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SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 Ck fluntlep fnvm^iht USPS 580-360 THURSDAY JANUARY 30,1997 - VOLUME 36, NUMBER 42 - HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS School District Prepares for Growth By J. R. Hartley, Superintendent Huntley C.A.R.E. Hosts Monthly Royal Reward Party The Board of Education is considering a prototype process for planning the next school construction project. The proto¬ type process involves selecting a school building to be replicated at a location selected in the school district. The process will work only if a facility can be found that meets our needs.- On Monday, January 20th, four Board members, three administra¬ tors, a representative from the construction management firm, and a representative from the architectural firm visited four schools selected by the architect. Most feedback thusfar would indicate that the Lions Park School in Mount Prospect came closest to meeting our needs. It would be an attractive and functional facility appropriate for the site on Reed Road. It is conducive to expansion and fiscally responsible. Only a few changes would be needed, such as, the kindergarten rooms were undersized, more regular classrooms are needed, a design flaw in the roof near the library resulted in chronic leaking, a wall in the gym included load bearing structures were future expansion may be needed, the kitchen was designed only as a satellite facility, and the structure was modified to fit on an undersized campus. However, most of the structure and materials used could be replicated without change. Replication of an existing facility will save planning time and money. Further, constituents will have an opportunity to see what they are getting for their money. And for those of us who must provide feedback on specifications, it will allow us to actually see a building. Many of us have difficulty interpretiang blueprints and schematic drawings. If all goes well, we should have the referendum on November 4, 1997 and occupy the new elementary school facility by August 1, 1999. Random Acts of Kindness Month What is a "Random Act of Kindness"? "Random Acts of Kindness are those sweet or lovely things we do for no reason except that, momentarily, the best of our humanity has sprung into full bloom. When you spontaneously give an old woman the bouquet of red carnations you had meant to take home to your own dinner table, when you give your lunch to the guitar playing homeless person who makes music at the comer between your two subway stops, when you anonymously put coins in someone else's parking meter because you see the red "expired" medallion signaling to a meter maid - you are doing not what life requires of you, but what the best of your human soul invites you to do." (Daphne Rose Kingma from the book Random Acts of Kindness, Conarl Press) You won't find subway stops or parking meters in Huntley, but during the month of Februray the Huntley Kiwanis Club would like you to participate in a community wide campaign to honor anyone you know who has commited a "Random Act of Kindness". During the month of February you may submit the name of someone performing an act of kindness, either yourself or someone else. Include the name, and address of the person who performs the act, describe the act (which must be performed in Hundey) and the date, location and time the act took place. Mail your submission to: Random Acts of Kindness, PO Box 146, Huntley, ILL 60142. All submissions must be postmarked by February 28,1997. A winner will be chosen by random drawing from among the qualified submissions. The winner will receive a gift certificate for dinner for two. Other prizes will also be awarded. The C.A.R.E. (Com¬ munity Action for Responsible Education) organization sponsores a monthly Royal Reward Party for middle school students in Huntley School District 158. This month, qualifying students received pizza (donated in part by Genoa Pizza of Huntley), pop and candy. Free movie passes (donated by the Crystal Lake Showplace Theaters) and free Open Skate passes (donated by Crystal Lake Ice House) were given to the "door prize" winners in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Over 170 students qualified for the party by showing good behavior during the month, including having homework assignments turned in on time and arriving on time to school and classes. Last month they enjoyed Pizza, donated by MacDonald's of Lake-in- the-Hills. C.A.R.E. organization is made up of parents of students in District 158. This is one of many areas in which the C.A.R.E. group is involved. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding C.A.R.E., call Donna Slagle at 854-6835 or Janice Zange at 658-2118. Farmside Announces Winter Hours The Huntley Farmside will have shortened office hours during the month of February. Weather permitting, the Main Street office will be staffed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. At other times and on other days you may find someone here, but we recommend you call before venturing out. Phone (847) 669-5621. FAX (847) 669-5623. By Mail: PO Box 127 - HunUey 60142. Huntley Middle School students enjoy a party sponsored by C.A.R.E., which they earned through good behavior and school work. C.A.R.E. parents prepare for the Royal Reward Party given for qualifying students at Huntley Middle School.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
|Rights||This material may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code).|
|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|