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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...

District Begins Facilities Presentations

Residents worry about proposal to close school, change elementary structure A proposal to close a school and change elementary programs would save money and help teachers, Woodstock School District 200 officials said, but concerns about social drawbacks for students,...

Westwood Takes Back-to-School to New Heights

Celebration marks 20th anniversary of reopening Twenty years ago, the student body of Westwood Elementary School gathered outside to kick off a new year of school, with a theme of ‘Up, up and away.’ In celebration of 20 years since the school’s reopening as a full...

Proposed Budget Calls for $94.2 Million in Revenue

Woodstock School District 200’s tentative budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year shows slight decreases in revenues and expenditures. The Board of Education approved placing the tentative budget up for public display at its Aug. 15 meeting. The district’s revenues for...

Woodstock Schools Use Eclipse to Teach, Inspire

The only place Jennifer Cherniak would rather have been than watching the solar eclipse in Woodstock Aug. 21 was in the path of totality. Cherniak, who teaches fifth- through eight-grade science at St. Mary Catholic School, was excited to spend the day with her...

St. Mary School Welcomes New Principal

Sossong was assistant principal at Catholic school in Cary   St. Mary Catholic School in Woodstock welcomed Vincent Sossong as its new principal Aug. 1. Sossong earned his Bachelor of Arts in secondary education from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his...

D-200, Marian, St. Mary Classes Begin Aug. 17

The end of summer for students in Woodstock is under a week away. Thursday, Aug. 17, is the first day back for all schools in Woodstock. Winter break for Woodstock School District 200 students will begin Dec. 23 and classes will resume Jan. 5. Marian Central Catholic...

Workshop Explores Science for Young Minds

A group of early childhood educators gave up a day of summer break to gain a better understanding of how to introduce science-based concepts to preschoolers. Bill Donato, a retired Woodstock High School science teacher who now serves as director of the McHenry County...

Buses Will Be Rerouted as Roundabout Construction Lags

Intersection of Charles and Raffel is expected to open around Sept. 1 A delay in construction on a roundabout at the intersection of Charles and Raffel roads will force a temporary change in bus routing when the school year begins. Installation of the $2.2 million...

District Sets Dates for School-Closing Meetings

A proposal that includes closing Dean Street Elementary School and creating mono- and dual-language schools will be brought to the public for input in August and September by Woodstock School District 200. The Board of Education set dates at its July 12 meeting...

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