Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 report out this week recognizes several Illinois schools.
By Greg Hambrick, Woodbridge Patch On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked all four Glenbard High School District 87 schools among high schools in the country. Glenbard West and Glenbard South high schools were No. 581 and No. 752, respectively, and Glenbard North and Glenbard East were No. 1,203 and No. 1,650, respectively. 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 details about Wheaton North's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college…
Glenbard South math team places third in 3AA division of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) state math contest.
The Glenbard South math team last weekend placed third in the 3AA division of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) state math contest at the University of Illinois, according to a news release from District 87. South's team, coached by Nora Rizo, Bob Dobosz and Haresh Harpalani, placed in the top 10 in all 12 events. The following students received individual awards: Pre-Calculus: Andrew Bean (7th Place) Geometry: Numaan Mahmood (4th Place) and Tyler Yam (6th Place) Geometry Team (2nd Place): Tyler Yam, Claire Weesner, Chris Bean, Numaan Mahmood, Brendan Colgan and Matt Skarha Junior/Senior 2-Person (4th Place): Andrew Bean and Sean Cates Freshman/Sophomore Relay Teams #1 and #2 (Tied for 5th Place): Team #1 - Brendan …
Proposed project would update landscaping and features of Spalding Point, a land parcel adjacent to Memorial Field. District 87 board members will vote on approval of the donation that will fund the project May 20.
The Glenbard High School District 87 Board of Education at its May 20 meeting will vote to accept a donation of about $92,000 for a landscaping project adjacent to Memorial Field. Spalding Point, a triangular land parcel immediately west of Memorial Field at the intersection of Park Avenue and Crescent Boulevard, would undergo a complete makeover. Designed by Glen Ellyn architect Tina Koral, the public space would include memorial components, designated dining areas, walkways and landscaping that are cohesive with the Memorial Field landscape, according to the project goals listed on the District 87 website. A similar project was completed last fall on a smaller parcel just west of the field. Glen Ellyn Park District board member Ron …
About 8,000 students nationwide earned the award, including 108 from Illinois.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced their 2013 Merit Scholar designees and $2,500 scholarship award-winners on Monday, including Glenbard South High School senior Andrew M. Bean. Bean, of Glen Ellyn, who plans to study chemical engineering in college, was named as one of about 8,000 students nationwide who earned the award, including 108 from Illinois. According to an NMSC press release, the winners are the finalists who are determined “to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies,” based on an appraisal of academic records, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, a recommendation and a finalist’s own essays. The total scholarship …
Glenbard High School District 87 swears in two new board members, two incumbents.
The Glenbard High School District 87 Board of Education on Monday swore in its four elected board members, including two newcomers, Jennifer Jendras and Judith Weinstock and two incumbents, Richard Heim and Robert Friend. Six candidates ran for four seats on the board in the April 9 election, including North Central College student Anthony Schullo and incumbent Tom Voltaggio. Judith Weinstock, who taught high school English for 33 years—32 of them at Glenbard West High School, wrote in her Patch bio that if elected, her top priority would be working to expand or reconfigure the school day to allow students more time to explore electives and classes that interest them. "Since high school is probably the last opportunity for students to …
District 41 tax bill looks higher this year because of last year's abatement.
Tuesday, May 7
Glen Ellyn residents this year have received a tax bill showing an increase in taxes related to District 41. District 41 officials last week sent families a message to explain the increase. According to the message, the bill this year looks higher because it's being compared to last year's bill, when the district reduced taxes by $2.7 million through an abatement. The District 41 portion of the tax bills for 2011-2012 that residents just received shows a larger increase than normal compared to last year's bill. NOTE: The district is receiving 10.9% more than it did last year when you compare all the tax dollars it received; what an individual property owner pays will probably differ from that percentage increase depending on the value of …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Glenbard West High School guidance counselor Natalie Rubino wins James A. Alexander Newcomer Award.
Glenbard West High School guidance counselor Natalie Rubino is the 2013 winner of the James A. Alexander Newcomer Award for her contributions to the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling, according to a news release from Glenbard High School District 87. The award recognizes significant contributions of those members with fewer than five years’ involvement with the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling, according to the release.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Hadley string orchestra was the only Illinois school to receive "Honor Status" at the Illinois Grade School Music Association State Contest.
From District 41: The Hadley String Orchestra earned the prestigious “Honor Status” designation for the best performance of the day at the Illinois Grade School Music Association State Contest in Tinley Park, IL on April 27. The Hadley String Orchestra, under the direction of Georgia Alemis, was the only orchestra selected in the state of Illinois to receive Honor Status, the highest honor a junior high orchestra can receive. The judges noted that they were very impressed in particular with the advanced literature and the performance sound of the Hadley String Orchestra.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
District 41 board votes to remove "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" from classroom shelves because of its mature content.
Editor's note: A caution to readers: Parents at the meeting spoke frankly and bluntly on the topic, using language some might find objectionable. Patch is quoting the parents verbatim. The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education on Monday has nixed a recommendation to keep a controversial novel in eighth-grade classrooms at Hadley Junior High School at after two parents requested to have it removed because of its mature content. The book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, has been available to eighth graders in literacy classrooms for independent reading. Per the school's literacy curriculum, students could choose to read a book and put it down at any time. Hadley parents Jen and Brian Bradfield submitted their request after their…
District 41 board approves purchase of 20 iPads and software for elementary music teachers.
The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education on Monday approved the purchase of 20 iPads and software for elementary music teachers to use in class. District 41 will purchase two 10-packs of 16GB iPads with Apple Care + for $11,160.00, and software programs including Garage Band, Sound Brush, Jug Band and Pitch Painter for a total of $888.40. The total cost will be $12,048. Board member Sam Black said while he was slightly concerned about the purchase of the extra software and how it would be used, "If any of these things well help kids become more interested in music and extend their music career then I’m all for it." District 41 Superintendent Dr. Ann Riebock told board members music teachers have completed the curriculum for …