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Huntley Voice a Finalist for Columbia Scholastic Press Association Award

Download Press Release | Download High-resolution Huntley High School’s newsmagazine, The Voice, and its website,, were recently named Crown Award Finalists in the high school hybrid category by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The CSPA Crown Award honors the … One of 15 in U.S. »

Huntley 158 Today: Macbeth at Huntley High School

On this “Halloween” episode, we speak with two students and the director from Huntley High School’s production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” We’ll talk to them about the challenges of doing Shakespeare at the high school level as well as the fun of performing their swashbuckling take on the classic drama. Why students love Shakespeare »

Huntley 158 Today: Orchestra Takes Center Stage

Huntley 158 introduced Orchestra to our middle schools in 2015-16. The program has drawn significant interest and will continue to expand in coming years into HHS. Today we check in with three Marlowe Middle School orchestra students and their teacher, Mr. Meza. Watch as they discuss their experiences in orchestra and treat us to a performance! Watch them perform »

Huntley High School ABC 7 Friday Flyover a Huge Success

Update: Thank you to everyone who participated and tuned in! We had a fantastic showing. Check out videos from the ABC 7 broadcast below, and visit for additional photos and information. Help HHS Be #1 Huntley High is one of … Photos and Videos »

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 »

Huntley 158 Today: Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

Huntley High School students Caitlin Murray and Savannah Fiedler were among just 1,598 out of 1.92 million nationwide to earn a perfect score of 36 on the ACT. Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of all test-takers receive a perfect composite score. We ask them about the moment they found out, and what prepared them for their success. Their reactions to the news »

182 HHS Students Named to AP Scholar List

On this episode of Huntley 158 Today, we talk with three 2016 AP Scholars about their experiences at Huntley High School. In 2016, 182 HHS students and graduates earned the designation of AP Scholar from the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) exams. See them on Huntley 158 Today »

Huntley 158 Today: Performing Arts Center

This week we check in with Lorie Woods and Nathan Knapke, who have helped transform the Performing Arts Center into a premier destination for theater and other performances. Their expertise has guided both a number of physical and technological improvements to the theater, as well as the audience experience. Professional-quality productions »

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 »

HHS Goes Gold with Cal’s Angels for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Fight Song Raider Nation “I Believe” Marching Red Raiders HHS Poms Varsity Cheerleaders Videos courtesy of Mark Loewe HUNTLEY, IL – President Obama has recently declared September to be Pediatric Cancer awareness month. This proclamation was welcomed by Huntley High School’s … Photos and drone 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 »

Huntley 158 Today: Summer Facilities Projects

The Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Department was busy at work over the summer of 2016, overseeing new construction at HHS and a number of projects at other Huntley 158 locations. We speak with Doug Renkosik, director of O&M, about the challenges and successes in ensuring facilities that enable 21st-Century learning. 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 »

Reminder About Kindergarten Physicals

Parents/guardians, This is a reminder that all students entering kindergarten are required to submit a physical exam with a completed State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health form. The Physical Form can be downloaded from the District website. Look under “Health … read more

Welcome, Class of 2029!

Thank you to all of our incoming kindergarten families who took part in our registration events at Chesak, Mackeben, and Leggee last week. We heard a lot of positive feedback from these events, and we hope that your students are … read more

Notice of Lawn Care Product Application

Notice of Lawn Care Product Application

Please be advised that, weather permitting, District 158’s licensed contractor, NILCO, Inc. will be applying lawn care products on District properties as follows: Monday, June 20 thru Friday, June 24 Fertilizer to athletic turf areas on all campuses – 1/2 … read more

2016 PARCC Exam Information Letter

2016 PARCC Exam Information Letter

Dear Parent or Guardian: District 158 will administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments between April 4 and April 29. Students in grades 3-8 and in high school English I and Algebra I courses … read more

Young Authors Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following students, whose written works were selected as winners of the Huntley 158 Young Authors Contest. They will represent their schools at the statewide competition at Illinois State University in May. Olivia Archer, Leggee Elementary (Mrs. Neumann, 5th … read more

2015 Illinois Report Card

2015 Illinois Report Card

Huntley Community School District 158’s 2015 Illinois Report Cards are now available online at In addition, downloadable (PDF) snapshots are available for the District and each school, below: District 158 Report Card 2015 Chesak Elementary School Report Card 2015 Conley … read more

Huntley 158 Administration Center Earns Energy Star Certification

Huntley Community School District 158’s Administration and Transportation Building has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets … Part of $460,000 in annual savings »