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District 200 Determines 2017 Property Tax Levy

Tax levy and rate drop, property values expected to rise to $810 million Taxable values for properties in Woodstock School District 200 are again expected to rise this year. District officials estimate the equalized assessed value of properties within the district’s...

Kids Explore With Google Expeditions

Augmented reality brings dinos and more to elementary classes Woodstock students recently had their chance to get up close and personal with a dinosaur. Students in Pre-K through fifth grade immersed themselves in more than just dinosaurs — there were planets,...

Boys Running Group Takes off at Mary Endres

A boys running program at Mary Endres Elementary School is teaching kids about more than athleticism and fitness — it’s promoting teamwork, confidence and more. Let Me Run is in its third season at MEES, with 21 fourth- and fifth-grade boys taking part in the...

‘Aladdin’ to Appear on Woodstock North Stage

Woodstock North High School students will work magic on stage Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11, with a presentation of “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp,” at the school, 3000 Raffel Road. “It’s an immersive experience,” said sophomore Jared Ritter, who plays the role...

Celebrated Spanish Author Visits Schools

An award-winning Spanish author whose children’s books have been translated into a dozen languages visited Woodstock schools last week. Margarita del Mazo held storytelling sessions for kindergartners through fifth-graders and conducted workshops for teachers...

D-200 Adds Engineering Course With Grant Help

26 Illinois schools received grant A grant is helping to expand an engineering program for high schoolers in Woodstock School District 200. Students in Project Lead the Way now have the option to study computer engineering, the newest course in the rigorous,...

PE Leadership Class Gives Hands-On Training

High school students work with elementary school classes Twice a week, Olson Elementary School physical education teacher Jackie Anderson hands over the reins to her first- and second-grade class to another group of students. The PE leadership class offered at...

Student of the Week Dante Bucci

Student of the Week December 6, 2017 Sponsored by: Aurora University Our Student of the Week, Dante Bucci, is a senior at Marian Central Catholic High School. He is the son of Nick and Kellie Bucci, Woodstock. “Throughout high school, Dante has always challenged...

A Homecoming Dance ‘How It Should Be’

Luis Padilla and Nikki Durante have much in common. Both are students at Woodstock North High School. Both take part in school activities. Both plan to attend college in Wisconsin. So when Nikki asked Luis to the school’s homecoming dance last month, he gladly...

St. Mary Invites Students’ Friends

The student body at Woodstock’s St. Mary Catholic School increased by nearly 50 on Oct. 6 when the school hosted Bring a Friend to School Day. Students invited neighbors, friends and relatives to join them for a special day featuring an abbreviated schedule of regular...

Board Approves $94.65 Million Budget

Woodstock School District 200’s new budget calls for small decreases over last year in revenues and expenditures, but state funding could go up slightly once a new formula kicks in. District 200 will spend $94.65 million in the 2017-18 fiscal year, a drop from the...

Bike Night Emphasizes Safety, Family, Fun

A PTO-organized event at Mary Endres Elementary School taught bicycle safety while having fun. “We like to bring kids and family together at the school and promote healthy activities,” Mary Endres principal Keri Pala said of Family Bike Night, an annual school event...

Children’s Author Visits Greenwood Elementary

When author Marc Tyler Nobleman visited Greenwood Elementary School Sept. 15, his first words to the students elicited a cheer. “I am here because you are my boss,” Nobleman, a children’s author, told the kids. Nobleman is the author of more than 70 books for young...

D-200 Student Enrollment Drops

Student body shrinks by 116, according to unofficial tally Student enrollment in Woodstock School District 200 is down this year, according to preliminary data from the district. District 200 has 6,444 students enrolled for the 2017-18 school year, 116 fewer than last...

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