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10/30/14 01:20 PM #31    

 

Fred James

     I was thinking about that tech building ever since the message went out about it being rebuilt.

     I NEVER PLACED A FOOT IN THAT BUILDING EVER! And I regret it now. I spent all my time in the building next to it, the Music Building. I never took a shop course ever, no woodshop, no automotive action, no mechanical drawing classes. There was a sort of "look down your nose at the mere tradesman" going in and out of that building. Ever since I've felt less than able to do simple car fixes or build or fix things at home. Oh I know a lot about Opera! You want fries with that?

     Oddly, my brother, who can do-build-fix anything with his hands, was amazed at all the controls I had to operate when he visited a radio station where I was employed a few decades ago. His eyes grew big and his jaw dropped. "How do you do all this?" he asked as if I were a Jumbo Jet Captain with a million gadgets, blinking lights and levers in front of me and 300 passengers in back! My brother did not realize how redundant most of the controls were and that a monkey could run them. I of course, did not tell my brother this.

     On the other hand the same brother always could make beautiful and practical objects with his hands. I always admired how he did this and one time I tried to make a simple box in our basement using 2 X 4's and nails. As I was pounding in the last 2 X 4 I realized that my "square" box looked more like a dead mouse and just then my brother comes down the steps, takes one look at it and starts laughing. When necessity forced me later in life to do automotive repairs or carpentry at my pad, what would take my brother 20 minutes and would end up looking like a professional had done the work, would take me a full day or even more and usually look like an eighth grader did it. ALL BECAUSE I NEVER STEPPED IN THAT TECH BUILDING AT NT!!!!

 


01/12/15 07:09 AM #32    

 

Sue Giallombardo (Walker)

Several of us wanted to share this video of our dear classmate Dr. Mary-Claire King at the World Science Festival discussing what she went through to get the grant that led to her discovery of the gene for familial breast cancer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOP5pUIYhv4&app=desktop

or   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOP5pUIYhv4

Many thanks to Mindy Nix and others who forwarded this.

Sue Giallombardo Walker

 

 


01/13/15 07:56 PM #33    

John Yeoman

On May 2 a movie will be released titled Decoding Annie Parker.   It's the story of Mary-Claire's discovery.

www.decodingannieparkerfilm.com

Helen Hunt plays Mary-Claire


 


01/14/15 10:28 AM #34    

Leslie Desmond

Fred:  Didn't you take drivers' ed?   I believe my class was in the technical building.

Mary Claire is a brilliant woman who can also tell a great story for Moth!

John Yeoman:  Thanks much for the tip on the movie--will watch for it...

 

 

 


01/15/15 10:07 AM #35    

Patricia Jean Willhite (Clarke)

I have seen the movie on Netlix with Helen Hunt as Marie Claire.  It is very good and brought more understanding to me about the dedication and years one thing like that takes to prove.  We have had breast cancer several times in my husbands family. Thank you Marie Claire and I do not think I could be prouder of a classmate! Thank you for caring enough about humanity and for being so devoted and dedicated to others!  We have a picture of you with some of the girls taken in the music room at our 50th that I treasure.

Pat Willhite Clarke


01/16/15 07:47 AM #36    

 

Lawrence Kreger

I remember Mary Claire King very well; we were in the same math class together my Junior year... she was always so alert and focused, in her low-key way... You knew she was bright but you did not know just how bright and inquisitive and persistent she could be.

I heard about her being out at Berkeley or something years later and that she was doing research..I can just see her in a white lab coat and all...

I am really glad she eventually got the recognition she deserved.

 

 

 

 


01/21/15 10:31 PM #37    

 

Sue Giallombardo (Walker)

A group of NT alums have set up a "New Trier High School Classmates' In Memoriam " page on Facebook to remember any New Trier classmates and family who went to New Trier that have passed away. It's open to all classes.

To post or follow in your news, you just join the group. There are some very touching tributes, especially by family members.  The whole purpose is to have a place to remember those we love and miss, to share photos and memories.  

Love to all,

SueG


01/22/15 07:45 AM #38    

 

Lawrence Kreger

Hi Sue,--Yes, please add me to those to be informed of the passing of any of our classmates and the tributes. Thanks

 

Lawrence ( Larry) Kreger

ljkreger@netzero.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


01/23/15 06:41 AM #39    

Steven Schick

Hey, hey, hey!

I'm just amazed that you all remember so much from so long ago.

Steve


05/29/15 06:59 AM #40    

 

Sue Giallombardo (Walker)

For those of us who attended the tour of New Trier during our 50th reunion weekend, hold on to your photos... school's facilities are changing - the Cafeteria, the Tech Arts building and the Music building are coming down...I never got around to posting all my tour pictures in the Gallery - will do so later today.. Thanks for the memories...Rah-Rah for old New Trier!  .Sue Giallombardo Walker

May 28, 2015
New
Trier High School to begin 2-year campus redevelopment project

New Trier High School will celebrate the groundbreaking of its Winnetka Campus Facilities Project with a community celebration on Monday, June 1, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the North Parking Lot of the Winnetka Campus, 385 Winnetka Ave.

