Category: Innovation

Video: Dual Language Coming to Huntley 158 for 2018-19

Beginning in fall 2018, Huntley 158 plans to add a kindergarten dual language classroom at each of its three kindergarten buildings, Chesak Elementary, Leggee Elementary, and Mackeben Elementary School, and two 1st-grade classrooms at Chesak Elementary. Watch this video to … Watch the video »

Huntley 158 Today: Medical Residency Students Reflect on Year One

Today we speak with five students from the inaugural class of Huntley High School’s pioneering Youth Residency Program about their experiences. They’ll share their favorite memories from their one-of-a-kind experience as well as how the program has helped them develop their plans for the future. See behind the scenes »

Huntley 158 Today: HHS Principal Discusses Blended Learning

Today HHS Principal Scott Rowe discusses the school’s pioneering ALPHA Courses Blended Learning program. Through it, the school offers some 40 classes combining face-to-face and online work, from math to PE. Its successes have been documented by CNN.com, Parenting Magazine, and many other national and trade publications. Nationally recognized »

Huntley 158 Today: Engineering Academy Students on Robots, Classes

On this episode of Huntley 158 Today we speak with Amanda Henk, a teacher who both was instrumental in the formation of the HHS Engineering Academy and is coach of the HHS Robotics Team. We also chat with three students and robotics team members about their experiences so far in the Academy. Upcoming competitions »

Huntley 158 Today: The LIGHT Program’s Shining Successes

Today we speak with four students from the Huntley 158 LIGHT Program, which serves special education students ages 18-21 who have completed graduation requirements but delayed acceptance of their diploma. About 75% of students in the program are competitively employed through partnerships with about 40 local employers. Watch the video »

Medical Academy Students Discuss One-of-a-Kind Residency

Twenty-four students from the HHS Medical Academy are pioneering a medical residency program in partnership with Centegra Health System. Believed to be the first of its kind, the program gives students the opportunity to shadow healthcare professionals for several hours each week in departments throughout Centegra facilities. Real-world experiences »

Student, Author Receives “Fifty for the Future” Tech Award

Huntley senior Kyle Ockerlund has written two books on computer programming, and he gained national attention for research he completed on the effect of school bell tone on student concentration. He was among 10 Illinois high school students who recently received the “Fifty for the Future” Award from the Illinois Technology Foundation. His future plans »

Huntley 158 Today: The Always Initiative at Huntley High School

In Fall 2016, all juniors and seniors at received Chromebooks, marking the final step in the implementation of Huntley 158’s Always Initiative, the largest K-12 1:1 implementation in Illinois. Today we speak with Rikki Holton, one of four HHS instructional coaches working with fellow teachers to effectively integrate technology in instruction. A Chromebook for every student »