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Wilmette students explore nature at Skokie Lagoons

They were hoping to snag a few bass at the Skokie Lagoons but the fish just weren’t biting about 10:30 a.m. on May 12.

<p>New Trier High School junior Meredith Falk received a Junior Travel Award from The National Spanish Examination and will be traveling to Spain this July. | Provided</p>

New Trier student receives award to study abroad

While sitting in her advisory class shortly before spring break, New Trier High School junior Meredith Falk received a phone call she never thought she would get.

Models from seven North Shore high schools sported spring looks during the Saving Tiny Hearts Society's charity fashion show May 13 at Northbrook Court. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

North Shore high school students put the art in HeART

Going further than any of its rivals to help find cures for congenital heart defects, the Glenbrook North High School community won the “student heARTist” fundraising contest in...

Community members tour the west side of New Trier High School's Winnetka campus on Saturday. New Trier officials are hoping to gain approval for a $100 million renovation project for the campus. | Steve Schering/Sun-Times Media

New Trier showcases needs for campus renovation

Officials at New Trier High School opened the school’s doors Saturday and welcomed community members inside to see firsthand the needs that would be addressed by a proposed...

Eleven New Trier Township high school seniors were recipients of scholarships from The Winnetka Club. | File

Winnetka Club awards $40,000 in scholarships

In announcing its 2014 scholarship recipients The Winnetka Club awarded a total of $40,000 to 11 graduating New Trier Township high school students.

Left, Lauren Delfs, 15, of Winnetka and New Trier Township High School sophomore, stylishly hoists topsoil while Tanya Lorig, 18, of Northfield and a junior, prepares the soil location May 6 at the Time for Tea display at Westfield Old Orchard Mall | Karie Angell Luc/for Sun-Times Media

New Trier students create fashion display at Westfield Old Orchard

Eight New Trier Township High School students spent May 6 digging into topsoil — all in the name of fashion.

New Trier High School students learn the art of Raku pottery-making from Carl Mankert (left) during a visit by the Chicago Kiln Service on April 15. | Provided

New Trier students fired up about raku pottery

More than 100 New Trier High School students fired up their kilns to try their hands at a centuries-old technique on April 15.

Photo: Roycemore School

Play-based learning and its impact on young minds

In early childhood, the classroom does not look like an academic environment, but if you look closely you will see that children at play are actual...

Wilmette School District 39 has proposed a $64.9 million operating plan that includes $54.8 in education fund spending and $6.6 million in spending in its operations and maintenance fund. | File

Proposed 2015 operating plan includes nearly $65M in spending for District 39

The latest and biggest building block of Wilmette School District 39’s 2015 budget, its proposed $64.9 million operating plan, includes $54.8 million in education fund spending...

Photo: Roycemore School

What is high-stakes testing?

High-stakes testing is a controversial subject in the world of education, as it puts large amounts of stress on teachers and students alike...

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