Articles filed under Lake Villa District 41

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  • Lake Villa Elementary District 41 names Lynette Zimmer its new superintendent Dec 19, 2013 4:53 PM
    A veteran suburban educator has been named the next superintendent for Lake Villa Elementary District 41. Lynette Zimmer, now the superintendent of HYPERLINK ""Prairie Grove School District 46 in Crystal Lake, was tapped for the job. She’ll succeed Superintendent John Van Pelt, who is retiring.

  • Lake Villa armed standoff ends peacefully, man in custody Dec 10, 2013 8:03 PM
    A 52-year-old Lake Villa man is in police custody following a three-hour armed standoff Tuesday that forced the lockdown of three nearby schools. Lake Villa Police Chief Ron Roth said the distraught man surrendered peacefully at 2:05 p.m., ending the standoff outside a home in the 200 block of Burnett Avenue, and the lockdown at the schools. No shots were fire.

  • Lake Villa school raises money, breast cancer awareness with annual walk Oct 4, 2013 3:56 PM
    Palombi Middle School students in Lake Villa participated in the third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Friday. Pink bracelets, T-shirts and necklaces were sold during the week, with proceeds benefiting cancer research. The school raised more than $900.

  • Brad Cohen to speak with Pleviak students Oct 1, 2013 12:34 PM
    Brad Cohen, an award winning speaker with Tourrette syndrome, will speak to students at Pleviak Elementary on Friday, Oct. 4.

  • District 41 screenings: Sep 18, 2013 5:44 PM
    Lake Villa Elementary District 41 will host four special education preschool screenings throughout the 2013-14 school year.

  • Grade levels won’t change at Lake Villa District 41 schools Aug 13, 2013 4:03 PM
    Lake Villa Elementary District 41 officials have decided not to shuffle the grade levels of the schools that will remain open next year after J.J. Pleviak Elementary closes. Hooper,Thompson and Martin elementary schools will continue serving kindergartners through sixth-graders from specific neighborhoods, the board decided after a long discussion Monday night. Palombi Middle School will continue serving seventh- and eighth-graders.

  • Pleviak School could have new uses, Dist. 41 officials say Aug 12, 2013 9:04 PM
    The new school year will be the last for Lake Villa’s J.J. Pleviak Elementary School, but the 103-year-old facility isn’t headed for demolition, District 41 officials said Monday.

  • District 41 meeting Monday Aug 9, 2013 5:50 PM
    Lake Villa Elementary District 41 officials will discuss possible grade level configurations during a school board meeting on Monday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place at Polumbi Middle School, 131 McKinley Ave., Lake Villa.

  • Van Pelt to retire from Lake Villa Elementary District 41 in 2014 Jun 28, 2013 4:27 PM
    Lake Villa Elementary District 41 Superintendent John Van Pelt said he will end his education career that started more than 30 years ago and half a world away in Australia. Van Pelt, who will retire as superintendent on June 30, 2014, said the long road to Lake Villa was definitely challenging but something he was proud to have accomplished.

  • The history of Pleviak Elementary School Jun 24, 2013 5:30 AM
    When school officials vote Monday night to shut the doors at J. J. Pleviak School in Lake Villa, they'll be closing the book on a building that's been part of the community's history for more than a century.

  • Lake Villa Dist. 41 board will decide Pleviak's fate; grades could be realigned, too Jun 24, 2013 10:54 AM
    After months of consideration and public discussions, the Lake Villa Elementary School District 41 board is expected to vote tonight to close Pleviak School. Three other schools' grades could be realigned, too. The proposed changes are designed to save the financially struggling district money. If approved, they would be effective ahead of the 2014-15 term.

  • Lake Villa's Pleviak School to close Jun 25, 2013 10:40 AM
    J.J. Pleviak Elementary School will close after the 2013-14 school year concludes, the Lake Villa Elementary District 41 board decided Monday. “I don't think there's one of us that enjoyed that,” board President Michael Conway said after the 6-0 vote at the Palombi Middle School auditorium. “But it's a decision we had to make.”

  • The Soapbox Jun 29, 2013 11:33 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer thoughts on a wide range of suburban topics -- from the thrills of a Blackhawks victory parade to the challenges of cutting county budgets.

  • Decision on Pleviak future: Jun 4, 2013 4:42 PM
    Lak Villa Elementary District 41 Superintendent John Van Pelt said the board will make a decision on the future of Polumbi School on June 24.

  • Close Pleviak School, Dist. 41 superintendent says May 29, 2013 11:40 AM
    J.J. Pleviak Elementary School could be closed in 2014 as a way to save Lake Villa Elementary District 41 nearly $1.2 million, Superintendent John Van Pelt revealed Tuesday.

  • Lake Villa District 41 school could close -- but which one? May 24, 2013 12:39 PM
    The Lake Villa Elementary District 41 board will consider closing one of its four elementary school campuses due to declining enrollment when it holds a special meeting Tuesday. Superintendent John Van Pelt declined to say which building is potentially on the chopping block.

  • Hansen, Hawksworth, Lee win in Lake Villa Dist. 41 Apr 9, 2013 11:23 PM
    Lake Villa School District 41 voters aim to send two incumbents and a newcomer to the school board on Tuesday. With ballots in all 22 Lake County precincts counted, unofficial results show winners as incumbent Kurt Hansen with 653 votes; Michele Hawksworth with 543 votes; and newcomer Jolene Lee with 535 votes.

  • Endorsements: Hansen, Kuzmanovich, Schell for Lake Villa Dist. 41 board Mar 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses incumbents Kurt Hansen, Peggy Kuzmanovich and Nancy Schell for the Lake Villa District 41 Board of Education.

  • District 41 hopefuls share unique ideas Mar 20, 2013 5:04 PM
    Candidates for seats on the Lake Villa Elementary District 41 school board shared their unique ideas during recent interviews, including raising money through advertising, expanding kindergarten and jump-starting a local nonprofit foundation.

  • Write-in candidates hope to overcome hefty odds Mar 11, 2013 11:17 AM
    They're given little attention and even less chance of winning, so what drives people who mount campaigns as a write-in candidate for a local office? Candidates cite a variety of motivations for bucking the odds -- and express confidence that they will be among the rare write-ins to score a victory.

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