April 27, 2017The 2015-2017 Building Trades home is almost complete! The public is invited to view the home at an Open House on Friday, May 19 from 5:00-9:00 p.m., and on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The house is located at 611 Prairie Ridge Drive in Woodstock.
April 27, 2017Eleven D200 students have been chosen as District Representatives to the 2017 Illinois State Young Authors Conference on May 20, 2017 at Illinois State University. Each of the students submitted the highest scoring manuscript at their school. In addition to the State Conference, the authors will be honored in Woodstock on Thursday, April 27th. Read Between the Lynes Bookstore on the Woodstock Square is holding a special Young Author’s Night from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. Authors will have an opportunity to share a five-minute reading from their work; each will receive a special treat; and their books will be part of a unique display at the bookstore.
April 21, 2017The Creekside Middle School Life Skills program will perform The Little Mermaid on April 26, 2017 at 1:10 p.m. and May 1, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. Both performances will be held on the stage (cafeteria area) at Creekside Middle School.
April 13, 2017When the 2016-17 District 200 calendar was released, it listed the tentative last day of school as May 25, depending upon use of emergency days. Because the district did use one severe weather day this year, the calendar has been amended to reflect the following:
March 21, 2017High School teams from around the county attended the second annual VEX Robotics Competition at McHenry County College on Friday, March 17. Included among the teams was Woodstock North High School. WNHS Project Lead the Way instructor Stephen Buchs said, “It is great to see what the students come up with. The students this year made huge improvements from last year, and students were already trying to plan for next year’s competition before we left MCC!”
March 21, 2017Congratulations to Dean Street Elementary School on receiving a Meemic Masterpieces Grant! The grant, from The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education, is a K-12 grant and art contest which started as an idea for finding art to brighten up the halls at Meemic corporate headquarters.
March 15, 2017Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center has achieved “Touchdown Status” in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives. As a part of the Touchdown School Rewards Program, VDELC will receive $500 from the Midwest Dairy Council.
March 13, 2017More than 115,600 people visited the annual International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. Among them were Project Lead the Way classes from both high schools, who had the opportunity to view technology in action and make connections from their studies to real world applications. Through a registration at the show, Stephen Buchs’ WNHS Principles of Engineering students won a visit from KUKA Robotics, who visited Woodstock North High School on February 23rd and brought a working robot with them.
February 16, 2017Congratulations to the Back Street Birds, a team of students from the Northwood Middle School Challenge Corps program whose research about the problem of birds colliding with commercial airlines has been published in the Spring 2017 edition of the World Ecology Report. Published since 1989, the World Ecology Report is a quarterly digest of critical issues in health and environment, produced in six languages and distributed to thousands of citizens throughout the developing and developed world.
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