Streamwood High School to Host Heroin Awareness Event
Streamwood High School in partnership with Hanover Township will host a community forum, called “From Prescriptions to the Streets – Heroin in Our Community” on Wednesday, December 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Streamwood High auditorium. Presenters include Streamwood Police Chief James Keegan; Claudia Evenson, Director of Outreach Programs at Rosecrance Health Network; Dr. Rema Johnson, Emergency Room Physician at St. Alexius Medical Center; Sarah Spunt, LSW, Clinical Interventionist from Hanover Township, and Bob Kukla, Firefighter/ Paramedic at Streamwood Fire Department. The event will also feature personal testimony from recovering heroin addicts and their family members.
Two U-46 High Schools Named Best in the Nation
Newsweek named Bartlett High School to its list of America’s Best High Schools for 2013. Bartlett High School ranked 1,754 and was selected for producing college-ready graduates.
Students, teachers, guidance counselors and administrators open up about the innovative curriculum offered at Bartlett High School.
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U.S. News and World Report named Elgin High School among the Best High Schools for 2013. Elgin High School received a national rank of 1,776 and a state rank of 56.
Students, teachers and administrators share their experiences about classes and extracurricular activities at Elgin High School.
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|U-46 Celebrates 353 AP Scholars
Elgin – In recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, 353 U-46 high school students have been named AP Scholars by the College Board. This is the most AP scholars U-46 has seen as the number of U-46 high school students who take AP courses and exams continues to grow.
“We have taken a strategic and aggressive approach to expand access to our AP courses so that students can be a step ahead when they begin college,” said Superintendent José M. Torres. “One of the benefits U-46 offers is the number of AP courses. Each of our high schools offer from a minimum of 13 AP courses to 20.”
Fourteen U-46 students received the highest distinction, AP National Scholar Award, by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale on all AP exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more AP exams. Eighty-five students received AP Scholar with Distinction Awards for earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams. Fifty-three students earned AP Scholar with Honor Awards for receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
“It’s an outstanding accomplishment that more U-46 students than ever before have been named AP Scholars and we’re focused on ensuring those numbers continue to grow,” said Mark Atkins, Coordinator of Gifted, Academies, AP & World Languages. “AP Scholar Awards help put students ahead of their peers on college applications and in the career world.”
U-46 has experienced success in its initiatives to increase students’ AP awareness, participation, and access. U-46 has hosted AP Information Nights, AP Boot Camps, and expanded its AVID program which better prepares students for college. In total, U-46 currently offers 23 AP courses across its five high schools. In 2009, U-46 had 969 AP test takers and in 2013, there were 1,563 AP test takers.
“I’m always delighted to hear stories from U-46 graduates who began college with a majority of their freshman college courses already completed,” said Torres. “I’m sure parents appreciate the cost savings too.”
|Emergency Closing Procedures
School District U-46 is ready for inclement weather. The district’s primary concern is the safety and welfare of students, as well as our staff. This link shares the process for school closings due to inclement weather. Please click here to view procedures.
Please click here to view elementary school playground procedures during inclement weather.
Secondary Grading Changes
School District U-46 is implementing an equal incremental grading scale for all middle and high schools for the 2013-2014 school year. The scale that will be implemented district-wide at the secondary level is: 5=A+, 4=A, 3=B, 2=C, 1=D, and 0=E.
For the Secondary Grading Powerpoint, click here.
For the Secondary Grading FAQ, click here.
For the Secondary Grading Video, click here.
Business & Civic Leaders Help Shape Future of U-46
“At U-46, we value our community partnerships and believe they can make a powerful impact in our schools,” said Superintendent José M. Torres. “We want to capitalize on the wealth of expertise, knowledge, and resources that our business and community Full Story
U-46 High Schools Receive Accreditation
School District U-46’s five high schools were awarded accreditation from AdvancED, the world’s largest education community which accredits school systems committed to excellence and continued improvement. Full Story
U-46 History Teacher Named to Governor’s Task Force on Civic Education
Bartlett High School History Teacher Larry Pahl was recently appointed as one of thirteen members to serve on Governor Quinn’s Task Force on Civic Education. Full Story
U-46 FY14 Budget Adopted September 23, 2013
U-46 FY14 Budget was adopted at the Board of Education meeting on September 23, 2013 Full Story
U-46 Schools Honor Our Nations Heroes on Veterans Day
Today, U-46 schools are open in celebration of Veterans Day and many of our schools are putting on meaningful events to honor our nation’s heroes. Full Story
U-46 School News
Upcoming events in U-46 Full Story
Elgin High School Student Named to State Board’s Student Advisory Council
Elgin High School Senior Destiny Alicea was recently named to the Illinois State Board of Education’s Student Advisory Commission. Full Story
U-46 Students Recognized for High Scores in NUMATS Program
Sycamore Trails fourth grade SWAS student Eugene Lim and Tefft eighth grade SWAS student George Jeno were recognized by the Center for Talent Development at a special award ceremony on September 7. Full Story
U-46 ELL Department to Host Student & Parent Events for Hispanic Heritage Month
U-46 will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of student assemblies presented by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI). Full Story
Highland Recognized as One of Five PBIS Exemplar Schools in IL
40 U-46 schools recognized for PBIS implementation out of over 670 PBIS schools in IL Full Story
Things You Should Know
E-mail newsletter sent out to families who have signed up to receive it. Full Story
U-46 Mechanics Compete in Statewide Competition
Two School District U-46 mechanics participated in the Illinois’ Best School Bus Technician Competition held this summer in Peoria. Patrick O’Neill and Eric Shulga competed against 14 other mechanics. O’Neill placed fifth in the competition. Full Story
Hanover Countryside Wins in National Big Lots Lots2Give Video Contest
Principal Jack Shepherd to Accept $2,000 Grant at Big Lots Check Presentation Saturday August 10. Full Story
New Broad Foundation Report Recognizes U-46 Progress to Boost AP Performance Among Hispanic Students
A new report released yesterday by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation recognizes School District U-46 as one of five districts at which, “Hispanic students are improving AP passing rates quickly enough to gain on their white peers while... Full Story
Bartlett High School Named to Newsweek's List of America's Best High Schools
Bartlett High School was named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best High Schools for 2013, ranking 1,754 out of 2,000 high schools across the nation selected for producing college-ready graduates. Full Story
U.S. News and World Report Names Elgin High School among Best High Schools for 2013
Elgin High School was ranked among the nation’s best high schools for 2013 by U.S. News and World Report. Elgin High School received a national rank of 1,776 and a state rank of 56. Full Story
U-46 Academy and Career Technical Education (CTE) Parent Presentations & Open Houses
U-46 is hosting a series of Informational Overview and Open House events to highlight the district’s five high school academies and Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. Full Story