Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Glen Ellyn District 41 Board of Education approved the appointment of Steve Diveley during its meeting Monday night.
Hadley Junior High School will have a new principal in the 2013-14 school year. The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education approved the appointment of Steve Diveley during its meeting Monday night. Diveley will replace Chris Dransoff, who is retiring at the end of the school year, according to District 41. Diveley comes to Hadley from Plainfield School District 202 where for the last eight years he has been the principal at Heritage Grove Middle School. He also serves on the executive board of the Association of Illinois Middle Schools. According to District 41, Diveley was chosen from a pool of 98 candidates. The selection process included input from parents, staff and students. He began his education career in 1994 working …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Officials at District 41 are encouraging parents to avoid Hawthorne Boulevard on the way to school.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
From District 41 and District 89 The Village of Glen Ellyn's Hawthorne Boulevardd reconstruction project is still underway, with paving, sidewalk, curb and gutter installation and other activities taking place. School begins Wednesday; please keep the following in mind for safe travel to school: Parents are the judge of when a child is ready to walk to school. We encourage walking to school for those children who can safely do so: it's good physical activity, fosters independence and alleviates congestion around the school. If you drive your child, please comply with the drop-off and pick-up procedures established by the school. This week, in particular, please use extra caution when driving in the morning and afternoon as students are …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Kidney Camp helps youngsters with kidney disease or transplants enjoy a full sleep-over camp experience.
Joshua DiGiacoma is 12. He is away at camp this week where he is enjoying swimming, horseback riding and sleeping in a log cabin. Pretty typical, you could say. But there was a time when it was difficult to comprehend a future in which Joshua would be a fun-loving junior high school student. Before he was born, his parents Lisa and Mark DiGiacoma of Glen Ellyn knew there was trouble. He was diagnosed in vitro with prune belly syndrome. According to MedlinePlus, a service of the U. S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, prune belly syndrome is a group of birth defects that involve poor development of the abdominal muscles and other problems. The causes of prune belly syndrome are unknown, and it was not in …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A verbal altercation at the junior high school on Sept. 8 lead a student to “show” a peer a pocket knife.
An 8th-grader at Hadley Junior High School showed a peer a pocket knife on Sept. 8, according to officials. The male student approached another student in the hallway and questioned him about participation in a gang. A verbal exchanged followed, then the male showed the fellow student a small, folding pocket knife, according to Glen Ellyn Deputy Police Chief Bill Holmer. “One kid asked the other kid if he was a member of a specific gang. We think it was based on the color of the kid's jacket,” said Holmer. After an investigation, Holmer’s department ruled that the knife was not shown in an “aggressive" or threatening manner. The school lead an investigation and also found that "there was no threatening intent," according to Principal …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Now at Churchill Elementary parents can opt to send their children to other schools in the district.
For the second consecutive year, one Glen Ellyn elementary school failed to meet state performance standards set by the No Child Left Behind Act. Since specific groups of students at Churchill Elementary School failed to reach the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), required by the state of Illinois and the federal government, students can choose if they want to switch to a different school within Glen Ellyn School District 41. Three student subgroups at Churchill did not meet state performance goals (AYP) for 2011: Hispanic, limited English proficiency and economically disadvantaged students, according to Julie Worthen, communications director for District 41. These AYP requirements were put into place in 2001 under a federal law to ensure …