Articles filed under Mount Prospect District 57

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  • Skaters can aid Mt. Prospect history on President’s Day Feb 11, 2015 1:58 PM
    On Presidents’ Day, Feb. 16, local schoolchildren and their parents will have the opportunity to enjoy a roller skating party being held to help preserve Mount Prospect’s 1896 Central School and to support the Mount Prospect Historical Society. The party will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Central Community Center, 1000 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect.

     
  • Who’s running for school board seats in the Northwest suburbs Dec 29, 2014 10:54 AM
    Now that the deadline to file as a school board candidate has passed, here’s a look at the candidates vying for seats in the Northwest suburbs.

     
  • District 57 students take on multiple charitable efforts for holidays Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    The four schools of Mount Prospect School District 57 have taken on at least 10 projects in recent weeks to help those in need. “Our students, families and staff have really made a difference in the community this holiday season,” says Elaine Aumiller, superintendent of schools.

     
  • Mt. Prospect school collects toys for the needy Dec 12, 2014 11:18 PM
    Lions Park School in Mount Prospect held its annual toy drive Friday, where all students bring an unwrapped gift for children who aren’t as fortunate as many of the town’s residents. The Mount Prospect Fire Department collected the toys and placed them in a firetruck for distribution later.

     
  • Westbrook teacher shows kids the value of staying active Dec 8, 2014 11:00 AM
    Lori Many, the physical education teacher at Westbrook School for Young Learners in Mount Prospect, has earned raves in and out of the school for her unflagging energy and creative approach. “My main goal at the start of class is simple — get them moving!” Many said.

     
  • Leane undecided about fourth term on Dist. 57 board Nov 13, 2014 5:57 PM
    Longtime Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 school board member Joseph Leane said Thursday he's not sure whether he will run for a fourth term on the board in April.

     
  • Five of seven seats up for election in Mt. Prospect school district Nov 12, 2014 5:19 PM
    A long and occasionally grueling election season just came to an end, but leaders in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 already are looking ahead to the election that’s coming up. No less than five of the seven seats on the District 57 school board will be up for election in April.

     
  • Mt. Prospect District 57 buys land near Westbrook School Oct 23, 2014 4:17 PM
    Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 will pay approximately $315,000 for a parcel of land adjacent to Westbrook School for Young Learners. The land will allow the district to expand the school's parking lot and improve traffic flow during drop-off and pick-up times.

     
  • Dist. 57 hopes for vigorous discussion at community meeting Oct 2, 2014 5:08 PM
    Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 hopes to talk more regularly in the coming year with the people it serves. Toward that end, the district will host the first in a series of “community conversations” later this month. "It should be a great opportunity for the exchange of information and concerns,” school board President Karen Nejdl said.

     
  • Dist. 57 wins national awards for communication efforts, launches redesigned website Aug 22, 2014 2:47 PM
    Mount Prospect School District 57’s communications efforts have been honored by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). The District won the following two awards:

     
  • Dist. 57 receives awards for communication efforts Aug 20, 2014 5:07 PM
    Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 has received two awards from the National School Public Relations Association for the district’s recent communications efforts, officials announced. The NSPRA gave District 57 the 2014 “Golden Achievement Award,” which recognizes efforts to inform the public in a cost-effective manner, and the 2014 “Award of Merit,” which recognizes the district’s electronic newsletter.

     
  • Mount Prospect elementary districts start year with new programs Aug 18, 2014 11:07 AM
    School opens this week in Mount Prospect's two elementary districts. Leaders of River Trails District 26 and Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 say that the ongoing transition to the Common Core will be a big part of the new year's educational approach.

     
  • Concert benefits Dist. 57 music students May 30, 2014 4:43 PM
    Music fans and Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 supporters are invited to the Music Scholarship Benefit Concert on June 1 at the Blues Bar. Admission and raffle proceeds support the Music Ensemble Scholarship Fund.

     
  • New Dist. 57 board member brings business skills to post Mar 13, 2014 5:37 PM
    When Jennifer Kobus and her husband were in the market for a new home, there was only one area under consideration. "I wanted to live in District 57," Kobus said. Nine years later, the mother of three is a member of the school board, having been appointed to fill the vacancy created when Sann Knipple resigned.

     
  • Union head says Dist. 57 teachers happy with contract Mar 5, 2014 6:07 PM
    The head of the teachers union in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 said Wednesday that union members feel a new sense of optimism in the wake of recent contract negotiations. “Teachers feel like we have more of a voice in the district now,” said Michelle Walsh, president of the Mount Prospect Education Association. “And I think our relationship with the central district administration and the school board is stronger because of the whole experience.”

     
  • District 57 ratifies, releases contract details Feb 24, 2014 6:40 PM
    Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 released details Monday of its newly ratified, four-year teachers’ contract, as well as a joint statement with the union expressing mutual satisfaction with the long-negotiated agreement. School board President Karen Nejdl said one point both sides agreed on and sought to rectify was that the district’s teachers have been among the lowest paid in the area.

     
  • District 57 teachers union ratifies tentative deal Feb 19, 2014 2:40 PM
    Teachers in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 ratified a tentative teachers contract this week with a unanimous vote, the Mount Prospect Education Association announced. The deal, reached after nearly a year of sometimes contentious negotiations, will be official when the District 57 school board approves it, which could happen later this week.

     
  • District 57, teachers union reach deal to avoid strike Feb 11, 2014 5:50 PM
    The Mount Prospect Elementary School District 57 board and Mount Prospect Education Association negotiators reached a tentative contract agreement late Monday, averting a potential teachers strike affecting more than 2,000 students. Terms were not disclosed.

     
  • Dist. 57 reports progress after nine-hour session, more talks planned Feb 10, 2014 7:33 PM
    The Mount Prospect Elementary School District 57 board and its teachers union met for nearly nine hours Sunday and met again Monday in an effort to avoid a potential strike effecting more than 2,000 students. The board and the Mount Prospect Education Association issued a joint statement Monday morning saying progress was made during the latest round of talks and both sides are encouraged and hopeful that a deal will be reached soon.

     
  • No deal yet, but District 57, union still talking Feb 6, 2014 5:43 PM
    District negotiators and teachers-union representatives in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 continue to work hard on a new deal. The two sides met for about five hours Wednesday night, and additional sessions are scheduled Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

     
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