Category Archives: New Trier High School

Memories of Jim Farrell, an English teacher colleague from New Trier

I sadly opened up my e-mail this morning to something that is less than pleasant and is happening with greater and greater frequency: the loss of a former colleague. I have been retired since 2007 and each year passes and … Continue reading

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The unforgettable Ludmilla Coven

The other day we were alerted that there were strangers approaching the house as the dog was barking up a real storm. Mary Kay went to the door and a we realized that a blast from the past was being … Continue reading

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Are we really this stupid? The answer is yes.

School is about to start and we all anxiously awaited the decisions of different school systems. I am absolutely devastated that the school I retired from, New Trier High School, is currently set to return in a hybrid fashion, with … Continue reading

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A birthday, a Musical (Jesus Christ Superstar), a walk in the past

The other day we had a birthday party for our youngest grandchild. As it happened, my daughter-in-law had tickets already for the 100th anniversary of the Choir Opera that produces the annual musical at New Trier Township High School. As … Continue reading

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A heartwarming trip

Just the other day, I got a message from a former student as she is traveling in Paris with her family. It was a photo of her with a young woman of her own age with a background of the … Continue reading

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