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Members of Bryan Middle School's varsity and junior Science Olympiad team celebrates their fifth-place finish in the regionals, earning a trip to the state tourney on April 12.
Carol Roszel March 31, 2014 at 06:54 am
Way to go Bryan Middle school! I was PTA President for Bryan Middle School in 2005 when we fought toRead More bring and fund this wonderful program. I'm so delighted that it has turned into such a big program with such wonderful results! Congratulations on your success! Hard work pays off!
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. | Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" Or use a different app created with a bogus email account... *sigh*. Sticks and stones people... sticks and stones... Walk it off and move on...
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
thats for sure, this country is turning into a bunch of pansies!!
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
my kid tells me that his buddy who lives over in Europe has a math book that shows a drawing of anRead More obese American eating a Cheeseburger with Plumbers Ass , as if we are a bunch of slobs over here!!! Is that nice or what???
Police say THC-laced e-cigarettes are popping up for first time among Elmhurst youth.
Jim Court March 22, 2014 at 09:46 pm
Diet soda has aspartene. No one is calling for its ban and kids surely load up on soda. Sugar is theRead More precursor to addictions and weight gain. We need an enlightened and educated to an issue that will never go away. The war on drugs just does not work, plain and simple. it does massively support the self interest of the legal community. The illegal nature creates high levels of violence and dangerous consequences just like prohibition when many died from alcohol poisoning. I wish nobody did drugs but I also like nerds. Goofy me.
Dan March 23, 2014 at 08:41 am
Jim I appreciate your concerns about the failure of the war on drugs and the impact it has had. TheRead More alternative of legalizing it doesn't seem like a great alternative. In Colorado where the are trying this the governor has come out telling other states they shouldn't rush in to join their state since the jury is still out on how it will turn out. From what I have read so far there is an increase in middle school use as well as other problems. Even governor Jerry Brown of California is against legalization. I think it will be a lot harder in the future to raise our kids drug free. Now pot is being marketed as good for you. It is medical and can cure a whole host of problems. If this drug isn't strong enough why not move up to something a more powerful and see if that works.
Dan March 23, 2014 at 10:05 am
"The problem with anything, a certain amount is okay," Brown said on NBC's Meet the Press.Read More "But there is a tendency to go to extremes. And all of a sudden, if there's advertising and legitimacy, how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation? The world's pretty dangerous, very competitive. I think we need to stay alert, if not 24 hours a day, more than some of the potheads might be able to put together." Governor Jerry Brown on legalizing pot.
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Steven Bayne February 27, 2014 at 07:18 am
Congratulations! Math is difficult. Young people accepting a difficult challenge with enthusiasmRead More makes us older folks more optimistic.
Idont Givitout February 21, 2014 at 06:19 pm
But do they loose out on the gym credit and now have to take other courses to make up for it? Or doRead More the credits required for graduation get lowered? My children were in a marching band all 4 years each (nine total for me) but we didn't know about this law. They were always having to make up gym days when the band toured or get lower grades. Totally unfair
Christ Hughes Credit: Elmhurst College
ConcernedElhmhurstTaxpayer February 23, 2014 at 06:18 am
Looks like a great lecturer, count me in! $10 sounds reasonable, hope some charity gets the funds.
CheKeroauc February 24, 2014 at 11:46 am
I hope he talks about why he wants amnesty for illegals and work visas for foreigners so he can hireRead More them at Facebook at below wages that he'd have to pay US college grads. Hughes and his partner are A1 phonies.
Sweet Life January 30, 2014 at 09:11 am
I say make up one but not all. Seriously they won't be doing anything anyway . Let the kids haveRead More their summer!
Loretta January 30, 2014 at 09:17 am
Mark C - The usage is correct now. The original post had the word as "effect" which is aRead More noun, not a verb.
Laura January 30, 2014 at 08:44 pm
Close them or leave them open... either way people will complain.
Elementary-age students who move into the 50 or so new homes at the former hospital campus on Berteau Avenue would be in Field School boundaries. (File photo)
NancyC January 17, 2014 at 07:49 am
"more revenue means better schools" wish this were true but the facts don't support thatRead More statement. This , http://www.hoover.org/publications/hoover-digest/article/7314 just one of many studies on this issue shows that 80% of the increase in expenditures has been for Administrative Expenses. Big government schools are inefficient fixtures eating up your hard earned income and spewing out mediocre results. It's all about the adults careers and few really care about the kids. Here is a not for profit that knows what to do: http://www.studentsfirst.org/
WLA January 17, 2014 at 08:29 am
Does anyone think that builders would be able to sell $750,000-1,000,0000 + homes if the high schoolRead More was not redone. One could easily go to Naperville to find similar priced homes but much nicer schools. 205 had to keep up with the competition. The ACT scores for 2013 tied a record high, so you are wrong about them being lower, although I think it is more due to changes in curriculum than a nice building. The addition of 50 new homes to the area will necessitate an increase to capacity at Field and also Sandburg. If Field is rebuilt, 205 would have the property at its current location which it could sell or relocate the current headquarters to so that they could sell York St property.
