School News

Summer Meal Distribution Available Through August 9
Alex LeMoine

FREE meals will continue to be distributed once a week throughout the summer. Meals will be available for pick up each Monday beginning Monday, May 24 to Monday, August 9 at Crystal Lake Central High School (45 W. Franklin Ave.) at the field house entrance off of Walkup Ave.

To accommodate summer holidays, meals will be distributed on Tuesday, June 1 and Tuesday, July 6.

Please email with any questions regarding summer meal distribution.

Cary-Grove Senior Wins First Place at VEInternational Global Innovation Challenge
Alex LeMoine

Kade Boehm, a senior at Cary-Grove High School, was on a team of six students from Brazil, Indonesia and New York that placed first at the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge out of over 1,500 international participants. The competition, developed by Virtual Enterprises International, tasked high school students from various countries with creating solutions for communities to combat climate change.

After working with Cary-Grove business teacher, Dave Cook, to register for the event, Boehm was placed on his team. He collaborated with his teammates online over the course of February, March and April, with the top three teams competing in the championship round on April 22, 2021. Boehm said the group met at least twice a week for about two months in preparation for three rounds of competition.

Students were partnered with corporate mentors over the course of the challenge to help develop their solutions and create a presentation. Boehm’s team was partnered with business professionals at Intuit.

“They taught us a lot about the process of making a product and presenting it. One of my favorite things I learned from them was to go broad, go narrow, and that means to go broad with ideas at first and just say whatever comes to mind and then narrow it down to the best ideas or combine ideas,” said Boehm. 

Through virtual collaboration, his team proposed the implementation of an app for communities to use in determining the environmental impact of different products. The app was designed to evaluate products by producing a carbon emission score based on transportation, production process, materials, and more to inform consumers of whether a product is eco-friendly. Boehm and his team presented their plan to a Global Sustainability leader in Intuit, the Head of Corporate Sustainability from HSCB, the Head of CIB Latin America, the Head of CSR Americas at BNP Paribas, and a Chief Sustainability Officer, Americas at BNP Paribas.

Boehm credits the many business and marketing courses he took at Cary-Grove with preparing him for the level and intensity of this global competition. 

“VEI, Marketing, and Intro to Business all helped me tremendously in this challenge because I already had so much experience working on promoting products, talking to people, building a business, and so much more,” said Boehm.

He plans to attend Western Kentucky University next fall to study marketing and business.

2021-22 Registration Now Open
Alex LeMoine

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. It’s important to follow the three-step process to complete registration to ensure a faster process. Please note, student information can be completed without payment.

If you are new to the district, please contact the Student Services office of the school your child should attend. 

For further registration information, please visit the Registration webpage.


Ya está abierto el registro para el año escolar 2021-22. Es importante que las familias cumplan el proceso de tres pasos para completar el registro a fin de asegurar un proceso más rápido. Tenga en cuenta que la información del estudiante se puede completar sin pago.

Para mas informacion, haga clic aquí

D155 Schools Nationally Recognized by U.S. News & World Report
Alex LeMoine

U.S. News & World Report ranked all four District 155 high schools in the top twelve percent of high schools ranked nationwide and all four high schools earned a spot in the top 100 in the state of Illinois. The annual list conducted by U.S. News and World Report is determined based on six factors, including how well students performed on state exams and college preparedness.

Nationwide, nearly 24,000 public high schools in all 50 states were considered and approximately 17,860 were ranked. Cary-Grove ranked 1,500th, Prairie Ridge ranked 1,536th, Crystal Lake South ranked 1,617th and Crystal Lake Central ranked 2,142nd.

In Illinois, 647 schools were considered. Cary-Grove placed 63rd in the state and Prairie Ridge was right behind, ranking 65th in Illinois. Crystal Lake South came in 73rd overall, and Crystal Lake Central was ranked 89th. 

“Each year, I am incredibly proud of the work of our outstanding students and staff that has earned all four D155 buildings a place on this list,” said Steve Olson, superintendent of District 155. “The dedication and perseverance our teachers and staff have displayed in order to continue to provide meaningful education to our students, even in the midst of adversity, is truly inspiring. We look forward to continuing to offer a first-rate educational experience to our students and community.”

To view the Illinois’ Best Public High Schools list, and further detailed results of D155 high schools, please click here.

Cary-Grove Presents "A Chorus Line"
Alex LeMoine

Cary-Grove High School Performing Arts proudly presents, "A Chorus Line"! The spring musical will be available to stream Saturday, May 8 through Sunday, May 16. 

Tickets will go on sale beginning April 24.  Even though we can’t gather together this year in our theatre, we are still excited to share with you the incredible talents of our Cary-Grove students.

Individual: $10
Family: $30

Watch a sneak peek of the show here!

Purchase Tickets Here