Thursday, May 16, 2013
Good news about Grayslake area graduates.
St. Olaf College Honors Day Joshua Kosberg, of Wildwood, was among nearly 900 St. Olaf College students who were recognized for academic achievement at the Minnesota college's annual Honors Day convocation on May 3. Kosberg, a performance major, is the son of Robert and Rebecca Kosberg. Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Bob Jones University Dean's List Mariah Ferrier, a freshman Biology major from Lindenhurst, was among approximately 1,500 Bob Jones University (Greenville, S.C.) students who were named to the Spring 2013 Dean's List. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Rita Fischer, current assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction at Grayslake Community High School District 127, has just been hired to take on the same position in Community High School District 128.
Tuesday, April 23
The District 128 Board of Education has named Rita Fischer, Ed.D its new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, effective July 1. Fischer currently holds the same position in Grayslake District 127. "Rita is highly regarded for her instructional leadership work and positive working relationships with teachers, administrators and staff to ensure student growth and increase student achievement," said District 128 Superintendent Prentiss Lea. "She is an outstanding leader, and will be a great addition to the D128 leadership team." Fischer brings more than 20 years of educational experience to the position, having worked as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, associate principal of curriculum and …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
From driver's education to fine arts and science, Grayslake Community High School District 127 offers summer school courses for grades 9-12, beginning in June.
Summer school will be held at Grayslake Central High School this year.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
District 46 and District 127 are making scheduling adjustments as a result of the pending winter snow storm.
Patch will update this page if new cancellations or delays are announced, so check back! School closing information can also be found by clicking here. District 46 Due to the winter weather conditions all after-school activities are cancelled for Thursday, Dec. 20 for all District 46 schools. Champions child care will remain open. Please watch the district website for more weather related information and closings. Grayslake High School District 127 Due to inclement weather, school opening has been delayed for Friday, Dec. 21. All morning activities and athletic practices have been cancelled. Start times are as follows: Grayslake Central High School will start final exams at 8:55 a.m. Session 1: 8:55 a.m.-10:10 a.m. Session 2: 10:20 a.m.-11…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Learn who has filed to run in the April 9, 2013, consolidated election for various boards in the Grayslake area.
Village of Grayslake The village board election will be uncontested. Incumbent Mayor Rhett Taylor and trustees Bruce Bassett, Amy Edwards and Shawn Vogel, along with village clerk Cynthia Lee, have all filed to run for re-election. Village of Hainesville The village board election will be uncontested. Incumbent Mayor Linda Soto and trustees Gerry Daley, John Derenoski and Georgeann Duberstein have all filed to run for re-election. District 46 Five candidates have filed to run for four District 46 School Board seats, including one slate. The Focus on Education slate includes candidates James Weidman, Steven Strack, Robert Roop, Jr. and Jill N. Alfrejd. Resident Paul J. Sprenger is running as an independent candidate. The terms of Michael …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Police say Edward C. Brandt of Lake Forest shot Jessica Corinne Kenny, a 2000 Grayslake High School graduate, before turning the gun on himself in Las Vegas Friday.
Authorities in Las Vegas say Edward C. Brandt of Lake Forest shot a 30-year-old concierge desk worker at a casino hotel before killing himself Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune. Jessica Corinne Kenny of Las Vegas was shot at the Excalibur resort, where she worked as the concierge desk worker for the travel website Vegas.com, ABC 7 News in Chicago reported on Monday. Brandt, 31, then shot himself in the head. Kenny was a 2000 graduate of Grayslake High School, according to the Daily Herald. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this most difficult time," Denise Kindle, assistant superintendent for personnel services at Grayslake High School District 127, told the Daily Herald. Las Vegas police Lt. Ray Steiber said that …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Grayslake area schools share their reaction to Friday's tragedy.
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT could be any school in our Grayslake community, and right now they are devastated by the horrific scene left in the wake of a gunman who reportedly killed 27 people Friday morning, the majority being young children. Local schools react Patch reached out to Grayslake area schools for their reaction to this tragedy. This afternoon, Grayslake High School District 127 conducted a moment of silence before students were released for the day. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and the entire community in Newton, CT. We are deeply saddened by this tragic event and ended the school day with a moment of silence in honor of the victims and their families," said D127 Supt. …
Monday is the first day candidates for the April 2013 election can file nominating petitions. The deadline has been extended to Dec. 26.
Are you planning on running for Grayslake office in the April 9, 2013 elections? Candidates can begin filing their nominating petitions beginning Monday, Dec. 17 through Wednesday, Dec. 26, the day after Christmas. The new filing deadline was changed per Senate Bill 3338 and recently signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn. Village of Grayslake Mayor Rhett Taylor's term expires in 2013 along with the terms of trustees Bruce Bassett, Amy Edwards and Shawn Vogel. Candidate petitions will be accepted Dec. 17-Dec. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the village hall at 10 S. Seymour Ave. Petitions will also be accepted Dec. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and Dec. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The village is closed weekends and Dec. 25. The last day to file an …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Grayslake District 127 School Board will vote on the proposed 2012 tax levy following a public hearing tomorrow night.
Grayslake Community High School District 127 is proposing a $44.4 million tax levy for 2012, which represents an increase of $1.9 million or 4.53 percent over last year. The district anticipates the actual tax extension to be $44 million. The school board will hold a levy hearing at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Grayslake Central High School, 400 N. Lake St., followed by the vote and adoption during the regular portion of the meeting. "As in the past, the recommendation is to increase the levy in order to continue to support the high level of student achievement in Grayslake Community High School District 127 as well as to continue to provide the excellent curricular and co-curricular programs offered to students," said Mike Zelek, District 127 …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Enter Patch's "Deck the House" contest for a chance to win $100,000 for your Grayslake school district and $500 for yourself!
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
A little friendly competition never hurts, especially when there’s $100,000 for your school district on the line! So if you think your holiday decorations are the best in town, upload a picture of your house and enter our Deck the House Contest. And don’t worry about all those lights racking up the utility bill because if you’re voted a finalist Patch will give you up to $500 to cover the expense. Even if your decorations aren't as extravagant as the Griswolds, we’d still love to have a photo of your house in the gallery so we can show Grayslake has awesome holiday spirit. Have fun and happy holidays! Enter Patch's “Deck the House” Contest For a Chance to Win $100,000 for Grayslake Schools