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School Notes: D56 students compete in Destination Imagination state tourney

Apr 24, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
Contest: Three Gurnee School District 56 Destination Imagination teams competed at the State Affiliate Tournament at Northern Illinois University. The Noodles team, manager Lynn Lostumo, won first place for highest Instant Challenge score and fifth ... More

Seven jockey for 4 seats on District 56 School Board

Apr 3, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
It's difficult to avoid some pushing and shoving when seven candidates have lined up in competition for four School Board seats in Gurnee District 56. Seeking four-year terms, the field includes four incumbents and three challengers. The district is ... More

Newcomer holds slim lead for final Gurnee D56 School Board seat

Apr 7, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
Newcomer holds slim lead for final Gurnee D56 School Board seat. Gurnee School District 56. Caption Gurnee School District 56. Handout, Lynn Schroetter. Gurnee School District 56 candidate Lynn Schroetter. Gurnee School District 56 candidate Lynn ... More

Area colleges empower Gurnee eighth graders with 'taste' of advanced courses

Mar 23, 2015 • Suburban Life Publications
In fall 2004, Woodland School District 50, Gurnee School District 56 and Warren Township High School District 121, along with area businesses, colleges and universities formed a partnership to support and promote public education in Lake County. 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

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