Kids Explore With Google Expeditions

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,...
Celebrated Spanish Author Visits Schools

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...
Board Postpones Decision on Closing Dean

Board Postpones Decision on Closing Dean

A proposal to close an elementary school was put on hold after board members asked for more information and community members pushed to keep the school open. Woodstock School District 200 administrators presented the Board of Education with a plan Oct. 10 to close or...
D-200 Drawing up Plans to Close Dean

D-200 Drawing up Plans to Close Dean

District officials say they won’t make mono- and dual-language schools Woodstock School District 200 will consider ways to close Dean Street Elementary School, but officials won’t move forward with a plan to separate schools by language program. School board members...
District Wraps up Public Forums

District Wraps up Public Forums

Concerns about potential segregation and the loss of a neighborhood school continued to dominate discussions at a community forum hosted by Woodstock School District 200 Sept. 20. The meeting at Woodstock High School was the last in a series of sessions held on a...
District Begins Facilities Presentations

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,...
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....
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...
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...

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