Weekly Wrap-Up: May 14-18
We know you’re busy, so here’s what you might have missed this week on Romeoville Patch.
Romeoville readers chose Ruby’s Burritos as the Readers’ Choice award winner for their favorite Mexican restaurant.
Linda Ozbolt began as guest editor at Romeoville Patch, replacing departing editor Shannon Antinori, who assumed her new duties as editor at Plainfield Patch.
Valley View teachers and administrators presented the board of education detailed information on several proposed changes in assessment programs, curriculum and the district’s grading scale. If approved by the board, the changes will reflect Superintendent James Mitchem’s “New View,” a district-wide effort to put all Valley View students on track for college and careers.
A veteran administrator with 25 years of experience in the field of education will be the next principal of Bolingbrook High School. Michael D. White, currently the principal of Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., will assume his duties July 2.
The Bolingbrook community mourned the loss of an 11-year-old girl who drowned in a pond near Indian Chase Meadows early Tuesday evening. Jordan Oliver, a student at Pioneer Elementary School, was pronounced dead at 8:08 p.m., nearly three hours after Bolingbrook police and fire officials responded to a call that she had gone into the pond near the school and did not resurface, officials said.
Elizabeth “Liz” Campbell, a member of the Valley View School District 365U Board of Education since 1997, was elected to serve as Central region director for The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) National Black Caucus of School Board Members (NBC).
In “Mom Talk,” Patch contributor Erin Gallagher weighed in on the controversial topic of breastfeeding: how old is too old?
Bolingbrook and Romeoville high school students who will attend Valley View School District's Secondary Transition Experience Program (STEP) in the fall got a glimpse of what they will experience during STEP’s “step-up” day.
Bolingbrook dad Jamal Oliver held a press conference, pleading for an end to speculation about the drowning death of his 11-year-old daughter, Jordan, a fifth-grade student at Valley View’s Pioneer Elementary School.
A Kickstarter.com fundraiser to bring a shared-use kitchen to Romeoville is live now through Friday, June 15. Steve Buresh of Steve Buresh’s Cheesecake Store hopes to bring a shared-use kitchen to the Romeoville area, providing a venue for entrepreneurs who need a certified, commercial kitchen to create their products.
A Wheaton lawyer willing to tell how Drew Peterson's missing wife Stacy made a damning statement about her husband won't get to talk about it at the former Bolingbrook cop's murder trial.
A new court designed to specifically serve the needs of military veterans was created in Will County.
Commonwealth Edison hosted a pep rally for three area students who will represent DuPage, Will and suburban Cook counties at the National Spelling Bee Finals in Washington, D.C. Among those honored was Valley View student Kimberly Belser, who attends Humphrey Middle School.
Funeral services have been set for the 11-year-old Bolingbrook girl who drowned Tuesday in a pond near Indian Chase Meadows. Jordan Lauryn Oliver's funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jubilee Baptist Church, 660 Royce Road in Bolingbrook. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.
Patch shared a story from Huffington Post about the RHS Prom King who made national news. RHS students crowned classmate Maurice Booker III, who has Down syndrome, as their king.
Patch shared tips to help commuters survive the NATO summit in Chicago over the weekend.