Monday, December 3, 2012
If you can't find what you're looking for, you can e-mail School District 304, and staff will help you find it.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Visitors to the Geneva School District website will notice some changes to the site beginning this week. "It is our hope that a newly-designed homepage, calendar and menu will increase the site’s functionality for users," District 304 said in an e-blast Monday. Pages throughout the site will be updated with the new menu in the coming months. Additionally, maintenance will begin on the site, which will include the routine removal of dated documents. For example, Board of Education meeting minutes and agenda documents in BoardBook will be stored online for five years. Board of Education meeting videos will remain online for six months. This information will remain available at the district’s administrative offices. Can’t find something on …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Parents: What was it like for your kids in school? Did teachers talk about the pending strike? How do they feel about it? Does it register as important, or is it more of a "Yay, no school" situation.
Friday's school day felt a little awkward for a lot of folks. Because negotiations ran late into Thursday night, parents didn't know whether there would be school Friday, the first day the Geneva Education Association had the option to strike. School happened, as they say, but it was an early dismissal day, and still there was no announcement until after 10 a.m. There was a Veterans Day event at the middle schools, students were in the classrooms and everyone tried to go about their usual business. Some teachers talked about the pending strike openly, others didn't mention it at all. I was driving down a Geneva side street about the time school was getting out, and I saw kids, literally, dancing in the streets. For many of them, the strike…
Friday, November 9, 2012
School Board President Mark Grosso said Friday morning that no deal had been reached during Thursday night's negotiations between the School Board and the Geneva Education Association.
Geneva School Board President Mark Grosso said at 7:30 a.m. Friday that last night's teachers contract negotiations went past 11 p.m. but no settlement. Grosso said he expected a press release would be distributed later this morning but could make no further comment. "We have not reached a tentative agreement," he said. The Geneva Education Association filed its notice of intent to strike on Oct. 26, and a walkout could take place as soon as today. Information about negotiations and the potential strike will be communicated through emails to families, District 304’s emergency notification system, 304Connects, local media and the School Board’s negotiations webpage. Geneva Patch will update this article as soon as additional information is …
Monday, October 29, 2012
I thought we took care of this during our discussion on those Mill Creek apartments. Apparently, you all must be paying that new-car sticker price.
Good lord! Listening to you people ramble on about the Geneva teachers / School Board dialogue is even more painful than sitting through a Republican lecture on the female reproductive system. Now I know why people in positions of power often refer to their citizenry as “the rabble.” How does that old adage go? The one about opening your mouth and removing all doubt? Please note I haven’t weighed in on negotiations as of late because I’ve managed to retain the good sense God gave a billy goat. Unlike the TaxFACTS rabble, if I don’t see a way to improve a situation, I generally keep my mouth shut. And let me be perfectly clear, because nuance simply doesn’t work with you folks. With the exception of the previous paragraphs and the …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Mill Creek students put on their thinking caps and finish second in the nation among fifth-grade teams in America Answers 2012!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Twelve Mill Creek Elementary School students recently participated in a national Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl competition, and scored second in the nation among fifth grade teams, School District 304 reports. Mill Creek finished No. 2 out of 205 teams from 33 states that entered the fifth- and sixth-grade America Answers 2012 contest this year, and the top six fifth-grade teams will receive a trophy and ribbons. Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl is a scholastic, computer team competition consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions in the areas of math, geography, government, sports, spelling, science, literature, English, history, general information and fun trivia. Two chances to answer correctly are given, and points are awarded based on how fast a team …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Geneva parents are clearly faltering in their children's all-important musical education!
What the heck are they teaching our kids at Geneva middle and high schools, anyway? Sure! They cover all that useless math, language arts, science, and history stuff, but what about the more important things, like Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings? Oh, C’mon! Please don’t tell me you didn’t know Sir Paul was in two groups before becoming a solo artist? See! This is exactly the kind of thing I’m talking about. How can any well-adjusted adult function in today’s society without the necessary knowledge that David Lee Roth was not Van Halen’s only lead singer. What prompted this musical trivia tirade you ask? I’ll be happy to tell you! My neighbor Frederick just got a brand new dog for his middle school daughter Victoria. Unlike my …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
How are you preparing for Aug. 24?
Starting school in Geneva is just around the corner, 14 days to be exact. Elementary teacher assignments were sent home last Friday. Thankfully, there were no tears in my house this year! My daughter is excited for her fifth-grade year, she likes her teacher but is very nervous about the homework rumors—she's afraid she'll have a lot to do. I had to do a little chuckle to myself when the teacher assignment came in the mail. First of all, we were not home at all that day, and throughout the day my phone and Facebook lit up with requests to know who my daughter got for fifth grade. At 10 p.m. we pulled into the driveway, and before the car could come to a complete stop, my daughter was bounding toward the mailbox. I love the chitter-…