May 24, 2016District 200 offices are currently operating on a four day work week through August 5th. Buildings are open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays. Employees work ten hours each day to accommodate the change.
May 2, 2016Woodstock District 200’s Department of Language & Culture hosted a Dual Language celebration on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Mary Endres Elementary School, 2181 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock. The celebration honored the first graduating class of students in the district’s Dual Language Program. For these students, 50 percent of their classroom instruction was provided in English and 50 percent was provided in Spanish since 1st grade.
May 2, 2016Congratulations to the graduating seniors who are this year’s recipients of the Woodstock District 200 Board of Education PRIDE Award. The awards were announced at the senior honor assemblies at Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School on April 28th. Awards were given in seven different categories which represent the qualities the Board believes the community truly values in its graduates: scholarship, personal achievement, vocational excellence, fine arts, community service, school service and athletics.
April 29, 2016Congratulations to Mary Endres Elementary School 4th Grade Dual Language teacher Katie Jacobson, who is the Star 105.5 Teacher of the Month for April. Radio station Star 105.5, in cooperation with Home State Bank, sponsors a Teacher of the Month program to honor outstanding teachers in McHenry County. Ms. Jacobson was nominated by Mary Endres student Mackinzee, who cited her teacher's ability to “make learning really fun.”
April 29, 2016Prairiewood Elementary School is the first school in McHenry County to earn certification in the Land Conservancy of McHenry County’s new “Conservation@School” program. Sarah Michehl, Community Engagement Specialist for the Land Conservancy, visited Prairiewood recently to present Mr. John Girard’s 5th Grade Class with the recognition and a special sign to be placed in front of the school.
April 22, 2016Two Woodstock District 200 classes have been selected as participants in the TECH 2016 Students for the Information Age event which will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield. More than 90 schools will be represented from throughout the state of Illinois. Students will demonstrate for the public and elected members of the Illinois State Senate and House of Representatives how technology is being used in the classroom to increase student engagement and improve achievement.
April 19, 2016Woodstock High School Junior Jacob Alfonso has been selected as the 1st Place winner in the 2016 Discover Fine & Applied Arts (FAA) High School Talent Competition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The competition encompasses seven categories: Architecture, Art & Design, Dance, Landscape Architecture, Music, Theatre and Urban Planning. Jacob’s original play, My Personal Angel, earned first place honors in Theatre.
April 7, 2016Space is still available in the tuition-based preschool program at the Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center for 2016-17. Parents of children who are age 3 to 5 may pick up an application form and materials at the school at 2045 N. Seminary Avenue, or visit the Dierzen website at: http://dierzen.woodstockschools.org/pre-kindergarten. Enrollment in the tuition-based program is open to families who live in and outside of District 200 boundaries.
March 18, 2016Woodstock North High School Senior Wolfgang Kemp has been selected as the 2016 Section 4 recipient of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Section 4 is a 5-state area encompassing Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. The National High School Spirit of Sport Award was created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics.
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