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Governor Quinn Highlights Growing Enrollment at Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nafia Khan   
Monday, 06 February 2012 11:47

Legislation Boosts Enrollment;
Increases Agricultural Exposure to Urban Communities

CHICAGO – February 6, 2012. As part of his commitment to strengthening education in Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn today visited Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS) to discuss recently adopted legislation that will allow more students in urban areas to pursue opportunities in Illinois’ vital agricultural economy.

“One of Illinois’ biggest economic engines is our mighty agriculture,” Governor Quinn said. “Our urban students and those who live in rural communities should have the educational opportunities to prepare them for jobs in an industry that keeps food on our tables and makes our state more competitive in the global economy."

The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences is a public magnet school that was opened by the Chicago Public Schools in 1985 with the goal of bringing agricultural education to urban students. The 72-acre campus includes a 40-acre working farm that allows students to get hands-on experience as well as summer internships in agricultural-related fields, which leads to many entering college to pursue agricultural and food science fields. Students are selected for the school via a lottery that chooses 150 students out roughly 1,000 applicants each year for the freshman class.

Senate Bill 1226, sponsored by Sen. Ed Maloney (D-Chicago) and Rep. Bill Cunningham (D-Chicago) changes the enrollment cap for the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences from 600 to 720 students and requires that 50% of enrollment reside within a 2.5 mile radius of the school, which is located on a 72-acre campus on the far South Side.

As highlighted by Governor Quinn in his State of the State Address, Illinois exports rose 30 percent in 2010 and the state is on track to double its exports by 2014. In 2010, Illinois’ farm economy had total cash receipts of $15 billion, supporting for tens of thousands of jobs. Agriculture exports alone supported nearly 50,000 jobs in 2010.

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Jordan Catholic School Celebrates Student Appreciation Day PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine A. H. Parr   
Monday, 06 February 2012 09:35

Jordan Catholic School Celebrates Student Appreciation Day during Catholic Schools Week with Pajama Day.  Mrs. Lavell said, “Don’t you want to go to school here?!”

From Left: Art Teacher Mrs. Jacqui Dodson, 4th grader Megan Tanghe, and 4th grade teacher Mrs. Karen Lavell.

 
Jordan Ends Catholic Schools Week with Basket Raffle Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine A. H. Parr   
Monday, 06 February 2012 09:33

Here is a photo taken Saturday evening, February 4, 2012, of Jordan kindergarten students: Eliza Kramer (left) and Olivia Klauer while dancing at the Jordan Catholic Schools Week Basket Raffle. Proceeds from the event will fund remaining Smart Boards needed for the school. 

 

 
Local Students Named to Dean's Lists PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Monday, 06 February 2012 08:31

Courtney Wachal named to Dean's List at Mount Union

ALLIANCE, OH (02/03/2012)(readMedia)-- Courtney Wachal of Bettendorf, Iowa was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester at the University of Mount Union. Wachal, a freshman French and international studies major, is a graduate of Bettendorf High School.

To be eligible for Dean's List, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of traditionally graded coursework while achieving a grade point average of 3.550 or better with no grade below a B.

 

Local Students Named to Dean's List at Cornell College

MOUNT VERNON, IA (02/02/2012)(readMedia)-- Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, named 268 students to the Dean's List for the Spring Semester. The following students in your area were named to the list.

Leanna Doyle of Davenport, earned Highest honors.

Cynthia Hampton of Illinois City, earned Honors.

Jenae Kopf of Walcott, earned Honors.

A grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale is required for this designation. "Highest honors" are granted to students with 4.0 averages; "high honors" are awarded to students with 3.8 to 3.99 averages; and "honors" include grade point averages of 3.6 to 3.79.


Katherine Kautz Named to Dean's List at Saint Mary's College

NOTRE DAME, IN (02/03/2012)(readMedia)-- Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind., named Katherine Kautz to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester. Katherine is the daughter of Ann and Gregory Kautz of Bettendorf, IA. To earn academic honors at Saint Mary's, a student must achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have at least 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C.

 

Kirsten Dillender Named to Dean's List at Westminster College

FULTON, MO (02/03/2012)(readMedia)-- Kirsten Dillender, from Rock Island, IL, was named to the Fall 2011 Dean's List for exemplary academic performance at Westminster College, located in Fulton, MO. Dillender is a Freshman at Westminster.

The Dean's List recognizes those Westminster students who have shown high academic performance during the past semester. To be included on the Dean's List, a student must have a 3.60 semester grade point average with at least 12 hours completed that semester.

 

Fifty-nine student-athletes named to Clarke University Dean's List

(DUBUQUE, Iowa) Fifty-nine Clarke University student-athletes have been named to the college's Fall 2011 Dean's List. The following area students were named to the Clarke Fall 2011 Dean's List.  Among them are Megan Chitty and Abigail Willich, both of Davenport.


Fall 2011 University of Dubuque Dean's List

Dubuque, Iowa - The University of Dubuque congratulates the following students on being appointed to the Fall Semester 2011 Academic Dean's List.
To be named to the dean's list, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for that semester.
The University of Dubuque, founded in 1852, is a private, coeducational, professional University with a focus in the liberal arts.
Local students named to the UD Dean's List are David Losasso and Lauren McKissick, both from Bettendorf; Jeffery Bixby, Keaton Frye, Jacob Louis, Michael Moeller, Sarah Nylin, and Kelli Platt, all from Davenport; and Olivia Thomer of Rock Island.

 

Devin Lundy Named to Dean's List at Beloit College

BELOIT, WI (02/06/2012)(readMedia)-- Devin Lundy, of Davenport, IA, has been named to Beloit College's Dean's List for the fall semester.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or higher and take a minimum of 3 letter-graded units for the term.

 
UW-Platteville hosts 187th commencement PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Friday, 03 February 2012 14:55

PLATTEVILLE, WI (02/01/2012)(readMedia)-- University of Wisconsin-Platteville hosted its largest winter graduation on Dec. 17 held at Williams Fieldhouse. 586 graduate and undergraduate students received degrees.

Among those receiving degrees, with their hometowns and majors, were

Matthew Randall a Industrial Technology Management major from Bettendorf,IA

Melissa Hillebrand a Business Administration major from Davenport,IA

Derek Cappaert a Broad Field Science major from Taylor Ridge,IL

University of Wisconsin-Platteville is settled in a historic mining town near the Iowa and Illinois borders and enrolls nearly 8,000 students. It is an institution whose mission is to produce intellectually astute individuals who will participate in society as competent professionals and knowledgeable citizens. For more information on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, visit www.uwplatt.edu.

 
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