DeKalb Chamber Leadership Academy Raising Funds for #ProudlyDeKalb

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy Class of 2016/2017 has been tasked with the responsibility of raising $4,000 to support on-going leadership training in our Community.  Past classes have raised these funds in a variety of ways.  This year’s class, has chosen to accomplish their fundraising goal, while raising awareness about the on-going #ProudlyDeKalb campaign. The structure of this …

The Happenings at School District 428

There is always a lot of amazing things going on around School District 428.  Here are some of the recent Happenings within the DeKalb School District. During the month of April, Founders Elementary was paid a visit by the Northern Illinois University Southeast Asia Club.  This organization is made up of exchange students from Southeast Asia.  Throughout the duration of …

NIU Intern Finishing School Year at Egyptian Theatre

Brandon Pugh a Northern Illinois University student has interned with the Egyptian Theatre for the 2015-2016 school year as part of a special program through the NIU Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development and the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership.  He is graduating the end of this semester with a B.A. in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement with a minor in …

Spotlight on School District 428: Brad Kerkman

Teacher Name: Brad Kerkman Grade/Subject: Physical Education/Health   Tell us a little about yourself – your hometown, education, hobbies! I am from Algonquin, Illinois.  Went to Dundee-Crown High School ’07 Grad,  Graduated from University of Wisconsin-Platteville in December 2013.  Some of my hobbies are coaching, boating, golfing, and traveling.   What do you love about teaching for District 428? The staff has …

NIU Intern Makes Community-Wide Impact

As a proud member of the DeKalb community, NGOLD-DCNP intern and NIU senior, Wesley Richter, understands the importance of giving back to the local community. Wes came to Glidden Homestead as the current President of NIU Public Relations Student Society of America, a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, and a member of Red Riot — NIU’s student-fan organization …

Author Julia Alvarez Spoke to Packed Audience at DeKalb Library

A most picture perfect event happened at the DeKalb Public Library on March 22nd….a blend of the young, old, white, black, brown, English-speaking, non-English speaking, and many more faces attended a memorable presentation by author Julia Alvarez. There were slightly over 200 people in the Yusunas Room to hear a remarkable and passionate world-renowned author talk about the importance of …

Spotlight on School District 428: Katie Slou

  Teacher Name: Mrs. Katie Slou Grade/Subject: 7th Grade Intensive Huntley Middle School Tell us a little about yourself – your hometown, education, hobbies! I am from Indianapolis Indiana and moved to Illinois with my husband 15 years ago!  I have my undergrad in elementary education and my masters in special education.  I have two very busy boys Logan who …

Clinton Rosette Hosts Schoolwide Lip Dub

Submitted by: Marilyn Koonce, DeKalb School District Public Relations Intern Positive culture and school spirit were the themes for this year’s Lip Dub at Clinton Rosette Middle School.  On March 10, 2015, a CRMS faculty member carried a GoPro camera throughout the school to capture students, faculty and staff lip syncing over popular songs such as “All Star” by Smash …

DHS Robotics Team Reveals Robot For Competition

The DHS robotics team has completed and boxed up their robot in preparation for their competition on April 1st for First Stronghold 2016.  Team 5934 Crowbotics is a first year rookie team from DeKalb Illinois.  They are sporting a big #proudlydekalb bumper sticker on the back of their robot!

A New Big Read Starts In DeKalb County With a Caribbean Flavor

The Big Read Steering Committee kicked-off the 2015-2016 Big Read of DeKalb County with a Dominican Festival at the DeKalb Public Library on February 27.  The community will be reading and celebrating “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez during the month of March. Big Read of DeKalb County and the Friends of the NIU Libraries are proud …