Thursday, May 16, 2013
Winnetka trustees are expected to review the proposal in coming weeks.
Winnetka Zoning Board of Appeals voted in favor of allowing New Trier High School to put up a 50-foot netting system around a baseball backstop at the northwest corner of Hibbard and Willow roads, Chicago Tribune reported. Some Winnetka residents raised concerns that the system could be an eyesore--the system extend a total of 160 feet in length, 100 feet of it is parallel to Willow Road and 60 feet of it is behind the home plate. The Village Board is expected to vote on the proposal in coming weeks, Chicago Tribune reported. Related Coverage
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Former colleagues, friends and family say Bickert showed steady leadership during the closing of the Northfield campus in the 1980s due to declining enrollment.
Roderick Bickert, superintendent of New Trier High School who helped guide the district through tough times during the late 1970s and early 1980s, passed away recently at the age of 85, Chicago Tribune reported. Former colleagues, friends and family say the longtime educator showed steady leadership throughout the closing of the Northfield campus in the 1980s, listening and showing empathy to anyone. Jim Marran, who chaired the social studies department until his retirement in 1993, recalled that Bickert’s greatest strength was his ability as a manager, “he came to the district when we really needed a manager,” Marran told Chicago Tribune. Related New Trier Coverage
Monday, May 13, 2013
This is the team’s first trip to the state tournament since 2004.
New Trier High School’s boys water polo team won against Loyola Academy 11-9 at the sectional final Saturday. The Trevians will head to the state tournament, the first time since 2004, Northbrook Star reported. New Trier senior Dano Johnson scored all three of his goals in the fourth quarter and helped the Trevians win over the Ramblers, ending an eight-game losing streak in the sectional finals, Northbrook Star reported. For the full story, visit Northbrook.Suntimes.com
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 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Some New Trier High School students went bald to support pediatric cancer research on Wednesday.
New Trier High School hosted it's first ever "Shave-a-Thon" on Wednesday, an event that raised money for St. Baldrick's, a charity that supports pediatric cancer research. The event was planned by three juniors — John Brady, Jack Vorwald and Julian Good — who approached school leaders to organize the Shave-a-Thon. Brady has been volunteering as a "shavee" since 7th grade, and Vorwald and Good first got involved in 5th grade as students at Skokie School in Winnetka. St. Baldrick’s is a national charity that asks volunteers to collect pledges and shave their heads as a show of solidarity with young cancer patients. More information on the charity, as well as the NTHS event, can be found here.
The New Trier High School Girls Softball maintained their top seeded spot in the south division after defeating rival Evanston.
The New Trier High School softball team maintained their top seed in the Central Suburban League South Division with a 14-3 win over the Evanston Wildcats on Monday, the CSL Insider reported. Abbey Boyd and Alexa Caruso got back-to-back homeruns in the third inning. Boyd leads the team in runs-batted-in and is close eto hitting .500 this season. "I wasn't thinking about hitting home runs today, I just like to hit line drives," Boyd told CSL Insider. "I never really think I need to go out and hit a homer. It's just that when you turn on a pitch, like I did, sometimes it just happens. It's exciting and it's crazy to be able to do it on back-to-back pitches like that. It was an inside pitch and I just turned on it. The wind's always weird at …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
New Trier High School will host its first "shave-a-thon" to support St. Baldrick's Charity on Wednesday.
New Trier High School will host it's first ever "Shave-a-Thon" on Wednesday. The event will raise money for St. Baldrick's, a charity that supports pediatric cancer research. Participating students and staff members will have their heads shaved by barbers between 11 a.m. and 1:1- p.m. at the Winnetka Campus's student lounge. The event was planned by three juniors — John Brady, Jack Vorwald and Julian Good — who approached school leaders to organize the Shave-a-Thon. Brady has been volunteering as a "shavee" since 7th grade, and Vorwald and Good first got involved in 5th grade as students at Skokie School in Winnetka. St. Baldrick’s is a national charity that asks volunteers to collect pledges and shave their heads as a show of …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
New Trier High School has been ranked the No. 12 school in Illinois by a U.S. News and World Report. This is up one place from last year, when it was ranked No. 13.
New Trier High School has been named the No. 12 school in Illinois on a list of the best public high schools in the country in 2013 from U.S. News and World Report. NTHS has moved up one place from the 2012 rankings, where it was ranked the No. 13 school in the state. The rankings are based on data collected from more than 21,000 public U.S. high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advance PLacement tests and International Baccalaureate exams. The ranking also takes into account how well students educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, a press release from U.S. News said. The rankings were created to demonstrate how well …
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 …