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Superintendent George Fornero, Patch file photo
Walter White July 22, 2014 at 06:23 pm
Please make sure he gets a HUGE retirement package for the way he screwed the community. Drove out aRead More popular principal, burdened the community with a large referendum, and now can't come up with his portion of the money so he's bailing. But on the bright side, Forest, Ken, and the referendum cheerleaders will say about the new regime: "It's not THEIR fault we're in this mess, it's the LAST guy's fault!"
RB July 22, 2014 at 08:02 pm
The board is blatantly doing the pension dance with our tax money. They are adding $45K to move himRead More "into a more favorable formula"- meaning he gets more money in retirement. Teachers and principals have been doing this sort of thing for years. Most public employees do this dance with their employers. I'm all for them drawing their earned pensions. I'm against the spiking of retirement benefits at the end of career. A now routine procedural move that compounds into incredible dollar amounts.
Stu Pidasso July 22, 2014 at 11:58 pm
GTFOH!! IDIOT!! Now we will have to live through and clean up the disaster that he has createdRead More with the overpriced referendum!!
Stu Pidasso June 29, 2014 at 08:06 am
Let the overspending begin!!!
Stuart Senescu June 29, 2014 at 05:10 pm
Nothing like community support; you all must have missed the day when they taught 'manners' inRead More kindergarten. If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
Walter White June 30, 2014 at 06:51 am
You're the kind of idiot that got us in this mess in the first place. YAY Referendum!! VOTE YES!!!
Kalman Kahn June 22, 2014 at 09:52 am
That is the same leadership that pushed through the unreasonable demand for additional funds fromRead More the tax payers when they had a surplus so that they could "improve" an already well respected high school group. The amount of distrust should be growing. When is the citizens going to wake up and realize they are being lead down a path to very high taxes and unreasonable demands on themselves
Walter White June 22, 2014 at 10:28 am
Same leadership who convinced the idiots in our community to cheerlead for the referendum. Now theyRead More won't be able to come up with their promised portion due to mismanagement so it will fall on us again.
alan donahue June 22, 2014 at 12:07 pm
I would not be surprised to find a significant portion of the District 113 budget being used to payRead More for "chiropractic treatments" by Kevin Dutton to members of the school board.
Stu Pidasso June 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm
Nice! did'nt know if he was one of Forneros "Boys"
Enrique H. June 14, 2014 at 11:17 am
Regardless, if the interim period works out, the community should work very hard lobbying to getRead More Koulentes as the permanent solution at principal. He's one of the "good guys" in that cesspool.
Stu Pidasso June 14, 2014 at 11:32 pm
I see the other blowhole at dist 112 retired, any bets on how long this new guy will last??
Ken Fine June 9, 2014 at 06:43 am
Well done kids. Bullying is a huge problem for young people all across the country. Yik Yak andRead More other sites make it even easier. Kudos to you. Be an upstander if you hear someone bullying. If people started standing up for others, we could wipe this whole thing out!
Bridgette June 9, 2014 at 11:21 am
Thank you Steve for sticking up for me since I was the target of the bullying. Stu and Alan I thinkRead More you're past a class and although if love to see what you are like in person (because I'm sure you are only courageous behind your PC), I have better things to do that post things all day. I will not stoop down to your level. I feel bad for you both. I hope never to meet either of you and yet in my business, you'll probably end up with me in the end. Feel free to have your comments because I will block them and never see them. Best way to deal with bullies is ignore them.
Stu Pidasso June 9, 2014 at 11:35 am
yeah ok Bridgette, whatever you say..... buh bye....
forest barbieri May 29, 2014 at 05:34 pm
Study away but anytime you live next to a school, pickup and drop offs are going to happen and be anRead More issue. Should be built into the price of the house. That is, the house should cost slightly less because of the perceived disruption. Like living next to a busy street. Location, location, location
Stu Pidasso May 29, 2014 at 11:57 pm
Agreed! Just like the people who buy a house next to Ravinia Park them complain about the traffic inRead More the summer !! Brilliant:)
Jeanette Ramirez Alvarado May 30, 2014 at 10:47 am
Traffic is expect, a better process is what's needed. Parents consistently use our driveways forRead More uturns, drop offs and pick ups. Ravinia doesn't allow neighborhood street parking without a special permit!
