Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school arts competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. The winner, a Palatine High School senior, will have her artwork displayed in the U.S. capitol.
On Saturday, May 18, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth announced the winners of the 8th Congressional District Art Competition at a Reception in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The competition was open to all high school students living in the 8th congressional district, and students were made aware of the contest by their art teachers. The theme was to depict "nature in the modern world." "I was interested in showcasing how we can have both nature and progress-if we approach the two in a responsible way," Duckworth said during the presentation ceremony Saturday. The first place winner was Alyssa Froehling, a Palatine High School senior, with her submission of “Symbiosis”. Froenling's art work will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Glenbrook South, New Trier, Deerfield, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame, Niles North and Loyola athletes will join Wildkits at State Meet.
Taking home the team trophy for the sixth straight year, the Evanston High School boys track team won the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie sending five individuals and three relay teams to the State Meet May 24 and 25 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston The Wildkits compiled 85 points. Glenbrook South took home second place with 72 followed by Prospect in third with 70 and New Trier fourth with 58. Niles West accumulated 47 for fifth with Deerfield sixth, Main South seventh, Niles North eighth, Highland Park ninth place, Notre Dame of Niles tenth, Maine West 11th , Loyola Academy 12th, Maine East 13th\, Glenbrook North 14th and Von Steuben 15th. "Last year, a lot of guys, when they went downstate, were qualified just about…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The school's annual commencement program took place May 14.
More than 660 students received degrees and certificates at Oakton Community College’s 42nd Annual Commencement, held May 14, at the College’s Des Plaines campus. After a welcome by Oakton Community College President Margaret B. Lee, Student Government Association Past President Alfred Raul Hegyes of Niles gave a farewell address. He served as co-president and president of Oakton’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter, and stepped into his SGA role in summer 2012. As SGA president, Hegyes was a tireless booster, spearheading efforts to increase student attendance at College basketball games. He plans on pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The College conferred its Distinguished Alumna Award…
Michael Divincenzo faces eight misdemeanor charges related to reports of physical assaults at Maine West High School in Des Plaines in 2012, according to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
A former varsity boys soccer coach and teacher at Maine West High School faces multiple criminal charges related to reports of bullying and hazing, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez stated on Wednesday. Michael Divincenzo was charged with eight misdemeanor counts including three counts of battery, one count of hazing and four counts of failure to report abuse as mandated, in incidents on June 1, 2012, Aug. 31, 2012 and Sept. 26, 2012, according to court documents. Divincenzo is accused of threatening freshmen students to have the varsity players stick their thumbs up their buttocks if they did not communicate properly during a soccer drill, according to the charges. Freshmen team players were held down by varsity players against …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A former Maine West High School soccer coach, Michael Divincenzo, faces multiple misdemeanor charges related to reports of hazing at the Des Plaines high school, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Michael Divincenzo, the former varsity boys soccer coach named in a bullying and hazing lawsuit filed by current and former students and their families, was charged on May 15 with multiple misdemeanor charges related to the reports of hazing incidents, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The criminal charges are separate from the civil lawsuit, which was filed by four current and former students. Antonio Romanucci, an attorney representing the students and their families, released the following statement in response to the criminal charges filed against Divincenzo: "The fact that Coach Divincenzo has been criminally charged brings no joy to the families whose children were brutally sexually abused while educators stood idly by allowing it to…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A roundup of the most-read stories from May 5 to May 11.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
North Shore Congressman, who has been reaching out to students since January, calls local academic achievement a reason so many of Illinois’s top schools are in the 10th District.
Since taking office in January, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) has visited six schools in the 10th Congressional District and met with students in other places including his offices in Washington and Lincolnshire. When asked by students at Learn Charter School at Great Lakes May 3 about educational opportunities, Schneider was quick to point out students from the District attend nearly half of the state’s top 20 high schools. Earlier: Kirk, Durbin, Schneider Tour New School as Sequester Removes Shine “Nine of the top 20 public high schools in Illinois educate students from the 10th District,” Schneider said referring to the fact local schools were ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News and World Report. Those schools are Deerfield High …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Dates and times for commencement ceremonies for Maine West High School, Maine East High School and Maine South High School students.
Friday, May 10
The following information was submitted by Ginny Edwards, assistant to superintendent for Maine Township High School District 207. Maine West High School Commencement Ceremony 2013 Maine East High School Commencement Ceremony 2013 Maine South High School Commencement Ceremony 2013
The attorney representing Maine West High School students in a hazing lawsuit stated a report from Maine Township High School District 207 does not address key issues.
The lawyer representing four current and former Maine West High School students and their families in a bullying and hazing lawsuit stated there were significant omissions in a report on hazing incidents in the school district. Maine Township High School District 207 hired an attorney to complete an independent investigation into hazing incidents and policies within the district, and report back to the board of education. That process concluded and D-207 released a copy of a report on the investigation and a statement about it this week. The report stated D-207 and Maine West staff responded properly and appropriately to reports of hazing in September 2012. Antonio Romanucci, the attorney representing the four students in the bullying and …
Two students were given the honor, the Daily Herald reports.
Two Des Plaines students have been given the Merit Scholar designation by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the Daily Herald reports. The students are three of 2,500 scholars nationwide. They were judged based upon “their abilities, skills, and accomplishments–without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference,” according to the National Merit website.