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 …
Glenbrook South, New Trier and Glenbrook North high school students recently ordered 849 burgers and raised more than $800 in a day for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
About 120 students from New Trier Township High School, Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South high schools recently gathered at Glenview’s McDonalds to gobble down some burgers all in the of charity and raised more than $800 in a day, Chicago Tribune reported. The 10th annual Burger Day raised money for Oak Brook-based Ronald McDonald House Charities and overall the team of students who organized the event raised about $74,000 throughout the year through company sponsorships, beating last year’s donation of $60,000, Chicago Tribune reported.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
New Trier residents, what do you think of the proposal to freeze property taxes for owners whose homes become less valuable? Tell us in the comment section below.
Some state lawmakers are proposing to freeze property taxes for owners whose homes become less valuable, a move that has some New Trier High School Township District 203 officials worried, Chicago Tribune reported. In December the district raised its taxes by about $2.9 million, if the district is unable to raise the levy, the amount it could ask for would be frozen, meaning an annual loss of $2.9 million, according to Associate Superintendent Don Goers, Chicago Tribune reported. Would you support the proposal to freeze property taxes for homeowners whose properties are underwater?
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Nona Cox taught U.S. History, Political Science and Modern China at NTHS, and also studied in England and China.
Nona Cox, age 86 of Chicago was the best friend and sister of the late Adele M. Cox. Miss Cox received a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University, Chicago, IL and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL both in History, with sabbatical studies at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England and in China during the early 1970s. Miss Cox was the former assistant to the late Governor & Ambassador Adlai Stevenson, II and the former teacher of U.S. History, Political Science and Modern China (1965 to 1983) at New Trier High School in Northfield & Winnetka, IL. A memorial service is set for April 11 at 4 p.m. at the Donnellan Family Funeral Services, located at 10045 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie. Interment is private, and will …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Wilmette native Elissa Froman died at age 29 of Hodgkin's lymphoma. Friends and coworkers remember her dedication to social justice and her unusual ability to build community in the personal and political spheres.
Although she didn’t have a rabbinical degree, friends and co-workers who knew Elissa Froman say that her precocious ability to build community and her dedication to social justice made her, in many ways, already a rabbi. Froman, who grew up in Wilmette, died of lymphoma at age 29 on Friday, March 22. She spent her short career advocating for social change as a legislative associate with the National Council of Jewish Women and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C. As her next move, she had hoped to bring her commitment to social justice to the pulpit. Speaking at her funeral, Froman’s boss, Sammie Moshenberg, used the analogy of the princess and the pea to explain Froman’s passion. If Elissa was the princess, …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Wilmette resident Courtney Whilte founded Culinary Care after losing her father to lung cancer.
When Courtney White was slowly losing her father to lung cancer, she was thankful for friends and neighbors who delivered home-cooked meals every evening for two months. Inspired by the support, the New Trier High School graduate started Culinary Care to provide free meals to people affected by cancer. “Those meals helped my family avoid some of the daily stressors we were facing and gave us the added strength to keep moving forward,” Wilmette resident White said in a press release. “This is what I hope to deliver to others through the mission of Culinary Care.” The organization recently teamed up with Maggiano’s to deliver its first meal to Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital. Culinary Care has also partnered with …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Noah Quinn and Zach Peltz recently won the Illinois High School Association state public forum debate championship.
Two New Trier High School juniors will be heading to the ‘World Series’ of high school debating next month after winning the Illinois High School Association public forum debate championship, Chicago Tribune reported. Friends since eighth grade, Noah Quinn and Zach Peltz say they had to debate whether the U.S. should require its citizens to have health insurance, their team ended up arguing that it’s beneficial, but if they had to argue the other way, the pair said they were prepared, too. Why? Both of their fathers are attorneys and say they come from households where arguing and debating issues was a central part, Chicago Tribune reported. Related New Trier Coverage