New Trier High School
The New Trier Class of 2012 graduation party, “Celebrate 2012 Superstars” will be held at 10:45 p.m. June 3 at the Northfield Campus, 7 Happ Road, Northfield. The gyms take on a whole new look that evening! This all-night, safe, and most of all – fun - party is coordinated by an all-volunteer team of parents. The public is invited to view the venue from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. June 3. No 2012 graduates. The party is sponsored by the New Trier Parents’ Association.
Alumni Achievement Awards
New Trier High School is soliciting nominees for its 2013 Alumni Achievement Awards in recognition of New Trier graduates who have made significant contributions to their fields and to their communities.
The nomination period is open from now until July 15. Nomination forms are available on the school’s alumni website, www.newtrieralumni.org, directly at www.newtrier.k12.il.us/form.aspx?id=17090, or through the Department of Communications and Alumni Relations, 7 Happ Road, Northfield, IL 60093. Anyone can nominate a New Trier graduate. New Trier launched the recognition program during the 2010-2011 school year and has inducted 20 honorees in its first two years. This March, the school dedicated a Hall of Honor featuring plaques and an interactive touch screen monitor with information about the honorees. The school has been proud to welcome back 17 of the 20 honorees, who have shared their memories of New Trier in inspirational discussions with students on both campuses and at awards dinners hosted by the New Trier Educational Foundation. Nominees must be graduates of New Trier who have had outstanding careers, resulting in a direct and significant impact in their fields for a minimum of five years. Nominees must demonstrate leadership, character, and service to the community. Their school and career records must reflect incorporation of the values of the New Trier motto: “To commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion, and lives to the service of humanity.” Nominations may be posthumous. Nominators are asked to provide detailed biographical and career information about nominees, as well as a statement in support of the nomination that includes specifics on the nominee’s service activities.
A committee of community members, alumni, New Trier faculty, staff, and students, and representatives from the Educational Foundation will review the nominations and select the 2013 inductees. Honorees will be announced early next school year.
For more information and a list of the 2011 and 2012 honorees, visit the New Trier alumni website at www.newtrieralumni.org.
North Shore Country Day
Three Upper School Mandarin students competed in the Fourth Midwest Chinese Speech Contest on April 21 at Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago. Josh Hoeflich of Glencoe and Sophia Mondi of Winnetka received silver medals in level 1 and level 3 groups, respectively. Will Skinner of Winnetka received a gold medal in the level 4 group. In addition, three Upper School French students participated in a French oral forensics competition April 21. Sydney Shafer of Highland Park, Hannah Klaeser of Glenview, and Ilhana Redzovic of Chicago were awarded the highest recognition in oral competition for their Reader’s Theater piece.
Tap Theatre visit
The Franke Family Fund, established in 2008, is an endowment for programs that enhance students’ experiences during the academic year. This year, the Franke Fund program was developed by Upper School Drama Teacher Julia Macholl. During the week of April 23, the School hosted Chicago Tap Theatre. Through performances and workshops, students were taught the history and art form of Tap dance and storytelling.
Grandparents’ Day returned to North Shore this year on May 4. Grandparents of all students visited the School for a presentation in the Diller Street Theater before receiving a tour and visiting their grandchild’s classroom.
The second grade held the 12th annual bake sale on May 1 to benefit Barnswallow, a refuge for injured or orphaned birds of prey in Wauconda run by Linda Breuer,. The students adopted Buckeye, a baby great horned owl that had fallen 50 feet from its nest on March 21 and raised $1,837.38 for its care.
The 2012-13 calendar can be seen at www.shwschool.org. Parents can subscribe to it on their computers, tablets, or smart phones and they will automatically get any changes or updates as they happen.
Transition meetings for parents will take place from 2:15-3:15 p.m. May 21 for parents of third grade students going into fourth grade, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. May 24 for parents of junior kindergarten students going into kindergarten. All meetings will be held in the parish center and they will be full of information on the transition to these grades.
An all school mass will take place at 8:30 a.m. May 23 and feature the 2012-2013 newly elected student council members will be inducted.
School will not be in session May 28 to celebrate Memorial Day.
Thank you Mass
A mass is to celebrate and thank all the parents who volunteer for things such as coaching, lunchroom duty, PTO, School Board, field trip chaperones, classroom parents, Nite Lites, library, and any other parent involved activity at 8:30 a.m. May 30. A brief reception in the gathering space in church so the teachers, staff, and students can give you a big thank you for all their help throughout the year.