Thursday, April 18, 2013
All after school activities are canceled, including clubs, meetings and athletic events.
New Trier Township High School District 203 is dismissing school early due to deteriorating weather conditions. School will be dismissed at 10:35 a.m. on the Northfield campus and 10:55 a.m. on the Winnetka campus. Route buses will run at 10:45 a.m. at Northfield and 11:05 a.m. at Winnetka. Three Pace buses will be available at the Northfield Campus stop at 11 a.m., and the Winnetka Campus will have normal Pace service. Shuttle buses between the campuses will run from 10:35 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Parents who wish to pick up their students earlier than 3rd period may do so, but those students will be asked to check out at the attendance office at either campus. Students who cannot get home at the early dismissal time should go to the …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Denise Hibbard has been named the new New Trier High School Winnetka Campus principal.
Denise Hibbard, New Trier High School's Northfield Campus assistant principal, has been named the new Winnetka Campus principal, a position beginning this July. District 203 Superintendent Linda Yonke announced Hibbard’s appointment Wednesday following an exhaustive search for the sophomore-senior campus principal, a press release from the school stated. Pending Board of Education approval, she will succeed Timothy Dohrer, will be leaving the position after accepting the job of director at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy. In 2006, Hibbard served as the principal of Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, California. The school was brand new at the time, and has since been named amoung the top high …
Glenbrook South, New Trier and Glenbrook North high school students recently ordered 849 burgers and raised more than $800 in a day for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
About 120 students from New Trier Township High School, Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South high schools recently gathered at Glenview’s McDonalds to gobble down some burgers all in the of charity and raised more than $800 in a day, Chicago Tribune reported. The 10th annual Burger Day raised money for Oak Brook-based Ronald McDonald House Charities and overall the team of students who organized the event raised about $74,000 throughout the year through company sponsorships, beating last year’s donation of $60,000, Chicago Tribune reported.
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?
Friday, March 29, 2013
Wilmette resident Courtney Whilte founded Culinary Care after losing her father to lung cancer.
When Courtney White was slowly losing her father to lung cancer, she was thankful for friends and neighbors who delivered home-cooked meals every evening for two months. Inspired by the support, the New Trier High School graduate started Culinary Care to provide free meals to people affected by cancer. “Those meals helped my family avoid some of the daily stressors we were facing and gave us the added strength to keep moving forward,” Wilmette resident White said in a press release. “This is what I hope to deliver to others through the mission of Culinary Care.” The organization recently teamed up with Maggiano’s to deliver its first meal to Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital. Culinary Care has also partnered with …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Noah Quinn and Zach Peltz recently won the Illinois High School Association state public forum debate championship.
Two New Trier High School juniors will be heading to the ‘World Series’ of high school debating next month after winning the Illinois High School Association public forum debate championship, Chicago Tribune reported. Friends since eighth grade, Noah Quinn and Zach Peltz say they had to debate whether the U.S. should require its citizens to have health insurance, their team ended up arguing that it’s beneficial, but if they had to argue the other way, the pair said they were prepared, too. Why? Both of their fathers are attorneys and say they come from households where arguing and debating issues was a central part, Chicago Tribune reported. Related New Trier Coverage
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
New Trier High School dancers will perform ‘Cloven Quartet’ choreographed by modern dance legend Paul Taylor on May 2 and 3.
For years New Trier High School dance division coordinator Christopher Rutt had tried to get the rights for his students to perform a piece by his favorite choreographer, Paul Taylor, a modern dance legend—now eight of his students will get the rare opportunity, Chicago Tribune reported. The students will perform a four-minute excerpt titled the “Cloven Quartet” from Taylor’s “Cloven Kingdom,” during the Dance Theater New Trier Concert held on May 2 and 3 in the Gaffney Auditorium on the Winnetka campus, Chicago Tribune reported.
Monday, March 25, 2013
New Trier High School students created two dresses to help raise awareness for the Glass Slipper Project, which funds prom dresses for girls who otherwise couldn't afford them.
Students in the New Trier Fashion Club are getting their fifteen minutes of fame with two dresses made out of recycled materials. Now on display at the Westfield Old Orchard Mall, the dresses were created as part of a promotion to raise awareness for the Glass Slipper Project, a charity that provides prom gowns to girls that can't afford to purchase a dress. Dresses designed by students from Niles North and Niles West are also on display. Patrons can vote on the winning design on Old Orchard's Facebook page.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
New Trier students will defend their state championship title for the eleventh year in a row.
The New Trier High School Science Olympiad team will be shooting for the state title in April — for the 11th time in a row. The Varsity Science Olympiad team placed first at the Oakton Regional Science Olympiad Competition on March 16. The team medaled in every event, earning them a place at the April 20 state competition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The junior varsity team also won first place in their division. Science Olympiad is one of the top science competitions in the country, with 6,400 teams participating nation-wide. In 2012, New Trier placed 5th in the U.S. This year's coaches are Alex Howe, Dr. Bruce Credo, Tony Harper, Loyola Pasiewicz, Nate Silvers and Harold Slav. Varsity team members include Hayley …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
New Trier marketing students created sandwich ideas for Capt'n Nemo's Subs – and the winner will be on the menu.
For some New Trier High School students, playing with their food might just earn them an A+. Students in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing course had the opportunity to create — and then sample — sandwich ideas for Capt'n Nemo's Subs' Winnetka location on Tuesday as part of their unit on product development. "The students create their ideas, they do market research [a survey of other students] on what they'd like in a sandwich and they submit their final ideas to me," Teacher Melissa Duffy explained. Duffy then submits the ideas to Capt'n Nemo owner Steve Ragusi, who makes the sandwiches on one afternoon, and the students rank them on appearance, name, creativity, taste and texture. The winning sandwich — as decided by the students…