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, March 5, 2013
New Trier Township School District 203 is looking at plans to make the Winnetka and Northfield campuses more accessible to people with disabilities.
New Trier Township High School District 203 is looking at spending more than $4 million to update buildings on its Winnetka and Northfield campuses to make them more accessible to people with disabilities, Chicago Tribune reported. The architectural firm Perkins + Will made various recommendations for upgrades to the Gaffney Auditorium on the Winnetka Campus and the Cornog Auditorium on the Northfield campus as well as installing more elevators and ramps throughout District 203 and making more washrooms accessible under the Americans With Disabilities Act, Chicago Tribune reported. Related New Trier Coverage
Donald Goers say he plans to take a two-week vacation in Europe before deciding on his next step, Winnetka Talk reported.
After serving New Trier High School for 15 years as the assistant superintendent, Donald Goers will be retiring on June 29, Winnetka Talk reported. The Northern Illinois University alum told Winnetka Talk that he plans to take his first two-week vacation ever in Europe with his family to celebrate he and his wife’s 35th wedding anniversary. New Trier Township High School District 203 has hired Cheryl Witham as the new assistant superintendent for finance and operations to replace Goers. Witham is currently Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations at Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 and will start work at New Trier this summer. In Witham’s new role, she will serve as the chief financial and operation …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Cheryl Witham will replace retiring Associate Superintendent Donald Goers at New Trier Township High School District 203.
New Trier Township High School District 203 has hired Cheryl Witham as the new assistant superintendent for finance and operations, replacing Donald Goers who is retiring after 15 years with the district, according to a press release. Witham is currently Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations at Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 and will start work at New Trier this summer. The New Trier Board of Education approved her appointment Tuesday. “Cheryl impressed us with her range of experiences inside and outside of school district business offices, her knowledge of the factors that impact school finance, her wise management of resources in her current district, and her warm and engaging personality,” Dr. Linda …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Dr. Timothy Dohrer, Winnetka Campus Principal since 2009, will leave at the end of June to take a new position at Northwestern University.
After serving New Trier High School for 23 years, Dr. Timothy Dohrer, Winnetka Campus Principal since 2009, will be resigning at the end of June to take a new position at Northwestern University, according to a press release. District 203 Board of Education approved Dohrer’s resignation Tuesday night, effective July 1 and will begin a search for his replacement. “Tim has been a tireless supporter of New Trier and a valuable leader in a number of roles for more than 20 years,” Dr. Linda Yonke, District 203 Superintendent, said in a statement. “We will miss his leadership, his enthusiasm, and his devotion to the school. While his departure is a loss to New Trier, it is a gain to the teaching profession as he helps train the next generation…
Monday, September 17, 2012
New Trier Township High School District 203 Superintendent Linda Yonke hopes families use this incident to reinforce internet safety.
Winnetka police are in the preliminary stages of investigating inappropriate text and emails involving New Trier High School students, according to a press release. Winnetka Police Department is working with New Trier High School and the news release contained little detail regarding the incident. “The police department really has no further comment regarding that as it is a current and fluidly evolving investigation,” Winnetka Deputy Police Chief Joe Pellus said. “If at some point in the near future some things break out, we may have additional information, but at this time we don’t have any.” It is unclear how many students are involved in the investigation but Chicago Tribune reported the students sent inappropriate photos to other …
Monday, August 27, 2012
New Trier High School offers options such as e-books and used books to keep costs reasonable.
Jason Schwartz has just started his sophomore year at New Trier High School and on the first day of school he was expecting to spend about $200. Instead the cash register soared to $500 and Schwartz described himself as "shocked." “I’m a little exasperated as we are just in high school,” Schwartz said. While school officials say there's no way to define the average cost of books for New Trier students, most students will likely spend hudreds of dollars on books, on top of other school related fees. Schwartz kept book costs low for his family buy purchasing new books which he plans to share with his twin brother. Stay up to date on the latest news! Sign up for our newsletter and "like" us on Facebook! Using tech to ease book costs In recent…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A New Trier senior created a documentary of the people who help keep the school clean.
New Trier Township High School District 203 school board members got a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to keep the school’s two campuses looking their best at their Aug. 20 meeting, thanks to a video documentary made by 2012 graduate Mikey Borushek as part of a senior project. Borushek interviewed custodians on all three shifts to find out what they do, as well as showing them sweeping up mounds of trash left behind by the students. District 203 Superintendent Linda Yonke said the video will be shown to all students in their advisory periods this year. Earlier: New Trier Turf Field Comes in Under Budget Take More Notice The video was Borushek's way of suggesting to his fellow students that they should take more notice of the …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Katie Chang, who studied at the Actor’s Training Center at the Wilmette Theater, is playing a major role in The Bling Ring.
When Winnetka resident Katie Chang read a script in December 2011, she had no idea she would end up on the big screen as part of Sofia Coppola’s latest movie. “In the audition process, I had no idea what the movie is about,” Chang said. “Sofia is known for being very secretive of her projects and keeping all of her projects very sacred until the last minute.” The 17-year-old will be playing Rebecca in The Bling Ring, a movie inspired by a group of fame-obsessed teenagers who robbed celebrity homes, including that of Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan and Orlando Bloom. The studio has yet to announce the release date. “Rebecca is the ringleader of The Bling Ring. … She’s the one that gets the ball rolling, she’s very into fashion, which is the …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A New Trier High School drummer was selected to take part in the first Grammy Camp in Nashville.
Winnetka teen Edward Bowen’s dream became a reality this summer when he attended the prestigious Grammy Foundation summer camp. Bowen, who is known among friends as Ned, says he “went crazy” when his video essay was one of the few selected among thousands of video applications. The 17-year-old drummer was invited to the first Nashville Grammy Camp, which ran from June 17 to 24. For the past eight years, the prestigious Grammy Foundation has held a very selective summer camp for musically gifted high school students from all over the United States. The camp offers an environment, where young musicians can “spend more than a week living, breathing, eating, drinking music – with music students from all over the country,” according to the …