Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Staff donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and donned pink for a day in October.
Less than two weeks ago, the halls of Bloom High School were full of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every October for the past eight years, Bloom staff has donated money to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in exchange for permission to break the school's dress code and wear jeans for a day. This year, the big day was Wednesday, Oct. 3. Staff members aren't the only Trojans allowed to participate in "Pink Day." The event has been such a success the student council turned it into one of Bloom's homecoming spirit days, with more than 90 percent of the students taking part. Some Bloom staff members are taking a few extra steps to support breast cancer awareness. For example, health and physical education teacher Amy Stockwell will…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Lincoln-Way East girls golf standout Kelly Sterling outpolled 11 others in voting for Patch MVP, Sept. 30-Oct. 7. Sterling is now eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors in October.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Brantley came up with monster performance in the Blazing Trojans' 38-6 football victory over Fenton. He rushed for 233 yards and three touchdowns. He also scored on an 85-yard punt return. Brantley's handy work help Bloom Township boost its record to 3-1.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Homewood-Flossmoor at Lincoln-Way East, Glenbard West at Hinsdale Central and other scores from around the state.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Bloom Township's Jorge Garcia scored with 2 seconds left in a 2-1 boys soccer victory over Joliet Central.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Providence Catholic stomps St. Laurence, Wheaton North tops Naperville North and more scores. Get all of the high school football scores this weekend on Patch.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Chicago Tribune listed Chicago Heights as one of three towns to give Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's son business after he "did favors" for the mayors.
Did a Chicago firm's contracts with two Chicago Heights-based governments come from political favors? Tribune reporters interviewed Gonzalez as part of investigative story connecting Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's political favors to his son Andrew's business successes. The story noted that the City of Chicago Heights established an insurance contract with Mesirow Financial, the firm Andrew Madigan works at, after the Speaker helped Gonzalez during his campaign for mayor in April 2011. Here is an excerpt from the story, outlining how Madigan helped Gonzalez: Though Madigan made a $1,500 donation to the mayor's political fund, the more significant contribution was the help of three Madigan campaign workers. They included Martin …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A trip to Manteno gave a Junior ROTC unit a chance to connect with veterans from three wars through a volunteering effort.
Bloom Trail High School students, in the midst of learning basic military skills, were able to volunteer their way into a memorable day. Thirty five cadets from the Bloom Trail NJROTC unit recently attended a veterans' picnic at the Manteno Veterans Home. "The kids ran errands, helped veterans with games and served food at the event," said Bloom Trail NJROTC Cdr. Tim Crawford, adding that the kids were able to learn history "first-hand" from veterans that served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Bloom Trail's NJROTC unit does other charity events throughout the year and is available for civic groups in the area, according to Crawford. For additional information, contact Cdr. Tim Crawford at 708-758-7000, ext. 3240 or e-…
Monday, July 16, 2012
Deborah Filbin added a special kind of history lesson to her curriculum, and now she's getting a major pat on the back for it.
Deborah Filbin, who has taught at Bloom High School for 13 years, was awarded the 2011 Minx M. Auerbach Award for Excellence in Teaching. Filbin is receiving the award after teaching her students about art history through Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party," a large, triangular work of art completed in 1979. Filbin spoke about the curriculum at the Brooklyn Museum in New York last week. Read more about Filbin and her big accomplishments in past articles.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
She adopted a new curriculum involving art history, and now Deborah Filbin is being rewarded for her efforts.
After winning a prestigious award in 2011, a Bloom High School art teacher will get to speak about her accomplishments in New York tonight. Deborah Filbin, who has taught at Bloom for 13 years, was awarded the 2011 Minx M. Auerbach Award for Excellence in Teaching. She will receive the award during a special reception at the Brooklyn Museum in New York July 12. Filbin is receiving the award after teaching her students about art history through Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party," a large, triangular work of art completed in 1979. The students at Bloom responded well to Filbin's efforts. "I worked with one class specifically and pretty much told them, ‘I’m teaching something brand new. Are you willing to try it out with me and give me …