Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New Trier triple jumper looks for medal at State Meet.
After three years on the New Trier High School varsity track team, triple jumper Taylor Alarcon knew he had to do something different if he wanted to finish his senior season at the State Meet Friday and Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. He went to work after his junior season and by the time he was ready to compete in the Niles West Sectional May 16, he was hoping his effort would pay off. It did. Alarcon won the Sectional triple jump by nearly three feet at 46-00.5 while recording the seventh best distance of any qualifier heading to the State Meet. “He was lifting like crazy,” assistant Trevian Coach Matt Ravenscroft said. “He became a gym rat in the offseason. He made himself stronger and healthier.” Injuries were …
New Trier High School is planning to expand its new Mobile Learning Initiative to all students by the 2014-2015 school year, Chicago Tribune reported.
New Trier High School is embracing a future with more technology such as e-books and iPads as part of its new Mobile Learning Initiative, which will be expanded to include all students in the 2014-2015 school year, but not all parents are thrilled with having to pay extra for the gadgets, Chicago Tribune reported. The school plans to provide a $270 subsidy for families, who would pay $350 or $450 depending on the iPad version, but Mary Rita Kropp, a New Trier parent told the board that not every family in the district can afford the gadget and “mandating them is a little much,” Chicago Tribune reported. Elizabeth Lee, a student who took part in a pilot program, told Patch in an 2012 interview that iPad made it easier to takes notes in …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The New Trier High School Science Olympiad team earned 10th place at the National Competition.
New Trier High School's Science Olympiad ended the season on a high note with a 10th place finish at the National Tournament, including medals in four events. The tournament, which was held at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio on May 17-18, included the country's top 60 Science Olympiad teams. Marie Murphy School in District 37 in Wilmette placed third in the nation in its division. The four NTHS teams that earned medals include Hayle Bounds and Sean Ye placed (3rd in Water Quality), Arthur Tsang and Luke Finnerty (3rd in Astronomy), Elizabeth Lee and Andy Feis (6th in Boomilever) and Arthur Tsang and Ari Wolfe (6th in Circuit Lab). The New Trier team includes: Varsity Seniors: Hayley Bounds, Arthur Tsang, Jung Hyun Oh Juniors: Ruth …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Katie Chang, who studied at the Actor’s Training Center at the Wilmette Theater, plays a party girl in the movie The Bling Ring.
Katie Chang, a New Trier High School senior, plays a party girl in Sofia Coppola’s latest movie The Bling Ring, which opens next month, Chicago Tribune reported. When Chang read a script in December 2011, the actress who studied at the Actor’s Training Center at the Wilmette Theater, had no idea she would end up on the big screen as part of Coppola’s latest movie. “In the audition process, I had no idea what the movie is about,” Chang told Patch in a 2012 interview. “Sofia is known for being very secretive of her projects and keeping all of her projects very sacred until the last minute.” The Winnetka native plays Rebecca in the movie inspired by a group of fame-obsessed teenagers who robbed celebrity homes, including that of Paris …
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 …