Volunteers Sought for District 158 Programs

Huntley Community School District 158 seeks volunteers for several upcoming opportunities within its schools.

Young Authors Judging

Young Authors is an optional literary program, completed at home, that is offered to all Kindergarten-8th grade students in District 158. Participating in Young Authors puts into practice (in a fun way) the writing process that students use during the school day. The students who participate in this writing competition will have their books judged by a panel of community volunteers. One book will be chosen to represent each school and registered for the state conference at Illinois State University in May.

Judging for Middle School grades will take place Tuesday, March 1, from 9:00 a.m.-noon. at Heineman Middle School (Square Barn Road Campus).

Judging for Elementary (K-5) grades will take place Wednesday, March 2, from 9:00 a.m-noon at Mackeben Elementary (Square Barn Road Campus).

Battle of the Books

This year two elementary schools, Conley and Leggee, will participate in Battle of the Books, a national reading incentive program that encourages students to have fun reading quality literature and work toward a common goal with peers. The competition is a tournament in which teams earn points by answering questions about 30 different books they have read.

Many Community Volunteers will be needed to serve as Facilitators for these events. As a volunteer Facilitator, you will be the person asking the students the questions (all prepared for you). You can choose to participate on one day or all three days if your schedule allows.


  • Friday, May 13, 8:15-11:45 a.m.: Conley Elementary (5th Grade)
  • Wednesday, May 18, 8:15-11:45 a.m.: Leggee Elementary (4th Grade)
  • Friday, May 20, 8:15-11:45 a.m.: Conley Elementary (4th Grade)

Early Childhood Center Library Cart

The District 158 Early Childhood Center (formerly known as the Preschool) is in need of several “grandma” volunteers to help with their “Library on a Cart” program. Volunteers will take the cart to classrooms and after they read a story to the children they will help scan the books that children check out from the cart to take home and read.


  • Tuesdays: 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (2 classes)
  • Wednesdays: 10:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. (3 classes)

Volunteer Information

To volunteer in any capacity, you must complete a District Volunteer Registration form available at http://www.district158.org/volunteer-information. In addition, there you will find all upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Forms can be returned to your child’s teacher or mailed to the attention of Eileen Delahanty at 650 Academic Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102.

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