Tuesday, May 14, 2013
District 200 Board of Education approves lease and purchase agreements for more than 2,000 computers and 1,150 pieces of equipment.
The District 200 Board of Education last week approved the following three technology expenses to lease 1,221 computers for the two high schools, 860 laptops and 26 laptop carts and buy 1,150 monitors and sound bars for the high schools. Lease: 1,221 computers The board approved one four-year lease through Providence Capital Network for 1,221 computers, including 100 with a wireless card, 660 with no wireless card, 340 with higher processing power for student labs and 121 iMacs for art and business labs. The yearly lease will be $185,098, with an end-of-lease option to purchase all or some of the equipment. Purchase: 1,150 monitors and sound bars The district will buy 1,150 monitors and sound bars from an expiring lease for the high …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Washington Elementary School Principal Jon Pilkington will move to Hubble Middle School to be the assistant principal to Beth Sullivan and principal when she retires in 2014.
Washington Elementary School Principal Jon Pilkington will move to Hubble Middle School this summer to serve as the principal-elect for the 2013-14 school year before Hubble Principal Beth Sullivan retires in 2014, according to a District 200newsletter. "This transition year will give Mr. Pilkington the opportunity to work with Dr. Sullivan as well as all students, staff, and parents prior to him assuming the Principalship in 2014-15," according to the email. Pilkington moved to Washington in 2010 from his post as assistant principal at Johnson Elementary School. Jen Tavine, the current assistant principal at Hubble Middle School, will move to become the new principal at Washington Elementary beginning this summer.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
District 200 adds new board members, chooses members to serve as president, vice president and secretary.
The Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 Board of Education on Tuesday seated its new board members, Jim Mathieson and Brad Paulsen, who will replace outgoing members Andy Johnson and Ken Knicker. Of the nine candidates in the 2013 election, voters elected incumbents Joann Coghill and Barbara Intihar, and candidates Brad Paulsen and Jim Mathieson to serve on the board. The board elected Intihar to serve as the board president, replacing Rosemary Swanson, who has served as president since her re-election in 2011. Jim Vroman will serve as vice president and Brad Paulsen will serve as secretary of the board, according to a news release from District 200. Intihar said on election night her main focus as a board member will …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Park District, District 200 boards to vote on agreement to allow construction of turf fields behind Monroe Middle School.
The District 200 Board of Education on Wednesday will vote on an agreement with the Wheaton Park District to allow construction of synthetic turf fields behind Monroe Middle School. Per the intergovernmental agreement, the park district would take on a 25-year lease of the property behind the school and build up to two turf fields. Park District Executive Director Mike Benard said the district will start with one field and may decide to install another in the future. The park district currently uses school district property behind Monroe for football—primarily the Wheaton Rams program, and softball. The new fields would be designed for soccer, lacrosse and football use, according to a District 200 staff memo. Before construction, the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
District 200 used its parent e-mail list to launch a lobbying campaign to ban new virtual charter schools for a one year period.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Due to flooding and the severe weather school was cancelled and county government offices are closed.
Updated: 12:11 p.m. A flash flood warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday night. The National Weather Service has issued the flash flood warning for urban areas and small streams in DuPage County, along with areas around Chicagoland. Updated: 11:05 a.m. From the City of Wheaton All City of Wheaton emergency and Public Works crews are currently out in the community addressing traffic and flooding. This is an ongoing situation that the City is addressing and will continue to address as weather develops. Many roads are closed due to flooding. Please do not attempt to drive through flooded areas. The City has already received more than 300 calls and is addressing them. Residents with calls related to flooding issues should call 630-…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Patch recaps top news from the week of April 7-13, including the elections, a fire at Wheaton North High School and another a few blocks away, a man's threat of a "Columbine type" shooting at the courthouse and a child porn possession charge.
Here's are some of the top headlines from last week: Accused Wheaton North Teacher Pleads Not Guilty in Sexual Assault Case Fires at Wheaton North, Vacant House Unrelated: Fire Department UPDATED: Officials Investigate House Fire Near Wheaton North UPDATED: Fire Doused at Wheaton North Thursday Morning Voters Say 'No' to Jefferson Referendum Don't want to miss this stuff during the week? Sign up for our free daily email newsletter. Then like us on Facebook for a slightly different take. Sheriff: Lombard Man Threatened "Columbine Type" Courthouse Shooting Caribou Coffee Closing 1 Wheaton Location; 5 Total in DuPage County This Weekend One Hospitalized After Fire at Butterfield's Restaurant Nothing Bundt Cakes Partners With Sensory Garden …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Distinguished Teacher Awards recognize teachers in District 200 who go above and beyond the call of duty for their students.
The N.E.W. 200 Foundation, a nonprofit that works on funding and initiatives for District 200 students and teachers, on Wednesday honored three District 200 teachers with its annual Distinguished Teacher Awards. This year, organization honored Deanna Bero, a second grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School; Heidi Galassi, a seventh grade math teacher at Edison Middle School; and Jon Nowortya, a music teacher and marching band coach at Wheaton North High School. Students and parents of students who are currently enrolled in District 200 schools submit nominations for teachers they believe have gone above and beyond the “call of duty,” according to a news release from District 200. Deanna Bero was nominated by several families. According …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Two incumbents and two newcomers elected to District 200 Board of Education.
Updated 11:17 a.m. Joann Coghill, Barbara Intihar, Brad Paulsen and James Mathieson have won the 2013 election to the District 200 Board of Education with all precincts reporting. Coghill finished in first place with 4,857 votes, followed by Intihar with 4,792 votes, Paulsen with 4,748 votes and Mathieson with 4,596 votes. Intihar said Tuesday her main focus as a board member will continue to be academics in the district. "That's our business and everything else supports that, and that's what should drive our district," she said. Following the outcome of the Jefferson referendum, she said the board will have to regroup to assess why voters rejected the referendum and figure out a proposal the community would accept. "Buildings take a …
The District 200 Board of Education will vote on a resolution to deny the Illinois Virtual Charter School at Fox Valley proposal to bring virtual learning to District 200.
The District 200 Board of Education on Wednesay will vote on a resolution to deny the Illinois Virtual Charter School at Fox Valley proposal to bring an online education program to District 200. At a March 18 public hearing, representatives from Illinois Virtual Learning Solutions and K-12 presented information about the proposed program, community members asked questions and shared their opinions on the proposal and District 200 staff asked more than 80 questions about the program’s general operation, curriculum, instruction and finances. While the representatives responded to a few of the questions, District 200 Superintendent Dr. Brian Harris asked for answers to all of the questions by March 20, according to a District 200 memo. The …