Friday, May 24, 2013
Koltun earned salutatorian honors by achieving a 4.56 grade point average.
Community High School District 155 announced Andrew Koltun, of Crystal Lake, earned salutatorian honors for the Class of 2013 at Crystal Lake South High School. Koltun was involved in academics and sports while at CL South and earned an impressive 35 score on the ACT. Koltun plans to continue his education at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. About Andrew Koltun: Grade point average: 4.56 ACT: 35 College: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Intended Major: Environmental Public Health Parents: Philip and Patricia Koltun Activities while at Crystal Lake South: Proudest Accomplishment: Winning Math Team Regionals.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Irene Feng earned valedictorian honors by achieving a 4.785 grade point average.
Community High School District 155 announced Irene Feng, of Crystal Lake, earned valedictorian honors for the Class of 2013 at Crystal Lake South High School. Feng was very active during her four years at CL South, having founded the school's Math Team among a long list of other activities. Feng plans to continue her education at Dartmouth College. About Irene Feng: Grade point average: 4.785 ACT: 34 College: Dartmouth College Intended Major: Undecided, interest in science Parents: Zhuojun Feng and Yun Guan Activities while at Crystal Lake South: Proudest Accomplishment: Founding the Math Team, winning our Regional and going down to State for our first year ever as a team.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home, 7715 W. Route 14, Crystal Lake.
Tuesday, May 7
Donna M. Bruno, of Crystal Lake, died May 6, 2013 at the Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. She was born in Chicago the daughter of Glenn and Frances Cohn. She married her husband William V. Bruno on June 20, 1970, at St. Monica Catholic Church in Carpentersville. Donna was the office manager at the Hode Group Inc., following a teaching career at Crystal Lake South High School and the Thunderbird Pre-School. She was a “volunteer,” giving freely of her time to many events and activities at St. Thomas the Apostle Church as well as helping as a substitute teacher at St. Thomas the Apostle School. She was also a Little League Mom helping to keep the team’s scores and team statistics. After Little League, Donna graduated to the …
Laura Arboleda will earn an associate degree from McHenry County College two weeks before she graduates from Crystal Lake South High School.
Crystal Lake South High School student Laura Arboleda will graduate this May with her high school diploma and an associate degree from McHenry County College. In fact, she will receive her MCC degree two weeks before her high school graduation. She plans to transfer in the fall to University of Florida, Gainesville, to pursue a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Arboleda wanted to get a jump-start on college and save money on tuition, so she enrolled in the Running Start program at MCC in summer 2010, where she started earning credit for college while still attending high school. “I realized that taking classes ahead of time would save me a considerable amount of money and I would accomplish my educational and career goals faster,” …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Community High School District 155 Board at its Tuesday meeting approved appointments of new principals.
The Community High School District 155 Board of Education approved Scott Shepard and Dr. Steven Koch as the new principals for Crystal Lake South High School and Prairie Ridge High School, respectively. The appointments follow the February announcement that current principals Marsha Potthoff, at CL South, and Paul Humpa, at Prairie Ridge, will move into new positions for the 2013-2014 school year. The changes become effective on July 1, according to District 155 spokesperson Jeff Puma. District 155 conducted a national search that yielded nearly 80 qualified applicants for the principal positions. The extensive interview process included interviews with employees, parents and students, District 155 Board president Ted Wagner said. Scott …
Monday, April 22, 2013
A memorial visitation for Kyle is 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, with a memorial service beginning at 7 p.m., at Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake.
Monday, April 22
Kyle R. Pratt, 23, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge. He was born Nov. 6, 1989 to Joseph and Judy (Schaefer) Pratt. Kyle graduated from Crystal Lake South High School in 2008. His love of adventure served him well in his pursuit of golf, fishing, baseball, skateboarding, and snowboarding to name a few. In recent years, his newest passion and career path was cooking. At the time of his death he was the second cook at Coleman’s in Cary. Kyle was just starting out, but he had his sights set on eventually becoming “Top Chef.” Kyle was always known as a generous individual. Per Kyle’s final wishes at becoming an organ donor, he was able to give others hope and more time to reach for their dreams. So…
New water bottle dispensers were installed at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.
Today is Earth Day, but students in Community High School District 155 have been acting "eco-friendly" all year. Last fall, new water fountains were installed at Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Cary Grove high schools right next to the standard drinking fountains. The new fountains are similar to water dispensers featured on modern refrigerator doors. The "water bottle filler fountains" were designed so users can refill and reuse plastic water bottles or sports bottles, thereby eliminating refuse. The cool feature about the new machines is they calculate the number of plastic water bottles refilled, giving students and staff members a clear understanding of how much waste they've prevented. "In total, these stations have …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club hosts another fundraiser to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
Guys usually make up the shavees, those shaving their heads in solidarity for children who have cancer and lose their hair, for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation annual fundraiser. But Mike Splitt was impressed this year by the number of girls signing up to shave their heads at Crystal Lake South High School for the cause. The school is located at 1200 S. McHenry Ave. “We had 10 girls with long hair down to their shoulders doing it, they shaved their heads completely bald,” said Splitt, president elect of the Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club which organized the fundraiser. “They raised a good amount of money. It was very inspiring.” It took an hour for six barbers to shave the 60 heads of students and teachers, he said. St. Baldrick’s Foundation …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The fifth annual Parent University will be held on Feb. 23 at Crystal Lake South High School. Registration is open through Feb. 15.
From addressing bullying to helping teens develop good study skills to detecting signs of drug or alcohol abuse, this year's District 155 Parent University will give parents insight into the many issues facing high school teens today. Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Parent University, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 S. McHenry Ave. in Crystal Lake, according to the District 155 website. The event is free and open to all District 155 parents. "With expert presenters from the community and district, Parent University provides practical information to help parents successfully guide their children through the high school years," according to information posted on …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Crystal Lake South Varsity Dance/ Poms team traveled to the IHSA state competition this past weekend.
Wednesday, January 30
The Crystal Lake South Varsity Dance Team traveled to Bloomington this past Friday to compete in the IHSA State Dance finals competition. The team competed in the prelimary round on Friday, but did not advance. However, parents said the squad, known for its kick routines, peformed very well. These photographs were shared by Tiana Marie, proud sister of one of the dancers. Congratulations on your success girls! Team Roster: