Friday, October 5, 2012
Former Atlanta Falcons player and New York Times' bestselling author Tim Green spoke to Monroe Middle School students in Wheaton Thursday about the importance of reading 20 minutes a day, kindness and hard work.
Monroe Middle School students Thursday heard from author and former NFL star Tim Green about the importance of hard work. Green, author of Unstoppable, a New York Times bestseller about a foster child who dreams of one day playing for the NFL, read students the first chapter of his book Thursday, before talking to them about what it takes to achieve their dreams, and the importance of education, hard work and good character. As a kid, Green said he loved books. He had two things he loved: Football and books. "I loved sports and I played every sport... I loved football because I liked to knock people down. "When I was young, I had this instinct... I just, you know, would be walking down the hallway in school and would just feel like, 'wow, …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wheaton Warrenville South High School celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, after a controversial move to 1993 Tiger Trail in 1992.
When the Wheaton Warrenville South Tigers celebrate the 20th anniversary of the school's opening and its first state championship, they'll keep a school spirit alive that dates back over 100 years. But the Tiger history that includes the Belushi brothers (and sister), Bob Woodward and Red Grange could have dissolved in 1992, when Wheaton Central moved to Wheaton Warrenville to form Wheaton Warrenville South. Before Wheaton Warrenville South got its name in 1992, it was Wheaton Warrenville High School from 1973 until 1983, one of three high schools in District 200. In the early ‘80s, enrollment in District 200 started to decline. In 1981, the board of education decided to consolidate space and close one of the high schools, move sixth …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wheaton-Warrenville District 200 board passes balanced budget for the 2012-13 school year.
The Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 Board of Education Wednesday approved a balanced operating budget for the 2012-13 school year Anticipated expenditures total $149,133,590 and revenues total $149,133,750 for the 2012-13 school year. The 2012-13 budget represents a 1.8% increase from last year. The operating budget does not include Site & Construction funds (Capital Projects) or Bond & Interest funds. The board and staff attribute the balanced budget to several factors but especially to successful, collaborative bargaining agreements with teachers and support staff, according to a press release from the district. The district has negotiated contract renewals with First Student Transportation, GCA Custodial Services …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Seven Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South high school students were name National Merit semifinalists.
The National Merit Scholarship Program has named seven District 200 students from Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South high schools as National Merit semifinalists. The program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955, according to the National Merit Scholarship Program website. Congratulations to the following students: Wheaton North High School Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The budget hearing for the 2012-13 school year is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Warrenville.
The District 200 Board of Education will hold its public hearing on the budget for the 2012-13 year at its meeting at Bower Elementary School Wednesday night. District officials expect to post a balanced budget, up 2.47 percent from FY12. Projected operating revenues and expenditures are $150,116,590, excluding Bond & Interest and Site & Construction figures, Bill Farley, assistant superintendent for business operations told board members at a July 18 meeting. The district has negotiated contract renewals with First Student Transportation, GCA Custodial Services and Veolia Waste Removal at no extra cost, according to the District 200 website. The proceeds of the Hubble sale will reduce the district's debt service by $5.87 million. The …
Monday, August 27, 2012
District 200 board members have two ideas for the future of Jefferson Early Childhood Center.
A District 200 capital development committee has determined capital development needs in the district, with Jefferson topping the list as the facility most in need of renovation. At a May board meeting, district staff, board members and representatives from Legat Architects discussed two $29 million options to rebuild Jefferson, the district's School Services Center (SSC) and rehab, or sell, Woodland School, a district storage facility in Warrenville. Legat representative Patrick Brosnan presented the following options to the board: Brosnan introduced early plans to the board in October. Two board members who served on a subcommittee on the project recommended option "two" to the board. Related posts: ------------- Get the news delivered …
Wellness and nutrition education program that encourages District 200 students and their families to make healthier food choices, has been updated in anticipation of the USDA’s recommendations
Students who returned to school in District 200 last week were welcomed back with a greater variety of healthy food selections on their cafeteria’s menu. As part of the USDA’s changes to the National School Lunch Program, Community Unit School District 200 and ARAMARK have further updated the school menu to incorporate the new meal requirements and offer students additional healthful menu items. Designed to ensure students receive a balanced meal consisting of foods from all major food groups, the USDA’s new standards encourage healthy eating and nutrition education. Additionally, the requirements focus on obtaining calories and other key nutrients from fruits, vegetables, protein foods, grains and milk with proper serving sizes for a …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
District 200 will solicit feedback and answer questions about the district's capital development needs, including plans to rebuild Jefferson Early Childhood Center at community forums. Here is some background info on the plans before the first forum.
Community Unit School District 200 will kick off its series of four community forums Monday at Jefferson Early Childhood Center. The forums will allow residents to ask questions about the district's capital developments, including plans to rebuild Jefferson Early Childhood Center, formerly Jefferson Preschool. The forums will follow a bit of an open house format, with a brief presentation to attendees at the beginning, followed by optional tours of the building, tables with design details, board members to answer questions and other information on the district's capital development needs. A District 200 capital development committee has determined capital development needs in the district, with Jefferson topping the list as the facility …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Community Unit School District 200 signs on with ECRA Group to complete community survey and survey report in the fall. The finished report will help the board decide whether to put a referendum question on the 2013 ballot for the district's capital devel
The District 200 Board of Education hired ECRA Group, Inc. Wednesday night to a conduct a community survey regarding the district's capital development plans and provide consultant services to help with community forums on plans to rebuild Jefferson Early Childhood Center. Superintendent Dr. Brian Harris said he expects ECRA will conduct the survey in early or mid-October. He said by the November meeting he expects to recommend whether the district should put a referendum question on the 2013 election ballot regarding the district's capital development needs. "If we choose to go to a referendum we want to make an informed choice," Harris said. The district will pay the Rosemont-based firm $15,200 to complete 80 hours of work—60 hours …