Operation Click Car Giveaways Start Thursday in CL, But Without Founding Crystal Lake District 155

Operation Click, Operation Cool before 2007, started in Crystal Lake as a joint project between the police department and the high school district. The goal was to stop car accident deaths of teenagers. Inducements were large and small. The large … Continue reading

District 155 Announces 13 Layoffs

Thirteen teachers were “honorably dismissed” as of the end of the 2016-2017 school year by the Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board of Education on Tuesday night Declining enrollment is the reason. The cuts will have least affect on … Continue reading

Trump Takes Cary-Grove High School Mock Election

Not only has Donald Trump and the rest of the Republicans down to State Representative achieved victory in the McHenry High School District Mock Election, but they have also done so at Cary-Grove High School. Results can be seen below: … Continue reading

Matt Jazwinski Band Pulsebeat Raising Money for Lurie Children’s Hospital

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: Cary-Grove Student Plays in Band to Benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital Crystal Lake – Cary-Grove freshman Matthew Jazwinski plays bass in a band that brings awareness and helps raise funds for … Continue reading

Chicago Magazine Ranks Best McHenry County Schools

Chicago Magazine ranked suburban schools. Here are the results for McHenry County grade schools: Here are the results of McHenry County high schools: The ranking methodology can be found here. … Continue reading

American Lung Association Reports Quality of McHenry County Air

WMAQ-TV last night ran a story based on an American Lung Association report on air pollution. Chicago and Lake County received “F’s.” McHenry County got a “A” on particulate matter and a “C” on ozone. The air quality monitor in … Continue reading

District 155 Schools Closed Monday

Superintendent Johnnie Thomas just robo-called homes of District 155 High School students to inform families that high schools will be closed tomorrow. Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Gove, South and Prairie Ridge High School students are probably the happiest people in town … Continue reading

Fast Facts for McHenry County High Schools

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its Report Cards for schools. I have extracted summary data images for high schools in McHenry County, which you can see below. … Continue reading

Cary and Fox River Grove Grade School Distrricts Contemplate Merger Study

That’s what seems to be behind this innocuous looking agenda item on the Cary District 26’s School Board Agenda tonight: 10. Topics for Discussion 10.2 Consolidation Feasibility Study We have it on our agenda as “to discuss discussing about merging … Continue reading

Don Manzullo Appoints Cary’s James E. Hansen III to U.S. Naval Academy

A press release from Congressman Don Manzullo: Cary Resident Appointed to U.S. Naval Academy [ROCKFORD] – Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) today announced that James E. Hansen III of Cary, Illinois, has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in … Continue reading

Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge and Marengo High Schools Make Top 50 Chicago Area Schools

The Chicago Sun-Times ranked grade schools, middle schools and high schools using average scores on state achievement tests. The paper’s analysis ranked the percentage of students who met statewide standards. I scanned the results and found no grade or middle … Continue reading

MCC Remedial English by High School Districts

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog published the percentage of incoming freshmen at McHenry County College require remedial math classes. The best high school district was Huntley’s at 46% needing help to be able to take a college course. Today, we look … Continue reading

Math Problems at Local High Schools

You can see the data above. But, just to make sure people can use a search engine to find out how well each McHenry County College high school prepares its students who attend McHenry County College in math, I’ll type … Continue reading

Cary-Grove’s Roxanne Neubaum Wins Operation Click Car

Cary-Grove student Roxanne Neubaum won the car from Sam Oginni’s Crystal Lake Buick GMC Oginni had the Pontiac dealership in Crystal Lake before General Motors pulled the plug on that line. He has provided a car for each of Operation … Continue reading