DeKalb Library/DeKalb Kiwanis Provide Programs on Healthy Eating & Living

The DeKalb Public Library presents its next installment of the “Healthy Mind, in a Healthy Body” initiative with “Snack on THIS! Healthy Foods with Hy-Vee” for children and caregivers on Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. Hy-Vee dietician Lisa Brandt will be in the library to discuss healthy living and nutritious alternatives to unhealthy snack foods. Using youth books such as Kid’s First Cookbook by … Continue reading DeKalb Library/DeKalb Kiwanis Provide Programs on Healthy Eating & Living

Huntley Middle School Chamber Orchestra Receives a Superior Rating

The Huntley Middle School Chamber Orchestra received a Superior Rating at the IGSMA State Contest on Saturday, April 29th. They qualified for a spot at State by receiving a Division I Rating at the IGSMA District 9 Contest back in March. The ensemble performed for three judges and participated in a clinic immediately following their performance. The Chamber Orchestra is composed of 6th, 7th, and 8th … Continue reading Huntley Middle School Chamber Orchestra Receives a Superior Rating

2nd Annual Toys for Tots Basketball Game Takes Place

The 2nd annual Toys for Tots basketball game recently took place.  Huntley Middle School and Clinton Rosette Middle School staffs played against the DeKalb Police and Fire Departments.   This game raised over 3 boxes of toys and $200 in donations which beat last year’s total.  A great sign of the community coming together! Continue reading 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Basketball Game Takes Place

NIU Engineering students named finalists in NASA competition to develop startup company

Two Northern Illinois University seniors in mechanical engineering have been named finalists in the SPACE RACE Startup Challenge, a first-of-its-kind initiative to encourage entrepreneurs to use federally funded NASA technologies in their startup companies. “It was a lot of fun,” Frey says. “This was more of an entrepreneur-based competition. So I learned a lot about business that I’ll be able to apply in some aspect … Continue reading NIU Engineering students named finalists in NASA competition to develop startup company

Spotlight on Learning: Founders Elementary

Founders Elementary does a weekly signing of their book of success from each class. Mrs. Munro’s kindergarten class is having lots of fun in their sunglasses! Every week an NIU Student-Athlete visits the school to read to the students.  Pictured here is an NIU Basketball player who was reading to the class. Pictured here are students using their Chromebooks as part of the buddies program … Continue reading Spotlight on Learning: Founders Elementary

Making Dreams Come True

When NIU engineering student Oleseun Taiwo designed a prosthetic hand for a 12-year-old violinist, he made a difference in both of their lives. Playing the violin was a challenge for Sarah Valentiner, who was born without a right hand. With the help of the custom prosthesis Taiwo designed, making beautiful music just became easier. “When I started in engineering I figured I’d just get my … Continue reading Making Dreams Come True

Huntley MS Students Qualify for the ILMEA Competition

These Huntley Middle School students qualified for the ILMEA competition which will be held on November 19th at DeKalb High School.  Congratulations! BAND INSTRUMENT John (Billy) Adams (8) Bb Clarinet Annie Tyrrell (8) Trumpet Leah Valentiner (7) Flute Annika Burchell (7) Percussion Brianna Castillo (7) Percussion   ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENT Tess Moreno (8) Cello Sara Valentiner (8) Violin   CHORUS Voice Ester Bugumba (7) Alto Bella De La Cruz (8) Soprano Amber DeLap (8) Soprano I … Continue reading Huntley MS Students Qualify for the ILMEA Competition