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 …
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
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The North Shore residents developed an application to help users find local businesses based on friends’ recommendations.
New Trier High School alumni Chris Pauly and Brian Piggott have developed a Facebook and mobile app that allows users to review, share and recommend trusted local businesses among friends– much like Yelp but on a personal level, Wilmette Life reported. Check back on Patch for a full feature with eMazeMe founders. "We started eMazeMe as a way for family and friends to organize and share their favorite local service providers with the goal of supporting local business and non-profits by keeping more dollars spent locally," according to the company's Facebook page. Pauly and Piggot created eMazeMe, an online community that allows users to seek bids from local businesses for services, and the Facebook and mobile app is one aspect of the …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The new mandatory fee is $110 for the general fee and $80 for the extracurricular fee.
New Trier High School Board of Education recently approved a new fee structure for the 2013-14 school year; the total $190 fee is mandatory for all 4,200 students and generates $798,000 in revenue to cover about $758,381 in curricular fees, Chicago Tribune reported. The $110 general fee covers school day testing, college transcripts, ID card, towel service, technology, materials and supplies for all courses, while the $80 extracurricular fee includes the chance to take part in student clubs, athletics and performing arts, general admission to New Trier High School concert, plays and home athletic events as well as materials and supplies for extracurricular activities, Chicago Tribune reported. Related Coverage
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Dr. Timothy Dohrer, Winnetka Campus Principal since 2009, will leave at the end of June to take a new position at Northwestern University.
After serving New Trier High School for 23 years, Dr. Timothy Dohrer, Winnetka Campus Principal since 2009, will be resigning at the end of June to take a new position at Northwestern University, according to a press release. District 203 Board of Education approved Dohrer’s resignation Tuesday night, effective July 1 and will begin a search for his replacement. “Tim has been a tireless supporter of New Trier and a valuable leader in a number of roles for more than 20 years,” Dr. Linda Yonke, District 203 Superintendent, said in a statement. “We will miss his leadership, his enthusiasm, and his devotion to the school. While his departure is a loss to New Trier, it is a gain to the teaching profession as he helps train the next generation…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
For about 15 years, students have had access to a weekend program that drives them home on late, weekend nights. The program might help explain why there are so few car accidents involving North Shore teens on weekends.
Students at New Trier Township High School who go out on weekends to party with friends, maybe even drink, have Safe-Rides to get them home safely and discreetly late at night. The Safe-Rides program is managed by Boy Scouts of America Northeast Illinois Council, and has been run entirely by student volunteers for about 15 years. According to one adult supervisor, who asked to keep his name out of print because, as he put it, "the kids do all the work, I can't take any credit," the Safe-Rides program has prevented car accidents with teen driviers. "As long as the Safe-Rides program has been running in the New Trier district, there have been no fatalities or series accidents on the nights we were operating," he said. "There's something …
Monday, October 1, 2012
New Trier beat Glenbrook South 31 to 21 during Friday Night's game at Northfield, the "Sun-Times" reports.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The New Trier Trevians were behind 21-14 in the third quarter of Friday night's game against the Glenbrook South Titans, until Michael Thomas scored a tieing 3-yard touchdown just before the fourth, the Sun-Times reports. "It was a little frustrating earlier in the game when they kept completing passes for big gains on third down like that," New Trier linebacker Graham King told CSL Insider. "We just had to keep fighting. Good defenses can overcome things like that." After that, the Trevians just kept scoring — landing a 22-yard field goal with 7:37 on the clock and another two yard touch down with 1:33 remaining, according to the Sun-Times. "All night, we couldn't run the ball inside," GBS coach Mike Noll told CSL Insider. "Down the …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Acclaimed interior designer and former New Trier student redesigns an entire Winnetka home on Old Green Bay Road.
Terri Weinstein, owner and mastermind behind Terri Weinstein Design, Inc. of Highland Park, spent an entire year making a Winnetka home on Old Green Bay Road a labor of love. “It was incredible,” said Weinstein of the project. “I had worked with the homeowners before when we redid their kitchen, so I have a long, ongoing relationship with them. When they decided to have another child, expand their sunroom and master bedroom suite and increase the number of children’s rooms, we did the major expansion project.” Weinstein kept the exact address of the home on Old Green Bay Road and the project’s budget under wraps to maintain client confidentiality. However, the New Trier Township High School graduate of 1965 says she has a special work …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A Winnetka native is developing a tech startup called SpotHero aimed at eliminating the headache of parking downtown.
From a Cubs game at Wrigley Stadium to an afternoon at the Shedd Aquarium, the frustration of finding a parking space in some of the busiest neighborhoods in Chicago can sometimes overshadow the fun of the trip. However, Winnetka native and New Trier High School graduate Mark Lawrence, 26, is hoping to change that. Joined by partners Jeremy Smith and Larry Kiss, Lawrence has developed "SpotHero," a website and smartphone app devoted to finding cheap and available parking in Chicago. “The idea came from my personal frustrations with parking,” Lawrence said. “You really don’t know where a space is going to be or how much you’re going to pay. You have to drive in circles. Street parking spots may exist; it may not. I thought, ‘How do we make …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A New Trier High School senior shares stories of students' experience in London, France and Ecuador.