To be eligible for funding an agency must be a 501(c)3 organization, provide direct services to Township residents, have a firm sense of mission, and have a well-organized management team.
New Trier Township High School
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The volunteer organization has raised $350,000 to help fund the synthetic turf project at the Northfield New Trier campus; donations continue to be sought to reach commitment goal of $1-million.
The New Trier Booster Club is off to a flying start as they work to Tackle the Turf and raise money for the synthetic turf project at the school's Northfield campus. So far, $350,000 has been raised through local donations, which brings the boosters just slightly more than a third of the way to their $1-million goal. "The project is on schedule and the official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, August 31, at what will now be called Stadium Plaza," said Heather Blackwell, incoming booster club president for the 2012-2013 school year. The ribbon cutting will occur before the New Trier Varsity football game against Warren High School at 7:30 p.m. In addition to synethic turf being installed on the main playing field, two …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Varsity soccer girls player Emily Miller has benefitted, along with hundreds of thousands of girls across the country, from Title IV, which ensured she and other females could participate in organized sports, the Associated Press reports.
Sixteen-year-old Emily Miller, a member of the varsity girls' soccer team at New Trier High School, values the opportunity to play the sport that she loves. Miller, who knows that chance was not afforded to young women like her just 28 years ago at her own high school, was featured in an Associated Press article about the effects of Title IV, passed 40 years ago. "Soccer...is what makes me Emily Miller," she said in the article. Miller, and hundreds of thousands of girls across the U.S., could take for granted what most of their counterparts just 40 years ago could not — the ability to take part in sports programs. According to the United States Department of Labor website, Title IV, passed by Congress in 1972, required no individual be …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Over the years, New Trier High School has developed its own language that may not make sense to those outside its walls
Upon completing freshman year, New Trier High School students have already become well acquainted with one of many New Trier phrases, like Kinetic Wellness. The difference between Kinetic Wellness and gym is one of the first things that students learn at New Trier, and it sets the tone for the rest of their experience. New Trier is filled with made up names that aren’t used in most common learning institutions. “I think it’s just something that the faculty implements so teachers can feel more fancy or professional,” said junior Joey Evans. “It’s just a way that New Trier is trying to show off over other schools.” Terms Part of Reputation It’s no surprise that New Trier has a reputation for being stuck up. The names that we tack around our …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
New Trier Senior Leland Later won the 1600-meter run.
New Trier's boys track and field team enjoyed a seven-way for 27th place during the IHSA 2012 State Tournament, with Loyola Academy sharing a five-way tie for 47th place. The teams faced off against dozens of other top boy's track and field teams this weekend for the coveted state title. Earlier: Photo: Loyola Runners Sign With Duke, Williams Lake Park High School in Roselle took home the top honor, with Edwardsville High School taking second, and Oak Park-River Forest High School rounding out the top three. Runners placed in the following competitions: Runners beat the heat wave to compete Thursday through Saturday at the O'Brien Stadium in Charleston, Illinois. Approximately 176 teams, including New Trier and Loyola, competed in IHSA's …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Loyola was top-ranked going into the Niles North Sectional final.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
New Trier Township High School District 203 school board proposed eliminating the current stand-alone cell phone policy and including cell phone use regulations in its tech policy.
New Trier High School may soon eliminate its cell phone policy but that doesn't mean the school district will allow students free rein over cell phone use. Under a proposed change, New Trier Township High School District 203's stand-alone cell phone policy may be eliminated, and cell phone use rules will be included in the district's tech policy. School board members members discussed proposed changes to the school’s staff and student technology policy that would recognize changes in the way technology is used at the May 21 board meeting at the school’s Northfield Campus. The school also has a Winnetka Campus. “The cellular phone is no longer just a phone,” said District 203 Superintendent Linda Yonke. “It’s a computer; it’s a camera; it’s…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Cast your vote in our Readers' Choice poll this week.
In this week's Readers' Choice poll, we're asking you to tell us what is the best place for theater in New Trier Township and why. Here's a roundup of the local theater offerings we know. Tell us what makes your favorite spot so special in the comments, and don't forget to leave a review on the business listing in Wilmette Kenilworth Patch Places or Winnetka Glencoe Patch Places. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments. Editor's Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Wilmette Kenilworth Patch Places or Winnetka Glencoe Patch Places. Comments on this article will be used as a tie …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The school's Science Olympiad varsity team advances to the National competition in May.
New Trier Township High School's Science Olympiad varsity team won its 11th straight State Title at the University of Illinois this weekend. The team took home $2,000 and moves on to the National competition at the University of Central Florida on May 17-20. The varsity team won medals in 18 of 23 events, including a record 11 first place medals (in Astronomy, Chemistry Lab, Disease Detectives, Fermi Questions, Forestry, Gravity Vehicle, Microbe Mission, Optics, Remote Sensing, Rocks & Minerals, and Water Quality); three second place medals (Protein Modeling, Robot Arm, and Sounds of Music); one third place medal (Dynamic Planet); and three fourth place medals (Anatomy & Physiology, Helicopters, and Towers). The JV Team won medals in three…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
In addition to preparing lunch on Tuesday, the students presented a check for $500 to the Second Baptist Church in Evanston. The sophomores raised the money by selling Dairy Queen "Blizzards" at lunchtime.
On Tuesday morning, a dozen students could be found mixing salads, mopping floors and washing tables at the soup kitchen in Second Baptist Church in Evanston. While it isn't the typical lesson plan for a sophomore English class at New Trier High School, one teacher said their work fit into the larger picture. "We're trying to bring what they learn in class full-circle to identify with issues, which makes for a much more fulfilling experience for everyone involved," said Pat Gillie, who was referring to their class project on poverty in America. "You also see some students identify themselves as leaders in the process." Related: New Trier Librarian Determined to Keep Haiti's Needs in People's Minds In addition to pitching in for Tuesday's …