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  • Kent Mutchler

    Geneva schools chief gets 2 percent raise each of next 4 yearsMay 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Geneva schools Superintendent Kent Mutchler will get raises of 1.95 percent per year the next four years, the school board decided.

  • Prachi Aggarwal

    2013-14 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentionsMay 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    2013-14 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions

  • The Daily Herald Fox Valley Academic Team at Elgin Community College. In front: Sarah Atac, Batavia High; and from left, 2nd row, Kevin Wilde, Cary-Grove and Caroline Hutton, Dundee-Crown; 3rd row, Madeline Dulabaum, Elgin Academy; Anna Ward, Rosary, and Alexis Raven Guttilla, Westminster Christian; and back row, Alexander Park, St. Charles East and Rian Cort Kormos, Geneva High. Not pictured: Srisha Kotlo, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and Brian Simon, Marmion Academy.

    Meet the 2013-2014 Fox Valley Academic TeamMay 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    "Throughout my life, I have never been satisfied with simply meeting the minimum requirements," Kevin Wilde of Cary-Grove High School writes in an essay. "While some people may ask, 'What is the least amount of work I need to do to get by?' I ask, 'What could I do to get the most out of this situation?'" Wilde, who was named to the Daily Herald's Fox Valley Academic Team for 2013-14, is not alone in his mindset. The students on the team look for opportunities to not only further their own achievements, but to lead, and to make a difference.

  • One fewer bus in proposed Geneva school budgetApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Geneva school district would sell back 26 buses, and buy 25 new, under a proposed 2014-15 transportation fund budget. And it may spend operations and maintenance fund money on bullet-resistant window film and a wall-mounted police alert system for Geneva High School.

  • Geneva schools may stretch out debt, to keep payments levelApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Geneva school board has decided it is officially open to stretching out the district's debt payment plan to keep the property taxes collected for debt level, even if it means ultimately paying more.

  • Eighth-graders Logan Hunter, left, and Craig Hope stand with their first-place winning skyscraper.

    Geneva social studies students take assignment to new heightsMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    A skyscraper-building competition in Jay Neitzel’s eighth-grade social studies class at Geneva Middle School North recently rose to new heights, with the tallest skyscraper surpassing the record by 10 feet.

  • Anika Nims portrays Emma and Joey McCall as Jekyll rehearse for Geneva High School’s musical, “Jekyll & Hyde.”

    Musical thriller ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ comes to Geneva High SchoolMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    It’s all a facade. Or so the song goes when Geneva Community High School showcases “Jekyll & Hyde,” a musical thriller that exposes the good and evil sides of human nature.

  • Geneva High to stage ‘Jekyll & Hyde’Mar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tickets are now on sale for the Geneva High School production of “Jekyll & Hyde.” Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, to Saturday, March 22, in the high school auditorium at 416 McKinley Ave.

  • Fifth-grader Michelle Wang is a study in concentration as she recites the first 550 digits after the decimal point in pi (as in 3.14159) at Mill Creek Elementary School’s Pi Day celebration in Geneva on Friday. Her effort shattered a school record.

    Pi in your face; Geneva students rattle off digitsMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    How far can you calculate Pi, used in describing the circumference of a circle? Most brainiacs know it’s carried out to 3.14159. But consider the effort of a fifth-grader Friday at Geneva's Mill Creek Elementary School: Michelle Wang, 10, recited 550 digits. “I didn’t really memorize it, I just found patterns in the number to help me remember it more,” she said.

  • Geneva school district looks for formal plan for debt paymentFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    If the Geneva school board wants to keep debt payments level the next few years, it has several options for doing so, including extending the debt several more years.

  • Geneva schools seeks substitute teachers, holds job fairFeb 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Geneva Unit District 304 is seeking qualified individuals who are interested in serving as a substitute classroom teacher and/or substitute special education assistant at all levels — preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school — in the school district.

  • Dist. 304 to offer full-day kindergartenFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Geneva public school kindergartners will attend a full day of school this fall, unless their parents opt to put them in a half-day program, the school board decided Monday night.

  • Kane Co. to choose educator of the year at banquetFeb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The 39th annual Kane County Educator of the Year Awards Banquet will be held Friday, May 2. It will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 6:30 p.m. This awards dinner provides an opportunity to honor outstanding members of the education profession in Kane County and to promote awareness of the quality education being provided in our schools. Special recognition is also given to those retiring from education this school year.

  •  Former Geneva High soccer player Jackie Santacaterina will be one of the three inductees at the 14th annual Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7.

    Geneva High to honor Hall of Fame inductees Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Friday, Feb. 7, a reception to honor the 2014 inductees into the Geneva Community High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be held during halftime of Geneva vs. Streamwood boys’ varsity basketball game. Tip-off will be at 7:15 p.m.

  • Geneva board inclined to all-day kindergarten Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Geneva school board favors instituting full-day kindergarten, if ways can be found to cut the cost of doing so.

  • Geneva considering all-day kindergarten Jan 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Geneva school board is again considering whether to institute all-day kindergarten. The next meeting to discuss the issue is Jan. 27.

  • David Comperda offers his testimony as the plaintiff as students at Geneva High School conduct a mock trial Tuesday for a car crash lawsuit that might have involved alcohol. Local attorney and former Kane County prosecutor, Kim Klein, right, acted as judge.

    Geneva High School students gain praise, pointers at mock trial Dec 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Geneva High School students earned pointers and praise Tuesday after holding a mock lawsuit trial involving a crash between two teenage classmates who may have been drinking. Since 2008, Jennifer Dunlap has made the trial part of her Business Law Class curriculum, with the project amounting to 50 percent of each student’s final grade.

  •  Meet the Fox Valley 2013-14 Leadership Team. Seated, from left: Cara Birschbach, Geneva High School; Allison Rychtanek, Larkin High School (seated sideways); Abigail Gust, St. Charles North; Hannah Rice, Dundee-Crown; Sally Heyob, Central High School. Standing, from left: Jacob Schmidt, Marmion Academy; Kristen Hartlieb, Marian Central Catholic; Claire Roehri, Cary-Grove; Alanis Krantz, Rosary and Jared Cebulski, Aurora Central Catholic.

    2013-2014 Fox Valley Leadership Team Dec 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    The students named to the Daily Herald Leadership Team sometimes amaze even those who know them best. "I have never seen a student do what Sally did last year ... (she) organized an entire school and literally an entire community to hold a Relay For Life," writes Jonathan Young, a counselor at Central High School on behalf of his nominee, Sally Heyob. The 39 members of the 2013-14 Fox Valley Leadership team, both winners and honorable mentions, have that kind of drive in common.

  • District 304 named to AP honor roll Dec 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Geneva Unit District 304 is one of about 500 public school districts in the U.S. and Canada that earned a place on the College Board fourth annual AP District Honor Roll.

  •  The Batavia captains hoist the championship trophy following their Class 6A championship game in DeKalb.

    A look at the Fox Valley’s biggest news stories in 2013 Dec 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    The year 2013 saw at least a half dozen court cases across the Fox Valley came to an end, turnover in key political positions, progress on several construction projects and important property acquisitions. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair also made a trip across the pond to speak to a select group at Judson University and Batavia rejoiced when after more than 100 years its football team won the Class 6A state football championship. Those stories and the others that follow, had all of us talking.

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