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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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East Leyden construction project likely to last past August 2019  Chicago Tribune

Members of the Leyden High School District 212 school board learned at their Oct. 11 meeting that completion of the construction project at the East Leyden ...

Don't call it a snow day: Schools closed, but Leyden students participate in 'e-learning day' from home  Chicago Tribune

Leyden High School District 212 in Franklin Park declared its first "e-learning day" Friday as snow piled up throughout suburbs west of the city.

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.

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.

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 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 ...

Leyden stays undefeated  Chicago Daily Herald

When John Kading took over a struggling Leyden wrestling program three years ago, the 1996 NCAA national champion told his team wins and losses will take ...

Images: East Leyden High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

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

Northwest Suburban Academic Team honorable mentions, 2018-2019  Chicago Daily Herald

Honorable mentions for the Daily Herald's Northwest Suburban Academic Team.

How Rocky Is Road To Consolidating Schools?  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Many local school districts just outside the Chicago city limits can trace their roots to the creations of townships in 1850, when each township was required to.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Rosemont Graduates The Class Of 2019  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

The eighth grade class at Rosemont Elementary School graduated Sunday, May 20. The afternoon ceremony, held in the school's gym, celebrated 22 students ...

Maja Bulka | Writers  EdSurge

Maja Bulka is a senior at East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, IL.

'Fly Quiet' Changes In Store  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Proposed changes to overnight flight paths are expected to increase O'Hare Airport traffic over Glenview, northwest sections of Niles and Park Ridge and.

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

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

'She was very positive': Jody Binder broke new ground at Elmwood Park High School  Chicago Tribune

Jody Binder became Elmwood Park High School's first woman athletic director when she was elevated to that position in 1997.

Franklin Park Man Charged In Hit-And-Run That Killed Former Pal  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Jonathan Gonzalez and Emmanuel Diaz used to be pals. But their friendship soured when Gonzalez became convinced that Diaz had ...

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 ...

New D-45 superintendent Palmisano inspired by teacher  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – There's a teacher named Martin Sirvatka who works at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, and Anthony Palmisano, the new ...

Lake Forest High Extracurriculars Ranked Among Best in State

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

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 ...

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

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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