Sunday, April 28, 2013
The top two headlines in New Lenox Patch this week put a spotlight on a house fire and featured action taken at the New Lenox School Dist. 122 Board of Education.
The top stories featured a fire and school board matters. New Lenox Firefighters Douse a Blaze in a One-Story Home—$100,000 Damage A New Lenox family was forced out of their home when fire broke out about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday on Reagan Road. Member Debbie Kedzior gets hot over "No" votes by Members Broderick and Smith when it comes to paying legal obligations associated with January's challenge to re-elected Member Kathy Miller. Readers might like: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Friday, April 26, 2013
New Lenox School District 122 5th graders perform three pieces.
New Lenox School District 122 5th graders won a trophy for outstanding performance at the April 13 Bandorama Music Festival. The youngsters performed three pieces. For more information about New Lenox School District and this performance, visit New Lenox School District 122 Facebook page. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch communities:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Member Debbie Kedzior gets hot over "No" votes by Members Broderick and Smith when it comes to paying legal obligations associated with January's challenge to re-elected Member Kathy Miller.
Board Member Debbie Kedzior lost her bid for re-election to the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education, but she's using her time left to make a point. She is more than unhappy that the district will be paying $8,941.10 as a result of what a Will County Court later ruled as an invalid challenge in January to the nominating petition for re-elected Member Kathy Miller. At the April 17 board meeting, Kedzior asked to separate bills payable as they relate to governance. She spotlighted legal bills associated with the Electoral Board hearing in regard to Miller's petition. She took umbrage for the $8,941.10 attorney's fees associated with the hearing. She also objected to over $2,000 worth of telephone-related advice from …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Bentley School Fine Arts Night featured everything from music to martial arts demonstrations.
Bentley School's Fine Arts Night April 18 brought together families, community organizations and volunteers to celebrate with music and crafts. Students and their families were able to experience a night of fun activities at Bentley School with the help local organizations. New Lenox Library and New Lenox Park District had information about summer camps and reading programs that children could sign up for. The New Lenox Police and New Lenox Fire Protection District were also on hand to talk about safety during the upcoming summer months. Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way West High Schools brought along their mascots and information about summer camps for interested students. Tiger Kwon’s Martial Arts studio had a spectacular …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A product of New Lenox School District 122, Rhonda Starklauf plans to keep the students at the forefront of her decisions on the NLSD122 Board of Education.
Rhonda Starklauf, a 36-year-old biology teacher at Lincoln-Way Central High School, is one of two newcomers to the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education. It was a hotly contested race—10 candidates for five seats. She and newly elected member Phil Adair will officially take their seats by May. Reflecting on her narrow win over incumbents Deborah Kedzior and Bill Pender and the contentious state of the NLSD122 Board, Starklauf said she's approaching her four-year term of office with a focus on the issues that relate to the operations of the district. Aware that many voters looked at the election as an opportunity to oust anyone affiliated with the current board, Starklauf said she's not planning to adopt a difficult-to-work-…
Monday, April 15, 2013
A retired salesman, Adair intends to utilize his people skills to bring the board together.
Phil Adair, a 67-year-old retired salesman who currently drives a bus part-time for Trinity Services, is one of two newcomers to the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education. It was a hotly contested race—10 candidates for five seats. He and newly elected member Rhonda Starklauf will officially take their seats by May. In light of the contentious atmosphere that dominated the board for the past several months, especially in regard to the multi-layered issues surrounding Member Kathy Miller's temporary ouster from the ballot and the current federal lawsuit she has since filed against Member Maureen Broderick, there was strong out-with-the-old and in-with-the-new sentiment in the community. Ultimately, the election was divided …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Students from Spencer Pointe and Spencer Crossing schools showcased their artistic side at a fine arts festival.
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Friday, April 12, 2013
New Lenox School District 122 helped students show off their musical talent, artwork and displays at an American crafs and art display festival.
New Lenox School District 122 gladly showcased student artwork and more at the at the Spencer Pointe School and Spencer Crossing School Fine Arts Festival Thursday. Parents, grandparents and kids filled the gymnasium and designated areas The students' artwork was featured in exhibits, and community artisans showed shared their skills with students in everything from quilting, sewing and pottery making. From 6-7 p.m. the students showcased American crafts, while students offered musical performances and more. Colors were presented by a local Brownie troop and a local Cub Scout troop. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Friday, March 29, 2013
NLSD122 plans to bring in a dog to sniff out drugs, firearms and ammunition as a safety measure.
New Lenox School District 122 is bringing in a handler and his dog to sniff for drugs, firearms and ammunition as a precaution. Administrators are working out a schedule to introduce Interquest Detection Canines—Glenn VadeBoncoeur and his dog—to the schools. In the wake of the Sandy Hook School shooting in December 2012, school officials have been revamping and hyping up their security measures. The program is planned to get underway before the end of the school year. Nick DiSandro, president of the NLSD122 Board, said, "With an increase in drug related deaths in Will County and the safety issues across the country, the board and the administration feel this is a proactive way to increase safety and security in our schools." While the …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Will you build a snowman or another powdery creation? Send Patch Your Photos
A prediction of up to 8 inches of snow for the Lincoln-Way area has forced school administrators to close area schools on Tuesday. Included in the Emergency Closing Center list are: If there are other schools, including preschools, that are closed and not listed here—Tell us in the comments. Readers might like: Up to 8 inches of Snow Expected Through Wednesday Share Your Photos On Patch: What are you planning to do with your snow day? Submit photos of your white powdery creations here. It's easy to share photos on Patch; just follow the directions below: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites: