Monday, May 20, 2013
Senior Scott Beck excels in math, science, band and sports.
Highland Park High School senior Scott Beck is one of 10 Illinois high school students to be named to the Chicago Tribune's 2013 All-State Academic Team. Beck, who scored a perfect 36 on the ACT test, received the Tribune's honor for excellence in math, science and playing the French horn. He was nominated by HPHS Principal Brad Swanson. Read the full story at www.chicagotribune.com. In Feb. 2013, Beck was named a 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program finalist. In Oct. 2012, he was named among Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program, reported Patch. In Nov. 2012, Beck performed at the Illinois Music Educators Association District VII Music Festivals, reported Patch.
Athletes from Deerfield High School, Glenbrook South, New Trier, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame of Niles, Niles North, Glenbrook North, Maine East and Loyola competed for berths at the State Meet at the Niles West Sectional
Athletes from 17 area schools competed for berths in the State Track Meet during the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie. Take a look for your favorite athlete and see who is going to the State Meet Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Patch gave you the story in words Friday and now we have it in pictures. Patch will have coverage of the State Meet and you check the results on the Illinois High Association website in real time starting with the first preliminary race Friday.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Glenbrook South, New Trier, Deerfield, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame, Niles North and Loyola athletes will join Wildkits at State Meet.
Taking home the team trophy for the sixth straight year, the Evanston High School boys track team won the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie sending five individuals and three relay teams to the State Meet May 24 and 25 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston The Wildkits compiled 85 points. Glenbrook South took home second place with 72 followed by Prospect in third with 70 and New Trier fourth with 58. Niles West accumulated 47 for fifth with Deerfield sixth, Main South seventh, Niles North eighth, Highland Park ninth place, Notre Dame of Niles tenth, Maine West 11th , Loyola Academy 12th, Maine East 13th\, Glenbrook North 14th and Von Steuben 15th. "Last year, a lot of guys, when they went downstate, were qualified just about…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sequester costing schools in Deerfield, Highland Park and Glenview $140,000.
Did you know the Sequester, which forced spending cuts on the Federal government earlier this year is taking money out of schools in Highland Park, Glenview and Deerfield? Schools in these communities receive approximately $140,000 a year to cover the cost of educating children of military parents. That stopped when the Sequester went into effect, according to school officials. Earlier: Kirk, Durbin Schneider Tour New School as Sequester Removes Shine Congress restored money for air traffic controllers cut by the Sequester to ease flight delays. Patch wants to know if you think local schools should get the same treatment as the airline industry and has prepared an unscientific poll to gauge your opinion. Township High School District 113, …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings were published this week.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Highland Park High School as the #373 high school in the country. 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 Highland Park High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. Nearby Lake Forest High School ranked #167, while Deerfield High School ranked #211. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Highland Park remembers the Tom Cruise classic "Risky Business," which was filmed nearly 30 years ago in and around the community.
A host of movies have been filmed in Highland Park, most notably John Hughes' "Home Alone," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Sixteen Candles," but the Tom Cruise classic "Risky Business" is perhaps the most memorable for the community. The iconic teen film, written and directed by Highland Park High School alumni Paul Brickman, celebrates its 30th anniversary in August. In a nostalgic story published in the Chicago Tribune, Highland Park residents remember what it was like to see their favorite locations like the now-closed Shelton's Ravinia Grill and Highland Park Theatre on the big screen. Read the full story at www.chicagotribune.com.
The Highland Park High School Girls Soccer Program acknowledged the 40th Anniversary of the historic passing of Title IX legislation at their April 30th game against Deerfield.
The information below comes from Highland Park High School. The Highland Park High School Girls Soccer Program acknowledged the 40th Anniversary of the historic passing of Title IX legislation at their April 30th game against Deerfield. Since 1972, female participation in athletics has increased 900 percent, however, many misconceptions and myths still exist about Title IX legislation. It is the HPHS soccer program’s hope to bring about awareness about Title IX and its powerful impact on all female athletes. The Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a short and simple federal law: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Highland Park High School Bands will perform their spring concert at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Tuesday, April 30
The Highland Park High School Bands will present their annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the main auditorium. The concert will feature performances by the concert band, wind ensemble and wind symphony. Also featured will be the District 112 Honor Band and the HPHS Percussion Ensemble. This year’s spring concert features lighter music with a variety of styles. The concert band will open the program with an exciting rhythmic piece titled "Encanto" followed by Frank Ticheli’s "Cajun Folk Songs." The concert band will conclude with the movie music from "The Avengers." The Wind Ensemble opens their portion of the program with Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Flourish for Wind Band." Two movements from Malcolm Arnold's "Four Scottish Dances" …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The community is invited to the Immigration Assistance Program event on May 4 at Highland Park High School, hosted by the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
The City of Highland Park in conjunction with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General presents an opportunity to learn more about the Immigration Assistance Program at an informational event on Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. at Highland Park High School at 433 Vine St., in the Commons Room. "This is a great opportunity for residents to bring any specific questions they may have about their rights as well as immigration reform," said Mayor Nancy R. Rotering. A team of Attorney General staff will present in English and in Spanish on a multitude of topics to include renters’ rights, employee rights, fair housing and drivers licenses for immigrants as well as specific information about access to college. Updates concerning the new …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Highland Park High School landed at No. 7 in Illinois on a U.S. News and World Report ranking of public high schools. HPHS rose five spots from 2012, when it ranked No. 12.
Highland Park High School ranked No. 7 in Illinois on this year’s list of best public high schools in the country from U.S. News and World Report. HPHS rose five spots from 2012, when it was ranked No. 12 in Illinois. U.S. News created the rankings based on a list of more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia, according to a press release from U.S. News. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams; rankings also take into account how well students educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, according to the release. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of…