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New Superintendent Recommendation
New Superintendent Recommendation
Posted on 06/19/2018
Hononegah Community High School District #207 Announces New Superintendent June 18, 2018 The Hononegah Community High School District Board #207 of Education will be recommending Mr. Michael J. Dugan as the new superintendent at the June 20, 2018 Board of Education meeting. After an extensive search, the Board chose Dugan for his instructional leadership skills, strength in raising student achievement, and experience in strategic planning. Dugan’s initial contract is scheduled to begin July 1, 2018 and will be for three years. “The Board looks forward to welcoming Michael Dugan to the Hononegah District and to the families that we serve,” said Hononegah Board President David Kurlinkus. “Mr. Dugan stood out among the candidates for his student-focused, decision-making practices that encompass strategic planning. We want to thank our staff and community who played an active role during the interview process. We believe that Mr. Dugan will be a leader who will build upon Hononegah’s educational excellence.” Dugan has 25 years of experience in education and comes to Hononegah from the Decatur Public Schools where he was the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools and previously served as Co-Interim Superintendent for that District. “My wife, three sons, and I are excited and honored to become part of the Hononegah family. I want to thank the Board of Education, Superintendent Lynn Gibson, and Assistant Superintendent Kim Suedbeck for their support and warm welcome,” Dugan stated. “Education has always been a major part of my life, providing me many wonderful opportunities. Throughout my teaching and administrative career, I have strived to provide similar opportunities for the students I serve. I could not be more eager to get to work with our teachers, administration, and staff to prepare for the coming school year. I look forward to meeting with community members in the coming weeks to learn about the countless things we do well and to determine areas where we can improve,” Dugan continued. “I hope to soon wear our school colors of purple and gold and assume my role as a proud Hononegah Indian.” The Illinois Association of School Boards served as the search firm for the rigorous superintendent search and provided guidance to the Board of Education through a two-round interview process. The Board remained committed to finding a superintendent who would pursue the goals and aspirations of Hononegah and its community. ### Contact: David Kurlinkus, Board President, 815-378-5741 About Hononegah Community High School District Hononegah is a public-school district in Rockton, Illinois, located between Rockford and the southern border of Wisconsin. The District serves over 2,100 students from the towns of Rockton, Roscoe, Shirland, and parts of South Beloit. The District provides an inspiring and challenging educational experience that promotes reflective critical thinking, civic engagement, and personal development.  READ MORE... about New Superintendent Recommendation
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HCHS Today - June Newsletter
Posted on 05/31/2018
HCHS Today is Hononegah's monthly newsletter, which offers a variety of information about events, activities, student, staff and administration.  READ MORE... about HCHS Today - June Newsletter
College Signings
College Signings
Posted on 05/29/2018
Find out who is signing to play at the college level.  READ MORE... about College Signings
Press Release : Hononegah Community High School District Superintendent Search
Press Release : Hononegah Community High School District Superintendent Search
Posted on 05/04/2018
Hononegah Community High School District Superintendent Search May 4, 2018 The Hononegah Board of Education has narrowed the Superintendent search to two candidates: Michael Dugan, Assistant Superintendent from Decatur Public School District #6 and Scott Adreon, Principal from Dunlap Community Unit School District #323. The Board, staff and community will conduct second round interviews next week. The Board hopes to have a superintendent in place by July 1, 2018 when superintendent Dr. Lynn Gibson retires. The Illinois Association of School Boards has been conducting the search with the Hononegah Board of Education. ### Contact: David Kurlinkus, Board President, 815-378-5741, dkurli@hononegah.org or Dr. Kim Suedbeck, Assistant Superintendent, 815-624-5014, ksuedb@hononegah.org About Hononegah Community High School District Hononegah is a public school district in Rockton, Illinois, located between Rockford and the southern border of Wisconsin. The District serves over 2,100 students from the towns of Rockton, Roscoe, Shirland, and parts of South Beloit. The District provides an inspiring and challenging educational experience that promotes reflective critical thinking, civic engagement, and personal development.  READ MORE... about Press Release : Hononegah Community High School District Superintendent Search
Press Release: Hononegah Community High School District and Dr. Lynn Gibson Honored at Stateline Chamber Awards Banquet
Press Release: Hononegah Community High School District and Dr. Lynn Gibson Honored at Stateline Chamber Awards Banquet
Posted on 05/04/2018
Hononegah Community High School District and Dr. Lynn Gibson Honored at Stateline Chamber Awards Banquet May 1, 2018 Rockton, IL – On Friday, April 13 the Stateline Chamber held their annual Awards Banquet to recognize member businesses for their success and contributions to the community. The Hononegah Community High School District and Dr. Lynn Gibson were both nominated by the community and each were selected by the Chamber as finalists. Hononegah Community High School District was awarded the Pride of the Stateline award. This award recognizes a business or individual that shows a dedication to community service, both literally and figuratively. When reading about the Hononegah Community High School District, Chamber Vice President John Broda stated “The #1 reason why people move to this area is for the high-quality education their kids receive from HCHSD.” HCHSD is frequently rated among the top districts in Illinois and the nation. The general sentiment is that as Hononegah goes – so goes the Stateline. “Thank you for recognizing Hononegah with the Pride of the Stateline Award. The commitment from our Hononegah family - staff, students, families, and community – is what keeps the Legacy of high standards thriving and makes this award possible,” said Dr. Lynn Gibson. Dr. Lynn Gibson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award. This award recognizes a business or individual that has a strong history of excellence. Long-term sustainable success is hard to come by. To look back on your life with personal pride is a wonderful achievement. This award is a way of showing that their peers look back with them and share that same level of pride. When the Hononegah Community High School District announced that Dr. Gibson was retiring, it came as no surprise that the community wondered who could possibly fill her shoes. She has been an amazing leader for the district, working with the community on plans that have developed Hononegah into the beacon of pride we have today. “Lynn is a consummate educational leader. She is always on the cutting edge of new educational ideas and a tireless advocate for students. The District has learned from her the importance of leaving a Legacy and the value of knowing how to connect the dots. We are so proud of her.” said David Kurlinkus, Board President. ### Contact: Dr. Lynn Gibson, HCHS Superintendent, lgibso@hononegah.org, 815-624-2010 About Hononegah Community High School District Hononegah is a public school district in Rockton, Illinois, located between Rockford and the southern border of Wisconsin. The District serves over 2,100 students from the towns of Rockton, Roscoe, Shirland, and parts of South Beloit. The District provides an inspiring and challenging educational experience that promotes reflective critical thinking, civic engagement, and personal development.  READ MORE... about Press Release: Hononegah Community High School District and Dr. Lynn Gibson Honored at Stateline Chamber Awards Banquet
Press Release - Hononegah Community High School Hosts Student Career
Press Release - Hononegah Community High School Hosts Student Career
Posted on 04/26/2018
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