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 Lisle Senior High School at No. 936 among high schools in the country, with a "Newsweek Score" of 3.04. 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 Lisle Senior'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 International…
Friday, September 9, 2011
"They did show they could come back," commented LSHS head coach Dan Sanko.
LSHS football coach Dan Sanko is hoping his Lions find their fight prior to tonight's match-up against Westmont, and keep it going strong all four quarters. "I think both teams are hungry for a win and I think both teams can get a win," said coach Dan Sanko. "I'm predicting and hoping this will be their best effort tonight." Sanko said injuries set the Lions back in the season's first two weeks, with losses against Plano and Coal City. "Our quarterback's got to play well tonight," Sanko said, speaking of junior Nick Saul. "He's only a junior and not a captain per sae but he's a leader of our defense. I've got to depend on him to be a good leader tonight... We just have to move the ball a little bit more on the offense." UPDATED: 11:25 p.…
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Was this 2008 song filmed in the high school's gymnasium?
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I don't know, does this gymnasium look familiar? Commenters of this 2008 YouTube video of Phoenix Phenom's "Boom Boom Dynamite" say the video was shot at Lisle Senior High School. The artist and her producer attempted to sue the Black Eyed Peas in 2010, alleging they stole the hook for their song, "Boom Boom Pow," according to Chicago Breaking News. What do you think?
Monday, August 22, 2011
Happy first day of school! Pete Sullivan, principal of Lisle Senior High, reflected on his first year in office.
You could say he's begun his sophomore year. Pete Sullivan, principal at LSHS, took some time with Patch to reflect on his first year, following 26-year veteran Ron Logeman, and what he believes makes Lisle so very special. The district's size had a definite appeal, particularly after an eye-opening experience in a former position. He said his son attended the same school where Sullivan worked, and one day told him, 'Dad, you passed me in the hall three times and didn’t even notice.' A former curriculum director for Lockport schools, Sullivan knew that he wanted his next opportunity to involve developing relationships at a personal level. "With a population of over 3,000 students, you can imagine what the passing periods are like in the …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Five students assisted the Morton Arboretum with its Arbor Day project.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
from District 202 LSHS students Anne Begley, Kellie Brennan, Connor Corrigan, Maggie Corrigan and Melanie Early assisted Morton Arboretum staff and other volunteers in tagging 400 trees around Chicago's West Loop neighborhood last month in honor of Arbor Day. According to the Chicago Tribune, the tags represented the trees's environmental benefits in a 15-year span. See the full story on the students, and additional news links, on the District 202 website.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Lisle softball team opens its arms, and its heart, to sixth-grader Anne Hamilton, who does a little bit of everything as team manager.
Sixth-grader Anne Hamilton may very well have the most unique after-school activity among her classmates at Lisle Junior High School. When school is dismissed, Anne’s mother, Mary Pat, a library assistant at Lisle Senior High School, picks up Anne from junior high and drives her back to the high school. There, Anne dons a Lisle blue-and-white jersey and goes about her duties as a team manager for coach Jen Pomatto and the two-time Class 2A supersectional qualifying Lisle softball squad. Anne, who is developmentally disabled, helps Pomatto and the team during practice sessions and at every home game. She does everything from feeding the pitching machine with softballs for bunting practice, to making sure umpires sign Lisle’s scorebook …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Lions' successful mentor remains the girls coach, but later this fall he will begin his duties as an assistant coach with the Aurora University women's team.
Paul Kohorn started the Lisle Senior High School boys and girls soccer programs eight years ago. Since then, the success achieved by both programs has been nothing short of spectacular—culminating with an historic 2010 season in which both teams advanced to the Class 1A state tournament. The boys, of course, won the 1A state title, while the girls finished fourth. During last season’s run to the Class 1A title, Kohorn announced to his team that the 2010 season would be his last with them. Later this fall, the veteran coach—who all told has won 171 games between the two programs—will begin his duties as an assistant coach with the Aurora University women’s team. However, Kohorn will continue to coach the Lisle girls squad this season and in…
Thursday, March 17, 2011
LSHS kisses Kate, and Benet Academy travels to Oklahoma.
Looking for some local theatrical talent? Students at Lisle Senior High School and Benet Academy are busy preparing for their spring musical productions. Lisle Senior High School kicks off "Kiss Me Kate" on Thursday evening. “When I begin the process of choosing a show I look at underclassmen from past musicals whose abilities I'm aware of. I choose a show knowing that I have students who could fill the roles. Then, I'm always wonderfully surprised when new kids come in and raise the bar. This year I have not only really talented sophomores, juniors and seniors, but a couple of new kids to our school and an unbelievable freshman class. ... I have really good, strong singers and actors and with this play also involving the language of …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
A former newbie sports mom rounds out her Top 10 Tips.
To all newbie sports parents: Here are my sixth to 10th tips for being the best you can be on the sidelines of your teenagers' Lisle Senior High School games. Tuesday, I shared five tips I learned, many the hard way, ever since 1999 when I became a newbie freshman sports mom. Now for the rest. Follow these if you are attending girls basketball tonight at the school. Top 10 Tips (Nos. 6-10) 6. Food is a major issue at 2:37 p.m. when school is dismissed. The away buses depart around 3:30 p.m. allowing you enough time to drop off a snack for the bus ride. Once your child gets a license, he or she probably will dart off to a local eatery or come home. Packing two lunches at 7 a.m. will limit the choices when faced with deciding what will stay …