Friday, April 12, 2013
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce's 98th annual Awards and Installation Dinner will feature legendary journalist Bill Kurtis.
Friday, April 12
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce and guests will celebrate the organization’s 98th anniversary with a dinner celebration at the Lake Forest Club on April 17 to welcome new board members and honor outstanding business leaders within the chamber. The annual dinner is one of the chamber’s largest fundraisers with proceeds from the event being used to support member programming and services for the Lake County Chamber. This year's theme is "Innovation, Ingenuity & Reinvigorating Your Brand." Acclaimed producer, host and major market news anchor Bill Kurtis will provide the keynote address for the evening. Having cultivated his personal brand as a media specialist, author and business leader earning the respect of his peers and viewers for …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Two Lake County teachers received the Sheriff's Office Citizen Meritorious Service Awards for developing a "Choice Program" that has reached over 600 students.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sheriff Mark Curran, Jr. presented educators Stacey Gorman, Department Chair Social Studies, and Michelle Bonadies, Social Studies, both employed in Mundelein, with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Meritorious Service Awards. The award is presented to citizens for an act, service or achievement that significantly contributes to law-enforcement accomplishments in the field of traffic safety, crime prevention, criminal apprehension or police and community relations, according to a release from the Sheriff's Office. Gorman and Bonadies received the Citizen Meritorious Service Awards on May 17. They had invited members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Adult Corrections Division to participate in their Criminal and Civil Law classes …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The District 127 school board took time to recognize outstanding students and staff.
As the school year wraps up, the District 127 school board took the time to recognize students from different clubs and activities, and heard what they enjoyed about being involved, their achievements and from seniors, what’s next. Georgette Polychronos, Grayslake North history teacher, introduced History Fair Particpants Erin Chatten and Matt Teubert and shared their success at the fair. Chatten was awarded a $20,000 scholarship to DePaul University for her project on the YMCA, which she said she has been involved with since she was a child. “[The YMCA] changed society for the better,” she said about her research. Teubert is a National Qualifier for National History Day with his research project on the Manhattan Project and the Atomic …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Public Service Practicum students were recognized during their recent awards night.
The Public Service Practicum banquet was held to honor all outgoing and incoming PSP students. Led by teacher Chris Kubic, the PSP course at Grayslake North High School is offered to juniors and seniors and its purpose is to combine public service with skill based training in project management, marketing, leadership and professional communication. "Students walk out of the class with better understanding of what needs are in their area and how they can design projects and get people to participate in them to meet those needs," Kubic said after the Knight in a Box project held last week. During that event, PSP students slept outside the school in large boxes to help raise awareness of homelessness. Kubic said that PSP had 22 outgoing …
Monday, May 23, 2011
The Grayslake Exchange Club’s annual Book of Golden Deeds event recognized the accomplishments of its members, local students and officers.
Nearly 100 people attended the Grayslake Exchange Club’s annual Book of Golden Deeds ceremony to recognize the honorable efforts of both its members and others in the community who have dedicated their time to making Grayslake a safer and more enjoyable place to live. Guest speaker Lake County Circuit Judge John T. Phillips said he appreciated the efforts of organizations like Exchange because of all they do to benefit the community. “These are the people that do things, get out in the community and make it a better place. They help families tremendously. They’re just all around good people,” Phillips said. Exchange is an all-volunteer service organization for men and women with 700 clubs and approximately 28,000 members throughout the …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Two-day program provides teachers with “best practices.”
Using technology in the classroom, achieving positive behaviors and developing strategies to improve the reading, math and science were just a few of the topics presented last week during a professional development conference in Grayslake. Hosted by Community Consolidated School District 46 and the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, the event was well-received by attendees from within the district and elsewhere. “I was researching a good place to get my new teacher program done and came across this conference and decided to attend and it is paid for by my school,” said Jessica Mena of Peabody Elementary in Chicago. The progress of each school within the district over the last few years was highlighted on displays. The event also included …
Monday, March 28, 2011
Students and teachers from Grayslake Central and North High Schools were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments.
Students Praised for Athletic Accomplishments Catherine Finger, District 127 superintendent, opened the recent board meeting with praise for both Grayslake Central and North’s student athletes and newly approved tenured faculty. While there has been much controversy at the schools lately due to three wrestling coaches from North abruptly resigning, Finger put the focus on the positive and celebrated successful students and teachers. “This is a very, very, very special evening,” she said. When thanking students for their participation she said: “We’re so proud of you, so fortunate to have you representing us.” Grayslake Central High School Wrestlers Recognized as State Qualifiers Grayslake Central Principal Syd Klocke introduced Senior …