Friday, February 1, 2013
Five schools from Wilmette Elementary Schools District 39 and the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth were given the honor for sustaining high academic performance for three consecutive years.
Friday, February 1
Both Wilmette Elementary Schools District 39 and Kenilworth School District 38 were given high honors by the Illinois State Board of Education this week. The districts have a total of six schools named to the Academic Honor Roll and given the 2012 Academic Excellence Award. Central Elementary School, Harper Elementary School, Marie Murphy School, McKenzie Elementary School, Romona Elementary School and the Joseph Sears 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 …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A series interviewing District 39's new teachers to help you get better acquainted with these additions to the Wilmette community.
Name: Emily Ream Position: Second grade teacher at Central Elementary School Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas Age: 28 Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Southern Nazarene University in 2007 Teaching Background: She taught fourth grade for one year in Oklahoma City and first grade for four years in Kansas City, in a district Ream says was very similar to District 39. What inspired you to become an educator? “It’s hard to remember, because since I was a child I was always playing school with my little brother. I was always drawn to education. My mom is a teacher, my grandma was a teacher, and so my family jokes that it’s in our blood. I think that the reason I chose to make a career out of it is that I feel really …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A series interviewing District 39's new teachers to help you get better acquainted with these new additions to the Wilmette community.
Name: Christine Parry Position: 3rd Grade teacher at Central Elementary School Hometown: Pittsburg, PA Age: 34 Education: Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Notre Dame, Master of Science in Education from University of Pennsylvania, Master of Arts in Reading from Northeastern Illinois University Teaching Background: Parry worked in the Chicago Public School system from 2002 until this past June. During her time there, she worked as a dance instructor for, a fifth-grade teacher, a first-grade teacher, and a reading specialist and literacy coach. What inspired you to become an educator? “When I graduated from school, I started working in marketing in Chicago, downtown. I liked it, but, for me, I didn’t feel like I was …
Friday, August 17, 2012
New Trier High School ranked second based on ‘Chicago Magazine’ ranking of public schools.
Kenilworth’s Joseph Sears School took the top spot for best elementary school in Cook County, according to rankings released by Chicago Magazine Thursday. That’s a huge leap for the Kenilworth School District 38 school, which was ranked 18th by Chicago Magazine in 2010. New Trier Township High School was ranked the second best public high school in Cook County behind Glenbrook North High School. Using a formula based on spending per student, student-teacher ratio and scores on state tests, among other factors, the magazine issued rankings of the top 20 elementary schools and top 20 high schools in suburban Cook County. Wilmette’s Marie Murphy School placed fourth in the ranking among Cook County elementary schools. Four schools in …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Griffin Kane, 8 , plays the son of Gwyneth Paltrow and Matt Damon in the film, which opens in New York City Wednesday.
An eight-year-old Wilmette resident will make his silver screen debut this week when 'Contagion' hits theaters, TribLocal reports. Griffin Kane will play the son of Gwenyth Paltrow and Matt Damon in the Steven Soderbergh psychological thriller. Earlier: Spot the Wilmette Scenes—‘Contagion’ Set to Hit Screens Crews had filmed at a home and Central Elementary School in Wilmette last November and December. Check out Kane's full interview with TribLocal. Like Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch on Facebook to join the conversation.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Find out what new hires are most excited to bring to the District.
As summer comes to a close, District 39 is gearing up for the first day of classes on Aug. 25. Earlier: Meet District 39's newest assistant principals. To prepare, new staff and teachers changing positions have been receiving training this week. Patch stopped by the Mikaelian Education Center Thursday to hear what they are looking forward to this coming school year. Watch the video above to find out! Stay tuned to Patch for more District 39 coverage. Like us on Facebook to join discussions on education.