremont School District 79 board member Sandra Bickley has resigned because she moved out of state, officials announced.

  • District 79 candidates: Oct 3, 2014 5:41 PM
    Nominating petition forms for the April 7, 2015, Fremont Elementary District 79 school board are available.

  • District 79 board vacancy Sep 29, 2014 5:23 PM
    Fremont Elementary District 79 is seeking applicants interested in filling a school board vacancy to replace Sandra Bickley, who announced her resignation Monday, Sept. 22, because she is relocating from the area.

  • Teachers doubling as administrators for more personalized service at Grayslake charter school Aug 2, 2014 7:32 AM
    In what officials say is an effort to provide more personalized service, a Grayslake charter school will break from tradition and have two teachers double as top building administrators for the 2014-15 academic season. Teacher Tony Zamiar will be dean in the morning at Prairie Crossing Charter School’s Carson building. Instructor Kelly Smith will be the dean, or administrator on duty, in the afternoon at the Comstock building.

  • Cupcakes or quinoa? How several school districts regulate snacks Jul 12, 2014 8:00 AM
    Jennifer Nickels’ complaints about a teacher rewarding her 7-year-old daughter and other Dundee Highlands Elementary School students with candy prompted a schoolwide survey to parents, who were fine with the sweets. Meanwhile, policies about candy and other treats doled out during the school day vary across the suburbs. “It’s the cupcake and quinoa wars,” Margaret Van Duch of Mundelein's Fremont District 79 said.

  • Teen builds fence for school’s garden as part of Eagle Scout project Jul 2, 2014 10:54 AM
    Mechanics Grove Elementary School now has a fence to protect its vegetables from animals eating them thanks to Tyler Marx, who built the structure as part of his Eagle Scout Project through Santa Maria Boy Scout Troop 195.

  • District 50, Prairie Crossing Charter School clash over lawsuit hearing Jun 26, 2014 6:11 PM
    Differing perceptions about a recent court hearing have emerged related to a Woodland Elementary District 50 lawsuit challenging a state agency’s decision allowing Grayslake’s Prairie Crossing Charter School to operate another five years.

  • Editorial: Charter school must serve students of all backgrounds May 27, 2014 1:01 AM
    A publicly funded Grayslake charter school, whose enrollment doesn't come close to reflecting the area's ethnic or economic diversity, must demonstrate a commitment to serve all students of all backgrounds, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Dist. 50: Legal tab worth fight against charter school May 21, 2014 4:13 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50's board president says potential financial gain will outweigh legal bills from a lawsuit challenging a state agency's decision allowing Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake to stay open another five years.

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