Monday, May 13, 2013
The IESA's Track and Field Meet was held last weekend in East Peoria.
Congratulations to the Park School Campus seventh-grade boys who placed first in the 4x200-meter relay at the Illinois Elementary School Association's (IESA) Track and Field Meet in East Peoria on Saturday. The athletes, who competed in the Boys Class 7A State Track Meet, won with a time of 1:48.04. Congratulations also go out to the following students for their achievements:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Former District 46 board member Shannon Smigielski asked for $2,000 help defray court costs to help obtain an order of protection against a man charged with harassing her.
The District 46 Board of Education approved giving funds to former school board member Shannon Smigielski, but not the full amount she requested. Smigielski had asked for funds not to exceed $2,000 in obtaining a two-year order of protection against Christopher Culp to keep him from Smigelski, her daughters, the school and her home. Culp, 43, of 691 S. Rose Hall Lane, Round Lake, was charged with disorderly conduct-telephone harassment, a Class B misdemeanor, according to Grayslake police. Smigielski said Culp made a threatening phone call to her home at 11:45 p.m. Jan. 19 during the District 46 teachers' strike. Smigielski resigned from the school board, effective March 3. To help the former board member, the board voted on April 24 to …
Students in District 46 gathered at Frederick School Tuesday for a night of hands-on science experiments designed to teach STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Science Night in District 46, sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America in cooperation with the Girl Scouts, was a big hit with students and grown-ups alike at Frederick School Tuesday. The hands-on science experiments, about 20 total, ranged from making toothpaste explode and creating slime to blasting off a squeeze rocket and extracting DNA. Many of the experiments were conducted by scientists, engineers and professionals from area companies. Other area schools will enjoy the same program this week including Woodland Elementary, Millburn Elementary and Palombi School in Lake Villa. Thanks to Dan Sabato for sharing the information and photos.
Elizabeth Bako, who is accused of stealing thousands from the Frederick School PTO, appeared in court Wednesday.
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Wednesday, April 24
Former Frederick School PTO treasurer Elizabeth Bako, 41, of Grayslake, may avoid going to trial if attorneys on both sides can work out a plea deal involving restitution, reports the Lake County News-Sun. Bako is charged with two counts of felony theft, one for theft of $10,000 to $100,000 and the other for theft of $500 to $10,000. She has also been charged with two counts of unlawful purchase with a credit or debit card, according to the Lake County Circuit Clerk's Office. The incidents allegedly occurred between April 2011 and May 2012 while Bako was serving as treasurer of the Frederick School PTO. The Grayslake resident pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing Dec. 5. Bako is due back in court May 29, according to the News-Sun. …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Wedneday's meeting of the District 46 School Board will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Park School at 400 W. Townline Rd., in Round Lake.
Tuesday, April 23
The agenda for the April 24 school board meeting in District 46 includes the following action items:
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Grayslake-based elementary District 46 seeks your input.
Now is your chance to say what you think. Really. Community Consolidated School District 46, based in Grayslake, is asking for opinions to identify the strengths and weaknesses in the school's climate and environment. Parents, teachers, students and community members have through the end of March 2013 to take a 15-minute research based survey to help identify areas in which the school can improve or is doing well. The survey is called School Environment Matters. The results will be compiled with others from across Illinois, 5Essentials Survey to Help Improve Student Learning. "We encourage all our teachers, students and parents to make their voices heard to impact change by completing this survey," stated District 46 Ellen Correll. …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
What will Grayslake school students come up with at Saturday's Regional Science Olympiad at the College of Lake County?
About 700 middle and high school students, including those from Grayslake Central and North high schools, Grayslake Middle School, Frederick School, Park School and St. Gilbert Catholic School, will demonstrate their creativity and science skills at the 2013 Grayslake Regional Science Olympiad at the College of Lake County on Saturday, March 9. With event titles such as "Disease Detectives," "Designer Genes," "Rotor Egg Drop" and "Mission Possible," the events allow students to do cool science experiments and participate in heated competitions. The Oympiad runs from 8 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., Saturday with an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. The competitions will be held at locations throughout the CLC Grayslake campus at 19351 W. Washington St. …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Area elementary and middle school students will compete in the Far North Regional Tournament of Destination Imagination in Libertyville Saturday.
More than 40 Grayslake students will put their problem-solving skills to the test Saturday, March 2 at the Far North Regional Tournament of Destination Imagination, a non-profit organization that fosters creativity and teamwork in the areas of science, technology engineering, math, the arts and service learning. This year, FedEx Ground employees will join District 46 staff and parents as volunteers. The regional tournament will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Highland Middle School at 310 W. Rockland Rd., in Libertyville. Parking will be limited. Click here to view the full event schedule for all participating teams. Awards will be held at Libertyville High School at 708 W. Park Ave. At last year's regional tournament, a team from …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
School resumed Tuesday, Jan. 22 for some 4,000 District 46 students following a three-day teacher strike. A board meeting will be held Wednesday night, but the agenda does not include approval of the new union contract.
Wednesday night will be the first regular meeting for the District 46 Board of Education since the teacher strike was settled following negotiations on Jan. 20, but don't expect to hear any details of the contract agreement. Superintendent Ellen Correll told Patch Wednesday's meeting, to be held at 6:30 p.m. at Frederick School, will not include approval of the contract, which has to be ratified by the union first. "The team hasn't set a date, but with what needs to be done, I would not be surprised if it were (not until) next week," said Jim Pergander, business agent for Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504. The next board meeting at which the contract could be on the agenda for approval would be Feb. 6. The tentative agreement …
Monday, January 21, 2013
School resumes Tuesday for students in District 46.
The District 46 teacher strike has ended following more than six hours of negotiations between the school board and union at Park School Sunday. The following statement is posted on the district Website: The District 46 Board of Education and the Lake County Federation of Teachers local 504 have reached a tentative agreement in their contract negotiations, and the three-day school strike has been suspended. Classes will resume at Avon Center, Meadowview, Prairieview, Woodview, Frederick, Grayslake Middle School, and Park Campus on Tuesday, January 22, following the already scheduled day off Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday. The tentative agreement outlines the terms of a new two-year contract. No details will be shared until it is…