Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Patch recaps the top stories in Glen Ellyn from the month of April, including elections, flooding, District 41's plan to acquire Wheaton College property and more.
Here are the top 20 stories from the month of April 2013: Photo Gallery: DuPage County Underwater in Spring Flood 2013 Election Results: Find All Your Local Winners U.S. News: Glenbard South High School Ranks Among Best in State Flooding Closes Glen Ellyn Library Until April 29 Fresh Market Development Underway in Glen Ellyn Yelp's Top 10 Restaurants in Glen Ellyn: Do You Agree? Dispatches from DuPage: Stories of the April 2013 Flood Glen Ellyn Flood 2013: Volunteer Fire Company Assisted in Water Rescues, Evacuations Burglary, Underage Drinking, Theft at Glenbard West: Police Blotter Police Charge Lisle Man with Stealing from Cars in District 41 Parking Lot $1.8M for Indoor Pool, Movie Room, Master Wing Amazing Photos of April's Floods in …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
County is providing sandbags to municipalities in need.Flooding and concern over unsafe travel conditions have caused Thursday's cancellations.
Updated: 1:26 p.m. The Valley View subdivision, which is located at Route 53 and Butterfield Road in unincorporated Glen Ellyn is flooding and homes are currently being evacuated, according to the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. The Office is assisting the Lisle Woodridge Fire Department, Geneva Fire Department and the Sugar Grove Fire Department, are rescuing the flooded residents by boats, then they will be transported to the local elementary school Arborview. The Sheriff has no reports of any injuries but is asking the public to refrain from traveling in the area of Route 53 and Butterfield Road. Updated: 12:07 p.m. A flash flood warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday night. The National Weather Service has issued the flash …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Ann Riebock is retiring after seven years serving as the superintendent of Glen Ellyn District 41.
The Glen Ellyn community is invited to celebrate the retirement of Glen Ellyn District 41 Superintendent Ann Riebock at an upcoming reception. Riebock will be retiring on June 30, at the end of the school year. She served as superintendent for seven years. She announced her retirement in August 2012. Her retirement paves the way for District 41’s new superintendent Paul Gordon, who comes to the district from the Adams 12 Five Star Schools in Westminster, Colo. His appointment was announced in February and his tenure begins on July 1. The reception to honor Riebock will be held on May 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hadley Library Media Center and Courtyard, 240 Hawthorne Blvd., Glen Ellyn.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Glen Crest Middle School student writes in on District 41's plan to buy Wheaton College property to build a new Hadley Junior High School.
Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor sent to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@Patch.com. Dear Editor, I am an eighth grader at Glen Crest Middle School and I attended the meeting on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Hadley Junior High where the board members of district 41 invited residents of Wheaton and Glen Ellyn to come and voice their opinions about the board’s decision to buy land from Wheaton College to build a new middle school even though Wheaton College made it clear they were not open to selling their property no matter what. At the end of the meeting on April 3rd, the board said that on April 8th they were going to make a final and formal offer to the college to purchase the 15 acres of land at 1825 College …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The District 41 Board of Education will take action on the purchase of iPads and improvements to the Hadley media center as part of its three-year technology plan.
From District 41 The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education on Monday heard a presentation laying out a three-year technology plan that aligns with the district's long-range plan to link students with learning opportunities wherever they may be, providing access to technology for every student and keeping current with industry standards that support 21st century learning, according to a message from the District. At its April 29 board meeting, the board will take action on a few components of the plan, including the purchase of iPads for the elementary music program and technology purchases and improvements associated with the Hadley Library Media Center (LMC) renovations that will occur over the summer. District 41 Technology …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Glen Ellyn School District 41 board tables discussion on whether to make a formal offer on Wheaton College property at 1825 College Ave.
Updated 11:13 a.m. The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education on Monday tabled its agenda item that would authorize Superintendent Dr. Ann Riebock to make a formal offer on Wheaton College property at 1825 College Ave. Faced with overcrowding in the district and the need to eliminate the use of 32 portable classrooms, District 41 officials decided on the 15-acre Wheaton College property as the site for a new Hadley Junior High School. The property, however, is not for sale. If Wheaton College does not negotiate with District 41, the district would try to acquire the property by eminent domain. District 41 board member Drew Ellis motioned to table the board's discussion because of the complexity of the issue and his desire to …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Tell us what you think of the District 41 plan to acquire Wheaton College property at 1825 College Ave.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Residents voice concern about Glen Ellyn School District 41's plan to acquire a Wheaton College property using eminent domain for a new Hadley Junior High School.
In a room full of Glen Ellyn residents and neighbors of a proposed site for a new Hadley Junior High School, only one person raised their hand when asked who would support District 41 in acquiring the Wheaton College-owned land to build a new school. Though the property at 1825 College Ave. in Wheaton is not for sale, the Glen Ellyn School District 41 board plans to make a formal offer next week and, if rejected, pursue ownership using eminent domain. Wheaton College has publicly opposed District 41's plan and had representation at a Wednesday community forum to reiterate its position. Wheaton College Vice President for Finance Dale Kemp said the district’s proposal to pursue an "involuntary taking" of Wheaton College’s East Campus is …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Parents can learn more about the district's dual language program for students starting in kindergarten at Churchill at April 4 meeting.
Glen Ellyn School District 41 on Thursday will hold an informational meeting on the Dual Language Kindergarten program that will be offered starting in the fall at Churchill Elementary School. District 41 provided the following information about the new foreign language immersion program: By the time students are ready for Hadley Junior High, they will be "well on the way" to being able to speak, read, write and understand two languages, District 41 ELL and Bilingual Director Katie McCluskey wrote in an email. "Research shows that Dual Language is more effective than traditional foreign language instructional approaches," she wrote. For more information, read the Dual Language FAQs. The parent information session will be 6 p.m. Thursday, …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Glen Ellyn School District 41 plans community forum regarding plans to buy Wheaton College property to build a new Hadley Junior High School.
Glen Ellyn School District 41 tomorrow will host a community forum on the district's plan to buy Wheaton College property to build a new Hadley Junior High School. The District 41 board next week will take action on a resolution allowing a formal offer on the 15-acre property at 1825 College Ave. in Wheaton. Because the property is not for sale, district officials have said the district may also acquire the property using eminent domain—a plan Wheaton College has opposed and called "poorly conceived." Wheaton College officials said the college will "resist" the district's efforts to take the property through eminent domain. The district has been engaged in facilities planning due to overcrowding since 2002, according to a District 41 news …