Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Board members say prior studies pointed to need for traffic lights before Red Gate Bridge construction began, criticize city's spending of money saved on construction.
A divided St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 Board of Education on Monday night flatly rejected an agreement with the city for installing traffic lights and a deceleration lane along Red Gate Road at the entrance to St. Charles North High School. The board voted 4-2 to reject an intergovernmental agreement with the city on the Red Gate Road traffic signal at St. Charles North; board members Nick Manheim, James Gaffney Jr., Judith McConnell, and Ed McNally cast the majority vote to kill the agreement, while board members Kathleen T. Hewell and Corinne Pierog voted to support the agreement. Board President Steve Spurling was absent from Monday’s meeting. Gaffney, who had criticized the proposed agreement during a board committee …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Hundreds turn out at St. Charles North’s Main Gym for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Friday night through Saturday morning.
Each face in the Main Gym on Friday night at St. Charles North High School represented a different story. Some were survivors — who had confronted a cancer diagnosis and eventually walked away from from the struggle it brings, changed but alive. Others were family members or friends who had helped care for someone afflicted with the disease. All were people whose lives had been touched by a cancer diagnosis, knowing either a survivor, someone still fighting for their lives, or someone who had lost that fight. Nancy Prentiss, a physical education teacher and drill team coach, is among the survivors — she referred to herself as a “cancer thriver.” Holding up a straight pin, Prentiss noted that three years ago, a routine mammogram revealed a …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The magazine's 2013 report out this week recognizes several Northern Virginia schools.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. St. Charles North High School ranked No. 841 among high school in the country, but St. Charles East did not even get a spot on the list. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Woodbridge High's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Annual event raises money for cancer research and cancer patients, spreads awareness, celebrates the lives of survivors and remembers those who have lost their lives.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life steps off Friday evening St. Charles North High School, 255 Red Gate Road. The event is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, through 6 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013. According to an American Cancer Society release, the annual Relay for Life’s main objective is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients. The annual event, however, also raises cancer awareness, celebrates survivors’ lives, remembers those who died of cancer, and builds unity in the community in the fight against cancer. As of Monday, May 6, 2013 — just four days before the relay, 279 participants had registered, there were 29 teams, and $8,842 had been raised. This year’s Relay for Life is just 12 days from the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Middle School Night, a mobile health clinic, a jazz showcase, and dance clinics are among the offerings in May through August at St. Charles’ two high schools.
There’s plenty to do for kids and for their parents in the coming months at St. Charles North and St. Charles East high schools. Here’s a glimpse of the offerings as laid out by St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 on its website at http://district.d303.org/school-events-interest-9. St. Charles East High School’s Middle School Night: The softball team will host its annual Middle School Night at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. for the game against St. Charles North High School. Middle school students should bring their school Ids to the game to get a free T-shirt — while supplies last. St. Charles North High School “Mobile Clinic” Visit: The Visiting Nurses’ Association “Mobile Clinic” will be onsite in the parking lot at …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
You've got the dress, now comes the hair and makeup!
It's fun for a girl to get her hair and makeup done on special occasions — and no occasion is more special than prom. In St. Charles, the proms for both high schools is from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013. St. Charles North High School’s prom will be at The Abbington, 3S002 Route 53 Glen Ellyn, followed by its post-prom event from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the Hub. The prom for St. Charles East High School is scheduled at Pheasant Run Resort. East High’s post=prom is from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Charles East. It’s a magical night. Many girls go to salons to get their hair blown out, curled or put in an updo for prom. Here are a few salons in St. Charles that do styling: Prom is also the perfect occasion to get …
Monday, April 29, 2013
This prestigious track and field meet is the largest of its kind and brings in only the best high school athletes from around the U.S. and internationally.
Five athletes from St. Charles North High School competed in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays on Friday and Saturday, finishing sixth in the latter run during the 2013 Penn Relays in Philadelphia. The St. Charles North North Stars had one four-member team in each of the two events. Jack Feeney, Tyler Ingham , Connor Larson and Zach Kirby finished No. 6 with a time of 3:21.75 in the high school boys 4x400. Three of the athlete also competed in the 4x100. Jack Feeney, Zach Kirby, Connor Larson, Josh Phelan ran that event in 43.83, finishing 54th in the high school boys events for large schools (schools with enrollment of 525 or greater). Run since 1895, the Penn Relays are billed as the nation’s longest-uninterrupted collegiate track meet, …
The game starts at 7 p.m. at 5/3rd Ballpark in Geneva.
What could be finer than temps in the 70s, partly cloud skies and a game of baseball? Perhaps a game of baseball between cross-town rivals? The St. Charles East Fighting Saints take to the diamond tonight to face cross-town rivals St. Charles North’s North Stars. The game starts at 7 p.m. at 5/3rd Ballpark in Geneva, and admission is free. Let Patch save you time. Our free newsletter can be delivered to your inbox. Fast signup here. Then like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @StCharlsILPatch.
School board members critical of proposed agreement to have District 303 spend up to $250,000 of the costs of installing traffic lights, other measures at Red Gate Road and River Ridge Drive.
Representatives of the city and St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 expect to meet this week to revisit the details of a proposed agreement to split the $500,000 cost of installing traffic lights and other improvements to the Red Gate Road entrance to St. Charles North High School. Early this month, the St. Charles City Council approved the intergovernmental service agreement to install traffic lights and turn lanes at the entrance to St. Charles North High School along Red Gate Road. But members of the District 303 Board of Education Business Services Committee red-flagged the agreement last Tuesday, instructing the administration to sit down with the city to continue discussions of the agreement. The agreement approved by the …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
St. Charles Rotary and School District 303 tout “Ducky Derby” to benefit students
Saturday, April 27
Thousands of yellow rubber ducks will fall like rain from the Illinois Street Bridge over the Fox River in St. Charles in June as part of a fundraiser to benefit local students. The “Ducky Derby” is scheduled at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, during St. Charles' RiverFest, and is an event being promoted by the St. Charles Noon Rotary Club and St. Charles Community Unit School District 303. Organizers hope to make the Ducky Derby an annual fundraiser. The event has been several months in the planning by Noon Rotarians, District 303 educators and students. Racing rights to each of the numbered ducks will be sold for $5. Then, several thousand bright yellow ducks will be dropped into the Fox River, beginning a ace toward the finish line. Typically in…