Tuesday, May 21, 2013
North High School has a new associate principal for curriculum and a new assistant principal for student activities and programs, and both school has a new overseer of special education services for students with disabilities.
Community High School District 99 has appointed two current staff members and a former staffer to three new leadership positions within the District. Current staff members Janice Schwarze and Kristin Bormann will respectively become North High School’s associate principal for curriculum (Schwarze) and assistant principal for student activities and programs (Bormann), starting on July 1. Additionally, former staff member Scott Wuggazer will oversee special education services for students with disabilities at both North High and South High. “We are so glad to welcome back Scott, who has been a proven and effective leader at both of our schools,” said D99 superintendent Dr. Mark McDonald in a release. “Also, promoting Janice and Kristin from…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The first homecoming social for Downers Grove South will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Moose Lodge. Food and beverages will be served during a live broadcast of the school's football game.
The District 99 Education Foundation will hold two homecoming socials in the coming days to celebrate the homecomings of both Downers Grove high schools. The events will be held at Friday, Sept. 28, for South's homecoming, and Friday, Oct. 5, for North. Both socials will run from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Downers Grove Moose Lodge, 1030 Warren Ave., where the schools' football games will be screened live. The socials will include pizza from Skuddlebutts, wings from Lemon Tree Grocer, popcorn from the Tivoli Theatre and a shuttle bus from the alumni tent to the Moose. The complete schedule for both schools' homecomings is as follows: Tickets for the Moose social are $25 and are limited; they may be ordered by sending an email to president@…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Funeral services private but memorials to benefit Amrhein's children can still be made.
Funeral services for North High baseball coach and teacher Mike Amrhein were held in private by the family, but memorials in benefit of Amrhein's children can still be made. According to an obituary through Knollcrest Funeral Home in Lombard, memorials to benefit Amrhein's two daughters—Alexis (Ally) and Michaela (Ella) Amrhein—can be made at any 5/3rd Bank branch. Amrhein, who passed away at the age of 37 on July 5, worked in the Special Services department at North High for six years and was an assistant varsity baseball coach. The cause of death is not being released. "Mike was a dedicated employee, and always served as positive example to our students," District 99 superintendent Mark McDonald wrote in a statement. "He was a wonderful …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Students needing support in wake of North High coach Mike Amrhein's passing are encouraged to come to North High Monday morning.
District 99 and North High school are inviting students who may need support in the wake of teacher and baseball coach Mike Amrhein's passing to come to North High on Monday morning. From 10 a.m. to Noon on Monday, July 9 in the North High Alumni Room, counselors will be available for students needing support. Amrhein worked in the Special Services department at North for six years and was an assistant varsity baseball coach. He passed away on July 5. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced by Amrhein's family.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach Mike Amrhein died Thursday.
Downers Grove North High School teacher and baseball coach Mike Amrhein died Thursday, according to an email sent by Principal Scott Kasik. Amrhein worked in the Special Services department at North for six years and was an assistant varsity baseball coach, according to a DGN Boosters Club website. "(He) was loved by all who knew him," Kasik said in his email. "… Please keep Mr. Amrhein’s family in your thoughts and prayers." Kasik also said counselors will be available at the school next week to support grieving students. A graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, Amrhein attended the University of Notre Dame on a college scholarship. After graduating there in 1997, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the tenth round and …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
In the event of a crisis that shortens the school year, D99 will be able to use various school holidays as attendance days to balance out the school calendar.
In case of emergency, cancel holidays. During its Monday night board meeting, the D99 board gave the district the power to do just that, unanimously approving a motion that would allow five different school holidays to be used as attendance days throughout the course of a school year. In rare instances, students could find themselves in class on Martin Luther King's Birthday, Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, Casimir Pulaski Day, Columbus Day and Veterans' Day going forward. Occasionally, in the past, Casimir Pulaski Day has been used as an attendance day to make up for snow days or other calendar imbalances. District Superintendent Mark McDonald said there's no intent to use the holidays as attendance days, but by applying for a waiver with the…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Tonight's meeting, in brief.
D99 will meet tonight for its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. at North High. Here are a few highlights from tonight's proposed agenda: Recognition of Students and Staff •The fourth of the quarterly recognition programs will happen tonight. See who is being recognized here and here. Recommendations and Reports •Third quarter progress on district goals. Public Hearing •From the agenda: The Board will conduct a public hearing to receive comments and input on the school district's proposal to use the five school holidays (Martin Luther King's Birthday, Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, Casimir Pulaski Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans' Day) as student attendance days, teacher institute days, parent/teacher conference days, and/or staff development …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Friday's sophomore and varsity games will be against South Elgin.
Downers Grove South's first home football game will be on new synthetic turf. District 99's first day of school is Aug. 24. Browning said earlier this month the fields will be ready to hold physical education classes when classes begin and to host South's first football game Aug. 26. There had been some speculation whether delays in the project would re-locate the game. According to the IHSA website, the game site is Hinsdale South High School in Darien. The district will hold dedication ceremonies for the fields sometime this fall at each school's Homecoming game, Browning said. North's Homecoming game will be Sept. 30. South's will be Oct. 14. In terms of other facility improvements, both schools' running tracks are set to be …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Football schedules for both North and South High Schools.
Football season is two weeks away! Below are the schedules for both Downers Grove North and South High Schools. (West Suburban Silver Conference) (West Suburban Gold Conference)
North is looking for 3-year-old to kindergarten-age children for its child development class.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The following information was provided by Community High School District 99. The preschool program at North High School in Downers Grove has openings for the 2011-2012 school year. High school students studying child development are eager to take on an active teaching role for the programs, both of which are designed for parents to drop off their children. Preschool is open to children ages 3 years (by Sept. 1) through kindergarten. Two, two-day-a-week sessions are offered, either on Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday. Both sessions run 12:50 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. The nine-week fall session starts in October. A 14-week spring session runs through May. The cost is $210 for the year. Please contact Christy Tajak at email@example.com or 630…