Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The bumping and grinding at Lyons Township functions such as Homecoming is appalling, a parent told the District 204 board at Monday's meeting.
Everyone’s cutting a little too loose at Lyons Township High School, one father said Monday at the District 204 School Board meeting. Ken Mulcrone implored the district to keep a tighter watch on the moves students pull on the dance floor after what he witnessed when he and his wife chaperoned last fall’s Homecoming Dance. “My wife and I went into the gymnasium and our jaws dropped to the floor because of a dance called the grind,” he said. Though Mulcrone did not go into detail, grinding is typically known as a dance where people rub up against each other suggestively. “You just wouldn’t want to have a daughter in that situation,” he said. “It’s not right, it’s not fair, and it’s appalling.” Mulcrone has one son who is a senior at LT and …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The team also had several athletes place in individual events.
The Lyons Township High School boys’ gymnastics team placed fifth at the Illinios High School Association state meet this weekend. The team also had several athletes place in the all-around and individual events at the meet held May 11-12 at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfurt, according to the IHSA website. All-Around: Floor Exercise: Pommel Horse: Still Rings: Parallel Bars: Horizontal Bars:
Friday, May 10, 2013
Students in Lyons Township's transition program have been growing and selling their own vegetables for a couple of years, but an expanded garden will increase the opportunities to learn and grow.
Lyons Township recently broke ground on a new garden that students in the high school's transition program will use to learn about gardening and business, and local restaurants and residents will get to consume the product. The transition program, which helps 18- to 22-year-old students move from high school to adult life, teaches them about cooking, cleaning, business skills and lots more. And with an expanded garden, the students will get to focus on some of the vital tenets of the program: community participation and business skills. Students have been gardening for a couple of years, but this new setup will allow them to grow a greater variety of fruits and vegetables and do so in a more accessible and interactive area. "We’ll have …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Lyons Township High School as the #1312 high school in the country. 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 Lyons Township'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 Certificate courses. The final …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Support the female student athletes from Lyons Township High School at the 4th annual Pink Out games on May 4.
Lyons Township High School will its fourth annual "Pink Out" to celebrate the achievements of female student athletes at LTHS and illustrate the charitable efforts of the student body. This year's events include: Friday, May 3: Fourth annual Little Lions Pink Out Clinic conducted by the girls soccer program. The Little Lions Clinic is for girls ages 5 to 11 and the entire community is welcome to attend the games on Saturday, May 4. Saturday, May 4: Pink Out games 3 p.m. Girls LAX vs. Marian Catholic 5 p.m. Girls LT Soccer vs. Glenbard East All proceeds from the 2013 Little Lions Pink Out Soccer Clinic and Pink Out games will be donated to the Karen Dove Cabral Foundation, which provides financial assistance to young women with breast …
Jason Dolinski and Sam Thimmig both played varsity volleyball at Lyons Township. They reunited on the U of I men’s club team this year and helped carry it to a national victory.
Volleyball has played a part of Jason Dolinski and Sam Thimmig’s lives ever since their childhood in La Grange Park—Dolinski started playing in fifth grade and Thimmig in seventh. That passion carried through their varsity careers at Lyons Township High School and now to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where the men took home the national championship in club volleyball at the beginning of April. Dolinski, a freshman majoring in electrical engineering, and Thimmig, a senior majoring in finance, shared with Patch the secrets to their athletic success. What lessons from your high school volleyball team do you take with you when you play now? Dolinski: That a team works as a unit. Sometimes you can be the most important part …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
"I just hope that the people in Boston know the whole running community cares about them," Lyons Township senior Alexus Serrano said.
Hannah Bartman and Alexus Serrano, like most of us, were devastated last week when they heard about the Boston Marathon bombings. As runners, the two La Grange teens took the bombings personally—and they knew immediately they wanted to help. What better way, they thought, than by selling shoelaces to benefit the Red Cross and the Boston Athletic Association (BAA). “The shoelaces are something symbolic of the sport and all the marathon represents,” Bartman said in an email from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is a freshman. “And whenever you lace up your running/athletic shoes with the ‘Pray for Boston’ shoelaces, you are doing so in memory and honor of those who no longer can run.” Both Bartman and Serrano ran …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Jewelry, paintings, ceramics, drawings and computer art are just a few of the works that will be on display at the annual Lyons Township High School Spring Art Show April 26-May 5.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The man began handing out CDs and advertising materials for a music website to students on the bus, police said.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Anika Ranginani had the third highest score in state during the preliminary rounds and was named to the All-State Debate Team.