Monday, March 18, 2013
The 6th Annual concert Tuesday night features Huntley High School Band and Sun City Concert Band at the Performing Arts Center at the school.
Huntley High School band director Nick Konwerski and Sun City Concert Band director Donna Bressler are pleased to announce the “Festival of Music” concert. The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Performing Arts Center at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley. This 6th annual concert will feature a variety of new musical selections not previously performed by the combined bands. The event is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted at the door to benefit the Huntley High School band program. Donations from last year’s event totaled $1,079 to which the Sun City Band added another $1,000 for a grand total of $2,079. Scholarships in the amount of $500 each were then presented to three members of the …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Two presentations will be held on April 3 and are open to the public.
Thursday, March 14
Holocaust survivor Lisl Bogart will share her story of survival and courage to students in World History and World Geography at Huntley High School on Wednesday, April 3. Two 60-minute presentations will be held in the school’s performing arts center at 9:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and will include an introduction from Lisl’s family friend and HHS social worker, Katie Szarzynski, according to a District 158 press release The public is invited to attend either presentation at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road in Huntley. Audience members will hear Lisl’s story of how she was taken from her home by the Nazi’s and transported to the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp where she was later liberated on May 7, 1945, according to the news …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Jacob Augustine and Krystal Gonzalez receive honor.
Wednesday, March 6
Huntley High School seniors Jacob Augustine and Krystal Gonzalez were selected as Huntley High School’s Jurs/Raider Way Outstanding Students of the Month award recipients. The award, started by Huntley businessman Tom Jurs, is given to students who exhibit the qualities of the Red Raider Way: Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Involved. Augustine is a phenomenal AP Spanish student who uses his gift for his foreign language to help others around him, said Spanish teacher Julie Swartzloff, who nominated him. Every time there is an opportunity to volunteer, he is the first in line. He has volunteered his time as a bilingual babysitter for the District 158 Bilingual Parent Committee meetings several times this past fall. In addition, he …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The girls headed to Normal this past weekend to compete in Class 4A state tournament.
For the first time in the school's history, the Huntley girls basketball team competed at the state tournament this past weekend. The girls took on Rolling Meadows High School in their first game Friday, losing 61-44. The girls returned on Saturday to battle Whitney Young High School in Chicago, losing 60-27 and taking home the fourth place finish in the Class 4A state finals, according to the Daily Herald. Rolling Meadows High School continued on to the championship where they lost in a close game against Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, 47-48, according to the Illinois High School Association website.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The team will take on Rolling Meadows High School on Friday in the class 4A semifinals.
The Huntley girls basketball team will be heading to the state finals at Illinois State University in Normal this weekend. The Red Raiders will take on the Rolling Meadows girls basketball team in the Class 4A semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois High School Association website. The tournament will wrap up on Saturday with the 4A finals. The Huntley girls cinched their first trip to state in the school's history after winning 47-43 against Wheaton Warrenville South in the Dundee-Crown Supersectional this past Monday, according to the Northwest Herald. The win for Huntley (29-6) ended a 15-game winning streak for Wheaton (29-4), according to the Daily Herald. For those interested in watching the girls compete at state…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The state final meet will be held this weekend.
Two swimmers on the Jacobs' High School co-op team will head to the state final meet this weekend after each qualifying in two events. Jacobs High School senior Josh DeDina qualified in the 100-yard breastroke with a time of 59.41 seconds and in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:58.02, according to the Illinois High School Association website. Jacobs High School junior Alex Reinbrecht qualified in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:42.98 and in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:37.47. Huntley High School senior Matthew Haage will also be heading to the state final meet this weekend. Haage will compete in the 50-yard freestyle after qualifying with a time of 21.90 seconds, according to the IHSA website. The …
Construction is expected to start this summer, according to the Northwest Herald.
Tuesday, February 19
District 158 is moving forward with plans for $12 million in renovations to Huntley High School, according to the Northwest Herald. The Northwest Herald reports the District 158 Board of Education recently met with a construction manager regarding upgrades to the school's athletic fields, which would include the addition of synthetic football turf, built-in irrigation systems and more stadium seating.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Showcase starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 to 9.
Orchesis, Huntley High School’s Dance Club will present its annual showcase at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 7-9. Advance tickets are $5, or admission is $7 at the door. The show will be held in the Huntley High School Performing Arts Center, 13719 Harmony Rd., Huntley. This year's show, “Unspoken,” features many styles of dance including hip hop, modern, lyrical, tap, jazz, and Indian, according to a District 158 press release. The Huntley High School Orchesis program began in 2008 with the focus of introducing high school students and the community to dance as an art. Orchesis consists of approximately 20 dancers in grades 9-12, the release states. Each year Orchesis auditions two student choreographed dances at the …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A McHenry County judge ruled Wednesday that Kimberlee L. Hoffman, a special education teacher and cheerleading coach at Huntley High School, was not guilty on a theft charge.
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Thursday, January 31
A Huntley special education teacher and cheerleading coach accused of stealing a student's cell phone and iPod was acquitted of a misdemeanor theft charge Wednesday, according to the Northwest Herald. McHenry County Judge Charles P. Weech found Kimberlee L. Hoffman, 43, not guilty during a bench trial, according to the NW Herald. Hoffman was accused of stealing the items from the bathroom at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road, on Sept. 5, 2012. According to Huntley police, the victim placed her iPod Touch and Motorola Atrix cell phone down while in the bathroom at the school and forgot to pick up the items when she left. When she remembered that she forgot the items, she went back to the bathroom and the items were missing, reports…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Police continue investigation into incident.
A fight broke out at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road, Tuesday resulting in the arrest of one male juvenile, Huntley police said. The incident took place around 1:42 p.m. Huntley’s police’s School Resource officer responded and while breaking up the fight, she requested a school staff member to call for additional police assistance, according to reports. During the fight, a school staff member was pushed to the floor, police said. One juvenile was taken into custody at the scene. He was charged with aggravated battery and disorderly conduct, reports stated. Police continue the investigation and are interviewing students and reviewing video camera footage.