Batavia Week in Review: BHS Wow ACTs, New Parks Director, Dogs Beat Plainfield East
Here's a look back at Batavia's top news from Aug. 26-Sept. 2.
Here are some of the top news stories in Batavia from the past week. Click on any headline to read each full story and view photos:
Batavia High School Posts Its Highest ACT Scores Ever—The composite score for Batavia High School outpaces state and national scores for the fifth consecutive year.
Rotolo Middle School Didn't Meet AYP Targets For 3rd Straight Year—Some student groups did not make the grade. But over 90 percent of the students at Rotolo meet or exceed state standards, the school's principal said.
Allison Niemela Named Batavia Parks Executive Director—Niemela, who was serving as interim director, officially fills the Batavia Park District vacancy left by Mike Clark.
Batavia School Board Accepts Barshinger's Resignation—Tuesday's meeting looked back at outgoing superintendent Jack Barshinger's work. His last day is June 30, 2013.
Police and Fire
We recognized Joey Shump in the return of our Whiz Kid feature, talked to Carol Robbins of Robbins Flowers for "Who's Behind the Counter," and asked you who should move into the former Avenue Chevy site on Randall Road.
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