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Highland Park High School principal, Brad Swanson hugs student, Samantha Herman, who was recognized during Monday evening's  school board meeting at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, May 19, 2014. | Brian O'Mahoney/For Sun-Times Media

Critics pull no punches for Fornero, District 113 board

New science labs at Deerfield's Shepard Middle School could like this prototype. | Courtesy of Deerfield Public Schools District 109

New Deerfield District 109 science labs will cost $2.7 million

The Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Board of Education Monday approved a proposal for four new science labs at Shepard Middle School, despite the fact that bids for the...

Models from seven North Shore high schools sported spring looks during the Saving Tiny Hearts Society's charity fashion show May 13 at Northbrook Court. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

North Shore high school students put the art in HeART

Going further than any of its rivals to help find cures for congenital heart defects, the Glenbrook North High School community won the “student heARTist” fundraising contest in...

Hawthorn Middle School South art teacher Mary Benton reacts to the surprise announcement that she won a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching May 7. | Rick Kambic/Sun-Times Media

Hawthorn South art teacher surprised with Golden Apple Award

Mary Benton was uncomfortable being interviewed by a committee after a she was anonymously nominated for the prestigious Golden Apple teaching award. She thinks students are...

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Deerfield Dist. 109 extends current school year

After four school days were lost to extreme January cold, the District 109 Board of Education recently approved an extended school year for students.

Photo illustration on the popularity of e-books. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media

District 113 textbook costs tumble with e-book transition

The sticker shock faced by Highland Park and Deerfield high school parents when they buy their students’ textbooks is — at least for now — easing as a result of a transition...

Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Superintendent Michael Lubelfeld (center) takes a moment with two new principals, Anthony McConnell (left) of Kipling and John Filippi of Shepard. | STEVE SADIN/FOR SUN-TIMES MEDIA

District 109 names new principals at Shepard, Kipling

Two current assistant principals in Deerfield Public Schools District 109 will take over the top spots on July 1, to replace two departing leaders. John Filippi will grab the...

A crowd of more than 75 people, mostly Deerfield Public Schools District 109 teachers, cheered when the Board of Education approved iPads or Chromebooks for every student at its meeting Monday, April 28. | Steve Sadin/For Sun-Times Media

All Deerfield District 109 students to get tablets

All Deerfield Public School District 109 students will have use of their own electronic device for the 2014-15 school year, after the Board of Education approved a purchase of...

Shira Shirtaig and Kyle Rabin work with a robot during practice while Sam Ephraim (far right) watches closely. (From left) Max Grosshandler, Alec Rataswamy, Max Lowery, Daniel Mouscher, Pia Sanpitak and Kyle Rabin look on. | Steve Sadin/For Sun-Times Media

District 113 students place in international robotics competition

Two teams composed of Deerfield and Highland Park High School students took 25th and 46th respectively in an international robotics competition last weekend in St. Louis. After...

Students from Laura B. Sprague School trek through Ryerson Woods on Friday, April 25, during a fundraising walk for the American Diabetes Association. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

Students walk from Lincolnshire to Ryerson Woods for the American Diabetes Association

About 500 students, teachers and parents from Laura B. Sprague School walked several miles on Friday, from their Lincolnshire building to Ryerson Woods, as part of a benefit for...

<p>Walden Elementary School student Kamilija Intaite stands in front of the prize winning logo designed for Kiddos Catering. | Photo courtesy of Kiddos Catering.</p>

Walden School lunch goes high-end with local restaurant fare

For students at Deerfield’s Walden Elementary School, lunchtime this year is often like dining out at one of their favorite restaurants. Kiddos Catering, Inc., took over the...

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