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Top Box, FarmLogix win $500k grant to bring fresh local food to underserved families

Some Chicago Public Schools parents on the South and West sides could soon have the option of using an app to buy boxes of locally sourced meat and produce that will be delivered to the schools.

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Batavia Lions Club to treat children to Halloween fun

BATAVIA – An early Halloween will arrive with a gentle roar Oct. 28 with spirited help from the Batavia Lions Club, whose members return for a second year to create memorable Trunk-or-Treat fun for the children at Batavia Apartments.

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Elgin Community College's Early Childhood Lab School received the Silver Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state's new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers.

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Grandparents, special people join St. Mary's students

St. Mary's Catholic Community School in Crown Point had a packed house for its annual "Grandparents and Special Persons Day" on Oct. 13. They got such a fantastic turnout that they have to divide the program into two sessions. Everyone loved the band so much that it ran over by almost 10 minutes....

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John Muir Middle School debuts outdoor learning space

A new outdoor classroom was dedicated on Friday at John Muir Middle School on a site where a condemned bungalow had previously been located.
The 40-seat, 2,000-square-foot classroom is the result of a partnership the school formed with Woodbury University's School of Architecture and Nickelodeon.

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Ex-coach continues cancer fight at Plainview-Old Bethpage homecoming

Stacy Brennan still exudes the enthusiastic personality one would associate with a cheerleading coach.
Her spirit shone brightly during Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School’s homecoming football game last Saturday. As any good coach would, she’s showing people how to overcome adversity.

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Costumed dodgeball tournament raises $13,000 for Laguna schools

SchoolPower's seventh annual Dodgeball Tournament on Wednesday raised about $13,000 for the Laguna Beach Unified School District, according to a news release. Sixty-two teams of costumed students and adults, including teachers from all four district schools and Laguna Beach police and firefighters,...

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St. Linus School Students Enjoy New Technology and Upgrades in Every Classroom

The students of St. Linus School started the new school year with major upgrades to technology within the school and its classrooms. Each classroom - 16 in total - is now equipped with Bright Links Interactive Projectors, helping to promote student collaboration, creativity and problem solving. Through the use of the Bright Links Interactive Projectors, the school's traditional whiteboards have been transformed into interactive tools where children can get hands-on learning in every subject. Students can now follow textbooks, watch educational videos, do presentations to the classroom, and take virtual tours of locations throughout the globe, including the rainforest, Jamestown, and Shakespeare's England.

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WOODSTOCK – School District 200 has sued Woodstock-based Merryman Excavation for breach of contract related to utility work at the Woodstock North High School building.