Doremus Jessup January 17, 2014 at 08:52 am
Mr. Russell, Don't forget the purchase of 375 W.First Street by the Elmhurst Park District whichRead More according to this website http://www.coldwellbankeronline.com/property/details/2352125/MLS-07944850/375-West-First-Avenue-Elmhurst-IL-60126.aspx was taking in almost $29,000 a year in property taxes, not to mention the cost of the building itself. This is the danger in my opinion of so many different and unnecessary governmental bodies looking to grow their own organizations at the expense of the taxpayer.
Tracey Janowitz January 6, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Patriot Boxing and Fitness Systems will host a COMPLIMENTARY OPEN GYM for the kiddos tomorrowRead More 12-1... Coach Nick will be leading activities such as soccer, dodgeball, boxing, games and more! A great way to blow off some of that built up energy for being stuck indoors!!! Spread the word.. no reservation necessary just show up!! PARENTS< we didn't forget about you as you can take our 12-1 class with Otto and burn off some of that energy as well!! www.patriotboxing.com
This sign, provided by the state of Illinois, must be posted by school districts, park officials, museum officials and others who wish to prohibit concealed-carry on their properties. (Credit: State of Illinois)
Dave December 20, 2013 at 10:03 am
I'm with you Mike. I'm not a gun guy, but don't understand the logic of these signs. If you're goingRead More to pass a law to permit concealed carry for responsible gun owners, why would you want the "insane mass killers" to know the places where their next victims will be defenseless. Hey legislators, save on the sign money and get us out of near bankruptcy.
Doremus Jessup December 20, 2013 at 10:17 am
I think having the person carrying the firearm should have to wear a sandwich board that saysRead More "I'm a crazy person who feels the need to carry a weapon.I like to ignore all the statistics that increase the danger to myself and my loved ones because of my need to carry a weapon." It would be cheaper to do this than to put signs up everywhere.
Lawrence Gunther December 20, 2013 at 10:53 am
sandwich boards are VERY expensive
A new housing development is in the works for Elmhurst Hospital's former campus, on Berteau and Schiller. (File photo)
Idont Givitout November 27, 2013 at 05:30 pm
None, Field was big enough 40 years ago and until you know what the family size is you cant predictRead More squat. Mrs Craney knew how to run that school!
WLA December 4, 2013 at 04:41 pm
Maybe the additional students can go to Washington, Roosevelt Crestview or Madison schools.
Idont Givitout December 4, 2013 at 06:34 pm
Or they could just build a small shoe or clothing factory there and employ/force the additionalRead More children right away. Idle hands are the devils canvas! It was good back at the turn of the other century!
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Laura November 16, 2013 at 09:05 am
Yes, cursive should be taught. I am a 3 rd grade teacher, and I still teach it. My students enjoyRead More practicing it, learning the letters, and from the feedback I've gotten, parents are thrilled that their children are being taught it. Cursive writing is a life skill that everyone should learn, whether they choose to use it in their adult lives or not. Technology isn't everything! As I've shared with my students, how nice to be able to write a thank you note or other communication in cursive; I am grateful for my learning of cursive in grade school, and use it every day.
Idont Givitout November 16, 2013 at 03:32 pm
And next you will say phone should have cords!!!! I had a chuckle today when my daughter called andRead More said she can't get into the car because the "clicker" isn't working! I told her to stick the shinny part into the slot thing in the door, surprise surprise surprise!!!
The old Elmhurst Memorial Hospital property at Schiller and Berteau sits on about 15 acres of land. Hospital officials have solicited bids for development of the site. (Patch file photo)
Idont Givitout November 15, 2013 at 05:04 pm
5decades, yes but our home was higher sitting, no sump needed. Occasional back up from heavy rainsRead More that a stand pipe could handle. The house is haunted by my stepfathers first wife but other than that it was a good spot! I agree about the city bureaucracy, perhaps we can plan a coup!...............Bob Howard, it is not the cities land to swap and if water is an issue at Field school then they are a perfect candidate for a dry retention pond, it would serve the property well. Additionally places like this should be considering or even mandated to have pervious concrete pavements.
Sweet Life November 17, 2013 at 06:04 pm
I personally think the should reopen it as a Hospital for people who live on the north end of town.Read More The distance of the new one you could be dead by the time you get there. I have friends who work there and said the are loosing patients to other hospitals because of that and many other things. I for one hate the new hospital .Elmhurst bit off more than they could chew.
Idont Givitout November 25, 2013 at 04:10 pm
Perhaps a cryogenic facility to freeze all the near death residents until such time that there is aRead More cure for their illnesses!
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