Thursday, January 24, 2013
District 205 has initiated a thorough evaluation of its security protocol and procedures.
Elmhurst Unit District 205 is continuing a review of safety procedures in light of the brutal murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last month. Superintendent David Pruneau told the School Board Tuesday that the district's safety protocol and procedures were developed a few years ago, but a pending review will show whether they are still relevant—and whether district personnel are following them. "I think we got lax on some of those issues and we're trying to make sure we're following them as they are written," he said. If one or more of them don't work, it's time to determine whether they are appropriate or whether they need to be revised, he said. Currently, administrators are working on taking these safety procedures …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Anna Hovorka says the real concern is the mental well-being of students.
After District 205 Superintendent David Pruneau opened Tuesday's School Board meeting with a rundown of new security procedures districtwide and a moment of silence for those killed in Newtown, Conn., York High School senior Anna Hovorka got up to deliver a sobering message. "Security isn't the matter at hand," she said, during public comment. "The shooter had a mental illness. I think the School District needs to consider the fact that there are many students in our School District who have mental illnesses who are not seen or considered. The matter at hand is that that is who is a danger if anything were to happen." She added she knows of "many people" in her grade, alone, who seem lonesome, shy or depressed and could potentially be at …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Christ United Methodist will send out the first shipment Dec. 26.
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Monday, December 17, 2012
The families of Sandy Hook, Conn., are in need, but how does one help when the need can't be answered with food or money? Pastor Joane Patton-Seaton at Christ United Methodist Church in Elmhurst is asking all members of the community to send notes of condolence and encouragement to those who lost loved ones in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday. When tragedy strikes, she said, we are often at a loss for words and want to help but don't know where to start. The families in Connecticut don't need clothes, food, toys or money, but they do need to know they are in our thoughts and prayers, she said. Patton-Seaton asked the congregation of Christ United Methodist to bring in cards of condolence to send to the grieving families…