Thursday, May 9, 2013
Martin Elementary School students went to Springfield to talk to politicians about how technology is helping them learn, according to the Northwest Herald.
Thursday, May 9
Carol Johnson, a Martin Elementary School fourth-grade teacher, and three of her students traveled to Springfield this past week to demonstrate to state lawmakers the different educational programs and applications they use on tablets to learn, according to the Northwest Herald. Martin used tablets instead of textbooks this year in its classroom and District 158 plans to expand its program next year to early elementary and middle school classrooms, according to the article. The Northwest Herald has more on this story.
A 2011 survey by Babson Survey Research Group found that nearly 23 percent of students in Illinois took blended learning classes, according to the Northwest Herald.
"Blended learning," a combination of online learning with traditional classroom instruction, is taking hold at Huntley High School with 500 of the high school's 2,393 students enrolled in the program this year and 1,300 students expected to enroll next year, according to the Northwest Herald. The blended learning classes were offered for the first time this year and allow students to complete online assignments while attending 47-minute classes at least two times per week, according to the Northwest Herald. Read more on this story on the Northwest Herald.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
District 158 will be hosting a parent involvement workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
Tuesday, April 30
A parent involvement workshop centered around teaching parents how to become better involved in their child's education and better support their children will take place Wednesday evening at Chesak Elementary School, 10910 Reed Road in Lake in the Hills. The workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, and will feature guest speaker Lourdes Ferrer, a Hispanic academic achievement specialist in Hispanic parental involvement program development, motivational speaking, and school district academic achievement data research and analysis, according to the District 158 press release. The workshop is free and open to the public and refreshments and child care will be provided. Lourdes grew up in a disadvantaged family in Puerto Rico…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Girls team ends season with a 10-0 record.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The 6th Annual concert Tuesday night features Huntley High School Band and Sun City Concert Band at the Performing Arts Center at the school.
Huntley High School band director Nick Konwerski and Sun City Concert Band director Donna Bressler are pleased to announce the “Festival of Music” concert. The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Performing Arts Center at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley. This 6th annual concert will feature a variety of new musical selections not previously performed by the combined bands. The event is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted at the door to benefit the Huntley High School band program. Donations from last year’s event totaled $1,079 to which the Sun City Band added another $1,000 for a grand total of $2,079. Scholarships in the amount of $500 each were then presented to three members of the …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Do you know of anymore weather-related cancellations? Let us know in the comments' section.
Tuesday, February 26
Area school districts are cancelling after-school activities and some businesses are closing early as heavy snow blankets McHenry County this afternoon. A winter storm advisory is in effect for McHenry County through 9 p.m. tonight. Below is a list of closings and cancellations for the area as of 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Patch.com will continue to update as more information becomes available. If you know of a closure or cancellation that we missed in our list below, be sure to let the community know by posting it in the comments' section. ---------------- McHenry County College is closed for the evening due to the weather. School District 47 in Crystal Lake has cancelled all evening events Tuesday due to the storm. Superintendent …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The performance will be this Saturday.
Monday, February 18
A group of fourth and fifth grade students from Martin Elementary School will perform in "An Evening of Percussion" this Saturday at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St. in Crystal Lake. The Mallets, Movement and More group is led by Martin music teachers Ingrid and Brent Mullane. The purpose of the group to showcase the skills and talents of Martin's students, and is also meant to encourage early musical leadership, connecting the school with the "local community through a positive artistic outlet," according to the District 158 press release. “The students have worked hard to learn some challenging music using barred mallet percussion instruments, hand percussion, drums, recorders and other instruments, and are very excited…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 18. Are schools closed? Is the post office open? Find out here.
Monday, Feb. 18 is Presidents Day, which also honors George Washington's birthday. Here's a handy list of what's open and closed in Huntley:
Monday, February 4, 2013
The District 158 Education Foundation handed out the grants to several teachers throughout the district.
Monday, February 4
Several District 158 teachers received Foundation Teacher Grants in recent weeks from the District 158 Education Foundation, according to a District 158 press release. The foundation awarded a total of $11,790 for education programs across the district. Grant winners from the 2012-2013 school year include: Source: District 158 press release Applications not selected for funding have been placed online to provide an opportunity for local businesses and members of the community to adopt and fund even more innovative ideas. Visit the Fund A Need Program requests page at www.district158.org/education-foundation.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Illinois State Board of Health recently approved the new requirements. So far this year, 30 cases of whooping cough have been reported in McHenry County while 299 cases were reported in 2012.
High school students will need to get a whooping cough vaccine next school year under new requirements recently approved by the Illinois State Board of Health. All sixth through twelfth grade students will be required to receive one booster shot of Tdap, which is an immunization against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) for the 2013-14 school year, according to the McHenry County Department of Health press release. Last year, students in sixth through ninth grades were first required to get the vaccine before the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, according to a District 300 press release. “Immunization is a shared responsibility,” said Patrick J. McNulty, administrator for the McHenry County Department of Health (…