Friday, April 19, 2013
Police on the scene late Friday afternoon determined that the replica found by a student was inert and not a threat.
Updated at 4:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Friday A replica grenade found on a bus in the Carl Sandburg High School parking lot Friday afternoon was determined by authorities not to be a threat. A student discovered a replica grenade rolling on a bus floor and gave it to the bus driver, according to an official release by the Orland Park Police Department. Police were then called in around 3:11 p.m. Friday, and the building was immediately evacuated. READ: Students Tweet Through Sandburg Grenade Scare Orland Park police personnel were seen directing hundreds of students across LaGrange Road to the Southmoor Commons around 3:30 p.m. The bus area on the west side of the school was cordoned off, and with help from the Cook County Sheriff's…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Consolidated High School District 230 board also gave the go ahead for IDOT to buy land to then widen LaGrange Road, which is expected to begin later this year.
The Consolidated High School District 230 Board of Trustees unanimously approved a 15-item list of repairs, updates and renovations for all three high schools during the March 20 meeting. A total of $1,717,000 worth of repairs were green lighted for Chicago-based Poulos, Inc., which was the lowest bid out of eight, according to school district documents. The repairs include main office alterations and asbestos removal at Stagg, media center alterations on both the first and second floors at Andrew, tennis court resurfacing and cashier’s office alterations at Sandburg, and new gym floors installed at both Stagg and Sandburg. Read the attached document for a full list of repairs and their individual costs. The board also approved selling …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Consolidated High School District 230 administration is looking to create an advisory/resource period for all students by starting studies at 8 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m. beginning in August.
In effort to extend tutoring and other services beyond class work help, Consolidated High School District 230 administrators are planning to start school days 30 minutes earlier during the 2013-2014 school year. Freshmen and sophomores at Carl Sandburg High School, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School and Victor J. Andrew High School now have access to a 25-minute advisory period during the day with the same teacher, but the change would expand the program to all students and also add variety to the study period. READ: Go to D230's Website for More About the Schedule Change With current bus schedules, not all students can take advantage of the program, said D135 spokesperson Carla Erdey. “We’re looking at making sure the same opportunities are …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Consolidated High School District 230 are looking within their ranks and outside for a new candidate to fill the large shoes left behind by Bruce Scheidegger. In the meantime, current staff are picking up the slack, according to The Regional News.
Finding the right candidate to replace Carl Sandburg High School’s beloved athletic director Bruce Scheidegger may take some time. While Consolidated High School District 230 is preparing to start searching for the right candidate, Sandburg’s physical education department chair Steve McInerney is serving as the interim athletic director with help from Mike Polz, Sandburg’s assistant athletic director, according to a report by Jeff Vorva for The Regional News. Scheidegger died after his car went off the road in rural Carroll County. He was remembered by hundreds in tributes since his passing. A timeline hasn’t yet been set for the search. D230 board president Frank Grabowski said the search will include candidates from within and outside …
Friday, September 28, 2012
A plan meant to balance out enrollment among District 230 high school has irked Community Consolidated School District 146 parents with students who in three years will only be able to attend Victor J. Andrew High School.
Rami Jreisat thinks its unfair that certain students bound for Consolidated High School District 230 will keep the ability to choose between high school while others won't. The 42-year-old resident of the Catilina neighborhood in Orland Park counts his three children currently attending Arnold W. Kruse Education Center among those who lost the benefit of an "option zone," which allowed students in two areas to choose between two D230 high schools. In fact, the reason his family moved to Orland Park was to provide his children the opportunity to attend Orland schools. "We're being pushed out," Jreisat said. "They took away our choice." District 230 board members unanimously voted in favor of a plan that maintains a zone where Palos …
Monday, September 17, 2012
A proposed plan to move students with the option to attend Sandburg, to Stagg and Andrew has sparked opposition among would-be affected residents.
Updated, Sept. 17, 2012 About 650 residents have signed a petition against a proposed Consolidated High School District 230 attendance plan that would direct students in two areas to have one high school option, as of Sunday night. The plan includes placing students from Community Consolidated District 146’s Central Middle School strictly at Victor J. Andrew High School upon entering high school, and also dissolving an option zone around Carl Sandburg High School where Palos South Middle School students would be directed only to Amos Alonzo Stagg High School. Students from both middle schools have the option to study at Sandburg, and would continue to be able to for the next three classes of incoming freshmen under the plan. Starting with …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Eagles outlasted the Thunderbolts, winning 30-23. Check out our photo gallery from the game.
The Andrew Thunderbolts hosted district rival Sandburg Eagles in a non-conference matchup for their first regular season game. The game was close, but Sandburg won 30-23. We were there to check out all the excitement. Check out our photo gallery to see the teams and their fans at the big game. Sign up for Orland Park Patch breaking news alerts. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Sandburg Eagles freshmen boys baseball team beat Joliet Central 20-1 in front of more than 100 spectators Tuesday night, dedicating their victory to Ryan Nash. See video of the game and comments from players and coaches.
When Eagles pitcher David Grimaldo looked down at the mound during Tuesday's nights game against Joliet Central, he knew exactly who he was pitching for. Players on the Carl Sandburg High School boys freshmen baseball team wrote "Ryan" on the mound to honor teammate Ryan Nash, who took his own life on Sunday. The group was told early in the season to stick together, they said, and has recently relied on that camaraderie more than they ever thought they may. On Monday morning, the team met to decide whether they would play the next game. Players, parents and coaches all agreed they should. “The parents have been great through it all,” said Coach Derrick Smith. “They were right there with us in the morning yesterday.” READ: Ryan Nash 'Knew …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Classmates wore black to Sandburg High on Monday after learning of the freshman's death but pledged to wear white Tuesday to honor the teen as they find ways to cope.
Ryan Nash could make “anyone’s frown turn upside down.” The 15-year-old freshman at Carl Sandburg High School was described by a longtime classmate as having a knack for lightening the mood of those around him. “Ryan was a great kid, always had a smile on his face, knew how to cheer people up,” said Tony Gizzi, a classmate for about eight years. “He was the one kid who would never talk behind someone’s back. He was just a joyful person. He loved hanging out with friends, one of the most social kids I knew. Nobody could talk bad about Ryan.” Ryan Nash took his own life Sunday afternoon. The coroner has ruled his death a suicide. On Monday, Sandburg students paid tribute to Ryan Nash by wearing black. For Tuesday’s school day, they pledged …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Last year's Consolidated School District 230 Relay for Life Team was recognized by the American Cancer Society for their achievements and top-dollar fundraising.
Consolidated School District 230 raised over $400,000 for the American Cancer Society during the 2011 Relay for Life event held last May. Students and staff from Carl Sandburg, Victor J. Andrew and Amos Alonzo Stagg high schools had a combined 261 teams and 3,120 participants. Over 130 cancer survivors from the community were present at the event. Laurie Rapinchuck, District 230 sponsor for the event, as well as youth chairpersons Bridgette Bova and Anne Prendergast were recognized for their efforts during Thursday night’s District 230 school board meeting. The 2011 District 230 Relay for Life team was also awarded a Relay Star by the American Cancer Society for the following distinctions: The event also earned kudos for being the Top …