Thursday, May 2, 2013
Support Deerfield Boy Scout Troop 50 by having a great Italian meal at Wilmot School Friday night.
Deerfield’s Boy Scout Troop 50 will hold its 38th annual spaghetti dinner from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 3 in the Wilmot Elementary School gym. The event will include a silent auction and a grand prize drawing for an iPad (16 GB Wi-Fi). A $5 donation to Troop 50 will enter you in the drawing. The dinner will be catered by Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s of Wheeling, and will include the annual fabulous homemade dessert buffet. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Contact Jo Anne Doebler at (847) 405-9281 for more details. Boy Scout Troop 50 is among the most active troops on the North Shore with a remarkable track record of producing many outstanding youth leaders and Eagle Scouts each year. With nearly 50 boys in the troop, this event …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Programs for special needs children in Deerfield and Highland Park are being recognized by the North Suburban Special Education District for best practices.
Thursday, April 4
Wilmot Elementary School's fifth-grade ESL Buddies program in Deerfield District 109, and Jordan's Corner at Warehouse Gym in Highland Park, have been named recipients of the Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED) Association of Parents and Staff (APS) 12th annual Best Practices Initiatives. An awards reception featuring teacher and student presentations will be held 9:30-11:30 a.m. at North Shore Academy, 760 Red Oak Lane, in Highland Park. Advanced registration by April 9 is required. Register on-line using the calendar/workshop link at www.nssed.org. Notify NSSED if you need special accommodations. For more information, e-mail Ellen Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or by call (847) 831-5100 ext. 2270. The annual NSSED event …
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 …
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.
Monday, June 11, 2012
A Wilmot Elementary mom reflects
Monday, June 11, 2012
A profound sadness swept over me as I walked through those heavy glass doors. The same doors I loathed during the icy winters and torrential rains we've suffered in Deerfield these past few years. The doors that seemed to never "buzz" open quickly enough for me and closed on me too quickly when my arms were loaded with various foodstuffs and forgotten backpacks, water bottles and homework projects left behind in the mudroom all too often. Today those doors represented something different. Yes, they were still heavy, but somehow as I opened them for the very last time, retrieving my 5th grader on the last day of elementary school, the heaviness didn't come from the doors, but from my saddened heart that began to surprisingly beat extra …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Read about the success of Caruso and Wilmot students on the world stage. Go behind their success at the Destination ImagiNation global competition with features on the teams and the teacher who made it happen.