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Herc April 23, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Plainfield central is unranked. Scores are about the same as Joliet West.
David Greenberg April 23, 2014 at 06:42 pm
So the questions are: "What does #1 do that's better than HPHS? How can HPHS improve? What'sRead More holding us back?" Compare and contrast.
Bernard Johnson April 24, 2014 at 12:48 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!
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???
Pam DeFiglio (Editor) January 28, 2014 at 02:05 pm
As we say in the age of Twitter, "U tell 'em, Oliver!"
Local Resident January 29, 2014 at 06:57 pm
Well Oliver, I was considering a Aleve and a cup of tea, but somehow reading your post I decided onRead More scotch...I will be sure to teach my class on the freeze of '31'
Oliver P. McCracken January 30, 2014 at 07:08 pm
Local Resident, I tip my own glass of scotch your way, in memory of poor Myrtle Finkelstein!
h m January 27, 2014 at 08:49 am
I can agree with elementary schools being closed on days like this but the high schools should beRead More open. Are we now raising wimps?
Oliver P. McCracken January 27, 2014 at 07:29 pm
Mr. Hm, I must agree with you! Why, if I were already dead (and not just bedbound and wishing IRead More were), I'd be rolling in my grave at the panty-wastes who must be walking (or not, this week) the hallowed halls of the school bearing my name! When the Blizzard of '31 hit, did we cancel class? No! We might have lost poor Myrtle Finkelstein to the Oakton Avalanche, but we learned our reading, writing, and arithmetic! When I was but a lad and a schoolboy, myself, and the Freeze of '99 (that's 1899 to you youngsters) too hold, did they let us stay home and trouble our parents as they hammered horseshoes and kneaded loaves of bread? No! We trudged to school, lost fingers to frostbite, and still had enough gumption to defeat those illiterate rascals of Niles at tiddlywinks afterwards, by shooting our marbles with our toes! Why, if I were still Headmaster of Skokie's schools, the children would flock to school, if only for the warmth of my disciplinary paddle. And--heads of Skokie's schools today take note--I know all too well the frivolity and lack of learning that exist at the end of a school year; I would require the pupils to attend TWO extra days for each day thus far they've hoodwinked their permissive parents into allowing them to play hookey, so that a respectable amount of teaching is accomplished while the children waste away the May and June days dreaming of the great out-of-doors they're missing, the swimming holes they're not swimming in, the fish they're not a catching, and the summer sun shining everywhere except on their school-ditching and unlearned scalps!
Ken Clinkman, left, and David Putrus of the D219 Foundation ready the table where diners will cast their ballots for Best Pizza. Photo: Pam DeFiglio, Patch.com.
stoney January 17, 2014 at 08:18 am
Village Inn is my all time favorite pizza. Excellent delivery and great for enjoying sport events.Read More Love you, Village Inn!
AP Photo/Steve Ruark
Sher Bear March 29, 2014 at 10:00 am
How bout buck the system and turn common core down completely. It is not the law yet and it neverRead More should be. Tell politicians to educate their children using common core. Illegally set up. Illegally funded. Privately researched without a window of transparency for state and local professionals and constituents/parents to see. Wake up people. We're not far enough behind to get dumber. Did that make any sense? No. Good. Thats exactly how common core will teach your kid how to do basic math. While rewriting the theory of evolution in a manner they believe kindergartners can understand. And while the child is attempting to learn this new theory, eye movement cameras, facial recognition cameras, and pressire sensitive (computer) mice with psychoanalyze them to hopefully get a better idea of how they learn. Thanks Bill and Melinda Gates for your impeccable contribution to American Education. Thanks to your billions in (tax exempt and not on file for viewing by public records laws) research, children are being piloted right now with just the first round of testing. This isnt, IOWA or MCAS or SAT, when this is nationally implemented as "The Gold Standard" it will be too late. All funding from the government, yes federal tax revenue that should be put in education, will be tied into the common core system of square pegs in round holes and its performance at that states level. Grass roots efforts are happening all around you. Trend that.
Al Lopez, Deputy Chief of the Skokie Police Department, will become security director at Niles North High School. Photo courtesy of Skokie Police Department.
Elyn S. November 20, 2013 at 11:20 am
A big loss for the Skokie Police Department & a huge gain for Niles North. Congratulations Al!!
sklogw November 22, 2013 at 07:45 pm
Rea April 18, 2011 at 12:11 am
We should really ask the question, Why did the Niles North Principal resign this summer with noRead More warning. The Board/Superintendent wanted him gone and "bought him out with a consultant deal". That is the easy way, right? Too bad, Mr. Freeman was a great principal and a honest human being.
Skokie Mike April 18, 2011 at 01:43 am
Rea: I like how you say "Too bad, Mr. Freeman *was* a great principal and a honest humanRead More being." The reason I say that is, if what you suggest is true, then Freeman was wrong in accepting that offer. No back door deals like that should be happening at the taxpayers expense. Never. If that were the case, any image of being a great principal is now tarnished. The district isn't playing with its own money, but the taxpayers. And those in charge and involved have an ethical responsibility to the taxpayers, and not their own, personal interests.
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Screenshot of ABC7 website story on student dressed as Jesus.
Steven November 2, 2013 at 09:00 am
I think this is a bunch of BS ! There is nothing wrong with.what he was wearing ! What about theseRead More women that wear a cover over there faces here in The USA ? I.do not like that at all, there is a law, this is not word for word, but from what I remember, it is illegal to mask your face so one can not see who you are. I don't care what the reason is why these women cover there face, since I can't do it, so they shouldn't be able to ! If I didn't retire and sell my business, I would post signs, stating no service, do not enter if you face is covered ! I don't know who is behind it, what they might do or so on. So what about Jewish people, wearing there little hat (sorry forgot what it is called) would the school call a kid in for wearing that, or girls wearing that mask in school ? Don't you think sometimes we go to far ? Back in the early 80's my son was pulled into.Des Plaines police department a couple of times, and for wearing certain color clothes together, also for how his shoe laces were and what color. They told me it was gang colors, really ? He had a 4.0 GPA a geeky type of kid. They pulled him in about this and called me. Well I.was not to happy they.did this. So the next time it happened and I told him to wear whatever he wanted to, so I dressed the same way and colors as him.when I.went there. Now did they say anything to me ? Nope ! I told them look at my colors and shoe laces, what are you going to do now ,? They didn't say a word ! Don't get me wrong, I know what can happen in schools, and I was raised in Chicago around the gangs and later with bikers , so it's not like I am new to stuff. But really come on ? What he dressed as ? So what if a kid dresses like a hippie, they.going to.think.he is on drugs ? If I dress like.a hippie, am I on drugs ? People judge to much on the.way.people look, how.they.dress ! Now I dress like a.hippie, have long hair, long beard, I am kicked back. So.what would be your first thought of me, if you were to meet me ? Druggie ? Unemployed? Living out of my van ? Well more or likely one of these, if not all ? That's fine with me, I don't care ! Here is a kicker, I sold my successful business after 17 years for a 8 figure amount, I was making 7 figures a year. Own many of rental properties, that give me more of a income, own a couple of properties around the states for vacation. Now after learning this, and you meet me, you still going to think I am a druggie, unemployed, living out of my van ? Oh I have and still.do take road trips.and will live out of my.van. Just don't be to.fast to judge people, till you know them !