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Crystal Lake couple donates deceased son's cello to Larkin High School

September 15, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneElgin Symphony Orchestra principal cellist Matthew Agnew plays at a gift presentation at Larkin High School in Elgin Thursday. The cello is courtesy of Greg and Patrice Alexander (left) who donated the instrument in memory of their late son Ben.

Crystal Lake family donates late son's cello to Larkin High music program

September 14, 2017 by Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Daily HeraldThe Alexanders donated their late son's cello Thursday to the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Larkin High School in Elgin. "He was a very ... A 2002 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School, Ben died two months ago at 33. He spent his youth ...

Three new U46 high school principals welcome new year, new challenges

August 16, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneWednesday marked the first day of school for three of the district's five high school principals. Much like Thomas, Larkin High School's Jamie Crosen and Streamwood High School's Michele Chapman-Simmons used Wednesday as a chance to introduce ...

U-46 Names 16 New Principals, Administrators For Upcoming School Year

August 1, 2017 by

Patch.comMr. Aleman earned his Bachelor of Science degree in education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and his Master of Arts in curriculum and education from Aurora University. Dr. Kyle D. Bunker - Principal ... Prior to the school administrator ...

U46 hires new Larkin High School principal

July 28, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneCrosen replaces Jon Tuin, who left Larkin for a principal job in Southern California. The hire marks the third new high school principal among U46's five high schools for the upcoming school year. At Elgin High School, Krystal Thomas was announced as ...

Former CPS administrator to lead Larkin High

July 26, 2017 by Chicago Daily Herald

Former Chicago Public Schools administrator Jamie Crosen has been named the new principal of Larkin High School in Elgin. He replaces Jon Tuin, who is leaving Elgin Area School District U-46 after 27 years to become principal of a high school in ...

Wauconda High School names Ribbens new athletic director

May 26, 2017 by Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Daily HeraldTwo months after Wauconda High School's athletic director announced he was departing for a different job, the Bulldogs' sports department has a new boss. Mark Ribbens, currently the athletic director at Larkin High School in Elgin, is taking over at ...

Some Larkin teachers concerned as students behind hoax threat return

May 24, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneStudents involved in a school shooting threat against Larkin High School in Elgin — which was ultimately found to be a prank — returned to school Wednesday, a District U46 official said, and some teachers raised concerns about the way the district ...

Honorable mentions: Fox Valley Academic Team, 2016-2017

May 23, 2017 by Chicago Daily Herald

Larkin High School. Hometown: Elgin. Parents: Celena Price. Sponsor: Brittney Walker, college coordinator. GPA: 4.772 on a weighted 4.0 scale. Test scores: ACT: 25; SAT: 1230. Planned major: Accounting. Awards, honors: National Honor Society ...

Threat of shooting at Larkin High School in Elgin a 'prank'

May 11, 2017 by Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesA threat of a shooting made Wednesday for Larkin High School in Elgin on Thursday was a “prank,” but police are nonetheless providing extra security at the school. “The rumors have been thoroughly investigated, the individuals involved have been ...

School Shooting Threat at Larkin High Not Valid: Police

May 10, 2017 by

Patch.comELGIN, IL - The Elgin Police Department has determined rumors surrounding the threat of a school shooting at Larkin High School were false, police said. The rumors of the shooting "were thoroughly investigated" and authorities have identified the ...

Larkin high school shooting threat a prank, U46 and police say

May 10, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneElgin police and School District U46 have been investigating a shooting threat regarding Larkin High School that ultimately turned out to be a prank, both agencies said Wednesday. A school shooting threat was found in text messages, social media posts, ...

New Tustin principal: 'It is my calling to work with students in poverty'

May 9, 2017 by OCRegister

OCRegisterFirst, he grew up nearby in Santa Ana. After graduating from Saddleback High, Tuin spent the next three decades in the Midwest – starting at Wheaton College. Second, his current school in Elgin, Illinois, demographically mirrors his new place of ...

Larkin principal leaving Elgin after 27 years in U-46

May 5, 2017 by Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Daily HeraldHe taught at several U-46 elementary schools, served as principal of Willard Elementary for six years, then assistant principal at South Elgin High School for a year. He has been Larkin's principal for eight years. "This hasn't just been a job to me ...

U-46 seats new school board members

May 2, 2017 by Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Daily HeraldSchool board members also sent off student adviser Eric Loera, who after graduating from Streamwood High School later this month will be attending the University of Illinois at Springfield this fall and majoring in public administration on a full ...

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