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Joseph R. Martan April 24, 2014 at 11:41 am
When I graduated from LT in 1967 we were told that we were the second best high school in IllinoisRead More (New Trier was number one) and among the top ten nationally. Now New Trier is #15 and LT is #40?!? What has happened in the intervening decades. If the proposal to do away with class rank is any indicator I suspect my alma mater is succumbing more and more to the trendy aspects of modern education and moving away from expecting accomplishment.
Geneva Taxpayer April 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm
@Herc, that's because Joliet high schools make you ready for McDonalds, not college.
Herc April 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm
LOL @Geneva, I don't think Geneva's are much better.
Bernard Johnson April 24, 2014 at 12:47 am
The 'quality adjustment' to the AP results appear to be the only basis as to why DHS wasn't rankedRead More above Stevenson - as the # 1 truly 'public' [taking all comers - not getting to pick and choose its student body - like the academies and/or magnets] in the State of Illinois. OK, so, DHS will have to 'try harder.' As for Highland-Park, what's the story over there; and the same goes for New Trier? My, how the once mighty have fallen. Go Big Red!
Janice April 13, 2014 at 08:21 am
Maybe there's just not enough student interest at DHS for the Robotics club to stand on its own?Read More Also, in the past when there are combined activities, a bus is provided to go from one school to the other. Speaking of opportunities that one school has that the other doesn't, I don't believe HP has a WYSE program. One school combined would be a disaster. Many kids would miss out on opportunities that they wouldn't otherwise have since half as many kids can compete as do now.
Janice April 13, 2014 at 08:23 am
Also, kudos to the DHS WYSE team for finished 2nd in State (only a few points out of first) onRead More Thursday. One of their "star" students couldn't make it, so perhaps they'd have won if he had. It is great for the school no doubt, but it would be nice to see more girls selected for the team! That encouragement has to begin in the earlier grades.
Janice April 13, 2014 at 08:23 am
Bernard Johnson April 11, 2014 at 10:00 pm
Can anyone take this 'list' seriously, when schools in Elk Grove, Grayslake, Mount Prospect andRead More elsewhere such like are listed higher than DHS? The Post clearly doesn't know their Illinois' high-schools from the backwaters of the Potomac.
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].
Janice March 15, 2014 at 08:06 am
My daughter was one of 2 girls, out of 15 (or 16) kids in TAP Math in elementary school. Now she isRead More 1 of 6 girls (out of 23) in her class in Middle School. Girls were put in this year, but the real problem is the kids/boys that don't belong in there. If you're gifted in 6th grade Math, you shouldn't need a tutor already. If you can't' handle the work and aren't getting A's in 6th or 7th grade math, then you have no business being in a gifted class period. By high school many kids drop, not just girls because there are kids in there that are not truly gifted. I've seen firsthand that the district does not do a good job encouraging girls in math and they get hurt. The other big problem is indeed (as mentioned in the article in the Deerfield Review) the socialization aspect. My daughter initially loved being one of the only girls in the class, she loved the teacher, and she felt special, but as her social needs have started to change, and she is with the same 5 girls (and will be next year) she doesn't like it and did ask me to move her out (she by the way is one of if not the top child in the class and would really miss out if she dropped), however, I convinced her that she sees her friends at other times. Unfortunately, where the biggest problem with the socialization here (and many people are not aware of it) is that because she is in the TAP Math and Tap Science, it forces her to have her core classes with every other kid that is in TAP Math and TAP Science as well as those kids in those two classes but not in TAP LA, and then by default Social Studies because of when TAP LA must be (the non TAP LA kids have SS that period) and vice versa. She told me she has the same 4 core classes with 14 other kids. all boys all the same boys. This team idea while nice for some, has a real negative impact on the girls in TAP classes. They really ought to consider crossing over for those girls. My daughter will not be moving out of TAP, but hopefully they will figure out how to better accommodate both their academic and social/emotional needs. New teacher for 8th grade too - hope it is also one that can adequately teach Geometry, since the new 7th grade teacher, is not impressive and had no business teaching gifted her first year.
Janice March 15, 2014 at 08:09 am
Sorry she and and one other girl have their 4 core classes together with all those boys.
Jon Hall February 20, 2014 at 06:18 pm
When Susan Petroni learned on Jan. 29 that she would lose her job as Framingham editor for the PatchRead More network of news sites, the news didn’t come as a big shock. After all, Patch had been such a big money loser that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong ended up selling control of Patch to a firm with no journalism background. In its announcement of the deal last month, new owner Hale Global focused on the local residents and businesses that could use the Patch sites to share content. There wasn’t much attention paid in that statement to professional journalists. So Petroni was ready when the bad news did arrive, amid hundreds of layoffs at Patch that day. But here’s what did surprise her: The CEO of Hale Global called her up within a few days and offered her a job covering Framingham for Patch again. Petroni’s story is certainly unusual: Residents of Framingham were so upset about her sudden departure that they deluged Hale Global with emails and the Framingham Patch site with comments, calling for her return. But there’s a bigger story here. To many of the doubters— and it’s fair to say I was one of them — Petroni’s rehiring offers some hope that Patch can still deliver on its initial promise to wring out a profit from pairing up community news and commentary with hyper-local advertising. To be sure, the Patch bloodbath hasn’t been pretty. Nearly 500 Patch employees lost their jobs last year, and then several hundred more lost their jobs in January. Plenty of former Patch editors are collecting unemployment checks now. And many of the Patch community sites — there are more than 80 in Massachusetts alone — are virtual shells right now.
