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BYRON HIGH SCHOOL RENAMES BASEBALL FIELD IN HONOR OF LARRY SPAULDING, FORMER ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH
 
BYRON, IL – On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. a special dedication ceremony was held for long-time Byron educator and coach, Mr. Larry Spaulding.  The ceremony was recognizing Coach Spaulding’s commitment to Byron Baseball and the Byron community.
 
Born on July 29, 1943, Larry Spaulding taught and coached in the Byron School District from 1966 to 1999.
He coached basketball and track, but baseball was his passion. Larry worked with the Byron Tigers Baseball
team for over 25 years. Coach Spaulding was always willing to help kids “get better,” one of his favorite sayings.
Ultimately, coach Spaulding donated thousands of hours of time to this baseball field, which will forever bear his
name: Larry Spaulding Field. Survived by his three sons, Reed, Randy, and Curt, and their families, Coach
Spaulding passed away on December 28, 2017.
 
Byron Baseball Head Coach, Dale Hartman, explained, “Coach Spaulding gave so much of his time, effort, heart,
and soul to the Byron Baseball program. This honor is richly deserved. I know if Coach Spaulding were here, he
would be very humbled and very proud.” 
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Grounds Maintenance Notice!

Please be aware that weed control and fertilization of the lawns at all District 226 schools will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 through Sunday, May 5, 2019 weather permitting.
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  • Enrollment Number Total number of students enrolled is 489.
  • boardoftrustees Class Sizes Average number of students per class is 15.
  • Student Mobility Student who transfer in or out of school between the first day of October and the last school day of the year is 5%.
  • applebooks Teacher Retention Of full time teachers, 81.9% return to the high school year to year.
  • 1-to-1 Computing All students are issued a laptop for accessing curriculum, producing products of learning, and honing 21st Century skills.
  • gradcap Four Year Graduation The percentage of student who graduate Byron High School within 4 years is 92%. The state rate is 86%.
  • Beyond Academics Outside the classroom, students participate in 20 athletic teams and 13 activities.
  • Advanced Academics & Career Development A total of 2 Dual Enrollment, 8 Honors, and 8 Advanced Placement courses are offered. As part of Illinois’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, 36 courses are also offered.

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