Naperville Now 10-17-17

District 203 Online Enrollment Spike

Last night District 203’s Board of Education was presented with an update on their online learning program, also called eLo. 2017 saw a big jump in online class enrollment for the academic year with 115 students, compared to 22 students in 2016. Summer online enrollment also saw an increase. The district is hoping to develop more online and blended courses for the future as this interest continues to rise.

Cell Tower Considered

Tonight the Naperville City Council will consider approving a permit for construction of a 135-foot cell tower on the Springbrook Golf Course near the Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve and Naper Aero Estates. The tower would not be tall enough to require lighting, but it would be lit for pilot safety due to its proximity to the airport.

5th Avenue Public Meeting

There was a large turnout at last night’s public meeting about the 5th Avenue development project. Ryan Companies held the meeting to give residents an opportunity to talk to people working on the project, make comments, and express concerns or hopes for the development.

High School Cross Country

After the heavy rain cancelled the DVC cross country meets on Saturday, the weather could not have been better at St. James farm yesterday. In the girls race, Naperville North showed why the team is considered to be one of the best in the nation. The Huskies had the top four finishers, with senior Sarah Schmitt winning the DVC meet for the second consecutive year. Neuqua Valley placed two in the top ten and finished third while Wheaton Warrenville South finished 2nd.

The boys race was even more highly contested. Neuqua Valley junior Zach Kinne won the meet and helped the Wildcats to a three-point victory over runner up Wheaton Warrenville South. Five Neuqua runners finished in the top 11 for the defending state champs. Naperville Central took third thanks to a 7th place finish from Thomas Shilgalis.

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