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Gurnee technology director named "Educator of the Year"

Mar 4, 2015 • Suburban Life Publications
GURNEE – Paul Hintz, director of technology for Gurnee School District 56, has been selected as the 2015 winner of the Illinois Computer Educators' "Educator of the Year" award in the technology administrator category, according to a news release. More

State investigating Gurnee school district after allegations of sexual assault ...

Aug 30, 2010 • Chicago Tribune
As police continued to investigate allegations that a 12-year-old boy sexually assaulted a 3-year-old girl on a bus, the state on Monday opened its own investigation of Gurnee School District 56 over the incident. The Department of Children and Family ... More

Suspect Charged In Gurnee Standoff That Forced School Lockdowns

Oct 19, 2012 • CBS2 Chicago
“Buses and staff members were diverted to Viking School and students and staff will be housed there until it is safe to return the students and staff to River Trail School,” a statement on the Gurnee School District 56 website said Friday morning ... More

Flood-Prone Gurnee Grade School To Be Torn Down

Sep 25, 2013 • CBS2 Chicago
GURNEE, Ill. (CBS) — A historic school that has long been a thorn in the side of Gurnee School District 56 is coming down. WBBM Newsradio's Veronica Carter reports Gurnee Grade School was built on a floodplain along the Des Plaines River in 1954, just ... More

Severe cold could force school closures Monday

Jan 3, 2014 • Chicago Daily Herald
Forecasts of wind chills reaching minus 45 on Tuesday morning are worrisome, said Gurnee School District 56 Superintendent John Hutton. "It's kind of right on that borderline," Hutton said. "It's something I'm going to keep track of over the weekend. More

Ugandan dance troupe exposes students to new sound

Feb 4, 2014 • Suburban Life Publications
GURNEE – Singing in full, confident voices and smiling widely, Children of Uganda dance troupe members gave Gurnee School District 56 middle schoolers a momentary break from the cold of Illinois on Monday and injected the warmth of Uganda into their ... More

Some Drivers With Checkered Pasts Taxi Schoolchildren

May 8, 2013 • NBC Chicago
At least one school district has stopped using taxis to transport its students. John Hutton, superintendent of Gurnee School District 56, said his district switched to using their own buses, because they didn't trust who was behind the wheel of the ... More

Frederick Quinn dedicates new elementary school to Wadsworth community

Jun 7, 2013 •
Frederick Quinn Corp. participated in a dedication ceremony on May 13 for Gurnee School District 56's Prairie Trail School. FQC President Jack Hayes, School District 56 Superintendent John Hutton, Past Board President Heidi May, new Board President Jim ... More

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