Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The fourth-year math course will be introduced during the 2013-2014 school year, according to the Daily Herald.
Wednesday, May 15
District 300 will be the first out of the four Elgin Community College feeder high school districts to offer a new fourth-year math class designed for seniors looking to take something other than Calculus in their final year before college, according to a Daily Herald article. Representatives from ECC, a professor from Northern Illinois University and representatives from districts 300, 303, 301 and U-46 worked together for two years to create a new textbook for the class, according to the article. That textbook was approved by the District 300 Board of Education this past week and the new class will be offered at all District 300 high schools in the 2013-14 school year, according to the Daily Herald. Read more on the Daily Herald …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Do you have a local college student that you would like to see recognized for a recent achievement? Let the community know in the comments' section.
Tuesday, February 12
College students from Algonquin and Lake in the Hills have been recognized for the following academic achievements in recent months: Gianna L. Disarno of Lake in the Hills made the fall 2012 dean's list at Coastal Carolina University. She is pursuing a major in exercise and sport science. Kurt Scheffrahn of Algonquin made the fall 2012 Dean's List at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Stephanie Morgan of Lake in the Hills and Dylan Scully of Algonquin made the fall 2012 Dean's List at Beloit College. Amanda Podczerwinski of Algonquin was named to Siena College's Deans' List for the fall 2012 semester. Podczerwinski is a junior chemistry major at Siena. Allison Sleeting of Algonquin was named to the fall 2012 Dean's List at Taylor …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Given that everyone is looking for internships, having them on a resume may not be quite as impressive to a potential employer, but not having them could suggest the young applicant is not career driven.
Just when parents feel they can ﬁnally relax after the insomnia-inducing stress of getting their kids into a suitable college in order to avoid a lifetime of basement dwelling, suddenly it’s time to worry about their kids getting summer internships to avoid the same fate. The internship concept is basically the same as the one that led us to press our kids into community service as if they were convicted felons; it looks good on applications. Only, instead of college applications, everyone is hyper-focused on jobs in the real world. The real world is not a friendly place. The competition for jobs has always been tough, but the lousy economy has increased the anxiety, causing parents to encourage their offspring to do whatever is necessary …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Gap years can offer incredible opportunities, but there are some drawbacks, too.
One evening last winter, while at my son’s high school for a meeting, I wandered into a Gap Year Fair. Now I know what Alice felt like when she fell into that rabbit hole. Although I knew vaguely about gap year programs, and even know some kids doing a gap year, I had no idea the extent of the incredible global opportunities available to high school graduates. I wandered around the tables collecting brochures filled with colorful photos of beaming teenagers volunteering in health clinics in the Andes, teaching computer skills to people in Sri Lanka, helping coach youth soccer teams in Moldova, and working with the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece. I was thinking what a great opportunity this would be for my younger son who, if all …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The seminar will be held at the LITH Police Department's safety education center, 1109 Crystal Lake Road, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9.
Many area young adults will be heading to college in coming weeks and the Lake in the Hills Police Department will host a college safety seminar Thursday to help prepare them for that change. The seminar will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the police department's Safety Education Center, 1109 Crystal Lake Road in Lake in the Hills. The seminar will touch on safety precautions, protecting property and drug and alcohol consumption and provide tools to help ensure everyone's safety, according to a village of LITH press release. Follow Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch on Facebook
Saturday, December 3, 2011
What do you do when your child tells you they are unhappy at school?
My college freshman texted me that he wanted to Skype with me. I found this unsettling because he had never asked me to Skype before. My mind went straight to the obvious, he was failing, he was caught with less-than-legal substances, he was going to be a baby-daddy, etc. I knew it had to be bad because he never seems to want to burden me with the good stuff; he’s very considerate that way. So I braced myself in to watch the badly dubbed movie that is my son telling me in sort-of real time what terrible thing happened. Ready? In between inhaling Pringles, he tells me he’s bored. I just know your heart is bleeding for him at this very moment. It took some questioning, but I finally got to the crux of the situation. He is studying harder …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Ben Kaplan, author of How To Go To College Almost For Free, spoke at Huntley High School Tuesday.
As a star high school tennis player, Ben Kaplan always thought he would pay for college with an athletic scholarship. But after an injury left him unable to play, he knew he had to figure out another way to pay his way. After applying for and winning the first scholarship he tried for, netting him $15,000, Kaplan kept applying to more until he earned $90,000 toward his Harvard education. "I really needed to find a different way to pay for school,'' Kaplan told the packed crowd in the Huntley High School Auditorium Tuesday night. "It changed my life.'' After writing a dozen books on applying for college scholarships - including How To Go To College Almost For Free - Kaplan has helped a half billion people find scholarships to pay for …
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Several workshops will be offered for high school students, their parents and any adults interested in returning to school.
CRYSTAL LAKE -- McHenry County College in Crystal Lake will host "MCC Night" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the college's commons area, cafeteria and athletics/art wing. At the event, junior and senior high school students, their parents and adults interested in returning to school can receive more information about the college, which is located at 8900 Highway 14, There will also be several workshops available for attendees. Prospective students will have a chance to browse academic programs, learn about financial aid, speak with athletics coaches and get career counseling, according to a McHenry County College press release. Current high school students will also be able to find out how to earn college credits while they …