The ladies of Chi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will work together with several community students to "Beautify the Playground" at the Ronald D. O'Neal school in Elgin.
Ronald D. O'Neal was the first African American principal in Elgin and served the school from 1970 to 1974. At that time, the school was named Sheridan Elementary. He was also involved with several committees and served on many civic boards in the Elgin area, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA, PADS of Elgin, the Elgin Police and Fire Commission, the city's committee to have Elgin named an "all-American" City, and the Kane County state's attorney's Second Chance Program. O'Neal died in December 2009 after serving U-46 for more than 30 years.