Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Shedd Aquarium promotes recycling with holiday wreath project for students.
From empty pop cans and old newspapers to tennis balls and fabric scraps, students from Prairieview School in Hainesville demonstrated how creative and resourceful they were when they teamed up with the Shedd Aquarium for its "Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge." Sponsored by the McDonald's Owner Operators of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (MOCNI), the sustainability project encouraged Chicago-area classrooms to reduce, reuse and "wreath-cycle." The theme for this year's project was “Animal Connections." Each classroom entry was accompanied by a short essay to address the impact of recycling on wildlife. The festive wreaths, made from 100 percent recycled or recyclable materials are being displayed throughout the halls of the Shedd …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The county is seeking public input on its plan to widen Washington Street west of Lake Street to Hainesville Road and to build a railroad overpass at the crossing.
There is an Open House Public Hearing tonight June 7 about the plans to widen Washington Street from Hainesville Road to Lake Street. The project includes building a railroad bridge over Washington Street and expanding the road to four lanes along a 1.5 mile section of the road. The meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m. at Prairieview School on Route 120. The county said this is necessary to "address capacity, safety, and continuity issues." Washington Street is an east-west minor arterial that provides regional mobility for residents in Lake County, according to county documents. They added that Washington Street is an integral component in the overall regional transportation system. For information, visit www.washingtonthoroughfareproject.com.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Vince Murray, former assistant principal, will replace Amanda Schoenberg as principal of Grayslake's Prairieview School beginning July 1.
Vince Murray has been named the new leader of Prairieview School in Grayslake, only its second principal in the school's history. Murray has been the assistant principal at Park School Campus. He will take over as principal beginning July 1 as Amanda Schoenberg leaves the position to serve as assistant superintendent at a Bloomington school district. Murray began with the Grayslake Community Consolidated School District 46 as a seventh-grade teacher and coach at Grayslake Middle School before becoming assistant principal at Park School when the campus opened four years ago. “It was certainly a challenge but also an honor to do so too,” Murray said of leading Park School from the first day. “It’s not often to start a school from the ground…