Daily Herald, 2/17/17- High heels and sequined gowns at the ready, Akira Kennedy is eager to join her fellow show choir members in a friendly battle.
Daily Herald, 2/15/17- At a large suburban high school with roughly 140 black students, the process of putting on a Black History Month Showcase is instructive and pride-building, connective and community-building, say the parents organizing the third annual show.
Chicago Tribune, 2/7/17- Fourteen teams representing 10 high schools and four states will converge on Naperville North Feb. 18 for a full day of song, dance and competition for show choirs in the inaugural Clash of the Sequins.
NCTV17, 1/27/17- On January 20, when Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, eight students from Naperville Central experienced the moment up close.
Daily Herald, 1/27/17 - Before Justin Wegner had surgery to remove about 200 cancerous tumors in his abdomen, he reached out to his alma mater.
Chicago Tribune, 1/17/17- Christina Karabetsos and Riley Finck strive to inspire young girls with the hope that one day they will do the same.
Daily Herald, 1/15/17- Before Naperville entertains developer proposals to revitalize the area around the 5th Avenue Metra station north of downtown, officials are seeking ideas from students.
Naperville Sun, 12/27/16- Melanie Mayer is the Goldilocks of espresso, meticulously measuring and tamping down the java grounds before loading them in the espresso maker.
Chicago Tribune, 12/14/16- Eighteen of the 25 best public elementary schools in Illinois are located in Naperville, according to an online data collection website.
NCTV17, 12/9/16- Announced during a surprise ceremony, Naperville Central social studies teacher Seth Brady is one of six educators from across the nation to receive a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance through their 2016 Thank America’s Teachers Dream Big Challenge.
Daily Herald, 12/8/16- The Naperville Central High School teacher who spearheaded a statewide effort to designate Global Scholar Certification on students' diplomas and transcripts will have $100,000 to see his full vision realized.
Daily Herald, 12/8/16- A $100,000 grant awarded Thursday to a Naperville teacher aims to help make the world a smaller, more connected place for students across the state.
Naperville Sun, 11/22/16- Students in structured learning at Kingsley Elementary School got the chance to test their manners and cooking skills when preparing a Thanksgiving dinner to share with their peer buddies Tuesday.
Chicago Tribune, 11/8/16- Music is DJ Alstadt's passion. So when the trumpet player and Naperville Central High School band director found an opportunity to combine his passion with a good cause, he liked the sound of that.
Chicago Tribune, 10/27/16- When Naperville North High School sophomore Jason Xia took the AP physics 1 exam last May, all he was hoping for was to have enough correct answers to earn the maximum score of 5.
Daily Herald, 10/25/16- Six black professionals shared stories of how to succeed despite being different with an audience made up of their former selves -- nearly all of the 69 black students at Jefferson Junior High School in Naperville.
Chicago Tribune, 10/11/16- Naperville North High School underclassmen take center stage this weekend in "Breaking News," a comedy being performed by a cast and crew made up mostly of freshmen and sophomores.
Daily Herald, 10/7/160 The principal at Ranch View Elementary in Naperville Unit District 203 has four reasons the school built an outdoor classroom.
Chicago Tribune, 10/7/16- If local high school students had their say, Hillary Clinton would be the next president and Tammy Duckworth would a U.S. senator.
Daily Herald, 9/27/16- A classic case of "You don't know what you've got till it's gone" motivated one Naperville high schooler to start a shoe drive that will have an impact around the world.
Chicago Tribune, 9/20/16- When Meadow Glens Elementary School teacher Barb Hunt teaches her students about butterflies, which is part of the District 203 second-grade curriculum, she won't be relying on a textbook.
Daily Herald, 9/19/16- With the pattern of the school year setting in, Naperville Unit District 203 is embarking on a communitywide discussion about whether that pattern should change.
Chicago Tribune, 9/16/16- Public education in Illinois will be stuck in limbo until the state officials hammer out a real budget that addresses pension and school funding reforms.
Daily Herald, 9/16/16- Each spring, second-grade students at Meadow Glens Elementary School in Naperville tend to a caterpillar all their own, learn about its life cycle, watch it grow into a butterfly and set it free.
Daily Herald, 9/15/16- Superintendent Dan Bridges' State of the District address in Naperville Unit District 203 turned away from a formal speech and into a small discussion with a dozen parents Thursday morning.
Chicago Tribune, 9/15/16- The bracelets are purple. The words "Jeremiah 29:11" and "#JwegStrong" are written on them.
Chicago Tribune, 9/14/16- More than 90 students from area schools are among the 16,000 across the country competing for merit scholarships worth about $33 million.
Daily Herald, 9/9/16- There's a feeling in the air, and maybe a bit of a chill, too.
Naperville Patch, 9/8/16- Where were you on 9/11? It’s a question that’s been asked countless times and most of us can remember exactly what we were doing.
Chicago Tribune, 9/6/16- College recruiters promise they won't run out of brochures at this year's Big Ten college information fair in Naperville.
Daily Herald, 9/2/16- A sprawling squash plant looms large outside the entrance to the Connections program in Naperville Unit District 203, where students with disabilities work to transition from high school into adulthood.
Daily Herald, 9/2/16- Trying to get 13-year-old Jevin Liu to talk about his many academic accomplishments is a nearly futile endeavor -- at least for someone he's just met.
Chicago Tribune, 8/30/16- Naper Elementary School's plan to move fifth grade students to Washington Junior High has done what the elementary staff hoped it would – freed up space to improve the school's learning environment, officials said.
Daily Herald, 8/20/16- It's been more than 10 years since Kathryn Bender collapsed and died before a high school dance recital from cardiac arrest caused by an undiagnosed heart rhythm disorder called Long QT Syndrome.
Daily Herald, 8/17/16- Back-to-school came for junior high students in Naperville Unit District 203 with the traditional posed photos for mom, new outfits for style statements and mixed emotions over the end of summer and the start of something exciting.
Chicago Tribune, 8/16/16- Kindergartners in Julie Knott's class will get a peek Wednesday into elementary school life in Naperville District 203.
Chicago Tribune, 8/16/16- Naperville District 203 officials will celebrate the start of the school year on Aug. 28 with a community picnic.
Chicago Tribune, 8/1/16- This summer, the buzz around Naperville has been all about Kevin Cordes making the U.S. Olympic men's swimming team.
Chicago Tribune, 7/28/16- Cari Cesarotti gets up from her desk in her office and points her computer out the window toward the Jura Mountains.