Saturday, March 9, 2013
Students from Village’s elementary and middle schools test their mettle against area’s best.
Students representing six Deerfield schools took part in the Regional Spelling Feb. 27 at South Park Elementary School. Earlier: Kyla Guru Repeats as Spelling Bee Champ Competitors were Kyla Guru of South Park Elementary School, Sofia Li, Caruso Middle School; Brett Toban, Kipling Elementary School; Matthew Seltzer, Wilmot Elementary School; and Halle Mangurten, Walden Elementary School. None of the participants advanced to the Lake County Finals. Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Superintendent Renee Goier was the master of ceremonies while judges were District 109 Board member Steve Schwartz, West Deerfield Township Supervisor Alyson Feiger and Deerfield Library Board Marla Dembitz. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's …
Friday, February 22, 2013
South Park Elementary School in Deerfield will host one of the sectional competitions for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
A sectional competition for the Scripps National Spelling Bee will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27 at South Park Elementary School in Deerfield. Students from 125 public and non-public schools in Lake County will participate Feb. 25, 27 and 28 in three spelling bee sectional contests co-sponsored by the Lake County Regional Office of Education and the Jelly Belly Candy Company. Four finalists from each sectional will then compete in the Lake County Final Spelling Bee at the College of Lake County on March 20. One final winner will Win a trip to Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. to compete May 26 through June l. All expenses for the 7-day trip will be paid cooperatively by Lake County Regional Office of Education and the Jelly …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Four other champions crowned in District 109 schools.
South Park Elementary School fifth grader Kyla Guru successfully defended her championship recently in the Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Spelling Bee competitions. Guru, who won a year ago, did it again this year. Earlier: Kyla Guru Makes Spelling a Family Affair Sofia Li, a Caruso Middle School seventh grader, won her school’s title while Brett Toban, a fourth grade student, won at Kipling Elementary School. At Wilmot Elementary School, Matthew Seltzer, a fifth grader was the winner while fifth grader Halle Mangurten won at Walden Elementary School. The winners will compete in the Regional competition Feb. 27 at South Park. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Four Deerfield elementary schools were given the honor for sustaining high academic performance for three consecutive years.
Tuesday, January 29
Deerfield Public Schools District 109 has been given high honors by the Illinois State Board of Education this week. The district has four schools named to the Academic Honor Roll and given the 2012 Academic Excellence Award. Kipling Elementary, South Park Elementary, Walden Elementary and Wilmot Elementary are among 454 Illinois schools receiving the award. The schools honored all sustained high academic performances over the past three years. According to the Illinois State Board of Education, schools who receive the Academic Excellence Award must have at least 90 percent of elementary and middle students meeting or exceeding state standards in reading and math for three straight years. At the high school level, at least 85 percent of …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Local students also pick favorite books and a deserving charity.
Students in Deerfield Public Schools District 109 mimicked their parents in a number of ways a week ago when they too headed to the polls to voice their preference for President of the United States. In addition to voting for President in four of the schools—Shepard Middle School, Caruso Middle School, Walden Elementary School and Kipling Elementary School—grade school students chose their favorite books or charities. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. At the middle school level, President Barack Obama was the choice of approximately two thirds of the students over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The President also won at Walden and Kipling but there was no tally given. In …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Meet the new certified staff members at Deerfield’s elementary and middle schools.
Deerfield Public Schools District 109 publically welcomed 24 new certified staff members to their ranks Monday at the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. Of the 22, 18 were there and introduced by Superintendent Renee Goier. Kellie Cacioppo will be working part-time at Kipling Elementary School as a kindergarten teacher. She has a wealth of teaching experience in day care centers and brings two years of formal experience in a kindergarten classroom, according to Goier. Earlier: 109 Air Conditioning Project Progresses Debra Cohen will be working at Caruso Middle School serving as the response to intervention instructor. She comes to the District through a long-term substitute position she filled at Wilmot Elementary School …
Friday, August 17, 2012
'Chicago Magazine' survey lists two elementary schools in top 10 as well.
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Friday, August 17, 2012
Deerfield High School has been ranked the top secondary institution in Lake County, according to a survey published Thursday in Chicago Magazine. Two Deerfield Public Schools District 109 institutions made the top 10 ranking among elementary schools. South Park Elementary School ranked eighth and Wilmot Elementary School was ninth. Braeside in Highland Park was first. In the secondary school section, Deerfield finished ahead of Lake Forest High School in second and Libetyville in third. The other Township High School District 113 school, Highland Park, was sixth. To better keep up with Deerfield news, follow Patch on Twitter and Facebook.
Friday, July 20, 2012
A seven-year-old's milkshake creation is so well received in local fundraiser that it's put on the menu at all Tom & Eddie's locations.
There’s a new milkshake in town, it’s called “I Want S’more” and it was created by South Park Elementary School second grader Jordyn Dane. It’s so good, Tom & Eddie’s has added it to menus at all four if its restaurants including Deerfield. In May, Tom & Eddie’s held a contest titled, “Shake It Up for Tom & Eddie’s First Anniversary” that was open to schools in Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Kindergarten through middle school. Six schools participated. Students at each school were charged with creating a designer milkshake, naming it and establishing a marketing campaign. In the process, the children learned about ingredients, health standards, math, marketing and publicity. The event raised $1,551.28 which was equally divided …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Jonah Winter takes first place in competition between grades four through eight.
When it comes to chess, Walden Elementary School fourth grader Jonah Winter does not let his elders scare him. Winter won the overall first place award May 12 at the Deerfield Park District’s chess tournament coming out ahead of all players in grades four through eight. The top team at the tourney was the contingent from South Park Elementary School of Danica Sun, Ethan Lesser, Patrick Carrow, Eric Rosenson, Purvendra Bhatt and Joshua Rosenson. Carrow also took the championship trophy among the third graders and Rosenson did the same in the fifth grade grouping. Other winners were Zalan Gyorgy (kindergarten), Ethan Schachter (first grade), Peter Thompson (second grade) and Jeremy Goodsnyder (eighth grade). Earning runner up honors were Sun…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Teams join DestiNation Imagination competition and make new friends from different Deerfield schools.
DestiNation Imagination is one of the ingredients which turn two student bodies—South Park Elementary School and Wilmot Elementary School—into the Caruso Middle School student body. When Frown Is a Four Letter Word became a team in October, Sakina Naqvi, Sarah Solovy, Maddie Thall and Alison Wexler did not know each other that well. They were adjusting to a new life at Caruso after completing their work the year before at South Park and Caruso. Earlier: Caruso Teacher Builds World Powerhouse What the four students did know is that they wanted to put their creativity and teamwork skills together to compete in a tournament requiring them to develop a skit and deal with instant challenges where they may have to put a short production together…