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50th Class Reunion

August 25, 2016 by Jim Altfeld (Register to contact)

The Class of 67's 59th Reunion will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017. SAVE THE DATE! More details to come.

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Construction On East Leyden Addition Makes Progress  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Walls are up for the new aquatics center and cafeteria/commons area additions at the East Leyden High School campus in Franklin Park. Both building projects ...

Groundbreaking Signals Start Of East Leyden Expansion Project  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

A project nearly half a decade in the making officially got underway Thursday (March 15) during the groundbreaking for East Leyden High School's future ...

Groundbreaking Set For East Leyden Construction  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Leyden High School Dist. 212 representatives will officially break ground next month on the construction of a new section of East Leyden High School during a.

East Leyden Student Receives Statewide Honor  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Corey Lavallais, a recent graduate of East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, was chosen as one of 229 Golden Apple Scholars from Illinois. Leyden High ...

Police: East Leyden student charged after posting threat on Snapchat  Chicago Tribune

A male student from East Leyden High School has been charged as a juvenile after Franklin Park police said he posted a threatening image on social media on ...

East Leyden senior named a commended student in National Merit Scholarship Program  Chicago Daily Herald

East Leyden senior Gerardo Porras is a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Franklin Park resident recently received a ...

Big plans: District 212 set for renovation project at East and West Leyden  Chicago Tribune

District 212 is moving forward on what has been termed the district's largest construction and renovation project in the district's history.

Images: East Leyden High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

East Leyden High School held its graduation on Tuesday, May 23, at the Rosemont Theatre.

East Leyden Grad Co-Edits 'Tales From The Hood 2'  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

"Tales From the Hood 2", the long awaited sequel to 1995's "Tales From the Hood", was created in part by John Quinn, a 1994 East Leyden High School ...

U of I student from Franklin Park dies after fall from balcony on Unofficial St. Patrick's Day  WLS-TV

A University of Illinois student from west suburban Franklin Park died after falling off an apartment building balcony in Champaign, police said.

'Honors Students for a Day' Launches at WIU  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – A pilot program to show prospective college students the benefits of Western Illinois University's Centennial Honors College was launched at ...

Honorable mentions: Northwest Suburban Academic Team, 2017-2018  Chicago Daily Herald

Honorable mentions for the 2017-2018 Northwest Suburban Academic Team.

Franklin Park man charged in hit-and-run that killed former pal  Chicago Sun-Times

The men confronted each other one last time last month in a roadside encounter that turned deadly, Cook County prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Transgender student: I am mad, I am upset, and I am invalidated  Chicago Daily Herald

An 18-year-old writes about coming out as transgender in eighth grade, then high school -- and what loss of federal protection means.

Columbia College grad co-edits “Tales From the Hood 2”  ReelChicago

John Quinn, who earned a B.A. in Film from. Columbia College Chicago, played a key post-production role in the sequel to the 1995 cult classic. John Quinn ...

Experience helps Downers North pin a loss on Leyden  Chicago Daily Herald

Downers Grove North's wrestling team won all five of its close bouts against host Leyden to spoil the Eagles' senior night on Thursday in Franklin Park.

District 212 accepting Loyal Eagle Award nominations  Chicago Daily Herald

District 212 is currently accepting Loyal Eagle Award nominations.

East Leyden instructor Michele Curley  Fra Noi

Michele Curley's love of languages and cultures started at age 14. That's when her grandmother, Filomena Conversano Pesano, who at 17 had left Basilicata ...

River Grove's 'Vision Man' remembered for fun-loving spirit  Chicago Tribune

Dr. Larry Jacobs, a dentist with Family Dentistry in River Grove, recalled how local eye doctor Randy Schultz would call Jacobs "Molar Man." Jacobs, in turn ...

Images: Leyden vs. McHenry girls basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

The Leyden High School girls basketball team hosted McHenry High School on Thursday, Jan. 21, in Franklin Park.

Memorial service Saturday for Naperville resident and former Pepsi, Sara Lee CEO  Chicago Tribune

Brenda Barnes, a 20-year Naperville resident who left her job as president and CEO of Pepsi-Cola North America to have more time for her children only to later ...

Glenbrook South Extracurriculars Ranked Best in State, Nation: Niche

Glenview, IL - recently released rankings of schools with the best extracurriculars in Illinois and throughout the U.S..

100 Best Public High Schools in Illinois for 2016

Chicago, IL - A new 2016 list compiled by, an information *service* provider, ranks the Land of Lincoln's best public high schools.

Northwest Suburban Academic Team honorable mentions  Chicago Daily Herald

33 students from the Northwest suburbs were named as honorable mentions for the 2014-2015 Daily Herald Academic Team.

Woman killed in car crash after pepper spray attack  Chicago Tribune

A woman who recently graduated from high school was killed and another seriously injured when their car crashed after they were attacked with pepper spray in ...

Week 8: Vernon Hills' Jarrell, Naperville Central's Jopes earn MVP honors  Chicago Daily Herald

Vernon Hills' Derek Jarrell and Naperville Central's Jack Jopes have earned MVP honors for their performances in Week 8 of the football season.

Week 1 MVPs: Naperville North's Davis, South Elgin's Doherty earn accolade  Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville North's Drake Davis and South Elgin's Colt Doherty are the Daily Herald's Week 1 football MVPs.

Young Rosemont Squad Reaches Conference Championship Game  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Rosemont Elementary has the smallest girls softball team in the Leyden Norwood Athletic Conference, but that didn't stop them from reaching the conference ...

Analysis looks at suburbs' top-paid teachers  Chicago Daily Herald

The two highest-paid public school teachers in the suburbs made about $190000 in the 2009-10 school year, the final year before they retired. The top-paid ...

St. Joseph Tables abound!  Fra Noi

Each March, dozens of Italian families, organizations, parishes and businesses in the Chicago area open up their doors and their hearts to the less fortunate by ...

Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.  Chicago Tribune

The Illinois State Board of Education recently made public the results of the 2015 "5Essentials Survey," a compilation of responses from about 675,000 students ...

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

Car problems ruled out in woman's drowning at Harper pond  Chicago Daily Herald

Mechanical problems are not to blame for a car plunging into a pond on Harper College's Palatine campus Thursday, causing a 64-year-old Rolling Meadows ...

Redskins Insider - Bears game a homecoming for Mike Shanahan, Donovan McNabb  Washington Post

Fifty-eight years ago, Mike Shanahan was born in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park -- a town which also gave birth to Ernest Hemingway and the author of this ...

Staff, Columnists and Contributing Writers  EdSurge

Find articles writen by EdSurge Staff, EdSurge Alumni, Columnists and one of the more than eight hundred Contributing Writers.

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