Category: Community

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: Students Enlisting in the Military

On this special two-part episode, we speak with six Huntley High School who shortly after graduation will be shipping out for service in the military. As we near graduation season, we are so proud and honored to speak with these students about the choices they have made to enter the military.

On Part I we speak with seniors Noah Drzal, Hal Hardy, and Gunnar Vogt, and junior Myranda Anderson about their motivations for joining the military and their future plans. On Part II, we speak with seniors Taylor Velez and Zack Flick about their personal histories with the military and their future plans. Two special episodes »

Huntley 158 Today: Huntley Community Radio

Today we speak with Bill Geheren and Kate Curtin, aka the Dudes and Duchess of Huntley Community Radio. The station also broadcasts HHS football games, garnering thousands of listeners from throughout the country. Broadcasting at 101.5 FM locally and online at huntleyradio.com, HCR has become an integral part of the community. Broadcasting live from HHS »

Huntley 158 Today: Community Partnership with Culver’s

Today we speak with Richard Myers, manager of Culver’s in Huntley, which over the years has partnered in numerous ways with Huntley 158. In addition, we talk with HHS senior Trevor Sass, who says he will take his experiences working at Culver’s through the school’s Co-op Program with him to the United States Marine Corps. Familiar faces at schools »

Huntley 158 Today: Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce

Today we speak with Sunday Graham, of the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition to hosting the ribbon cutting event for Huntley High School’s new addition in 2016, the Chamber partners with the District in many ways. According to Graham, strong local schools have a large positive effect on home values and business growth. Mutually beneficial partnerships »

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: What is the Co-Op Program?

Today we speak with three students and teacher Page Schwaschwary from the HHS Co-Op Program. The class pairs in-school study of skills such as communication, interviewing, and college and career prep with early release for students to work real jobs in the community. The program works with more than 100 businesses in McHenry County. Deep ties to community »

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 »

Huntley 158 Today: Communicating with our Community

The world of communications has changed drastically in the past 10-20 years, and we’re always looking for ways to best engage with our community. Today we speak with Dan Armstrong, director of communications and public engagement, about how we’ve evolved in both getting information to and receiving feedback from our community. Watch the video »

Huntley 158 Today: Chief Security Officer Adam Dean

Huntley 158 hired Adam Dean as its first Chief Security Officer in 2015. On this episode of Huntley 158 Today, he discusses both the law enforcement background he brings to the new position as well as some of the many changes in safety and security, including physical upgrades and new procedures, made in our schools during that time. Watch the video »

Introducing Huntley 158 Today Video Series

The District is excited to introduce Huntley 158 Today, a recurring video series featuring administrators and guests from throughout the District discussing current topics in our schools. The premiere episode features Superintendent John Burkey and Associate Superintendent Jessica Lombard discussing the kickoff to the 2016-17 school year. Watch the video »