May 21, 2013Only 4 high schools in the state of Illinois earned “HealthierUS Schools” certification during the 2012-13 school year from the United States Department of Agriculture. Of those 4, half of them were from District 200! Both Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School earned the designation, along with all 10 of the other D200 schools. A total of 126 Illinois schools were recognized, and almost 10% of them were in District 200.
April 26, 2013District 200 art and graphics teachers will offer a Youth Summer Art Camp at Woodstock High School from June 3 - 6 for students in grades 2 - 8. Students will receive experience in painting, drawing, computer art, and sculpture.
April 20, 2013It's hard to believe, but this will be the 49th year that Greenwood will hold its treasured Spaghetti Dinner! This year, the dinner will take place on Friday, April 26 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Greenwood school. This community tradition is always well-attended - for example, last year we sold almost 700 dinners to the hungry folks of Wonder Lake, Greenwood, Woodstock, and other surrounding towns.
March 7, 2013The District 200 Board of Education has approved the school year calendar for the 2014-15 school year. The calendar mirrors those of the previous few years in which students started class in mid-August and the first semester ended at Winter Break.
March 7, 2013Woodstock North High School senior Rebecca Einspahr was honored as an Illinois Golden Apple Scholar on February 28th. Each year thousands of seniors across the state apply for this distinction.
February 14, 2013For several years, radio station Star 105.5, in cooperation with Home State Bank, has sponsored a Teacher of the Month program to honor outstanding teachers in McHenry County. Congratulations to the winner for the month of January, Olson Elementary PE teacher Melinda Etnyre!
February 14, 2013District 200 began implementing the Common Core State Standards when they were released in June 2010, and we are working to integrate those standards across all content areas in all schools.
February 13, 2013When District 200 was awarded the Drug Free Community Support Grant from the federal government, the grant stipulated that the District had to identify local resources whose mission would support the goals of the grant. From that, the Community Partnership Coalition was created, and now has over 70 members. From February 5 through 8, high school students from Woodstock traveled with Mayor Brian Sager to the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum in Washington, DC
February 11, 2013The Illinois State Board of Education has created a survey instrument being given statewide for teachers, as well as students in 6th - 12th grades called the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. The information this survey gathers will be used to help improve our schools. Between now and March 22, the middle and high schools will be asking students to complete the 15 minute survey.
February 5, 2013In the February 5 Northwest Herald, there is an article about the proliferation of Advanced Placement (AP) in the area. Unfortunately, information about Woodstock Schools is not included. While the article does share insightful information about the benefits we know occur with AP classes, we want Woodstock families to know how District 200 compares, since we consider ourselves a leader in AP programming in McHenry County.