Thursday, March 14, 2013
Peter Duffer is among 32 finalists under consideration for this year's awards.
Buffalo Grove High School's Peter Duffer, who teaches advanced placement micro and macro economics, is among 32 finalists for Illinois' 2013 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The finalists, selected from a pool of 510 nominations and 215 applicants, represent high school teachers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Since 1986, Golden Apple has recognized outstanding teachers throughout Illinois each year. The awards recognize outstanding teachers for their roles in building a stronger, better-educated society. Duffer and the 31 other finalists will participate in a final round of review and observations prior to the announcement of the 10 recipients in May. “The tenacity and passion that these teachers possess for …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Registration, athletic and extracurricular fees could be raised next year due a projected budget deficit, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Tuesday, March 12
Increases in student registration, athletic and extracurricular fees are being considered by High School District 214 school board to addresss projected budget shortfalls of up to $5 million for the 2013-14 school year, the Chicago Tribune reports. The district has made a number of moves to curtail spending, according to the Chicago Tribune. A cost comparison with neighboring District 211 found comparable registration fees to be nearly $300 more per year in District 214.
Monday, March 4, 2013
All Buffalo Grove-area schools have canceled classes for Tuesday.
Buffalo Grove area schools have canceled Tuesday’s classes in anticipation of heavy snow. As of Monday night, before any snow had fallen, school had been canceled in District 21, District 96, District 102, District 103, St. Mary School, District 214, and Stevenson High School, according to their websites. Lake and Cook counties are under a winter storm warning, with 7-10 inches of snow possible. Related: Northern Illinois Under Winter Storm Warning for Tuesday In District 96, all after-school and evening activities have also been canceled for Tuesday, as well as before- and after-school care, according to an email from Superintendent Julie Schmidt. Also canceled are Tuesday night’s School Board meeting and student recognition program. The…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Young people from kindergarten to grade 9 whose schools feed into District 214 and other Mid-Suburban League high schools can take part in the developmental basketball league and camps that aim at improving skills and overall athleticism.
Team MSL was born five years ago, with an aim of developing individual athletes by improving fundamentals and athleticism through instruction in basketball. Matt May, its founder, says parent feedback has been extremely positive, so he knows Team MSL is on the right track. “What separates us is the strong focus we have on development of the individual; though we do have inter-league tournaments, its about improving the fundamentals in basketball and overall athleticism, other programs focus on preparing the kids for competition,” May said. Other intangibles that have grown out of the league and through its participants are development of a strong work ethic, and learning the importance of playing as a team, he said. The league also allows…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
After placing first in state, the Buffalo Grove High School team continues to receive honors.
The accolades aren’t over for Buffalo Grove High School’s cheerleaders, who placed first in state on Feb. 3. The Village of Buffalo Grove and School District 214 have announced plans to publicly recognize the co-ed varsity team at upcoming board meetings. Cheers for the team began almost immediately after it clenched the state title. The cheerleaders were featured on a WGN news broadcast on Feb. 5, a day after they were honored with an all-school assembly. Led by coach Jeff Siegal, the team includes Lauren Castleman, Megan Coan, Jenny Cysweski (captain), Christina Dreffein (captain), Brian Fuertes, Joseph Gonzalez, Brandon Gooden, Lauren Hintzman, Caleb Jones, Dan Kabakov, Lexie Marsh, Faviola Mendoza, Monica Misch, Rachel Nehring, Abby …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Thursday's weather and worsening road conditions has led to the cancellation of after-school programs in some districts, while others will continue their scheduled activities.
Weather conditions this afternoon (Feb. 7) have caused a number of area schools to cancel their after-school activities. In School District 96, students will be dismissed at the end of the school day. Buses will run on regular schedules, according to an email from the district. The same is true in District 102. "Because there are no late buses, students must be picked up by a parent or guardian or go home on the regular bus," the district's website states. All activities have also been canceled in School District 21, a staff member confirmed to Patch. At Stevenson High School, the girls gymnastics sectional and incoming freshmen course selection will take place as scheduled. All other after-school activities have been canceled, and there …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
School District 214's Community Education board seeks a member from Buffalo Grove — regardless of what county the resident lives in.
Buffalo Grove residents interested in serving the greater community are invited to apply for a position on School District 214’s nonprofit Community Education board. The board can include up to 25 members, said Community Education Director Mike Field. None of the 17 citizens currently serving on the board are from Buffalo Grove, he said. Community Education programs are open to all Buffalo Grove residents, even if they live within the Stevenson High School district. Fees are the same for all participants. Prospective board members from Buffalo Grove can be residents of either Cook County or Lake County, Field said. Community Education programs include GED classes, intergenerational opportunities, Read to Learn, English as a Second …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Forest View Educational Center will be upgraded through a joint effort. The project will include a new synthetic field, stadium lights and improvements to the field house.
The Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights is readying for a big upgrade; a $1.75 million improvement project for the stadium and field house. The project is the result of a partnership between Robert Morris University (RMU) and District 214, and was approved in mid-December. "I am pleased with the administration's ability to find creative ways to upgrade facilities at minimal cost to taxpayers," said James Perkins, District 214 board president. Perkins said, "This is another great example of a collaboration resulting in a mutually beneficial project," according to the District 214 website. The project will include installation of a synthetic field and new stadium lights, in addition to two team locker rooms, a locker room …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Some election candidates are guaranteed positions on local governing boards.
When voters head to the polls on April 9, they won’t have to decide who to choose in some races. The races for expired seats on the Buffalo Grove Park Board, District 214 School Board, Stevenson High School Board and Indian Trails Public Library Board are all uncontested. The unopposed candidates are as follows. Buffalo Grove Park District School District 214 Stevenson High School/District 125 Indian Trails Library No one filed to run for a fourth open seat on the library board. The position is currently held by Doris Wagner, who is not seeking re-election. Vernon Area Public Library Read about the candidates in the contested April 9 races here.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Additional lap lanes will be among the improvements at the facility.
Buffalo Grove High School’s indoor pool is about to undergo an $11 million renovation. The 40-year-old pool will be expanded from six to eight lanes and will get a deeper diving well, the Daily Herald reported. Construction will begin at the end of the school year and reopen in the fall of 2014, according to the Chicago Tribune.