‘Tis the season for school supplies, teacher-student meet-and-greet sessions, homework, and planning for success in the coming year! While purchasing a new home in a fantastic school district in McHenry County is an important part of ensuring that your child receives a top-notch education, Gerstad Builders recognizes parents’ need to continue instilling healthy habits when their children are away from home, especially in the school cafeteria.
Parents with picky eaters know that selecting and packing school lunches that will be loved can sometimes be a challenge, so we’ve gathered some of our favorite options and tips to make this year healthy and delicious! […]
Since the first St. Baldrick’s event in 2000, thousands across the country have sacrificed the hair on their head to help fund the research of the Children’s Oncology Group. The first event, hosted by creators Tim Kenny, John Bender and Enda McDonnell, raised $104,000 and had 19 individuals shave their heads. Last year, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation celebrated a milestone, reaching $100 million dollars in raised funds. McHenry County is one of several communities that host a Community Shave each year and residents of nearby McHenry County neighborhoods are invited to join the fight against childhood cancer by going bald for a cause.
Sponsored by the McHenry County High School and hosted at the West Main school gym, the community shave is scheduled for Thursday, March 14th beginning at 5:00 p.m. As a McHenry County home builder, Gerstad Builders encourages residents to participate in this local event. If you are not sure about shaving your head, you can buy t-shirts or send money with your children to school, as several local schools have put together teams for this event. […]
While students residing in Richmond new homes may already be back in school for the spring, the Nippersink School District Two board's decision over a tax abatement to accomplish its goals is still pending. Recently, board member met to discuss the suggested $3 million abatement, but they put off the decision until March in order to wait for a more comprehensive plan outlining the school district's goals.
However, the abatement isn't the only item on the board's agenda. As the economy continues to improve, the board is now considering bringing back programs, such as the foreign language program, that had been cut from the budget during tougher times. In order to gauge the interest level among parents and teachers, the board will send out a survey to these groups asking if the program should be reinstated and if so, at what grade level. […]
Summer may still be in the air, but fall is quickly approaching; and you know what that means. Soon school will be back in session. While you’re children start sharpening those pencils, packing their book bags and heading out the doors of their McHenry, Williams Bay, Poplar Grove or Richmond new homes to make the school bus, keep in mind that it takes more than booster shots and checkups to keep your children safe this year.
Below are some tips to help your children have a fun and safe school year: […]
Classic car enthusiasts will have a great selection of car shows to attend in the McHenry area over the summer! Downtown McHenry and downtown Richmond, Ill., will host Cruise Nights.
Go for a spin every Monday night in McHenry from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Participants can park show cars in the large municipal lot and the McHenry Savings Bank parking lot between Route 120 (Elm Street) and Green Street downtown.
Richmond's Cruise Night will be every Friday night in the famous Dog N Suds parking lot on Route 12, just 6 blocks north of Route 173.
Both family-friendly events will have entertainment, good food and beverages for all.
While in the area, be sure to check out the McHenry county real estate by Gerstad Builders. We were voted the No. 1 builder in McHenry county and offer two distinct communities with two-story and ranch-style floor plans. […]