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How to Help Disadvantaged Schoolchildren in Palatine Township

How to Help Disadvantaged Schoolchildren in Palatine Township

The Apple Tree Campaign is in its 26th year. Donations are needed to help provide economically disadvantaged students with school supplies.

How to Help Disadvantaged Schoolchildren in Palatine Township

The Apple Tree Campaign is in its 26th year. Donations are needed to help provide economically disadvantaged students with school supplies.
Palatine Student is Illinois Winner in Michelle Obama's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

Palatine Student is Illinois Winner in Michelle Obama's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

Tess Boghossian, a sixth grader at Winston Campus Elementary, a trip to Washington, D.C., will now attend the third annual Kids' "State Dinner" hosted by Michelle Obama in July.
St. Alexius Doctor Makes Push for Later School Start Times

St. Alexius Doctor Makes Push for Later School Start Times

Nitin Soorya, an emergency physician at St. Alexius Medical Center, has started an online petition requesting the Illinois Board of Education establish a policy that regulates school start t
D15 Adds Four New Principals for 2014-15 School Year

D15 Adds Four New Principals for 2014-15 School Year

Frank C. Whitley School, Carl Sandburg Junior High, Lake Louise School and Willow Bend School will all get new principals next year.
Should District 15 Add Soccer as a New Interscholastic Sport?

Should District 15 Add Soccer as a New Interscholastic Sport?

Tell us in the comments section: Do you think District 15 should add soccer as a new sport?
Two Palatine Students Win $10,000 Scholarship to Universal Technical Institute

Two Palatine Students Win $10,000 Scholarship to Universal Technical Institute

Fremd High School duo will represent Illinois in the National Ford/AAA Student AUto Skills competition.
Palatine Man to Show Off Award-Winning Contraption on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Palatine Man to Show Off Award-Winning Contraption on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

A Palatine man and his five Purdue classmates will appear tonight on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Kyle Long Makes Good on Promise to Help Bullied Huntley Boy, 9

Kyle Long Makes Good on Promise to Help Bullied Huntley Boy, 9

Bears Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long promised to support a local boy who has been the victim of bullying. This past weekend, he hung out with Andrew Oyston and posted photos from the day on his Tw
Palatine Fourth Grader, Cancer Patient Selected for Red Cross Good Samaritan Award

Palatine Fourth Grader, Cancer Patient Selected for Red Cross Good Samaritan Award

Rosie was diagnosed with cancer at age 3. She’s had 21 surgeries and 308 rounds of chemotherapy, and she has spent 47 nights in the hospital and made 26 visits to the emergency room. Durin
Holy Family Catholic Academy Middle School Students Touch the Heavens

Holy Family Catholic Academy Middle School Students Touch the Heavens

Middle School students from Holy Family Academy (Inverness) launched a high altitude balloon complete with GPS and GoPro camera.
William Fremd Ranked Among Top High Schools in Illinois By U.S. News

William Fremd Ranked Among Top High Schools in Illinois By U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of top high schools in the nation this week.
D15 Parents Will be Able to Track School Buses Through New GPS Technology

D15 Parents Will be Able to Track School Buses Through New GPS Technology

The school district is also considering whether to require students to scan ID cards every time they board or get off their bus, according to the Daily Herald.
School Bans Leggings and Yoga Pants – Too Distracting For Boys

School Bans Leggings and Yoga Pants – Too Distracting For Boys

Columnist Christine Wolf wonders if leggings and yoga pants are where administrators' attention should be focused.
Palatine Schools Back In-Session Wednesday

Palatine Schools Back In-Session Wednesday

Sorry, students. You gotta go back to school Wednesday.