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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 ...

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 To Host "Olde English Yuletide Dinner"  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Leyden Dist. 212's 24th Annual "Olde English Yuletide Dinner" is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m..

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.

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. 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.

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 ...

Triton College offers continuing education courses at District 212 campuses  Chicago Daily Herald

Triton College is offering continuing education classes at both District 212 campuses. Courses include free English as a Second Language instruction.

Stevenson edges Conant for Conrad crown  Chicago Daily Herald

Stevenson and Conant have had a stranglehold on the big trophy at the Randy Conrad Invite for what seems forever to the field that visits historic Farina Field ...

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 ...

Teacher's Use Of Meme Stickers Goes Viral  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

East Leyden High School teacher Ainee Fatima posted a video on social media on Oct. 17 that garnered worldwide attention. In the video, Fatima places a ...

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.

Unity in Community: Fundraiser helps foundation raise thousands  Chicago Tribune

Unity in Community Foundation held its annual fundraiser and food drive at Underpass Restaurant & Lounge. It is the organization's biggest fundraiser of the ...

'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 ...

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.

'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.

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 ...

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.

Boys track and field: Scouting Northwest  Chicago Daily Herald

Previewing boys track and field teams for 2019 in the Northwest suburbs.

Girls soccer: Scouting the Mid-Suburban West  Chicago Daily Herald

The Mid-Suburban League girls soccer season begins in earnest again after a 2018 campaign which was dominated by eventual league and state champion ...

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

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

Girls tennis: Fremd's top doubles team goes 3-0 at state  Chicago Daily Herald

The Fremd doubles team of Akari Matsuno and Kyra Emmanouilidis lived up to their No. 1 seed Thursday at the IHSA state girls tennis tournament. The Vikings' ...

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 ...

SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...

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.

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..

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 ...

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.

The Evening's Breezes almost disappeared after the 60s explosion of teen garage rock that birthed them  Chicago Reader

Based in Franklin Park and active from 1966 till '68, the Evening's Breezes recorded only a single acetate demo.

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 ...

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, ...

Baseball: Wilms' bat and arm help Leyden past Maine West  Chicago Daily Herald

Senior Michael Wilms helped lead Leyden's baseball team to 5-1 nonconference victory over host Maine West on Tuesday with his bat and his arm. The Eagles ...

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

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