Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kelly Tess has been named the next assistant principal of The Skokie School.
Kelly Tess, a New Trier High School garduate, has been selected among nearly 200 applications to be the next assistant principal of The Skokie School. Her tenure will begin on July 1. Current assistant principal, Alison Hawley, will become the District's Director of Curriculum. Tess is currently the assistant principal of Carpenter Elementary School and Franklin Elementary School in Park Ridge/Niles. Before joining that district, Tess was a sixth grade humanities teacher at Field Middle School in Northbrook, and previously worked as a fourth grade teacher at Winkelman Elementary School in Glenview and a teacher at Fort Rucker Elementary School in Alabama. Tess has a Master's degreee, educational leadership and a Type 75 certification from…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Five schools from Winnekta Public Schools District 36 were given the honor for sustaining high academic performance for three consecutive years.
Friday, February 1
Winnekta Public Schools District 36 has been given high honors by the Illinois State Board of Education this week. The district has five schools named to the Academic Honor Roll and given the 2012 Academic Excellence Award. The Skokie School, Hubbard Woods Elementary School, Greeley Elementary School, Crow Island Elementary School and Carleton Washburne School are among 454 Illinois schools receiving the award. The schools honored all sustained high academic performances over the past three years. According to the Illinois State Board of Education, schools that receive the Academic Excellence Award must have at least 90 percent of elementary and middle students meeting or exceeding state standards in reading and math for three straight …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Winnetka Public Schools District 36 schools will now be keeping the interior set of doors locked in addition to locking the exterior front doors.
Following the recent school shooting in Newtown, CT that left 27 dead, including 20 children, Winnetka Public Schools District 36 has updated its entry producers, according to an email a school official sent to parents Wednesday. “At Crow Island, and in all of the elementary schools, in addition to locking the exterior front doors, we are now keeping the interior set of doors locked,” Dr. Julie Pfeffer, Crow Island School principal wrote in the email. “This way the entrance monitor has additional time to double-check all visitors.” Pfeffer says in the past the school district has not “tightly practiced” requiring parents to show identification when entering the school but in accordance with the board policy, schools will now be requiring…
Monday, November 5, 2012
New Trier High School ranked among top 10 high schools in the state. Five Winnetka schools and two Northfield schools were ranked among top 50 in the State.
Winnetka and Northfield schools are some of the best in Illinois and Chicagoland, according to a pair of recent Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times rankings. Local schools that made the "top 50" lists include New Trier High School, Greeley Elementary School, Middlefork Primary School, Crow Island Elementary School, The Skokie School, Carleton Washburne School, and Sunset Ridge School. The two publications used different methods to determine school rankings. The Tribune chose the top 50 high schools and grade schools in Chicagoland based on the percentage of students that met or exceeded state standards on the 2012 Illinois State Achievement Test (for third through eight grade students) and the Prairie State Achievement Examination (for …
Monday, August 27, 2012
April Jordan is taking over at the 450 pupil school after being run by Thomas Eber for 13 years.
Monday, March 5, 2012
April Jordan will step into the role next school year.