Monday, April 1, 2013
Sean Story is running against Eldon Burk, Mary Childers, Jin Lee, Margaret McGrath, Carla Owen and Jeffrey Spero for Maine Township High School District 207’s Board of Education.
The following information was provided by Sean Story. Patch provides a platform for candidates to share their messages, and does not give endorsements. To share your message with readers for free, add it to the Local Voices section on Patch. Name: Sean Story Position sought: Maine Township High School District 207 Board of Education, four-year term. Campaign contact information. Please include any or all of the following: website, email address, phone number, Facebook page, Twitter account, mailing address, etc. Website: www.seanstory.info Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 847-840-4672 Age: 30 Family Include as much info as you like (names, ages, number of children, etc.): Wife – former D-64 school teacher; two children (four and one) with…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Take a look at these smooth moves from a talented cast of dancers.
Sway to the jazzy Latin beats and tap your feet as Maine East's cast of In the Heights shows off the moves they've been practicing and perfecting. Earlier: Maine East is first high school in Illinois, and one of first in nation, to produce Tony-award winning In the Heights Come out to see the In the Heights, not long off Broadway, at the high school, 2601 W. Dempster, Park Ridge, Fridays and Saturdays March 1, 2, 8 and 9. Tickets are $10. Get local news in a daily emaily from Patch. It's free. Learn more. Like Patch on Facebook for news, conversation, fun
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Maine East is one of the first high schools in the country to stage the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical 'In the Heights." It's got awesome hip-hop and Latin dancing, and the storyline, about immigrant families adapting, mirrors the student body.
Actors, dancers and set builders are buzzing with excitement at Maine East High School as they prepare to open the musical In the Heights Friday. It's the first high school in Illinois to produce this Tony Award-winning Broadway show, and only the fifth high school in the country to do so. The school's theater department is also excited about the fact that the play, telling the tale of immigrants' children trying to make it in America, is also the personal story of so many of the school's students, who came here from dozens of other countries. Patch.com asked Ed Eubank and Karen Hall of Maine East to fill us in. You can see the show March 1, 2, 8 or 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Maine East. Details below. Patch: How is it that Maine East became …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Students from Maine West, Maine East and Maine South high schools received special recognition from D-207’s board of education for their academic success.
Thursday, February 14
The following information was submitted by David Beery, spokesperson at Maine Township High School District 207. Three seniors selected by Maine Township High School District 207 as "207's Best” for February were recognized by the Board of Education on Feb. 4. All three – Jill Patel of Maine East, Caralin Schneider of Maine South and Pariyamon Thaprawat of Maine West – were recognized for academic achievement. Jill Patel Jill Patel earned a 4.83 grade point average through a rigorous schedule that currently includes advanced placement classes in Macro/Micro Economics, Biology, Psychology, Calculus-BC and English Literature and Composition. In his introductory letter, Maine East Principal Dr. Michael Pressler wrote, “Multiple teachers …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Maine West faculty, students, families and community members will gather in the Des Plaines high school’s auditorium on Sunday for the annual showcase of talent.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The following information was submitted by David Beery, spokesperson for Maine Township High School District 207, which includes Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Maine South High School in Park Ridge and Maine East High School in Niles. An annual community favorite – the Maine West High School Prism Concert – will be presented twice on Sunday, Dec. 16, with the first presentation beginning 2 p.m. and a second performance set for 4:45 p.m. Featuring West’s talented students in band, orchestra and choral ensembles, the concert is unique in that it features 90 minutes of continuous music. The minute one song ends, the next one begins, as directors and students make use of multiple performance locations within the auditorium. Among the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Because the district's demographics are changing with more low-income students arriving, test scores were expected to drop. However, they held steady.
Seniors in Maine Township High School District 207 did better than the district would have predicted, given the fact that the arrival of more low-income and limited-English-proficiency students in recent years. That was the message Barbara Dill-Varga gave the District 207 school board Monday. She presented information on how the district's three high schools--Maine East, Maine West and Maine South--performed relative to state and federal standards. She also said students are showing substantial academic growth over the course of their high school careers. Earlier: D-207 PSAE scores slip The bad news that isn't so bad First, none of the three schools made “adequate yearly progress” under the standards of the No Child Left Behind law, Dill…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Changes are most pronounced at Maine East, but all three high schools--including Maine West and South--follow the trend. Overall enrollment is down slightly.
Maine Township High School District 207’s three high schools have seen mostly stable enrollment – along with higher numbers of black and Hispanic students – over the last several years, according to a demographic report presented to the school board Oct. 1. Overall, the district’s enrollment is down about 180 students this year, said Barbara Dill-Varga, the assistant superintendent of instruction. More than half that drop – 98 students – came at Maine East High School in Park Ridge. “In general, it’s a slight decrease in our white population, growth in our Hispanic population, growth in our low-income population,” Dill-Varga said. “Things are pretty stable at West and at South. The bigger changes have been at Maine East.” Earlier: District…
Monday, June 4, 2012
The Akoo Theatre in Rosemont helped families and friends celebrate the end of an era for the 2012 graduates of Maine East.
The day that many high school students either fear or anticipate finally arrived on June 4 for the senior students at Maine Township High School East. Hundreds of friends and families gathered to see their graduating senior walk across the stage to pick up their very important diploma that holds the key to their future. Raymond Niko Perez Roman, one of four Maine Scholars, compared the graduating class to Simba from the Disney movie "Lion King," in that they started high school like the baby lion, and had teachers and faculty help guide them along the journey to this day. "We're not simply a pride of lions, we are the blue demons," Roman said.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
We ask, where’s a favorite place to go, thing to do.
Stephanie Duckmann, 47, has lived in Des Plaines for 12 years. Two of her sons, James and Crosley Duckmann, and her nephew, Geoff Duckmann, attend Maine West High School. Duckmann is a substitute teacher at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, and she is also the vice president of Community Consolidated School District 62’s board of education. On Tuesday evening Duckmann watched her sons and nephew play a baseball at Maine West against Maine East. In between innings Duckmann answered a few questions about Des Plaines. Patch: Where is one of your favorite places to go in Des Plaines? Duckmann: Sunrise Grill off Touhy. The dinners are great, and it’s BYOB. Last time I was there I had salmon with risotto; it was awesome. It’s a place you …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Maine High School District 207 says U.S. News & World Report's rankings of best high schools may contain errors, and shows where. It says Maine East and West belong on the list.
After reading how U.S. News & World Report compiled its rankings of the best high schools in the nation and in Illinois, Maine Township High School Distict 207 administrators became concerned the magazine had errors in its data. With correct information, Maine East and Maine West High Schools might be included in the state's top schools, the district said. It released the following statement Friday afternoon: Earlier: Maine South Ranks Among Top Illinois High Schools Maine Township High School District 207 has observed errors in U.S. News & World Report’s demographic profiles of its three high schools that raise questions about where District 207 schools might rank otherwise in the news magazine’s annual report on high schools. District …