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 09:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
Superintendent George Fornero. Patch file photo.
Walter White May 22, 2014 at 04:58 pm
I told you so.
Dan Cox May 22, 2014 at 07:13 pm
In a community that holds the education of their children in such high regard...the people of theRead More community need to take the time to make sure things are going as they should, and if they are not... then hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
Bernard Johnson May 24, 2014 at 10:09 am
The local tax base simply can't support the empire building and waste of these taxing authorities.Read More Declining enrollments don't justify these kinds of expenditures, nor do you entrust tens upon tens of millions more to those who've failed to maintain that which has been entrusted to them.
Walter White May 14, 2014 at 10:43 am
God bless 'em if they are thrilled with a 1% base. I'm surprised a non-union shop even got thatRead More much.
The Voice of Highland Park May 14, 2014 at 02:42 pm
Dan Cox-Why do I think of Cliven Bundy when I read your comments?
Sal Anthony May 15, 2014 at 01:44 am
Spike Lee hates whites
Stu Pidasso May 15, 2014 at 02:33 pm
right on bro! just think of all the money he would not have without the whites! just a thought!
Stu Pidasso May 13, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Tripp; are you serious???????????
Stu Pidasso May 13, 2014 at 09:22 pm
I'm proposing we wipe the school board slate clean and elect a whole new board, and start over. ItRead More cannot get much worse than what we now have...
Alexa Raye May 14, 2014 at 08:17 am
I fear this is just the tip of the iceberg.
A parent April 26, 2014 at 09:02 am
I couldn't help but to do some comparison between Stevenson and DHS as a resident in Deerfield,Read More since district has put up the news on the website. Operational spending per student is $16,839 in Stevenson and $20,821 in DHS. STEM ranking, #37 for Stevenson and #145 for DHS. I have been very disappointed in science teaching in DHS. Now I believe that there is some truth in the rankings.
Ying Shen April 27, 2014 at 10:05 am
WLA May 1, 2014 at 07:18 am
I don't think magnet schools should be included. All the other schools have to take all students inRead More their district, magnet schools can pick and choose best students.
Stu, thanks again! Threw that one around town tonight! Positive response across the board! Was theRead More hit of the party. Let me know if you got any more highwood comedy! Love it brah!
Walter, is a blowhole the same as a gloryhole? Just wondering.
Stu Pidasso April 25, 2014 at 11:57 am
blowhole= mouth, gloryhole= placing your blowhole against a hole cut out in a wall, then a willingRead More participant places his pole in the hole and it being used as a sperm receptacle! I figure you already knew, but i was curious as to what a blowhole is! :)
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Stu Pidasso April 24, 2014 at 09:13 pm
David, great ideas! let's see if these simple minds will consider them. I would think having themRead More teach a class for a week would eliminate all of the candidates , as they are usually far removed from reality by this time...
Dan Cox April 24, 2014 at 09:38 pm
Steve S. I could do that Socialist producing facility a lot of good. First I would make sure everyRead More student knows and understands the U.S. Constitution and what Illegal Immigrant means... not the H.P. "Undocumented Citizen non -sense. H.P. has a long criminal history of aiding Illegal Immigrants, like the Irish. The place even has a Park named after a famous Illegal Immigrant, no wonder the place is such a criminal enterprise, it has a long history of ignoring the law and making up their own.
Alexa Raye April 30, 2014 at 03:59 pm
Brad Swanson will be sorely missed. He was the best thing to happen to HPHS in a very long time. WeRead More wish him well, but wish that the board perhaps would have offered some incentives to keep him. It would be nice to hire from within, as it would save a lot of time orientating a newcomer, but ultimately it's the board's decision. The fact that HPHS fared better than New Trier and Lake Forest HS in the polls in no small measure has a lot to do with Mr. Swanson' s positive influence on the parent and student community. We're so sad he's leaving, but wish him all the best.
Principal Brad Swanson at a ceremony this winter welcoming back Olympian Jason Brown. Credit: Lorraine Swanson
RRR April 21, 2014 at 07:10 am
I got an email the music teachers were saved and there will be no loss on the music program soRead More perhaps this worked out.
