Monday, March 11, 2013
This race is uncontested.
According to the SD170 website: The Chicago Heights School District 170 is committed to making our district one of the best in Illinois. Enhancing opportunities for schools and classrooms is our first priority. As policy makers, this Board is responsible for providing a sound, basic, quality education for all students by promoting commitment and creative academic performance. The Board, as community leaders, shall provide open dialogue with mutual respect, working with the Superintendent and local government, securing sufficient resources and serving as advocates for the district. Back to Election Central
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
District 170 Superintendent Thomas Amadio spoke with Chicago Heights Patch about this year’s budget and how the district could be impacted if the state doesn’t make the last two payments of general state aid.
Earlier this month, Supt. Thomas Amadio informed the District 170 board of education that the State of Illinois would likely not be making its last two payments to the district. This means the district could be facing a deficit. Amadio sat down with Patch to further explain the possible deficit and what it would mean for the district. Patch: What is the budget for the 2011-2012 academic year for District 170? Amadio: The budget is about $42 million. How much is the state planning to give the district for general state aid this year? Total approved general state aid is $19 million for the year, but the state has said that they will probably not be making the last two payments. If they miss a payment, it could cost the district close to $2 …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A note sent home with kids Monday details a possible attempted abduction over the weekend.
During all of the Sept. 11 events this past Sunday, three men sought an opportunity to pick up someone else's child, according to school officials and police. Monday, Greenbriar School Principal Joe Taylor sent a letter home with children alerting parents of the perceived abduction attempt. A child on a bike near Greenbriar was approached by three men in a brown rusted out van that had an American flag in the window, Taylor said. "The child was told by the driver that her mother asked him to pick her up because it was getting late," Taylor continued. "The child rode away on her bike and notified her parents and police." Taylor advised parents to be on the lookout for any suspicious vehicles, and to let their kids know what to do if they …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
As students from School District 170 prepare for high school, all 9 schools celebrated together in the courtyard at Bloom.
Excitement buzzed through the Bloom High School courtyard as School District 170 eighth graders prepared to line up and say goodbye to grade school. As photos were being taken, parents and other family members were getting seats in the Workman auditorium. After the processional of the eight graders and the Pledge of Allegiance, District Supt. Tom Amadio gave the keynote speech. Amadio praised family members for their help in educating their children. The superintendent asked single parents to stand, and they were given a standing ovation. Amadio then spoke of an eight grader who was talking to a teacher about stocks and bonds, predicting her future as the CEO of a company one day. He encouraged the students to do nothing but their best. …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
A morning gas leak sickens teachers and students at Lincoln Elementary School in Chicago Heights. Leak fixed by 2:50 p.m.
Updated at 5 p.m. Nicor reports that the leak was fixed as of 2:50 p.m. and the work on site is finished. Updated at 1:40 p.m. with Nicor statement. School administrators evacuated several teachers and 215 students at Lincoln Elementary School in Chicago Heights Thursday after a nearby gas leak "permeated" the building with sickening fumes, sending several children to the hospital, a school official said. "The smell was permeating the building, that smell of gas," said Cara Pastere, principal of Lincoln Elementary School at 1520 Center Ave. "There was a gas leak at the building across the street." A Nicor response team stopped the leak at 1450 Center Ave. at 2:50 p.m., said Nicor spokesman Richard Caragol. "We were called to that …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Students at Garfield and Lincoln schools recently got a special Christmas surprise, a year in the making.
"I wanted a new toothbrush for Christmas!" exclaimed Lincoln School second-grader Serenity Reynolds as she held a toothbrush in the air. Reynolds doesn't know it, but hundreds of people across the country answered wishes like hers and made stockings for thousands of children for Christmas. City Limits Ministry, led by Tim and Sharon Thomas, has been dropping off stockings in Chicago Heights and Ford Heights for the past nine years. This year, the students at Lincoln and Garfield schools in Chicago Heights and Medgar Evers Primary Academic Center in Ford Heights brought home a Christmas stocking. "City Limits is a ministry my husband and I have been with for 20 years," Sharon Thomas said. "It started with a small organization and has grown…