Tuesday, May 7, 2013
New Trier Township High School District 203 was ranked among the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation. Click on the red dots for more information.
On mobile? You can see the interactive map here. New Trier Township High School District 203 was ranked 158 among Newsweek’s 2013 Best High School list, which the magazine released Monday. Here’s a look at how other North Shore high schools ranked among the magazine’s list of the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation. Rank School Name 158 New Trier Township High School 182 Glenbrook North High School 325 Glenbrook South High School 785 Niles West High School 833 Niles North High School 1267 Evanston Township High School Weigh in: Do you agree with Newsweek’s ranking? For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
New Trier residents, what do you think of the proposal to freeze property taxes for owners whose homes become less valuable? Tell us in the comment section below.
Some state lawmakers are proposing to freeze property taxes for owners whose homes become less valuable, a move that has some New Trier High School Township District 203 officials worried, Chicago Tribune reported. In December the district raised its taxes by about $2.9 million, if the district is unable to raise the levy, the amount it could ask for would be frozen, meaning an annual loss of $2.9 million, according to Associate Superintendent Don Goers, Chicago Tribune reported. Would you support the proposal to freeze property taxes for homeowners whose properties are underwater?
Thursday, March 7, 2013
New Trier High School’s Class of 2013 are hoping to use the funds raised to build a home in Waukegan for a single mother of two children.
New Trier High School students recently brought the summer fun to wintery North Shore with the 19th annual Winter Carnival on March 1, and hope their yearlong fundraising efforts will raise $100,000 to build a home in Waukegan for a single mother of two children, Winnetka Talk reported. The high school seniors have been fundraising throughout the year with events like bringing a hypnotist to campus and selling books but the Winter Carnival is the biggest event and could help raise some $30,000, Winnetka Talk reported. Related School Coverage
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Donald Goers say he plans to take a two-week vacation in Europe before deciding on his next step, Winnetka Talk reported.
After serving New Trier High School for 15 years as the assistant superintendent, Donald Goers will be retiring on June 29, Winnetka Talk reported. The Northern Illinois University alum told Winnetka Talk that he plans to take his first two-week vacation ever in Europe with his family to celebrate he and his wife’s 35th wedding anniversary. New Trier Township High School District 203 has hired Cheryl Witham as the new assistant superintendent for finance and operations to replace Goers. Witham is currently Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations at Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 and will start work at New Trier this summer. In Witham’s new role, she will serve as the chief financial and operation …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Cheryl Witham will replace retiring Associate Superintendent Donald Goers at New Trier Township High School District 203.
New Trier Township High School District 203 has hired Cheryl Witham as the new assistant superintendent for finance and operations, replacing Donald Goers who is retiring after 15 years with the district, according to a press release. Witham is currently Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations at Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 and will start work at New Trier this summer. The New Trier Board of Education approved her appointment Tuesday. “Cheryl impressed us with her range of experiences inside and outside of school district business offices, her knowledge of the factors that impact school finance, her wise management of resources in her current district, and her warm and engaging personality,” Dr. Linda …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The school's Science Olympiad varsity team advances to the National competition in May.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
New Trier Township High School's Science Olympiad varsity team won its 11th straight State Title at the University of Illinois this weekend. The team took home $2,000 and moves on to the National competition at the University of Central Florida on May 17-20. The varsity team won medals in 18 of 23 events, including a record 11 first place medals (in Astronomy, Chemistry Lab, Disease Detectives, Fermi Questions, Forestry, Gravity Vehicle, Microbe Mission, Optics, Remote Sensing, Rocks & Minerals, and Water Quality); three second place medals (Protein Modeling, Robot Arm, and Sounds of Music); one third place medal (Dynamic Planet); and three fourth place medals (Anatomy & Physiology, Helicopters, and Towers). The JV Team won medals in three…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Do you think the school board should change its policy to raise more revenue?
Members of the New Trier Township High School District 203 school board are considering allowing advertising on school property and giving the school the right to name facilities after big donors as a way to raise extra funds during tough economic times. Adverstising is currently not allowed on campus and facilities can only be named after former district employees. So what do you think? Take our poll and tell us more about how you feel in the comments section. Who would you like to see get naming rights at New Trier facilities? Whose name would you not want to see on campus
Friday, October 21, 2011
District administrators expect increase to actually be 1.8 percent because of tax cap.
New Trier Township High School District 203 taxpayers will be asked to come up with $88.2 million in property taxes next year, according to an estimated 2011 tax levy, the 2011-2012 rate, approved by the school board Oct. 17. That amount would be approximately a 2.84 percent increase over the taxes collected on behalf of the district in 2011, based on the 2010 tax levy. But District 203 Associate Superintendent Donald Goers doesn’t expect the district to collect quite that much next year. Goers estimates the amount of taxes that the district can actually collect, known as the tax extension, will be closer to $87.3 million, roughly a 1.8 percent increase over this year’s tax collection. Earlier: More Patch coverage of New Trier Township …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
New classes and district calendar are approved.
New Trier Township High School saw its enrollment increase to 4,232 students spread over the Northfield and Winnetka campuses, and average class size increase from 22.4 students in the 2010-2011 school year to 22.9 students. During the 2009-2010 school year the district reported an enrollment of 4,181 students and an average class size of 22.1. While an increase of a half-student per class might not seem like much, Superintendent Linda Yonke said the change is driven by having more large classes. The proportion of classes with 30 or more students increased from .5 percent last year to 1.5 percent this year. At the same time, the number of small classes – those with 16 or fewer students – dropped from 8.8 percent to 8.2 percent. Such small …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Dr. Linda Yonke is asking community members to chat on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27—what are your biggest concerns and interests?
New Trier District 203 announced Monday that the Trevian community will have a chance to get up close and personal with Dr. Linda Yonke next week. On Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 New Trier is hosting "Ask the Superintendent” sessions, which are "informal meetings are a chance for community members, parents, students, and staff to ask anything," according to a District 203 press release. The Monday session starts at 6:30 p.m, and the Tuesday session starts at 9 a.m. Both meetings will be held in Room C234 on the Northfield Campus, 7 Happ Road. Related: 34 New Trier Seniors Make National Merit Semifinals To get your curious cat juices going, Patch is offering up a forum for your questions. You can share your thoughts in the comments below, or on …