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SERVLNC; i HF: l'H(JPLEOF HUNTLEY SINCE 196() Che Jiuntlep jfarmsiibE USPS 580-360 THURSDAY September 11,1997 - VOLUME 37, NUMBER 23 - HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS School Year Kick-Off Activities By J. R. Hartley, Supt. In most school districts change evolves. In School disuict 158 it races forward. However, a few tilings are unchanged. For example, die Centi-al Office, Transportation Office and Preschool Program are in die same location widi the same staff, except for a few new bus drivers. Beside diat, almost everydiing else has changed in some way. But, I'm glad to report that most of the changes are exactiy as planned. This will be anodier exciting year. Following are a few of the changes. We will begin die school year with more dian a fifdi of the certified employees new to the school district, including a new elementary principal. More than 125 certified employees will be employed or services contracted du-ough SEDOM to provide professional services. Nearly half of die certified staff are nontenure (1st or 2nd year in district). The offices of Karen Wickline, Curriculum Director and Gifted Coordinator, and Debra Ruben, Technology Coordinator, have been relocated to the new school. Enrollment is expected to increase by nearly 25% more in K-5,10% more in 6-8 and 20% more in grades 9-12. Board meetings will be conducted in die library at die new school. Group medical benefits will be provided by WISBA effective September 1, 1997. More than $500,000 has been spent on technology and a computer technician hired to service the equipment. All computers on the local area networks (LAN) have access to the internet. The Hunfley Park Distiict will be housing child care services in Soufli Grade School. SEDOM will be housing two classes in the west mobile classroom building in die courtyard at South Grade School. The library has been removed from die cafeteria at south Grade School. A library and computer lab have been installed at South Grade School. Security keypads have been installed at all schools and all outside locks changed. Outsourced cleaning services have been expanded to include general daily cleaning of die new Middle/High School. District 158 Board of Education Hosts Open House Greetings from the Board of Education and employees of School District 158. Widi die opening of the new secondary school on Harmony Road, this is an especially exciting year. Thanks to all those people who made it happen. And a special thanks to the voters who made it possible. We, die elected and appointed school officials, pledge ourselves to be good stewards of the public trust. But we cannot do it alone. We must all join forces in keeping the facility the beautiful and functional resource it is today. Your cooperation will be much appreciated. School District 158 Mission Statement Adopted April 20,1995 Carrying a proud past into a rapidly changing future, die primary mission of School District 158 is to develop confident, productive, dioughti"ul, and caring citizens who will succeed in a high tech, international community, by providing a positive, safe environment with a competent and positive staff working in concert with the community. Huntley School Athletic Boosters The first home football game will be held at Lindsey Field in town on September 12, and die first home volleyball game will be September 16 at the new High School gym. Come out and support our volleyball and football player. The Huntiey Athletic Boosters met on September 3 and have planned many new activities for the support of the Hunfley student athletes. In order to make this Continued on Page 7 Parent/Teen Program at Huntley School On September 17, from 7-9pm, Hunfley Middle School parents and students are invited to hear internationally known speaker, Greg speck, who will be offering diose in attendance a chance to open up the communication barriers that sometimes occur between parents and kids, in a humorous and non-threatening Continued on Page 7 On Sunday, Sept 7, the Board of Education of Consolidated School District 158 hosted an Open House and Dedication Ceremony for the new Huntley Middle School and Huntley High School - Harmony Road Campus Facilities (pictured above). The Huntley American Legion Auxiliary donated the 10 ft by 19 ft Flag which hangs in the new High School Gymnasium. Pictured above are: J. R. Hartley, Dist 158 Superintendent; Mary Lesch, Legion Auxiliary Historian; Arlene Mattingly, Auxiliary Secretary; Marilyn Eckman, Auxiliary President; Betty Zirk, Auxiliary Americanism Chairperson; and Jim Heavey, President of the Board of Education.......
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
|Rights||This material may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code).|
|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|