There are a lot of unknowns about the districts coming to IHSA football in 2021, but this exercise will attempt to give an idea of what the district format could look like. Before we get to the projection, let's go through some basics on how this projection was compiled: • This uses the recently released IHSA enrollments for schools for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 athletic seasons. Teams were then divided into classifications. • Teams that played in 11-man football last season and have already declared that they plan to move to 8-man football were removed from this projection. In addition, the 36 teams that played football in the Chicago Public League but were excluded from playoff qualification were also excluded from this exercise. • There are 15 teams that will face the nonboundaried multiplier in the next two-year enrollment packet and those schools enrollments were adjusted accordingly. The three success-formula schools (Loyola, Nazareth and IC Catholic) were … [Read more...] about High school football: New district projections for 2021 season
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The new West Calder High School has welcomed over 1000 visitors since it opened its doors in June. The visitors have included parents, the community and teaching professionals from across the country. Headteacher Julie Calder gave an enthusiastic update to members of the Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Local Area Committee, and pointed to the input pupils have had in creating the ethos of the vibrant new £32m school - right down to a friendly lion. “They wanted to keep the colours, the red and black, and they wanted to keep the lion in the badge, only make him more friendly,” she said. "The result? A school at the cutting-edge of design, populated by a traditionally uniform-clad body of students - revelling in a space which is transforming the conventions of high school. “It’s been very busy, and an exciting journey,” said Mrs Calder. “It’s a very exciting time with great feedback from pupils and parents.” Read more: Young dancer to … [Read more...] about New £32 million high school welcomes over 1000 visitors from across the country
For more than five decades caring Dorothy Kay has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of families around her. From supporting churches to fostering children and even working as a voluntary medic, the 79-year-old has proved to be the very definition of a ‘community stalwart’ in Rushton Spencer. And she has done it all despite living with a back injury which left her needing two serious operations. Now her efforts around Dane Valley have been recognised by royalty after she was named as a BEM recipient in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Dorothy, who lives with husband John, said: “When I found out I couldn’t believe it! I thought my husband was making it up.” The couple first moved to Rushton Spencer in 1966 and Dorothy soon agreed to become a Sunday school teacher in nearby Swythamley before doing the same in Danebridge. She also set up a choir which is still running to this day with Dorothy only stepping aside as conductor two … [Read more...] about Meet the community stalwart who really has done it all!
Armond White 9 June 2018 9:00 AM 9 June 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Kanye West is more than halfway in to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame — if his politics don’t block the way. This extraordinary rapper-producer first won over a worldwide audience with the 2004 anthem ‘Jesus Walks’, disrupted hip-hop’s bling-bling materialism with the us-vs-them challenge of his Jay-Z collaboration Watch the Throne, and then released the confounding My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which rightly became the most highly acclaimed hip-hop album this century. He went on to make controversial public art with his ‘New Slaves’ video, which was projected in 66 locations around the world (called Orwellian by admirers and dumbfounded detractors). With news-making political statements occasionally interspersing that résumé, West is, at the very least, the single most important hip-hop artist … [Read more...] about Musically, politically and culturally, Kanye West is uncontrollable and unignorable
This is the list of inspirational heroes chosen for the Herald Community Awards 2018. A panel of judges have deliberated on a list of hundreds of nominees for the awards, each with a story more moving than the last. The charities, groups, individuals and, in some cases, animals have been shortlisted make us truly proud to be Plymothian – for selflessly giving their time for others and supporting their community. All the finalists are invited to an afternoon awards ceremony on June 25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel hosted by Judi Spiers, featuring entertainment from Rhythm City Dance Studio and a summer supper. Community Hero of the Year: Dave Swift and Kaye Webber Railway station staff Dave and Kaye have been hailed as heroes after saving the life of a passenger who suffered a near fatal heart attack on board a train. Mike Evans, 69, had just got on board a train to Dawlish with his companion Jackie after a day exploring Plymouth when he suddenly collapsed. But quick-thinking staff at … [Read more...] about Plymouth Community Awards