Monday, May 20, 2013
Patch will be posting profiles of retiring District 308 teachers, administration and staff up until the end of the school year. Was Cathy Hunt your teacher? Share your memories below!
The following retirement profile was provided by Oswego 308. Leading up to the end of the school year, Patch will be posting these profiles for all retiring teachers, administration and staff in the district. Congratulations to all on your retirement! 33 Years in District 308, 35 Years in Education “Factoring in the many roles and responsibilities Cathy Hunt has so ably filled during her career, we are brought into a sphere of influence that encompasses a wide range of career enhancing and life changing activity. One gift, among many Cathy brings to her students, is that of helping them to realize the creative power that lies within them, and, to bring this level of curiosity and experimentation into their daily lives." -Principal Dr. …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The group sang the National Anthem on April 7.
Acapella choir students from Traughber Junior High School sang the National Anthem before the Kane County Cougars' game against the Quad Cities River Bandits on Sunday, April 7, in Geneva. The Bandits won 3-1 in 13 innings.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Traughber Junior High students collected so many items that Kendall County Food Pantry sent a truck to collect it all.
When Traughber Junior High students decided to host a food drive to benefit the Kendall County Food Pantry, even they couldn't imagine how much they would end up collecting. "Stuff the Panther" was a food drive organized by the Traughber student council that was held over a "spirit week" on Jan. 28 - Feb. 1 and had been in planning since January. Council members reached out to all students, classrooms and even to parents and community members through the Traughber Facebook and voicemails. The students collected the following themed items each day of the week: They ended up with so many items that the Kendall County Food Pantry sent a truck on Tuesday, Feb. 5 to pick it all up. Student council members helped load the truck as snowflakes …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Students who achieved high honor roll at Traughber.
Traughber Jr. High School High Honor Roll Marking Period 2 of 2013-13 School Year
Students who achieved honor roll at Traughber.
Traughber Jr. High School Honor Roll Marking Period 2 of 2013-13 School Year
Friday, November 9, 2012
Student Council puts on events to raise money for homeless dogs and cats as well as breast cancer.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Traughber Junior High’s Student Council has kicked off the year in high gear! During the first quarter this group of dedicated leaders sponsored several events. With donations from Keller’s Farm, the Student Council sponsored a pumpkin decorating contest. Traughber students voted on their favorite pumpkin throughout the week of October 22-26, and the homeroom that raised the most money won a juice and doughnut breakfast. Ms. Hunt’s class raised the most money, and Mrs. Kellogg’s class won the decorating contest with their ostrich pumpkin. All proceeds from the fundraiser went to Pet H.A.V.E.N. (Helping Animals Voice Essential Needs), a local nonprofit, volunteer rescue organization formed to help provide for the needs of the many homeless …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Who are the top students for Marking Period 3?
District 308 has announced the honor rolls for Traughber Junior High for the 2011-12 Marking Period 3. Click below to see where your student ended up.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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The junior high boys wrestling quad was held Dec. 7 with Thompson coming away with the overall win. Traughber took second, and Plank took third. Best of all, though, was the fact that the meet raised $331 that was used to purchase toys at Target for Toys for Tots. In all, about 200 toys were purchased with Target donating a $25 gift card to the effort and 5 percent off the entire sale. Plank wrestlers (from left) Nik Wadsworth, Jake Russo, Cody Santelli and Andrew Colwell accompanied coach Josh Edwards to buy the toys. Special thanks to Josh Edwards for providing this photo and article.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A new study has shown the district's current special education teachers in five schools have too many students.
District 308 School Board members got a rather expensive surprise Monday night. A recent comprehensive audit of the district’s special education program has led officials to request the hiring of new teachers to handle an increasing caseload to the tune of $207,000 for the second half of the year. They hope to have those teachers in place by January. The audit was spearheaded by Christine Nelson, the district’s new director of student services. Nelson presented her findings to the board, along with a recommendation to hire the total equivalent of 7.5 full-time teachers for five of the district’s schools, including both high schools. The reason, according to Nelson, is that the number of students with individualized education programs—a …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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Great example. Responsible. Positive attitude. These are just a few of the words Lakewood Creek Elementary School teacher Tim Harris uses to describe his former student Megan Kill. And because of Harris’ nomination, last week, Megan, 12, was one of eight area residents to be a recipient of the Character Counts! Coalition of Oswego and Montgomery Person of Character awards. “It made me feel good that my teacher thought so nice of me,” Megan said. The nonprofit Character Counts! Coalition of Montgomery and Oswego was created in 2003 by a group of community members who thought building good character was instrumental to raising responsible citizens and to educate and recognize good character in the area, according to theorganization’s website…