Community leaders, parents, students, staff, and representatives of New Trier’s elementary school districts will be on hand to officially launch the two-year project, which will bring new classrooms and labs, new elective spaces, a new library, a new cafeteria, and much more to the Winnetka Campus. All residents are invited.

“We are excited to begin this project in earnest with the demolition of the Tech Arts Building once this school year ends,” said Superintendent Linda Yonke. “Thanks to the support of residents, we are able to build a new addition to our Winnetka Campus that will serve New Trier students and our community for generations to come.”

The project will replace three adjacent buildings that are among the oldest and most inefficient on the campus: the 1912 Cafeteria, 1931 Tech Arts Building, and 1950 Music Building. Construction will take place in two phases. During Phase One (spring of 2015 through the 2015-2016 school year), the Tech Arts Building will be demolished and the first half of the addition will be constructed. This new portion of the building - including the new cafeteria, library, and several new classrooms - will open for the 2016-2017 school year.

Phase Two (summer of 2016 and 2016-2017 school year) involves demolition of the Cafeteria and Music Building and construction of the second half of the addition. The entire project is scheduled for completion by the opening of the 2017-2018 school year.

The District has partnered with Wight & Company for architectural and engineering services and Pepper Construction Company for construction management services.

New Trier Music students will provide the entertainment for the Groundbreaking Ceremony. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Student Cafeteria.

For more information about the project, please visit www.newtrier.k12.il.us/facilitiesproject

 


01/27/16 09:08 AM #41    

 

Sue Giallombardo (Walker)

NT '63 Classmates - If you have stories you'd like to share from your experiences in NT's theater or music groups, the NT Communications/Alumni office is collecting them. See the links below.

Sue Giallombardo Walker
*********************************

Dear New Trier Alumni,

If you haven’t been back to your alma mater lately, you may be surprised. New Trier’s Winnetka Campus (aka New Trier East to many of you) is under construction as the school takes on its largest building project in nearly 60 years!  

Construction began over the summer with the demolition of the 1931 Tech Arts Building, the home of many fond memories for our auto, engineering, art, and manual/applied arts students. Crews have made great progress toward creating the first half of the new building that will ultimately replace Tech Arts, the 1950 Music (“M”) Building, and the 1912 Cafeteria. The project will include a new McGee and Black Box Theatre, all new spaces for theatre, art, applied arts, and music, and a new cafeteria, new library, and 25 new academic classrooms. You can read all about it and check out a live feed of construction here: http://www.newtrier.k12.il.us/facilitiesproject/.

The next phase of the project will begin this summer, with demolition of the M Building, McGee Theatre, and Cafeteria and construction of the second half of the new building.
That’s where you come in!

Calling all former theatre, debate, and music students – or any alum with a memory of the M Building and McGee Theatre: We want your stories!!

To make way for some great new spaces, we have to say goodbye to our old ones. Will you help us say goodbye by sharing a story about your time in the McGee Theatre and hallway, the music classrooms, WNTH, or the speech and debate classrooms?

Here's an example from theatre teacher Nina Lynn: “Posters, programs, and photos line the hallway outside of the McGee Theatre. I love it when graduates come back and get so excited to see the mementos of their high school theatre experience. They always tell a great story about the friends they made during the production, the backstage drama they remember, or the teachers they got to know by working on the show. It's a good reminder of the impact our program has had on our alums but also on the students we're with right now. “

To contribute your story of a classroom, theatre, broadcast booth, scene shop or of a teacher or classmate, please click HERE (theatre) or HERE (music). We will share these stories on our Facebook page and at our goodbye ceremony in May. We will share more information about that ceremony, which will be open to the public, closer to the date.

Also, don’t forget to check out the New Trier Alumni page for the latest news on reunions and other events: http://www.newtrieralumni.org/

Sincerely,
Niki Dizon

Nicole Ziegler Dizon
Director of Communications and Alumni Relations
New Trier Township High School District 203


 Find New Trier on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newtrierhighschool
 Follow New Trier on Twitter: http://twitter.com/newtrier203


07/18/16 08:13 AM #42    

 

Sue Giallombardo (Walker)

Classmates - 

From Classmate Allan Stern:
I got a request for assistance from a Williams College classmate who attended University High in Hyde Park, same year as us.  He was trying to track down one of his classmates, Jeff Horwitz,  They had tried to find him for various high school reunions, but nobody has come up with any information on his whereabouts. 

He told me that Jeff had left U-High and transferred to New Trier for his senior year, and if I knew anything.  
I looked up Jeff in our senior yearbook.  He is listed only once in the index, for his senior picture.

