Author: Huntley 158

Board Approves Boundary Changes

Board Approves Boundary Changes

The District 158 Board of Education voted to approve boundary changes as recommended by the administration at the Board’s March 19, 2015, meeting. The approved option was presented to the Board at its February meeting as “Scenario 1,” along with … read more

PARCC Testing Information

PARCC Testing Information

This spring, District 158 will administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments to students in grades 3-8 and students in high school English I and Algebra I courses. Please see the letter below, which … read more

HHS Department Chair Launches National Blended Learning Blog

Anne Pasco, Department Chair of Blended Learning and Educational Technology at Huntley High School, has a lot to say about the tall task her team took on in launching the District’s Blended Learning Initiative.

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Anne Pasco

The program has grown exponentially since its inception in 2011, and today more than one-third of HHS students are enrolled in at least one blended course.

Data show that those students are achieving at levels equal to or higher than those in traditional classes.

She is now sharing the lessons learned from those successes with other educators throughout the country through a blog launched in partnership with Haiku Learning, the company that provides the learning management software used in the Blended Program. Read More

Students Participate in Hour of Code

In January 2014, the simple-but-addictive mobile game Flappy Bird was the most-downloaded app from the iOs App store, earning its 20-something creator a reported $50,000 a day. Those kinds of stats get the attention of teenagers. It’s no surprise, then, … read more

Q&A About Senate Bill 16

Q&A About Senate Bill 16

Dr. John Burkey, Superintendent October 15, 2014 What is Senate Bill #16? Last July, the Illinois Senate Education Funding Advisory Committee was tasked with recommending ways to improve public education funding in Illinois, which has remained unchanged since 1997. The … read more