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 …

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 …

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!

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

October is STEMfest time at NIU

If you are into science, technology, engineering and/or math, Northern Illinois University’s STEMfest is the place to be this weekend.   The popular annual event will amaze and inform thousand when it hits the NIU Convocation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 8. Now in its seventh year, STEMfest is a free, family-friendly festival that celebrates innovations in …

Huntley Middle School Recognizes Students of the Month

Huntley Middle School recognizes Students of the Month from every team and grade level at each quarter and mid-term point.  Students are recognized and earn a certificate and t-shirt for their academic achievement, positive behavior, and other strong displays of citizenship and character.  Congratulations to all of the most recent recipients!  #ProudlyDeKalb

NIU P-20 Center Presents BLOCK Fest

NIU’s P-20 Center was thrilled to bring BLOCK Fest® to families in DeKalb this summer in partnership with the DeKalb Public Library. BLOCK Fest® is a research based multi-dimensional learning experience for children ages 8 months to 8 years and their caregivers. Families take what they learn about block play at the event and continue the experience at home, increasing …