Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Eagle Scout and Hinsdale Central senior looks forward to a career as an astronaut.
Name: Justin Katzovitz Age: 18 Grade: Senior School: Hinsdale Central High School Accomplishment: Katzovitz was an offensive lineman on the Hinsdale Central football team, and is currently a varsity wrestler. He is also a member of the National Honor Society. Key to Awesomeness: Katzovitz has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America since he was in elementary school, and recently became an Eagle Scout. To become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank a scout can attain, Katzovitz had to achieve requirements ranging from the demonstration of outdoor skills to assuming leadership roles. "[Scouting] gets you involved with the community and also on a national level," Katzovitz said. "It gets you involved religiously and gets you in touch with …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The team won its 13th state team title and fifth in the last six years; juniors Marika Cusick and Caroline Lorenzini captured their second straight state doubles title.
The Hinsdale Central girls tennis players had plenty to cheer about – and that was even before juniors Marika Cusick and Caroline Lorenzini defended their state doubles title. By the time they won a hard-fought three-set championship match at Prospect High School to complete a 28-1 season, the rest of the tournament was over. The Red Devils already had comfortably regained the state team crown with 39 points, 11 ahead of second-place New Trier (28 points). Stevenson (21) was third. Cusick lives in Hinsdale and Lorenzini in Clarendon Hills. Hinsdale Central sophomore Alex Solovyev (27-3) was third in singles, and seniors Kristy Hamilton and Jackie Altansarnai (22-2) were fifth in doubles to also earn individual medals for top-six finishes. …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Hinsdale South's Kim Warpecha and Emma Adcock qualified again for the state tennis tournament after a top-12 doubles finish in 2010 while state-title contender Hinsdale Central advanced its entire lineup and Lyons Township advanced both singles players.
The Hinsdale South, Hinsdale Central and Lyons Township girls tennis teams once again will be well represented at the state tournament. The Red Devils advanced both singles entries and doubles teams with top-four finishes at the Hinsdale Central Sectional Friday and Saturday while also winning the sectional team title with 32 points. Hinsdale Central juniors Marika Cusick and Caroline Lorenzini (21-1), the defending state doubles champions, won the sectional doubles title and seniors Kristy Hamilton and Jackie Altansarnai (16-1) took third. In singles, sophomore Alex Solovyev (21-2) and junior Tiffany Chen (17-4) were second and third, respectively. Everyone but Chen returns from last year’s state lineup that earned a second-place team …
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Hinsdale Central Principal Michael McGrory updated the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 School Board Monday on the new policy at the school that allows students to use electronic devices, such as cell phones, during non-instructional time, including in hallways between classes and in the cafeteria. McGrory emphasized that the change also covered the use of devices like iPads and tablets. He said the intent of the change was to protect instructional time. “When we looked at this, that was our priority,” he said. “When we made this change, we also increased the consequence for violating our electronic device policy in the classroom.” Teachers also can allow students to use electronic devices in the classroom for instructional …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Administrators outline switch to an individual growth model for measuring student achievement that includes an emphasis on student well being.
The U.S. Senate this week is considering a bipartisan overhaul of the federal No Child Left Behind Act that would end the increasingly unrealistic requirement that all students in all public school districts in the country meet or exceed state standards in certain academic areas. While some of the details in the new legislation remain unresolved, Hinsdale Township High School District 86 officials believe it will move toward an individual growth model for measuring student achievement, something they said during Monday’s school board meeting they have been working on for some time. “We look at student growth, as opposed to the snapshot the state looks at, where they compare one class to the next,” Superintendent Dr. Nicholas Wahl said. “…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
School board plans to explore funding options for project that would also include electrical infrastructure upgrades at both Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South.
The Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education Monday night continued the process of exploring options for air conditioning all classrooms at both its campuses. Board members were told the project would cost $13.2 million, which would include upgrades to the electrical infrastructure at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South. Superintendent Dr. Nicholas Wahl said the project was consistent with the district’s Master Facilities Plan. “This lasers in on what was deemed a high priority item by the Master Facilities Planning Committee,” Wahl said. He said about half the instructional space at both campuses currently is air conditioned. Rick Wise of Gilbane, Inc. told board members that the project would affect about 60 …
Monday, October 10, 2011
The Hinsdale South girls tennis team earns a share of its second straight West Suburban Conference Gold Division overall crown while Hinsdale Central makes it 10 straight WSC Silver overall championships and 18 of the last 19.
Even without its usual lineup, the Hinsdale South girls tennis team still was pretty strong Saturday. The Hornets won four of the seven flights at the West Suburban Conference Gold Meet in Darien and earned a share of their second consecutive overall Gold title. Hinsdale South and Downers Grove South each scored 75 points to share the overall title, which combines points achieved in Gold duals and the conference meet. It’s the first time the Hornets have captured back-to-back overall Gold titles since their four-peat from 2002-06. Hinsdale South junior Emma Adcock (No. 1 singles), senior Kim Warpecha and junior Andrea Wakim (No. 1 doubles), senior Lindy Wing (No. 2 singles) and junior Steffi Chew and sophomore Paola Bozhilova (No. 2 …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Hinsdale Central 28, Hinsdale South 7: Owens' three touchdowns, 300 total yards leads Central
Hinsdale South, a week removed from scoring 60 points in a wild victory over Leyden, found themselves shut down on offense in a 28-7 loss to crosstown rival Hinsdale Central. This is the Hornets' fifth straight loss in the annual matchup between the two schools. Their only success on offense came on their second play of the game. Running back Keontae Hall powered his way up the middle, broke several tackles, and marched down the field for a 74-yard touchdown to put the Hornets (3-3, 2-1) up 7-0 early in the first quarter. Red Devils (4-2, 1-2) quarterback Brian Owens took over from there. He led a successful 70-yard drive on their next possession. Receiver Tom Garvin scored on an 11-yard pass up the middle to tie the game back up. On…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Jonathan Lenchard Warren is seeking donations so he can finish replacing American flags downtown and building a storage locker for them.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
If you were in Hinsdale for the Sept. 11th remembrance and noticed the American flags around downtown were looking pretty good, you can thank Jonathan Lenchard Warren. The 15-year-old Hinsdale resident and Boy Scout has been working hard on his Eagle Scout project to replace 200 worn and torn flags. Summer storms destroyed or severely damaged many of the flags, which the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce stores. Boy Scouts put up and take down the flags each year, and Lenchard Warren, a Life Scout with Hinsdale Boy Scout Troop 8, said it was his troop’s turn this year to do so. “I was at the Chamber, and I was looking for an Eagle project,” Lenchard Warren recalled. “I got to talking with Janet Anderson, who is with the Chamber of Commerce, and…
Monday, September 26, 2011
The dance took place Saturday night and had a James Bond theme.
The Hinsdale Central High School Homecoming Dance took place Saturday night, wrapping up a day that also featured a parade in the morning and a football victory over rival Lyons Township in the afternoon. The theme of Saturday’s dance was James Bond. Patch was on hand to take a few pictures.