Thursday, August 23, 2012
Parents of new LT students get a chance to learn the ropes at freshman parent meetings at LT.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Lyons Township High School will hold meetings for parents of freshman students Aug. 27-29. Parents will be introduced to the staff at LT who will be with them for the next four years in high school, will be given information on what to expect in their student's freshman year and information on student extracurricular activities. The first opportunity for parents to attend will be Monday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. at South Campus. A meeting will also be held in the evening on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m., also at South Campus. See the PDF in pictures for a schedule of speakers at the event.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Share your back to school photos with Patch!
Patch wants to see your photos of your kids headed back to school. Take a look at these and share yours with our readers too. It's easy to share photos on Patch. Just click the Add Photos and Videos button below our pictures.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Sean Patrick's Salon and Spa in La Grange has some back to school hair tips to keep you in style this school year.
After a summer full of late nights and lazy mornings, getting the kids up and ready in time for school can be a bit of a challenge. Here are a few tips getting good hair in the mornings, fast. I highly recommend washing hair the night before and using conditioner on all kids—boys and girls. A light conditioner is fine for most little ones, which can be combed through while they're in the tub. The tangles will be a lot easier to comb out in the morning. Speaking of mornings, keep a spray bottle of water, or leave-in, weightless conditioning spray—such as Pureology's Essential Repair and Redken's Clear Moisture Instant Polishing Prep—in the bathroom to wet down your child's bed head. It is easy and is a big help with a quick hair fixes! -…
Monday, August 13, 2012
Patch sat down with Steve Carnes, to get to know the new principal at Cossitt Avenue School.
District 102 is welcoming another new principal to the district this school year in La Grange. In addition to Pattii Waldo joining the team at Ogden Avenue School, parents, teacher and students will notice a new face at Cossitt Avenue School as well. Steve Carnes, of Lombard, will be greeting students as they arrive for the first day of class on Aug. 21 as the school's new principal, replacing Mary Tavegia, who retired in June. Want to keep up on school news in La Grange and La Grange Park? Sign up for our daily newsletter here and become a fan of La Grange Patch on Facebook. To get Cossitt families acquainted with Carnes, here are a few things to know about your new principal: Hometown: Carnes was born in Naperville, but grew up in Aurora…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Glamour, a boutique in downtown La Grange, is rewarding good students with discounts and credits for merchandise at the store.
Kids should just think learning is fun, say the owners of a small boutique in downtown La Grange, but a little reward never hurt—especially if it's a Justin Bieber poster. To encourage kids to excel in their classes this school year, Glamour, located at 20 E. Burlington Ave. in downtown La Grange, is helping parents by giving kids some motivation. "Education is number one to us," said owner Maritza Thompson at her shop recently. "There aren't too many businesses pushing education. We want to make it fun." The owners of the kid friendly boutique have the experience to back up their program too. Both owners, Thompson and her business partner Kefah Suhail, are full-time teachers in District 104 in Bedford Park in addition to owning Glamour. "…
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Take a break with Comics Patch.
It's that time of year again.
Friday, August 12, 2011
La Grange police are reminding residents about back-to-school safety issues. Classes at most schools start on Aug. 22.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, August 12, 2011
La Grange police are reminding drivers to be extra careful around schools as classes are set to start again for the new year on Aug. 22. At an Aug. 8 village board meeting, village staff reminded residents that traffic and pedestrian safety were a priority in La Grange. The police will be watching too. Speed limits around schools are set at 20 mph, and La Grange Police will be doing extra patrols around those areas. Lets keep our kids safe! Reminders from La Grange Police 1. The speed limit around schools is 20 mph. 2. The La Grange Police Department will be patrolling around schools to ensure child safety. 3. Parents and children should use school designated walking routes. 4. Please obey crossing guard commands; this applies to everyone…
Thursday, August 11, 2011
We all know that parents need to choose their battles wisely, so when it comes to teen fashion and school clothes, where do we draw the line?
I had a dream. I dreamed that all the teenagers across the land came to school in real shoes and real clothes. They were clean and neat and they looked and smelled freshly showered. Their eyes were bright and clear and they were grinning ear to ear. They were excited to be here and eager to learn. Then I woke up. Uh oh. It was just a dream. Bummer. You just did the laundry and stacked the clean T-shirts and jeans neatly on the dresser top, but your teenager inevitably wants to wear the only T-shirt that did not make it to the laundry. It's amazing how that happens. How hard is it to ignore the tears and insist on clean? Hard. Very hard. But you can do it! I know that you can. I realize it’s only high school, and parents need to choose …