Carl Lambrecht April 21, 2014 at 03:43 pm
Good to hear that the music teacher was saved. Tonight the school board meeting will take place inRead More Highland Park High School at 7:30 PM. I wished the administration could have done this without the parents and students having to tell how important education is for our students. Why is the board meeting taking place in Highland Park High School tonight rather than the administration building.
Alexa Raye April 30, 2014 at 03:50 pm
Was there any counter offer to keep Mr. Swanson? He is the best thing to happen to that high schoolRead More in a long time. He knew kids by name, showed up at all events and was truly a part of the community. It was great that he lives here so he has a vested interest in our schools. He elevated kids who normally would sail under the radar and truly was a 'mensch'. It's a shame the board of education couldn't come up with incentives to keep him in our community. It's our loss, but we wish him well.
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. | Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" Or use a different app created with a bogus email account... *sigh*. Sticks and stones people... sticks and stones... Walk it off and move on...
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
thats for sure, this country is turning into a bunch of pansies!!
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
my kid tells me that his buddy who lives over in Europe has a math book that shows a drawing of anRead More obese American eating a Cheeseburger with Plumbers Ass , as if we are a bunch of slobs over here!!! Is that nice or what???
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Elizabeth March 26, 2014 at 06:45 am
Once upon a time girls were sent to the principal's office for wearing pants. These people lookRead More like morons who have never read a history book.
Nail Shop March 26, 2014 at 03:08 pm
Education!!! Perhaps that should be the focus.
Bernard Johnson March 27, 2014 at 08:17 am
Puhlez. Why not require the girls to wear Burkas if they step outside of their homes? Better still,Read More ban them from schools and workplaces; goodness knows men can't be expected to suppress their animalistic urges nor be held accountable for their actions. Girls {and/or women} that exit their homes not wearing a tent should be publically stoned - as they're at fault for society's evils. Oh, heck, that's all to time consuming and expensive; why not simply abort all female pregnancies apart from those deemed necessary to sustain the species [and that includes post 63rd trimester when it comes to females]? Oh, wait a minute; come to THINK of it, the Skokie/Evanston School District sure sounds like it'd be right at home with the Taliban; but - then, the foolish PC-women would likely be stoned to death within minutes of setting foot in some place like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, etc, etc. Beware of the PC-police and bring back 'short-shorts' - more skin, less extreme Protestantism and/or Islam [6 of 1 - when either is taken to the extreme].
Community members participate in roundtable discussions about D112's future. Credit: Lorraine Swanson
Samantha Stolberg March 19, 2014 at 09:02 am
The link you provided does not permit the user to take the survey. Please tryRead More http://www.nssd112.org/pages/Northshore112 instead.
Emily Stone March 19, 2014 at 10:02 am
Thanks for pointing that out, Samantha. I fixed the link.
Rohan Malempati courtesy of Melissa Zientara
texsunstar March 14, 2014 at 07:22 am
A wonderful tribute to an outstanding individual. We should learn something from reading thisRead More article - make the most out of our lives, no matter what hand we are dealt.
mzisook March 14, 2014 at 08:51 am
Great job Melissa! You do a wonderful job. I remember meeting Rohan at the Rotary Walk in LongRead More Grove a couple of years ago. Your students took turns pushing him in his wheel chair almost 2 miles and treated him like he was their own brother or even better. He was truly a remarkable young man. I know many people were touched by Rohan and he will be greatly missed.
bonjovifan75 March 14, 2014 at 05:40 pm
Thanks for your kind words! Marc--That was a great time! Wonderful memories!
Jordan S. Zoot March 8, 2014 at 04:10 pm
How about Singapore style public caning for every kid caught using it....ten lashes ought do theRead More trick.
David Greenberg March 8, 2014 at 04:23 pm
It's been set up to be anonymous.
Jordan S. Zoot March 8, 2014 at 04:40 pm
In that case just cane an entire classroom and let them use peer pressure to find the bad apple.
Ro March 6, 2014 at 11:58 am
Nothing is really anonymous on the internet. You can trace where a post, picture came from. WhenRead More I worked in the school, we had a student who was writing threatening and nasty emails. Student thought it was anon. but got a huge surprise. So if you can't say anything nice. Don't. Once something is up on the net , it is there forever.
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