Huntley Community School District 158
“I thought that was really cool because I’ve been following them for a long time. I loved watching them celebrate,” said Addie Johnson, of Marengo, who’s been playing since she was five.
"I can’t leave them high and dry when they are at home. It’s not their fault that they’re at home. I’m sure if given the choice, they would rather be here in school," one teacher said
Huntley High School was put in a “hold in place“ lockdown Wednesday and Huntley police officers were called to the school to investigate a “potential safety concern, Huntley police said.
Between students forced to quarantine after coming into close contact with a COVID-19 case and missing class and school districts struggling to fill positions, McHenry County schools continue to face hurdles this year.
Lily Landoch, a senior at Huntley High School has been selected to participate on the technical crew for the 2022 Illinois High School Theatre Festival’s all-state production of “Cabaret.”
Prairie Grove School District 46 is among the suburban districts experiencing the trend and the number of incidents had “increased significantly in recent days, leaving restrooms, in particular, damaged,” the superintendent said.
Most districts have vaccinated at least 75% of their staff members, they reported Monday after Pritzker’s deadline for staff vaccinations took effect
“I was not expecting to save that much money. The fact the school pretty much pays for all of it, it’s been a blessing on both my family and me," said a Harvard High School junior.
Some McHenry County schools saw vaccination rates rise since the mandate to get shots or face weekly tests was put into effect last month by Gov. JB Pritzker, while others are still gathering data and have found teaching staff are more likely to already be inoculated than workers outside classroom settings.
Students want the school to do more to punish cases of sexual harassment and provide resources for victims