Thursday, July 19, 2012
More than 50 percent of the Class of 2012 at New Trier High School achieved scores that placed them in the top 9 percent of students nationally.
The Class of 2012 at New Trier High School once again turned in excellent performances on the ACT college entrance exam, according to a report presented at the New Trier Township High School District 203 school board July 16. “When 83 percent of the class is in the top 26 percent of the country, that’s an incredible statistic,” said Paul Sally, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Earlier: New Trier Class of 11 does well on ACT Challenges of High ACT Scores It’s also a statistic that brings its own challenges to New Trier High School, which has campuses in Northfield and Winnetka. “We have to make sure kids feel like they are successful and achieving in the midst of a high-achieving community,” Sally said. Among the …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Senior Fitz Bowen said coaching the school’s golf team was a source of “constant joy.”
Kenilworth resident Fitz Bowen was a captain of the New Trier High School JV lacrosse team his sophomore year, so he was stunned when he was cut from the varsity team as a junior. “I needed to find something that would get me out of myself, because when you don’t make a sports team that you’re expecting to make, you’re mad at yourself,” Bowen said. “The other game I play is golf and that’s a game of ups and downs as well, so I couldn’t always count on that. I need something I could find constant joy in.” Bowen found that joy volunteering for Special Olympics. He’d done some work with the organization before and decided to pursue it further by volunteering to coach the high school’s special needs students in soccer and track every Tuesday …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
New Trier Senior Leland Later won the 1600-meter run.
New Trier's boys track and field team enjoyed a seven-way for 27th place during the IHSA 2012 State Tournament, with Loyola Academy sharing a five-way tie for 47th place. The teams faced off against dozens of other top boy's track and field teams this weekend for the coveted state title. Earlier: Photo: Loyola Runners Sign With Duke, Williams Lake Park High School in Roselle took home the top honor, with Edwardsville High School taking second, and Oak Park-River Forest High School rounding out the top three. Runners placed in the following competitions: Runners beat the heat wave to compete Thursday through Saturday at the O'Brien Stadium in Charleston, Illinois. Approximately 176 teams, including New Trier and Loyola, competed in IHSA's …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Loyola was top-ranked going into the Niles North Sectional final.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
New Trier Township High School District 203 school board proposed eliminating the current stand-alone cell phone policy and including cell phone use regulations in its tech policy.
New Trier High School may soon eliminate its cell phone policy but that doesn't mean the school district will allow students free rein over cell phone use. Under a proposed change, New Trier Township High School District 203's stand-alone cell phone policy may be eliminated, and cell phone use rules will be included in the district's tech policy. School board members members discussed proposed changes to the school’s staff and student technology policy that would recognize changes in the way technology is used at the May 21 board meeting at the school’s Northfield Campus. The school also has a Winnetka Campus. “The cellular phone is no longer just a phone,” said District 203 Superintendent Linda Yonke. “It’s a computer; it’s a camera; it’s…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Cast your vote in our Readers' Choice poll this week.
In this week's Readers' Choice poll, we're asking you to tell us what is the best place for theater in New Trier Township and why. Here's a roundup of the local theater offerings we know. Tell us what makes your favorite spot so special in the comments, and don't forget to leave a review on the business listing in Wilmette Kenilworth Patch Places or Winnetka Glencoe Patch Places. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments. Editor's Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Wilmette Kenilworth Patch Places or Winnetka Glencoe Patch Places. Comments on this article will be used as a tie …
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…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
In addition to preparing lunch on Tuesday, the students presented a check for $500 to the Second Baptist Church in Evanston. The sophomores raised the money by selling Dairy Queen "Blizzards" at lunchtime.
On Tuesday morning, a dozen students could be found mixing salads, mopping floors and washing tables at the soup kitchen in Second Baptist Church in Evanston. While it isn't the typical lesson plan for a sophomore English class at New Trier High School, one teacher said their work fit into the larger picture. "We're trying to bring what they learn in class full-circle to identify with issues, which makes for a much more fulfilling experience for everyone involved," said Pat Gillie, who was referring to their class project on poverty in America. "You also see some students identify themselves as leaders in the process." Related: New Trier Librarian Determined to Keep Haiti's Needs in People's Minds In addition to pitching in for Tuesday's …
Shortstop Sean Visconti received a nearly full ride scholarship at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Winnetka Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Feb. 22 Identity theft - A victim discovered several unauthorized charges amounting to $380.72 made on his CitiBank MasterCard. This occurred sometime on Jan. 31. Earlier: Repairman Discovers Commercial Burglary Feb. 21 Theft - A business owner discovered an estimated $35,000 missing in funds from the business account. This appears to have occurred sometime between Dec. 10, 2010 and Feb. 4, 2012. The case is pending further investigation. Feb. 20 Residential burglary - A victim discovered an unknown subject entered and removed items from a residence on the 400 block of Cedar Street. This occurred sometime between Feb. 18 and 20. Forced entry was observed on a first floor window. Various amounts of jewelry were taken, amounting …