Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Andrew Leoni earns a seat on the Kirby school district board, while incumbents John Mirecki Sr., Thomas J. Martelli and Carol DeMicheal retain their seats.
The three current members of the Kirby School District 140 Board of Education up for re-election kept their seats Tuesday. But a Tinley Park native of 20 years also became a member of the board. TINLEY PARK: Results From the Other 2013 Election Races That Affect the Village Incumbents John Mirecki Sr., Thomas J. Martelli and Carol DeMicheal will continue to serve on the board. They will be joined by Andrew Leoni, 33, who beat out John T. Lutz for the final open seat. Leoni ran on a three-pronged platform of accountability, communication between stakeholders in the district and an emphasis on technology as an essential learning and teaching tool D140. He also highlighted his experience as a financial planner as being a key to the district's…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Patch has the unofficial results from the clerks' offices in Cook and Will counties for all the races that affect the village. Find out who will be holding what office after Tuesday night.
These are the unofficial Election Day results provided by the Cook County Clerk's Office. Results will not be official until they've been validated by the clerk's office later in the month. 2013 ELECTION COVERAGE Two Ways to Stay Connected to Tinley Park Patch:
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A student at Helen Keller Elementary School was accidentally stuck between the bars of piece of playground equipment Wednesday. But crews were able to free him quickly and without injury.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Recess with school kids is fun, but sometimes a jungle gym just needs to know when to let go. Unfortunately, a piece of playground equipment at Helen Keller Elementary School hadn't learned that lesson Wednesday, Oct. 24, after a student became stuck in its bars this morning, a Tinley Park Fire Department official said. ADOPT ME! This Week's Pet: A Fun, Colorful Cat Firefighters were called to the school around 11:55 a.m. to cut out the boy whose arm was caught in the equipment, said Battalion Chief Steve Klotz, adding he wasn't sure how the boy, who was uninjured, became stuck. Principal Joann Green told Sun-Times Media that staff tried to use soap to slide out the arm, which had swelled up, but were unsuccessful. That's when 911 was …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The start of the school year is here, and Patch lists some of the significant days for Kirby schools at the beginning of the year.
Believe it or not, the first day of school is right around the corner. And there's more to do than just show up when classes start. Here's a list of some important dates for Tinley Park students attending the schools in Kirby School District 140.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Planning on a sweet treat to celebrate your child's birthday with his or her classmates? Think again. It's now a a no-no in District 140 schools.
Sweet treats to celebrate a student’s birthday and candy-filled parties are a thing of the past in Tinley Park’s Kirby School District 140 schools. According to a change in the district’s wellness policy this school year, food will no longer be allowed in the classroom except when it is a necessary part of the curriculum. Parents were informed of the change via a phone message and e-mail from Superintendent Michael Byrne. The wellness policy is also posted on the Kirby District 140 website. At a time when many children have severe, sometimes life threatening, food allergies, the district feels it needs to make a stand to keep students safe, officials said. “Our new wellness policy came about through the joint guidelines set by the Illinois…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Meet the teachers, walk the halls and join a club. Open houses prove themselves as "to-do" events this academic year.
Whatever you call it—“open house”, “curriculum night”, “back-to-school night” or the “meet teachers and then visit with other parents”—the opportunity for students and their families to gather at school after hours has become a much anticipated school year tradition for many Tinley Park families. “It’s a to-do event.” said Nancy Schwab, curriculum director for School District 146. “Families have the chance to meet the teachers, walk through and learn the school culture. Children are excited to show their parents their classroom, and especially their desks.” Open houses are also a great way to become involved with a school’s parent association or other community groups, according to Carol Novak, principal of Fernway Elementary School, part …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
School, police department and village officials hosted a forum Wednesday encouraging parents to share their concerns about a potential ordinance that could slap a hefty fine on offenders.
Parents went 'round and 'round Wednesday night during a forum at Tinley's Millennium Elementary School, where they weighed in on a drop-off ordinance that would limit their access to a neighborhood street. The original rule suggested eliminating student drop-offs and pick-ups on Radcliffe Road between Durkin Road and 84th Avenue. Violators could be hit with a $750 fine, according to village documents. But Wednesday’s discussion may lead officials to tweak that ordinance to allow drop-offs on the south side of the street only, said Trustee Brian Maher, chair of the Public Safety Committee. “This is an option that makes a little more sense and doesn’t bring additional traffic to Cloverview (Drive) or wherever else,” he said during the forum…