Sunday, March 10, 2013
Students from two parts of town—downtown Geneva south of State Street and an East Side area south of Fabyan Parkway—might attend Western Avenue School rather than Williamsburg next year. Fabyan Elementary and Mill Creek boundaries will be untouched.
Students from two parts of town likely will attend Western Avenue School next year rather than Williamsburg Elementary, according to a memo published in the Fabyan Facts newsletter by Geneva School District 304 Superintendent Dr. Kent Mutchler. Fabyan Elementary School and Mill Creek Elementary School won't have to change their boundaries, a School District task force has concluded. The decisions aren't final, but the task force recommendations are expected to be presented at the Board of Education meeting on April 8. "We will not be recommending any adjustments in attendance boundaries between Mill Creek Elementary School and Fabyan Elementary School at this time," Mutchler said in the memo. "(But) we are continuing to explore possible …
Fabyan Elementary School first-graders say the darnedest things ... about Thing 1 and Thing 2 in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.
Would you let them in your house? Would you let them meet your mouse? What would you do if those crazy Cat in the Hat characters Thing 1 and Thing 2 knocked on your door? In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 7, Fabyan Elementary School first-graders wrote about it. Here's what they had to say, courtesy of the Fabyan Facts newsletter: If Thing 1 and Thing 2 came to my house ... "I would let Thing 1 and Thing 2 play football in the basement with a Styrofoam football." By: Colin J. "I would let them flood my house. We would swim in my house. My mom would be happy. It would be fun." By: Jack M. "I would put them on my dog and we would watch them run around. My dog would go crazy." By: Henry H. "I would not want them in my house …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
In a friendly meeting over grade-school boundary changes, parents' biggest question is, "Why now?"
School-boundary forums can be outrageous and emotional affairs, where parents rail against the notion of change and voices are raised in protest. If Wednesday night's first forum at Fabyan Elementary School is any measure, however, the elementary-school boundary proposals being forged by Geneva School District 304 could go quite gently into that good night. "We really want to do what makes sense in this process, because it’s not a major overhaul, it’s an adjustment," Geneva School Superintendent Kent Mutchler told a group of about 20 parents attending the meeting. The forum was intended to present as much information as possible about enrollment numbers and boundary options, and to gather parents' suggestions to help school officials …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Class assignments delayed due to staff-placment decisions.
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Normally, parents of Geneva grade-schoolers know who will teach their kids via a notice from School District 304 about this time of year, but due to some decisions about additional classes, particularly in the kindergarten and second-grade levels, those notices are delayed. School District 304 spread the word Friday via eblasts from 304 Connects. "We are sending this email today to inform you that, based on a variety enrollment factors and staff placement decisions, we are still in the process of finalizing elementary staffing assignments for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year," the email said. "Due to these factors, we will be waiting to mail elementary class assignments for all Geneva 304 elementary school students until next Friday, Aug…