17-Year Old Harvard Teen Arrested at High School for Strangling 17-Year Old Family Member

From the Harvard Police Department: AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC BATTERY/UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT On Wednesday 09-20-2017 at about 1014 hrs, Police responded to the Harvard High School for a report of adomestic battery that happened in the 900 block of N. Jefferson earlier in … Continue reading

Operation Click Gives Away Three Cars

Started in 1998 with the three high schools in Crystal Lake cooperating with the CL Police Department and the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, Operation Click is now a robust two-state enterprise dedicated to keeping teens safe while driving their … Continue reading

Part 3 – Harvard School Psychologist Wins 7th Circuit Reversal of Wrongful Termination Suit Dismissal

Without using an attorney, former Harvard school psychologist Peter Koehn won reversal of the dismissal of a suit concerning his termination by Harvard Unit School District 50. Then-Superintendent Lauri Tobias is listed as the lead defendant.  Judges William Bauer, John Daniel … Continue reading

19-Year Old Crystal Laker Arrested for Social Media Threat to Shoot 20 Harvard High School Students

This press release arrived from the Harvard Police Department this afternoon: THREATS On 01-31-14 Harvard Police received a report from Harvard High School personnel of a threat, made through social media earlier in the week, to shoot twenty, unnamed, Harvard … 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

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

Harvard School District Fires Psychologist who Complained about Special Ed Program to U.S. Department of Education

In December, the United States Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office (OCR) notified Dr. Peter Koehn that his complaints about the treatment of Special Education children met the criteria for an investigation. Monday night the Harvard School Board dismissed whistle … Continue reading

Harvard High School Running Obama’s Tuesday Speech Through Social Studies Department

I failed in my attempt to get in touch with Harvard School District 50’s superintendent, but I did connect with high school Principal Rob Zielinski. He told me, “We’ll run it through out Social Studies Department. “It’s not going to … Continue reading