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Board of education Jan. 16 meeting: solar panels and debt abatement

Board of education Jan. 16 meeting: solar panels and debt abatement

Sarah Reilly

January 19, 2020

At the Jan. 16 board of education meeting, a small group of children from the early childhood center stood and led the pledge. The children were able to sit and stay or to leave after. Soon after, the board members started reviewing the agenda. The Board of Education typically has two meetings a month. The f...

December BOE Meeting: 2019 levy hearing and action taken

December BOE Meeting: 2019 levy hearing and action taken

Gabby Terez

December 26, 2019

The Dec. 19 board of education meeting started off positively with a pledge led by third, fourth, and fifth graders from Leggee. The students were then able to sit in some of the board member’s seats, where they received cookies and were asked questions regarding how they got picked to lead the ple...

Dec. Bilingual Parents Advisory Committee meeting stresses the importance of family

Dec. Bilingual Parents Advisory Committee meeting stresses the importance of family

Sarah Reilly

December 18, 2019

The room smells of pasta, cookies, and garlic bread. Different families sit around talking in Spanish and English. A table with a computer and project sits in front of all the chairs. Just down the hall, the kids are playing. The adults and older kids are getting ready to sit and listen to their gues...

A Very Merry Holiday on the Town: Day 1

A Very Merry Holiday on the Town: Day 1

Annaliese Harper

December 16, 2019

Snow falls a week before the event, as the town prepares for a holiday celebration. The streetlights are decorated with tinsel and garland, the houses are decorated with lights, and the children are decorated with merry grins and smiles. A Very Merry Huntley, the annual holiday event, kicked off Frida...

Santa’s Fireside Feast goes off without a hitch at Marlowe Middle School

Santa’s Fireside Feast goes off without a hitch at Marlowe Middle School

Brooke Hamann

December 11, 2019

White stranded lights dangle from the ceilings, their sparkle, lighting up the room. The smell of chicken and potatoes fills the noses of those who wait.  Children galore, wait in anticipation for the all beloved Santa to walk through the double-doors. Santa’s little helpers, assist those who a...

Thanksgiving break commences for students, but not just yet for teachers

Thanksgiving break commences for students, but not just yet for teachers

Tanpreet Bhathal

December 9, 2019

As Thanksgiving break began for students at Huntley High School, teachers came back to school, their break did not begin just yet. On Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26, parents and students scheduled conferences to come meet with their teachers.  Parent Teacher Conferences is a time for parents to come in and ...

The fall COGC meeting discusses the future of District 158 children and more

The fall COGC meeting discusses the future of District 158 children and more

Ruhi Gulati

December 6, 2019

On the night of Dec. 2, the Director of Curriculum, Dr. Amy MacCrindle, sat in the front of the dimly lit library of Heineman Middle School with her gray laptop in front of her.  Other than the skidding of basketball shoes on the cafeteria floor and the buzzing of lights hung above a circle of s...

12/5 Board of Education COW meeting: Celebrating greatness

12/5 Board of Education COW meeting: Celebrating greatness

Ayman Mirkhan

December 6, 2019

To achieve greatness. Most of the time this concept is associated with famous names such as Michael Jordan or Walter Payton, but sometimes the obtainment of greatness can be found in our hometown.  Senior Ian Geisler was honored at this Board of Education meeting and congratulated with his successe...

HHS News Media goes to Washington DC

HHS News Media goes to Washington DC

Emma Gribbens

December 2, 2019

17 students of Huntley's media program, including television, yearbook, and newspaper production, got up before dawn, excited for what was to come. All of the eager students were ready to go onto to the airplane to Washington, D.C. As they got off the airplane, they checked into the hotel and started thei...

Destination 158 recognizes areas of improvement

Destination 158 recognizes areas of improvement

Ashley Reilly

November 20, 2019

On the night of Nov. 19, dozens of District 158 parents and faculty flooded into the cafeteria for the second Destination 158 event. This session focused on academics, curriculum, and student achievement, highlighting what is being implemented now, what is going to be implemented, and what shortcomings...

Nov. 14 BOE meeting honors Marlowe’s boys cross country and discusses tax levies

Nov. 14 BOE meeting honors Marlowe’s boys cross country and discusses tax levies

Veronica Castillo

November 15, 2019

The Nov. 14 District 158 Board of Education Meeting began last night by honoring of the Marlowe Middle School boy’s Cross Country team after their first-place finish at the IESA state meet. The boys were invited to lead the pledge and were congratulated by the board and the general public.  He...

Making light out of sadness

Making light out of sadness

Natalie VonderHeide

November 14, 2019

When life unexpectedly takes a turn down the wrong road, there are small things we forget because it’s not important at that moment in time.  Heather Frederick, creator and president of G ive Love For Life, has experienced this from an event that changed her family’s life in an instant.  Frederick’s Sister-in-law, Gina...

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