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

FBI Notified of Possible Social Media Threat to Prairie Ridge High School

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: Crystal Lake Police Investigate Suspicious Incident On October 4th , 2016, Crystal Lake Police received a report of a suspicious incident involving a posting on social media. Within the comment of the … 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

National Honors for Prairie Grove High School Student Services Staff

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: Prairie Ridge’s Student Services Department Receives National Recognition Crystal Lake – Prairie Ridge High School will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation during the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference … Continue reading

Recovered NBA Addict to Speak to CL Students & Parents

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: District 155 and the Crystal Lake Police Department have partnered to bring Chris Herren, a former NBA player, to talk to the Crystal Lake community about his story of substance … 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

Gaffney Presents House Resolution Praising Prairie Ridge Football Team

A press release from St. Rep. Kent Gaffney: Gaffney presents House Resolution honoring Prairie Ridge football team Crystal Lake, IL…State Representative Kent Gaffney (R-Lake Barrington) passed House Resolution 671 congratulating the Prairie Ridge Wolves football team in recognition of their … 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

Operation Click Awards April 21st

The program to entice high school students to fasten their seat belts that started in Crystal Lake will hold its annual awards luncheon at D’Andrea’s Banquets at 10:45 on Thursday, April 21st. That’s what Crystal Lake Policeman Sean McGrath, the … Continue reading

Cafeteria Tracking at District 155

The last time I was in a high school cafeteria was when the Cub Scouts were having their annual Blue and Gold Awards Ceremonies. Before that, it was either the time when there was a District 155 candidates’ night after … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Missed Opportunity for an Indoor Swimming Pool

I have been told one or more parents offered District 155 a swimming pool at Prairie Ridge High School. But the offer was turned down by either the administration or the school board because the decision-making authority did not want … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Police Department Press Release on Prairie Ridge Wrestling Arrests

Finally got my hands on Friday’s press release about the investigation of the Prairie Ridge High School wrestlers from the Crystal Lake Police Department. For the record, it appears below: On Thursday, February 28, 2010 the Crystal Lake Police Department … Continue reading

Misdemeanor Battery Charges Filed Against Five Prairie Ridge Wrestlers

Five Prairie Ridge High School wrestlers were charged with misdemeanor battery for hazing other team members, an article in the Daily Herald by Chuck Keeshan reports. The arrests were made about a month after the issue surfaced on WMAQ-TV. In … Continue reading

Locker Room Rules for High School Coaches, Huntley Makes Recent Changes

The Crystal Lake High School District 155 Prairie Ridge High School wrestling controversy sparked my interest in the locker room instructions for coaches. Here is what District 155 sent me: “Coaches are responsible to supervise their athletes until each student … Continue reading