Naperville Now 10-19-17

October 19, 2017
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Enrollment Up

District 203’s enrollment has gone up by 37% over the past year. That’s largely because of 163 more elementary students entering the district as of the end of September, compared to that same time in 2016. Those numbers have helped offset the declining enrollment in the higher grade levels, and are reflective of families with young children moving into the district. Schools on the north side showed some of the biggest growth.

Forest Preserve Projects

Last night members of the public gathered at the Municipal Center to discuss potential projects for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Likes and dislikes of the community were taken down on huge sheets of white paper, along with what folks would like to see in the future. The public opinion will be taken into account as the district creates their 5-year master plan. The district also plans to conduct random surveys through the mail and to collect opinions online.

Events Rescheduled:

The Public Safety Open House and the inaugural Stop Drop and Run 5K have been rescheduled for this Sunday, October 22. Both events were rained out last weekend. The 5K will kick off at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Fire Station No. 7 at 1380 Aurora Avenue, and the Public Safety Open House will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Public Safety Campus at that same address.

Boys Soccer:

The boys soccer regional finals are now set. Neuqua Valley traveled to Lockport yesterday in a quest to repeat as regional champions. With the Wildcats up 1-0 in the 2nd half, Lockport went on an absolute tear, scoring four goals in the first 15 minutes of the half.

But Neuqua continued to fight, scoring off of a Jose Navarro header with ten minutes to play and a Billy Heniades penalty kick two minutes later. Unfortunately the comeback attempt would end there as Lockport completed the upset with a 4 to 3 win.

Naperville North will face the Porters on Friday night in the regional championship. Naperville Central, Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley are all playing for regional titles this weekend.