Sunday, April 28, 2013
Students and administrators have sometimes clashed over what is and is not appropriate attire for a high school dance.
Are high school dance dress codes out of control? In New Jersey strapless dresses were banned by the principal because he said they were "distracting" to boys, the Chicago Tribune reported. Earlier this year, 40 girls said they were subjected to "invasive" wardrobe inspections in California, Mission Viejo Patch reported. "They were so thorough," Lindsay Kamikawa wrote in the high school newspaper. "Girls were asked to lift their arms in the air, turn their backs to the administrators—some of [whom] were male—and walk back and forth. I saw at least three [girls] that were crying. They [school officials] took it to such bizarre extremes. The administrator looked at them from head to toe and pretty much at all angles." Local high schools have…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Palatine High School hosted 16 boys and girls track teams at the event Saturday.
Palatine High School hosted 16 boys and girls track teams at the 81st Palatine Relays.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
U.S. News & World Reports released its high school rankings this week.
While Huntley High School did not make this year's U.S. News & World Report's best high schools list, three other McHenry County high schools did. Cary-Grove High School ranked 50th in the state while Richmond-Burton High School was ranked as the 53rd best school in Illinois and Marengo High School came in as the 61st best high school in the state, according to the rankings, which were released Tuesday. U.S. News analyzes data from the 2010-2011 school year from more than 21,000 schools located in 49 states and the District of Columbia to determine the rankings. All of the McHenry County schools ranked above the Illinois average on math and reading proficiency while Richmond-Burton and Cary-Grove also ranked above average for college …
Share your pre-prom photos with Huntley readers.
Choosing the perfect prom gown takes a lot of patience. Finding the perfect prom date takes a lot of courage. Getting the perfect prom hairdo takes a lot of trust. But once everything comes together, getting that perfect prom picture is a piece of cake! HUNTLEY PATCH wants to see pictures of prom groups in all their gowns and glory before the big night! Strike your best prom pose and upload pictures and videos from prom night here by clicking the button above that says "upload pics and clips." When is prom for Huntley High School students?
Monday, April 22, 2013
The construction project is expected to get underway in early June, according to the Northwest Herald.
As part of the first project in an extensive expansion, construction will soon start on the Huntley High School's football stadium, according to the Northwest Herald. The District 158 Board of Education last week approved $1.4 million in construction bids for work, such as, "excavation of the football field and installation of drainage equipment" in preparation for the addition of a new synthetic field, according to the article.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Jacobs High School environmental club has refurbished a greenhouse not used since 1979. Students are growing plants for the Algonquin-LITH Interfaith Food Pantry.
What: Green Eagles Greenhouse Grand Re-Opening/ Open House When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22 Where: Jacobs High School, 2601 Bunker Hill, Algonquin Who: Open to the public ----------------------------------------------------- Most people don't realize Jacobs High School was built in 1976 with a greenhouse. The glass pane archway over the main entrance is not merely an aesthetic feature. The glass panes comprise the roof and sides of the greenhouse located above a second-story science classroom. The greenhouse essentially is a third level room, overlooking the school roof at 2601 Bunker Hill, Algonquin. "The greenhouse was built in 1976, and hasn't been used since 1979," said Terry Stroh, head of Jacobs science division. "Since …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Job fairs at both McHenry County College and Elgin Community College will be held this Friday.
Tuesday, April 16
McHenry County College will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Gym/Multipurpose Room of the college, 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake. Sponsored by MCC’s Career Services and the McHenry County Workforce Network, the job fair will feature more than 40 employers from various fields. The fair is open to MCC students and community residents. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resumes and dress professionally. Opportunities for both full-time and part-time positions ranging from entry level to professional abilities will be available. According to Evette Thompson, MCC’s coordinator of Career Services, job seekers should plan to arrive early and meet as many employers, take notes and ask for employers’ …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
A photo gallery of innovative ways area young men asked their dates to prom.
It's not enough for a high schooler to simply ask a girl to be his date for prom. Unless a couple is "officially" dating and it's obvious the two will be attending the prom, today's "prom date proposals" are much more involved and creative. Here are a couple ways some area young men asked their dates/ girlfriends to prom. Don't have a date, yet? Well, boys - or girls - borrow one of these ideas and get one. There's still plenty of time to ask! Crystal Lake South High School Prom "Enchanted Evening" Friday, May 3 Renaissance Hotel, Schaumburg Tickets are $65 per person. Tickets can be purchased online through Friday, April 12, and then at the school next week. Cary-Grove High School Prom Friday, May 3 The Rosemont Convention Center, …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Marek Makowski will travel to the Journalism Education Association spring conference in San Francisco on April 27.
Wednesday, April 10
Huntley High School senior Marek Makowski has been named Illinois Journalist of the Year by the Illinois Journalism Education Association (IJEA). On April 27, he will travel to San Francisco with journalism adviser Dennis Brown for the Journalism Education Association spring conference where he will be in the running for National Journalist of the Year. “I couldn’t believe it when Mr. Brown told me the great news,” said Makowski. For the competition, Makowski submitted a 38-page portfolio, which was the culmination of three years of his dedication to writing. The portfolio featured samples of his work and corresponding commentary on feature stories, columns, photos, blogs, page designs, and photography that he has produced. “I can honestly…
Thursday, April 4, 2013