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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 for a...

Student of the Week Katherine Littner

Student of the Week November 15th, 2017 Sponsored by: Aurora University Katherine Littner is a senior at Marian Central Catholic High School. She is the daughter of Barry and Laura Littner, Woodstock. “Katherine is a compassionate individual who prioritizes service to...

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 for a...

WHS student returns from year in Japan

Woodstock’s Jade Bellairs always has taken an interest in Asian cultures, so when given the opportunity, she jumped at the chance to spend a year in Japan for her junior year. A foreign exchange student through the Rotary Youth Exchange, Bellairs was not able to...

New Choral Director Joins WHS

Woodstock High School will welcome Brian Jozwiak as its new choral director.  Jozwiak is taking over for Paul Rausch, who retired this year after 33 years leading the choral program at WHS. Jozwiak attended Vernon Hills High School, where he played in orchestra and...

St. Mary Football Adds Indoor Program

St. Mary’s youth football program is celebrating after its indoor flag football teams won their championships last month. The program’s 8-year-old, 10-year-old and 12-year-old flag football teams each won first-place medals in their age brackets at the MAC Athletic...

WHS Students to Study in Germany

Three Woodstock High School students will depart in August to begin yearlong studies in Germany. Isobela Solberg and Cameron Brand, 2017 graduates, and Fiona Child, who just completed her junior year, are part of the program. WHS German teacher Jack Walsdorf has...

Longtime Challenger Commander Retires

Sherry Mesick was the longest-tenured “commander” at the Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology, but now that she’s reached 80, the former teacher has decided to hang up her flight suit and retire. Mesick was hired as a commander in September 2006,...

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