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 grandchildren...
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...

District 200 Issues PRIDE Awards

Twenty high-school students were recognized by Woodstock School District 200 for their achievements in areas ranging from academics to music to sports May 4. Ten students each from Woodstock and Woodstock North high schools were named recipients of the district’s...
Closing Dean Among Committee’s Proposals

Closing Dean Among Committee’s Proposals

Closing Dean Street Elementary School is among the recommendations that will be presented to the Woodstock School District 200 Board of Education next month. Superintendent Mike Moan presented the final proposals from the district’s Facilities Review Committee at a...
How Does the School Board Election Work?

How Does the School Board Election Work?

Voters in Woodstock School District 200 might find the ballot for the April 4 election to be something of a puzzle. It’s true — it’s possible for a person in the four-seat race to be elected to the board even if he or she doesn’t finish in the top four. The Board of...

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