Category Archives: New Trier High School

Thoughts of the past: words of a former student

  I have been mulling over a recent communication I had with a former student. I was, in effect, totally blown away. Sometimes, we have no idea how what we put into a situation is actually perceived. More often than … Continue reading

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Jaime McClendon, New Trier groundbreaker

I never knew Jaime McClendon. He died recently at the age of 96. I knew his ex-wife well, she having worked at New Trier in the Athletic Department, called the Department of Kinetic Wellness long before the time I retired. … Continue reading

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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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