High School District 214
Highlights from the Board of Education Meetings
Distinguished Service Awards
The Board of Education recognized several dedicated volunteers who have gone above and beyond for our students, schools and communities. To view pictures, click here

Recipients of the Distinguished Service Awards include:

Laura Ingrim of the Alexian Brothers Medical Center is committed to providing authentic, meaningful learning opportunities for High School District 214 students. She seeks opportunities for students to gain invaluable exposure to a plethora of medical careers, which helps them solidify a career of interest or opens their eyes to a whole new career path. Since the launch of the Alexian Brothers partnership five years ago, nearly 40 student interns have gained relevant, real-world experience. Additionally, Laura was instrumental in developing and implementing a community-based work program in the hospital for special education students. She continues to advocate for students by networking with various hospital departments to seek additional career exploration opportunities. 

Marlene Delaney is a standout volunteer tutor inCommunity Education's Read to Learn Adult Literacy/Volunteer program (RTL). Marlene volunteered to help start an RTL book club to enhance the literacy development of more adult learners. She took sole responsibility for creating the book discussion forum and method of forming the group. She also took the initiative to encourage adult learners to participate as a means of improving their conversation, critical thinking and comprehension skills. Marlene has fostered a safe environment where learners can speak freely without feeling self-conscious about their language barriers. She demonstrates unparalleled dedication by continuing to lead her group during summer and holiday breaks. 

Jeanne and Dave Cleary have volunteered at Buffalo Grove High School for over a decade through the athletic parent organization, Bison Boosters. During their tenure, they have tackled roles from sport liaison to booster president, and have helped coordinate the purchase of tens of thousands of dollars worth of items that benefit all 28 sports programs and represented Buffalo Grove's interests in the 2013 District 214 Capital Feasibility Planning team. Jeanne and Dave constantly go above and beyond in everything they do for the betterment of the Bison, creating a culture of community and Bison pride. They consistently have shown the power of hard work and service toward others.

Jeff and Jean Miceli have been a staple at Elk Grove High School for eight years, contributing their time and talents in countless ways. Jean has been a tireless supporter of the fine arts programs, volunteering with the band and choir programs. In addition, she has given numerous hours to the Post Prom Committee, Parent-Teacher Council and Elk Grove's annual craft show. Jeff, through his leadership role in the Grenadier Athletic Boosters, has organized the boosters golf tournament, community football BBQ and beanbags and bowling tournaments. As individuals, the Micelis have made a permanent mark on the Grenadier programs. As a couple, they bring positive energy and bring out the best in others.

Charles Frankiewicz was the first John Hersey High School parent to volunteer to help build a handicapped-accessible home for Sgt. Jason Smith of Georgia during a school fundraising project with a nonprofit organization. When the organization chose its next veteran to help, Charles began working with District 214 teachers to help design a house for injured marine Cody Evans and arranged for Cody's flights to and from Hersey so students could honor him for his service. Charles also has been a huge support to Hersey's new entrepreneurship curriculum. He has volunteered his time to help get members from the business community to co-teach 20 different topics to entrepreneurship students. 

Nancy Reiser has been an extremely active volunteer inProspect High School's band program since the first of her three children joined the band in 2008. Nancy served as Band Booster President for two years and took the lead on trip planning and organizing logistics for marching band competitions, coordinating travel, accommodations, meals, rehearsal spaces and other needs for 175 students. Since ending her term as president, Nancy has coordinated the 2014 trip to Washington D.C. and is the Marching Knights trip coordinator for the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Nancy's focus has always been on the students' experience and making things as easy as possible for band families. 

Greg King has served as director of Rolling Meadows High School Girl's Feeder Basketball for seven years, organizing feeder registration, tryouts and practices. Each February, Greg runs one of the most prolific feeder tournaments in the state. In addition, Greg and his wife, Helen, coached their daughters in the feeder program. Even as Greg's daughters have entered high school, he continues to lead the feeder program and volunteers countless hours of his time to provide opportunities for the young women in the Rolling Meadows community. The Rolling Meadows Girl's Feeder Basketball program is one of the most well-respected in the state, and much of that success can be credited to Greg's efforts.

Every Tuesday, under Walker Reach's direction,Vanguard School students help with packing or distributing food at the LLC Food Pantry to help families in need. Since the partnership began three years ago, Walker has embraced Vanguard students with open arms and continues to have a positive impact on the school culture. In the last three years, he has supported many school events with food donations. On a weekly basis, Walker supports students' families who currently do not have the resources to adequately purchase food. He and the entire food pantry family treat Vanguard students with dignity and respect and connect them with what they need. 

Marianne Sennett is one of the most involved parents atWheeling High School. For the past six years, she has freely given of her time and energy to both the fine arts and athletic programs. She can always be counted on to help the band and orchestra and is a fixture at their concerts and events. Additionally, for six years, Marianne has served on the Athletic Booster Club board, either as president or treasurer. Marianne has organized various fundraisers and spearheaded efforts to donate equipment back to the athletic program. She has made the school a better place and her efforts have positively impacted the staff and students.
About High School District 214
We are the second largest high school district in Illinois, serving 
more than 12,000 students from eight communities. Our nationally recognized district includes six comprehensive high schools and four alternative programs, offering more than 600 academic courses and 140 co-curricular opportunities.

Monday, February 22, 2016 

After the Gavel
The Board of Education approved a reciprocal reporting agreement with eight police departments in District 214's boundaries. The agreement enables educators and law enforcement officials to gain access to information regarding in- and out-of-school activities of students to prevent, eliminate and discourage acts of crime, violation and intimidation.

The Board adopted registration fees for the 2016-2017 school year. The fees will remain at $360.

The Board appointed Frank Mirandola as assistant principal of Prospect High School for the 2016-2017 school year. To learn more about Mirandola, click here.   

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