Monday, April 9, 2012
Teen to become People to People ambassador, needs to raise $6,500 to travel to China this summer.
Joshua Szeszol lived with the teasing in elementary school. His stutter made him a target. “I was made fun of when I was younger,” the Huntley teen said. Then he met a special friend. “Both of us weren’t the most popular people,” Joshua said. “When we met each other, people weren’t that nice to us, but we were nice to each other and became best friends. We both believe that people should be treated kindly and nicely.” His best friend, Tori Deets, taught him that everyone needs a helping hand. But Joshua is carrying the lessons — helping others, treating others kindly — with him as he prepares to be a People to People student ambassador in China. The 13-year-old is on a mission to raise enough money to make the trip in June. One of his …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Team has 11-0 record this season and win conference tournament title.
The song We are the Champions by Queen was recorded decades before the Marlowe Middle School girls basketball team members were born. Yet, the song exemplifies the team’s amazing records over the last two years. Marlowe’s girls basketball team had an 11-0 record for the 2012 season then went on to win the Fox Valley Junior High Conference — for the second year in a row. It marked the second year the team was undefeated. Last season, the team also won a title in the conference. “The interesting thing about these girls is not only are they obviously talented when it comes to basketball, the girls are leaders in the building, solid academically and have great family support,” Marlowe Principal Scott Rowe said. “They were a joy to watch …
Monday, February 20, 2012
The construction grant was given to the district mainly for construction completed at Marlowe Middle School and schools on the Square Barn Road campus in 2005.
Consolidated School District 158 was notified Friday by the Illinois Capital Development Board that the District will receive a $39.4 million capital grant for construction that was primarily completed in 2005. That construction included the schools on the Square Barn Road campus as well as Marlowe Middle School on Reed Road. The total construction cost of these projects was in excess of $80 million dollars. These grant funds are dedicated to capital projects. Over the next few months, the District 158 Board of Education will have discussions and decisions relative to the exact allocation of the dollars. However, the funds will likely be allocated to help the District pay portions of previous debt incurred to fund that 2005 construction, …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The spelling bee will start at 6 p.m. at Marlowe Middle School, 9625 Haligus Road in Lake in the Hills.
Marlowe Middle School seventh grade student Carlos Mendez will join middle school students from the area to compete in a regional spelling bee today at Marlowe Middle School. The top speller at tonight's bee will advance to the national spelling bee. Mendez won Marlowe's school-wide bee on Jan. 11. He competed against 18 different sixth, seventh and eighth graders who were selected as top spellers at Marlowe, according to a District 158 press release. Marlowe eighth grade student Jonathon Velazquez came in second place and eighth grade student Jack Sover came in third place at the school-wide bee. Mendez will join the top spellers from eight other schools at a Regional Spelling Bee, which will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Marlowe Middle…
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Music executives from Yamaha Music Corporation will meet with District 158 band instructors Tuesday, Dec. 13.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Band instructors Anthony Camarda, Marlowe Middle School, and Nick Konwerski, Huntley High School, have been asked by the Music Achievement Council to host music executives from Yamaha Music Corporation who are visiting from Japan. The purpose of the trip to the U.S. is to attend the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic at McCormick Place in Chicago. Representatives of the Music Achievement Council were asked by the visiting guests to make arrangements for them to visit a music program that is achieving high standards and is successful at recruiting and retaining students in band programs, and both the high school and middle school programs were a perfect match. The guests will meet with Konwerski and Camarda on Tuesday, December 13 to gather …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Both events helped raise thousands of dollars for the District 158 Foundation.
Patch.com has a full photo gallery up from this year's Breakfast with Santa and Fireside Feast at Marlowe Middle School. —— Hundreds kicked off the holidays this weekend at the District 158 Foundation’s annual Breakfast with Santa and the inaugural Santa’s Fireside Feast. Both events, held at Marlowe Middle School in Lake in the Hills, helped raise thousands of dollars for the foundation. At the events, children were able to visit with Santa and enjoy fun holiday activities with their families. They also got the chance to see some of their favorite teachers and school district administrators, who served up food to the families at the event. Many also bid on some of the 14 raffle baskets available at the event. Each of the schools in the …
Friday, December 2, 2011
The fireside feast will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2 and breakfast with Santa will be held on Dec. 3 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 10 to 11:30 a.m.
The District 158 Education Foundation’s popular Breakfast with Santa is back again this year, with even more fun to offer. This year, the foundation is adding more festive fun to its annual fundraiser by also hosting a new event on the night before the breakfast. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, the foundation is hosting Santa’s Fireside Feast at Marlowe Middle School. The foundation wanted to add a new event this year, in hopes of reaching out to even more community members. This event, while still holding the festive flavor of the breakfast, will be a little more intimate and formal, with only 200 tickets being sold. “For the last four years, the foundation has sold out of tickets for the Saturday festivities, and we have had to turn …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Marlowe Middle School track coach is hopeful that 25 to 30 of his runners will make it to state.
Area middle school runners will hit the track this weekend to compete for a chance at state. The sectional meet will be held at McCracken Field, 3712 Kane Avenue in McHenry, starting at 9 a.m. Area teams that will be competing include: Marlowe Middle School in Lake in the Hills, Heineman Middle School in Algonquin and Prairie Grove Junior High School in Crystal Lake. Marlowe Middle School Track Coach Ryan Frederick is hopeful a good number of his runners will qualify for the state meet in East Peoria on May 20 and 21. “We are looking at 35 to 50 of the kids having a chance at state,” Frederick said. The top two athletes in each event — or those that meet the qualifying marks set up by the Illinois Elementary School Association — will …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
District 158 will be hosting the event on May 6.
The Greatest Fun Fair on Earth is coming to town. Friends of the Huntley District 158 Education Foundation are hosting the fun fair from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 6, at Marlowe Middle School, 9625 Haligus Road. This event will be more than just your ordinary fun fair, co-organizer Linda Lipse said. There will of course be fun carnival games, big prizes to win and tasty food to eat. But there also will be a live animal show featuring hissing cockroaches and a 120-pound python included in your admission price. You’ll also get to see some of your favorite District 158 teachers and principals running the games and handing out the prizes. And best of all, the students in District 158 will benefit from the event, they say. "The community can …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Dozens of dancers raised money and danced Saturday away at Marlowe Middle School. The money raised will help fund classrooms, scholarships and teachers' grants for District 158.
To see photos from District 158's Dance-A-Thon, visit our photo gallery.