Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 report out this week recognizes several Illinois schools.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Hinsdale Central High School at No. 144 among high schools in the country, with a "Newsweek score" of 3.49. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Hinsdale Central's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The school ranks 8th among Illinois high schools and 289th nationally, according to the annual list published by U.S. News and World Report.
Hinsdale Central High School in District 86 is among the best in state, according to annual rankings published Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report. Hinsdale Central ranked 8th out of 667 public high schools in Illinois. Hinsdale South was unranked. The 2013 U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools rankings are based on data collected from more than 21,000 public U.S. high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare them for college-level work, a press release from U.S. News said. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state assessments, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams. The…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Alia Dalal is one of 17 finalists who are candidates to become the new host of the popular WTTW-Channel 11 TV show.
Former Clarendon Hills resident and 2004 Hinsdale Central graduate Alia Dalal has emerged from about 1,000 applications to be one of 17 finalists to replace Alpana Singh as host of WTTW-Channel 11’s “Check, Please!” , the Doings Clarendon Hills reports. According to the paper, Alia performed in Hinsdale Central theatre (playing Maria in “West Side Story” as a senior), attended Boston University and The Natural Gourmet Institute in New York, and currently works s a personal chef and food tour guide in Chicago. “I think I’d be really good at this… It’s walking tours of Chicago neighborhoods, and I love doing it because I love being able to talk to people about food,” Dalal told the paper. “It brings together a lot of the things I’ve been …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Prestigious award given to students who rank in top 10 percent of state high school students
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Hinsdale Township High School District 86 has announced that 363 district students -- 284 from Hinsdale Central and 79 from Hinsdale South -- have been named 2013-14 Illinois State Scholars. The award is given annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and recognizes high school students who rank in the top 10 percent of scholars across the state. Award criteria include scores on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE), as well as class rank. For a complete list of the District 86 award recipients, see this release on the District 86 website.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Second-year head coach Justin Cronin's team recently returned from an unbeaten trip to Florida over spring break.
The Hinsdale Central baseball team has a different feel in 2012 than it did in 2011. “Last year it felt like it was the seniors and the juniors,” infielder Sam Lucente said. “This year it feels more like a team.” Lucente, a senior who was the hero of the Red Devils' playoff win over Plainfield East last spring, is one of only two regular starters returning from last season’s 15-21 team, second-year head coach Justin Cronin said. The other returning regular is junior pitcher Adam Dressler. Cronin said he trotted out seven to eight senior starters every game last year. This year, the coach said, “We’ve got a healthy mix of juniors and seniors who are still competing for spots.” The Red Devils returned this week from a three-win, no loss …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The club initiated Darien City Clerk JoAnne Ragona Tuesday. It also announced a $500 grant to The Links Project at Hinsdale Central High School.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The following was submitted by the Darien Rotary Club: On Tuesday, March 6, the Darien Rotary Club welcomed JoAnne Ragona, Darien City Clerk, as the club’s newest member. JoAnne, a long-time resident of Darien, was installed at the club’s weekly meeting by Rotary Assistant District Governor Ron Broida. Assisting Ron with the installation was club President Rob Ferrigan and JoAnne’s sponsor in Rotary, Darien city councilman Halil Avci. The Darien club also announced at that meeting a $500 grant to The Links Project, a student organization at Hinsdale Central High School. This program, working with the DuPage County Peer Jury, provides resources and mentoring to students in Downer Grove Township who have committed misdemeanor crimes and are …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Several community members have stepped forward not only to donate money, but also needed items to both District 86 high schools.
Community members have donated several thousand dollars worth of items and monetary contributions to both District 86 high schools. The school board approved acceptance of the donations at its regular meeting Monday night. To Hinsdale Central: Several donations were made to the school's music department, totalling $6,420. Katie Longtin of Hinsdale donated a drum set to the music department valued at $1,000. The John Maras Family donated a telescope to the science department valued at $150. To Hinsdale South: Robert and Kim Hogan and the Illinois Tool Works Foundation donated $1,000. A family stepped forward to donate a bass fishing field trip for students, which will take place in Quincy, Illinois on May 25 - 27.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Event to be held from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. at Hinsdale Central High School
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
The 15th annual DARE Lock In is set for Feb. 18. DARE officers from Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, & Hinsdale host a lock in for area 5th grade students participating in the DARE program. DARE officers are also hosting a food drive. Participating students are entered into a drawing. The prize is a chauffeured ride to school in the squad car driven by their DARE officer. There will be one winner per school.
The IHSA Individual State Tournament begins Thursday at Assembly Hall in Champaign.
Hinsdale Central’s Brian Allen spoke quietly and confidently just hours before he was scheduled to get on a bus and head to Champaign for the IHSA Individual State Tournament for the second straight year. “I glorified it last year,” Allen, a sophomore heavyweight, said of the state competition. “This year it’s just another tournament.” Allen is one of five Red Devils who will wrestle this weekend. The other four are seniors T.J. Sally (170 lbs.) and Justin Katzovitz (220 lbs.), junior George Tolbert (113 lbs.), and freshman Juwan Edmonds (126 lbs.). The tournament begins Thursday at Assembly Hall in Champaign and runs through Saturday. Hinsdale Central head coach Jason Hayes says the state tournament is a unique atmosphere. “The die-hard …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
A roundup of items discussed at the Jan. 23 District 86 School Board meeting.
Board Members Want Bond Issue on Ballot Two board members filed a petition with the superintendent’s office Monday to put a proposition on the Nov. 6 general election ballot regarding the district’s desire to borrow nearly $18 million for infrastructure updates. Dianne Barrett and Richard Skoda argued that the district would overreach its authority by selling limited tax working cash fund bonds without posing the issue to voters. The money would be used to complete electric infrastructure updates in both Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South, including installing air conditioning in all classrooms. “Given the current size of the working cash fund and the fact that the district is without a demonstrable need, the district in my opinion …