Jon Hall February 20, 2014 at 06:19 pm
Deerfield Patch is a shell. As lacking as Steve was, Emily is non-authentic. Hale Global.
Walter White February 21, 2014 at 09:58 am
Don't worry about it Emily. The Village Idiot has nothing better to do than bitch about the PatchRead More all day.
Walter White February 13, 2014 at 02:41 pm
I was responding to P Reese not necessarily the report. I agree with the 15 kid minimum.
Jon Hall February 13, 2014 at 03:46 pm
Don't have to google it, Tom. And BTW, if you or your children should happen to want to do someRead More business with Russia, French has been the language to use there since, oh about the time of Peter the Great.
Pedro B February 14, 2014 at 11:09 am
Jon> Exactly. FWIW, several hundred French based companies have offices & manufacturingRead More facilities in Russia, so one doesn't need to do much math to quickly determine which one might be of more potential use for conducting business *across* Europe.
Walden Elementary School will be the site of a Deerfield Public Schools District 109 pilot kindergarten program. Photo courtesy of District 109.
Jon Hall January 15, 2014 at 04:58 pm
Another ace kindergarten-level reporting job. This is no content drivel with a mis-worded sub-headRead More to complete vacuous excuse of a story. On what basis or criteria does this qualify as an intervention program? How much money? More time for what? Quantify what is meant by "a rare opportunity". Looks like you reprinted 109s press release. That's not sufficient.
Signs at Deerfield High School warn people guns are not allowed.
Dan Cox January 2, 2014 at 05:34 pm
DrK, sorry for the misunderstanding, BTW... Applications are being accepted as of today by the ISPRead More Website.
Connor K Hendricks January 2, 2014 at 10:51 pm
Dan Cox is completely correct. RB needs to put down whatever Kool - aid he's drinking. The Kool -Read More aid has already killed off too many brain cells. A person's vehicle, as per 430 ILCS 66, is an extension of their home and can be parked on school grounds. An authorized conceal carry license holder can exit the vehicle to secure the firearm, in the trunk if need be. This could be done in the middle of the day with thousands of people watching them and there is nothing the school or the police can legally do. If they do anything they will be sued. As for nonresidents of Illinois, they only need a concealed carry permit from their home state to do the same. I mention nonresidents because of the 200+ military families living within Highland Park High Schools boundaries. Many of those families have children attending Highland Park High School. Keep in mind that one of the benefits of being active duty military is free access to legal counsel for criminal charges. I'd love to see this.
Dan Cox January 2, 2014 at 11:07 pm
Watch Deerfield High School School Chest organizers disclose what they raised for GLASA.
David Olson December 20, 2013 at 04:11 pm
This is a wonderful demonstration of the amazing generosity of the students of Deerfield High SchoolRead More and all the residents of the Village of Deerfield who contributed to School Chest 2013, to help those who have physical and visual disabilities take part in sports and recreational activities which would not be available without this outpouring of support.
Signs outside the Deerfield Public Schools District 109 administration building warn people entering guns are not allowed. Photo courtesy of Cathy Kedjidjian.
McCloud December 19, 2013 at 02:25 pm
Gigi, he is just a lonely guy in denial. He's a frustrated global warmer, Obamacare advocate,Read More stimulus spender, cash for clunker, real estate tax credit, fan. I guess being wrong about so many things tends to make one turn on another. Bed pans JS, it's time.
Gigi December 19, 2013 at 03:23 pm
You are the last person who should talk about respect. I do respect other peoples opinions. YouRead More certainly don't respect mine. I don't agree with you and obviously that bothers you. I'm not going to get all upset about the posting of a sign, which most people won't notice anyway. It is your comments that are disrespectful. Maybe you are the one that needs to chill. It's a shame that our children have to grow up in a world of hate and violence.
Andrew Green December 19, 2013 at 08:40 pm
STOP AND FRISK ZONE COMING. Long term, I see a quasi police state on the horizon. Police stoppingRead More cars near schools, frisking drivers, searching cars and police searching pedestrians near schools. What else can government do in the midst of over 300 million guns in America where any psycho can buy a gun in the parking lot at a gun show. Maybe we'll have a stop and frisk zones in addition to ridiculous gun-free zones that will only keep law abiding citizens away from their weapons? "Anyone within 500 feet of a school or public building is subject to search" sounds reasonable to me if it saves my kid's life. We NEED to keep the nut jobs out of our schools. Overall, government seems incapacitated when it comes to protecting us from gun violence which claims almost 300 shot Americans per day, more than Vietnam and Iraq. We lost about 55,000 Americans in Vietnam over 11 years or so, we lose 30,000 a year from guns just at home. Unfortunately, the police state is coming, what other solution is available against the all powerful NRA and the cherished 2nd Amendment?