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

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

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

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

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...
D-200 Hires New WHS Athletic Director

D-200 Hires New WHS Athletic Director

A new athletic director will join the staff at Woodstock High School after the Woodstock School District 200 Board of Education approved the hire June 13. Chris Kirkpatrick, currently the athletic director at LaSalle-Peru Township High School, will replace outgoing AD...

Lakewood Dissolves TIF District

Lakewood officials dissolved a tax increment financing district that was the subject of an agreement between the village and Woodstock School District 200. The intergovernmental agreement was immediately voided. When it was created in 2015, village officials touted...
Board Hears Proposal to Close Dean

Board Hears Proposal to Close Dean

School board members will listen to public input before voting on a proposal to close Dean Street Elementary School, officials said. The Woodstock School District 200 Board of Education heard the first formal presentation from the Facilities Review Committee May 30....
WHS Says Goodbye to Class of 2017

WHS Says Goodbye to Class of 2017

  Above all of the emotions in Woodstock High School’s Shipley Gymnasium during  graduation ceremonies May 21, Richard Blasinski said the feeling of thankfulness reigned for him. Blasinski and his wife of 57 years, Marylou, of Lake in the Hills, have 21...
Kids Explore Water’s Importance at Groundwater Festival

Kids Explore Water’s Importance at Groundwater Festival

Students from several area middle schools learned firsthand the importance of water quality, quantity and conservation in McHenry County during the Youth Groundwater Festival May 11. The McHenry County School Environmental Education Program hosted the event at the...
Three New Board Members Installed

Three New Board Members Installed

The Woodstock School District 200 Board of Education said goodbye to a few longtime members and installed new ones at a recent meeting. Jacob Homuth, Bruce Farris and John Parisi joined incumbent Carl Gilmore in a brief swearing-in ceremony May 2. The newcomers...

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