Thursday, May 16, 2013
Reboot Parnters, Inc. Chairman Dean DeBiase will be the College of Lake County's commencement speaker.
Thursday, May 16
Lake Forest resident Dean DeBiase, a former College of Lake County student who gained distinction as a Silicon Valley and Chicago business leader, will be the keynote speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony on Saturday. DeBiase, who transferred from CLC a few credits short of earning a degree, will also receive an honorary associate degree and the Illinois Outstanding Citizen Award. A co-author with Seth Godin of the best-selling business book The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable, DeBiase’s keynote address, "Semper Paratus," will touch on the entrepreneurial movement and content from a new book he is developing. DeBiase graduated from Lake Forest High School a year early in 1975 and wanted to travel the …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings were published this week.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Deerfield High School as the #211 high school in the country putting it No. 9 in Illinois. 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 Deerfield 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 Highland Park High School ranked #373. 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 …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Deerfield High School is among the most challenging public high schools in the United States, according to annual rankings by the Washington Post.
Does your teenager complain about classes and homework at Deerfield High School? He or she might be justified in griping. According to annual rankings created by the Washington Post, DHS is among the most challenging public high schools in the country. In Illinois, Deerfield High School ranks 18. Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews has rated public high schools around the country for the past 15 years based on something called the “Challenge Index,” according to a press release. The index takes the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at the school next year and divides it by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. “With a few …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Lake Forest High School’s Nina Nissly swims in first athletes with disability competition and becomes Illinois’s first triple individual champion.
Three week ago Lake Forest High School senior Nina Nissly was a member of the Scout junior varsity swim team getting ready for the North Suburban Conference Meet as she had during all four years of her career. On Saturday she became the first triple high school swimming champion in Illinois history. It took a lawsuit and help from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as three gold medals came her way at the State Meet Friday and Saturday in Evanston. Earlier: Athletes With Disabilities Make History at ETHS This Weekend Nissly was one of seven swimmers to compete in the inaugural Athletes with Disabilities heats of the State Finals after the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) settled a lawsuit filed by Fenwick High School’s Mary Kay …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Hundreds flock to Lake Forest High School to greet the Olympian as the city declares Tuesday "Matt Grevers" day in Lake Forest.
- Jon Kerr
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
It’s not very often you get close enough to touch an Olympic Gold Medalist. Tuesday night at Lake Forest High School’s Commons area, hundreds of Lake Foresters, many of whom children and their parents, had just that opportunity. Just weeks after he gripped a worldwide audience of millions with his 100-meter backstroke gold medal performance in London, Matt Grevers looked relaxed and comfortable in front of an adoring, local audience of a few hundred. Earlier: Photo of the Day—LFHS Students Anticipate Grevers' Homecoming Flanked by his fiancee, Annie Chandler, mother, Anja and father Ed, Grevers returned to the city where he first piled up records on the junior swimming circuit. In 2003, the Grevers-led Scouts won their only state high …
Friday, August 17, 2012
State champs Willis and Brown are stars in the classroom as well.
Illinois’ loss is Yale’s gain. The Land of Lincoln is losing two of its brightest stars—at least for four years—and high school state champions as Deerfield’s Jason Brown and Lake Forest’s Joe Willis head off to the prestigious Ivy League school Thursday. Willis won the Class 3A state individual golf title last fall. He also helped lead the Scouts to their second consecutive team title. Brown was in very similar circumstances. He won the state singles’ title in tennis and helped the Warriors to a fifth place finish. The duo, who live just miles apart, had never met until a Yale early decision party last December brought them together for a brief moment. “I talked to him briefly,” Brown said of Willis. “There were a lot of people there, but…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
On the eve of the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games, those who coached Matt Grevers share their stories and experiences about the former Lake Forest state champion.
As assistant head coach at Lake Forest Swim Club for 27 years, Michael Lawrence has coached dozens of champion swimmers. Upon first glance, his most famous student, Lake Forest’s Matt Grevers now favored to win an Olympic gold medal in the backstroke, was nothing special. Earlier: Local Olympic Diver Set for London “He was a little awkward, a little clumsy and didn’t have control over his limbs,” said Lawrence, recalling his first encounter with the 8-year-old Grevers. It didn’t take long before Lawrence realized Grevers was different. He was taller than most his age — five feet — while possessing another trait not God-given. “Over time, watching him in the water, he was able to take simple instruction and move better in the water,” said …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Congressman talks about common sense regulation, same sex marriage and Iran.
A combination of more than 80 government and environmental studies students at Lake Forest High School came to class Friday prepared to ask Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) about his work in Congress, and they did not leave disappointed. A number of students pressed Dold on the environment, and he responded with specific answers. He also answered questions about same sex marriage and the Iranian nuclear threat. Dold made a case for what he has often termed smart regulation, told the students he was for civil unions between same sex couples but wanted to keep marriage between a man and a woman. He will not take a military option off the table if necessary to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. One student, Sam Tauke, asked Dold about…
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Loyola, Glenbrook South, Lake Forest, Stevenson finish in top 10.
Dates: Feb. 23-24 The Final Score: 1. New Trier, 250; 2. Naperville North, 130; 3. Warren, 80 4. (tie) Hinsdale Central and Sandburg, 73; 6. Mundelein, 71; 7. Loyola, 67; 8. Normal Community, 54: 9. Glenbrook South, 45. 10. (tie) Lake Forest and Stevenson, 34. Top Performer: New Trier's Max Grodecki, who won five State titles. Grodecki touched first in the 50-and 100-yard freestyle events, and was also part of the Trevians' winning 200-and 400 freestyle relay teams. Other Notable Performances: New Trier’s 400 free style relay team of Sam Skinner, Reed Malone, Jack Mangan and Grodecki. The group broke a national record set 13 years ago in Friday’s prelims, swimming the distance in 2:59.76 to break the record of 3:01.80. They came back …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Stevenson, Prairie Ridge, Fremd, Lake Forest round out top five.
Dates: Feb. 16, 17 The Final Score: 1. Carmel 151.175; 2. Stevenson 149.175; 3. Prairie Ridge 148.175; 4. Fremd 146.65; 5. Lake Forest 144.50; 6. Lyons 144.475; 7. Glenbard North 143.55; 8. New Trier 141.775 Top Performer: DeKalb’s Alyssa Lopez scored a 38.45 to edge Carmel’s Kristin Mirski, who finished with a 38.40, and win the state all-around title. Other Notable Performances: Carmel’s Sarah Cohen-Smith captured the vault with a 9.875; Glenbard North’s Amanda Quinn and Lyons’ Kelsy Kurfirst tied for first on the uneven parallel bars with a 9.60; Carmel’s Laura Feely won the balance beam with a 9.575, and Lopez and Mirski tied for first in floor exercise with a 9.7. The Bottom Line: Carmel collected its third consecutive state title. …