Thursday, May 9, 2013
Deerfield children learn how to react when they encounter an unfamiliar person.
Poor weather conditions may have led a Deerfield teenager to refuse a ride home from school Thursday from a person who knew the student, according to a statement from Deerfield Police Chief John Sliozis. After investigating the incident, Deerfield police concluded the person offering the ride was an acquaintance of the teenager, according to Sliozis. “The child … failed to recognize the person because of weather and lighting conditions,” he said. Earlier: Stranger Offers Ride to Deerfield Teen Though there was no criminal activity, Sliozis lauded the teenagers’ behavior and hopes other youngsters will continue to do the same thing. “The Deerfield Police Department is confident the action was a misunderstanding and continues to encourage …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Incoming sixth graders will learn Spanish rather than choose between the two languages.
Spanish will be the only foreign language offered to incoming sixth graders at Caruso and Shepard Middle Schools in next year, according to a report from Superintendent Renee Goier at Monday’s Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Board of Education meeting. In the past, students have had the choice of taking French or Spanish in middle school. After teachers and staff met with the Deerfield High School language department, they decided to offer only Spanish for the coming term and take that time to study the impact of the change. Earlier: 109 Celebrates Student Achievers, Outgoing Board Members “That year will include a thorough review of the impact of the move, and determine if it is best for students and staff to focus resources on one …
Monday, April 15, 2013
District 109 will collect for Bernie’s Book Bank through April 26.
A book drive honoring retiring Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Superintendent Renee Goier starts today and continues through April 26 at all District schools, according to Communications Director Cathy Kedjidjian. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. The effort will benefit Bernie’s Book Bank, which puts books in the hand of at risk children in the Chicago area, according to its website. “Collecting new and gently used children’s books is a fitting way to say thank you to a retiring educator whose four decades in education has included work as a reading specialist, classroom teacher in many grades, high school PE teacher, principal, and superintendent,” Kedjidjian said in an …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Patch blogger John Russillo writes from time to time on Deerfield Public Schools District 109.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
District 109 Board will get proposal in January. Superintendent search is narrowed to three candidates.
Air conditioning at the Village’s elementary and middle schools got closer to reality based on a committee report given Monday at the Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Board of Education meeting. The committee discussed a number of proposals and will have a complete presentation for the Board at its January meeting. The project will likely be completed over two summers but could be done to start the 2013-14 school year, according to Board member Steve Schwartz. Earlier: 109 Superintendent Profile, Process Emerges “It’ a two-year plan but there is a chance it can be done in one. We’ll start with the two-story buildings,” Schwartz said. “We’ll present a proposal to the Board in January and we anticipate it will go through.” The cost of …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Board of Education hears report from consultants and makes plans to interview candidates.
The question of who will be the Deerfield Public Schools District 109’s new superintendent remains in doubt, but some information is beginning to emerge about how many candidates remain and what qualities the Board of Education is looking for as a new leader. At Monday’s Board meeting, representatives of the search firm retained by the District revealed that either five or six candidates will be brought before the Board next month with the eventual selection to be made public in January. Earlier: District 109 Superintendent Search Moves Ahead The board spent a portion of the meeting going over the questions that will be asked of the candidates in the first set of interviews. The first round will have specific topics to be addressed for all…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Board will get a report on potential candidates, interviews at Monday's board meeting.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Search firm conducts focus group sessions with community groups and the general public.
Consultants assembling a picture of the ideal superintendent for Deerfield Public Schools District 109 to replace Renee Goier who retires in June have talked to more than a dozen groups representing sections of the community as well as the general public. Representatives of ECRA, the search firm charged with helping the District 109 Board of Education find the right fit have been listening to people and asking questions to prepare the picture they will paint at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the regularly scheduled Board meeting. Earlier: School Board Takes First Steps in Superintendent Search At one of those meetings for the general public Tuesday at Shepard Middle School, residents suggested the ideal candidate will be a communicator sensitive to the…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Switch to public interviews of search firm becomes first step.
The search for a new Deerfield Public Schools District 109 superintendent to replace retiring Renee Goier will be an open and participatory process, according to information on the District’s website. The first step in the process will be the public interviews of three search firms at 5 p.m. Monday as part of the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. After the interviews, there will be an opportunity for public comment. Earlier: 109 Parents Ask Delay for Goier Replacement Those interviews were originally planned for an executive session before and after the public portion of the meeting. A change was made earlier this week. “There was no reason not to,” Board President Ellen London told Patch Monday. After the interviews Monday, …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A bare majority of respondents to Patch poll want Board of Education to let members elected in April hire the next superintendent.
A majority of readers responding to Patch’s poll measuring whether the selection of a new superintendent for Deerfield Public Schools District 109 want the Board of Education to wait until after the April election. Of the 102 who responded, approximately half (54) want the Board to wait while 22 are content with the current members making the decision and 26 like a hybrid idea of starting immediately but giving candidates for the Board some voice in the process. Earlier: How Should 109 Board Proceed in Search? Current Superintendent Renee Goier told the Board at its June 18 meeting she would retire at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Members will interview search firms to help find a new leader at their July 16 meeting. That portion …