Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The new members of the District 124 Board of Education have started their terms.
After what can only be considered a long year, the District 124 School Board welcomed new faces to its ranks on May 1. Four new members were sworn in on the seven-person board. None of the incumbents up for reelection ran again in April. Julie Egan, Ray Richter, Gina Canon and Mary Pniewski were sworn in by current board president Kathy Rohan. The first action for the new board was to vote on officers. The three incumbents were unanimously selected to hold office. Kathy Rohan was once again voted in as president, Dawn McNamara will be vice president and Kim Leonard secretary. The new board members met last week for an orientation session and last month participated in a training session with Illinois Association of School Boards. …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Local races take shape for April 9 election. Mayor faces challenger, Dist 124 has one seat left to be filled.
The last day nominating petitions were accepted to get on the ballot for the April 9 consolidated election was Dec. 26. Four incumbents and two new candidates have filed to run for the Evergreen Park Village Board. James Sexton is seeking re-election, and Shawn Good has announced her bid for mayor. Catherine Aparo has filed for re-election as village clerk. Carol Kyle and Mark Phelan are the incumbents filing for trustee positions. Trustee Jerry Bosch has decided not to run in the upcoming April elections. Dan McKeown has filed for his seat. All except Good are members of the Good Government Party. Evergreen Park village trustees run at large and are voted for by all residents in the village. The library board has three full-term, six-…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Rev. Yvette Marie Eber, pastor of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Evergreen Park, calls for a time of community healing.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Dear Editor & Evergreen Park, With it seeming that school will open Monday in Evergreen Park, the question is what do we fear now? Do professionals and paraprofessionals fear going back into buildings with administrators who are angry with them? Do they fear the human punishment of changed relationship? Do administrators fear that classrooms discussions will cloud how they are seen? How do parent's feel post-strike and what lingering anger is in the community? Does the school board feel tense about the first meeting post-strike? Now is the time for us to fight the human tendency to punish. We have to push ourselves beyond our instinctual feelings into actions that will make us proud of community. We need the people inside the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
With District 124 teachers on strike and schools closed, we pulled together a few local options to keep your kids busy during the day.
As the Evergreen Park District 124 strike continues, parents are faced with the issue of how to keep out-of-school students occupied and educationally engaged. We pulled together a few local options for you to keep your kids busy as the two sides work toward and agreement. Read More: Patch's Coverage of the Strike The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th Street, is offering a special full day program for Evergreen Park students. The art camp will only take place if enough students register for it. The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a cost between $40-$50. Students must bring their own lunches. Instructors from the arts center will teach a variety of classes. You can register by calling 773-445-3838. The library will be open with …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The 1,800 students of Evergreen Park School District 124 will not have class Tuesday.
Evergreen Park District 124 students will not have school tomorrow as teachers have decided to strike after Monday night negotiations failed to result in a contract agreement. The two sides resumed negotiations at 5 p.m. Monday evening, but did not bridge the contract gap. The district has posted a list of learning resources that parents can use to keep children academically active while off from school. Read Past Coverage of the Contract Negotiations: Follow Evergreen Park Patch on Facebook and sign up for Breaking News Alerts
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The D124 school board and teachers union failed to come to a new contract agreement.
Negotiations will continue as the D124 school board and teachers union failed to reach a contract agreement Monday night. The two sides are scheduled to once again sit down on Sept. 26 at 5 p.m for another round of talks. The teachers union has already filed an intent to strike letter and a walkout could take place as early as this Friday. After the last negotiation session on Sept. 10 both sides released what was dubbed as their final offers. Read both proposals. As the negotiations drag on, teachers have reached out to parents and community members by starting an online petition. In the latest flyer distributed by the union they argue that Evergreen Park teachers are paid lower than many area district, yet possess a much higher rate …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Funeral services were Saturday for Juliet Eiber, 61, of Evergreen Park, who served as a hospital nurse for about 20 years and a school nurse for another five years.
- Bob Bong
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Juliet Juarez Eiber traded one job she loved for another in 2005 when she left Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn and became head nurse for Evergreen Park School District 124. “Juliet loved her interaction with the children and the staff,” said her husband, David Eiber. “She enjoyed being around people.” “Juliet truly was a kind and caring person,” said District 124 Supt. Diane Cody. “She truly loved the kids and they loved her back. The district will miss her.” Mrs. Eiber, 61, a resident of Evergreen Park for more than 20 years, died on Aug. 17 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after a short battle with acute myeloid leukemia. “I was a very fortunate man to have found her,” said her husband as he recalled meeting the Filipino native in …