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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.
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....
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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 10:38 am
God bless 'em if they are thrilled with a 1% base. I'm surprised a non-union shop even got thatRead More much.
Corey D May 14, 2014 at 02:04 pm
Walter, that's on top of step and lane increases. The total annual increase is much more than 1%.
Enrique H. May 13, 2014 at 05:08 pm
Interesting development. Well, Swanson's been part of the machinery that's forced out goodRead More teachers that did not want to leave the school, so what goes around, comes around I guess. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
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.
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.
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