If you have any information on Jeff, please let Allan know.  Thanks!!


10/01/16 07:42 AM #43    

 

Sue Giallombardo (Walker)

Here's the latest New Trier Alumni Newsletter!  Click Here

We're going to keep our website going as long as there is interest.  
We're paid up through 2019 (Thank you, Tom Safran!).  

Keep posting your news and pictures!!

Love to all,

Sue Giallombardo Walker

 

 

 


10/05/16 09:03 AM #44    

Winnie Unger (Johnson)

Thanks Tom & Sue

Yes, I am interested in keeping the website going. What do they charge us? 

Cheers, Winnie

 

 

 


10/06/16 05:44 AM #45    

Alida Edwards (Meyers)

I am enjoying hearing all of these old familiar names. My family moved to the East Coast in 1965 and I have lost touch with the North Shore.
Alida Meyers

10/06/16 05:45 AM #46    

Alida Edwards (Meyers)

I am enjoying hearing all of these old familiar names. My family moved to the East Coast in 1965 and I have lost touch with the North Shore.
Alida Meyers

10/06/16 06:21 AM #47    

James Lev

Thanks Sue,

I'd also be happy to contribute to keep the website operating.   Its the best way to stay connected.   thanks.

Jim

 


10/07/16 06:15 AM #48    

Nancy Hoffmann

I enjoy hearing from my classmates, although I admit I've never heard of most of them before. We had a huge graduating class!

 

 

 


04/07/17 11:32 AM #49    

 

Sue Giallombardo (Walker)

Classmates:

1.  Here are the 2017 New Trier Alumni Achievement Award recipients and news from NT alumni office:
Click on this link.

2.  Just a reminder, if you have moved or changed contact information, please update your profile page.
Your family news and pictures are always welcome!! 

3.  Reunion???   Several of us are talking about a reunion event for 2018 - 55 yrs..Leslie Desmond has suggested we all come to Aspen. I'm in favor of that!!  Late May or early June??  Would love to get your thoughts.  It would be a very informal gathering...Depending on how many are interested and want to attend..we'll have to put an organizing group together.  Other thoughts on locations??? Back home??

4.  Facebook is still a place where many of us keep connected.  Many of us saw the note there from Jock Simpson about Jack Ryan's passing.  I'm happy to friend you...just send me a request...

5.  I'm heading back to Rome/Florence in October with one of my daughters.  I won a free trip in the annual raffle held by L'ItaloAmericano, a NY based Italian-American organization/news that's been around since 1908, featuring Italian culture, food, travel, etc.  What a surprise!!! A week in Florence and then we'lll do a week based in Siena or head to Sicily.. 
I'm also planning another 2 week visit just to Sicily for spring 2018.  I am working with some local (American and Sicilian) people to help sponsor the Sicilian Project - helping youngsters in Sicily to learn English and expand their future job prospects. My friend Giovanni Lanza is the president of this 501-3C organization and lives here in the Dallas area...Let me know if you'd like to learn more about it...Or better yet, come with me to see Sicily!!!

Love to you all!!!

Sue Giallombardo Walker 
suewalker4@yahoo.com
972-841-3181


 

 


01/09/19 06:43 PM #50    

 

Sue Giallombardo (Walker)

Hello New Trier '63 Classmates:

I recently sent out a notice regarding the renewal of our New Trier Class of 1963 website on Class Creator.com.  In the last month, 19 of your classmates have donated $495.00 - which is enough for the 3 year renewal through 2022.
The 5 year renewal is another $165.00    If you would consider making a $10 donation, I'm sure we would be able to do the 5 year extension which will put us through our 60th Reunion!!!
We have one month to finish this fund raising...

Here are 2 ways to pay:

Option 1. Send your check payable to me, Sue Walker (yes, some people still write checks…)
please note somewhere on the check that it’s for "NT1963 website fund”

Mail your check to Sue Walker, 777 Custer Rd, #8-1, Richardson, TX 75080
I will verify that I've received it and can send you an electronic receipt, if you want one.

Option 2. Go to https://paypal.me/newtrier63website

Type in $10.00 or whatever amount you want to donate, and the money goes into a 
PayPal account that I set up from which I’ll pay the subscription fee. 

If you don’t have a PayPal account? Getting one is fast and it’s free. Just go to www.paypal.com.

As soon as we have the cost covered, I will close the unique PayPal account I’ve set up for this funding effort and will send to anyone requesting a final accounting of the contributions. 

Any questions?? Let me know. I so enjoy hearing from each of you, some through our website and others via my personal Facebook page Sue Giallombardo Walker. If you are ever in Dallas area, and I’m not off traveling in Italy (Ciao!), please call me.. I’d love to see you!! 

A huge thank you to classmate Tom Safran (and there were a few others who contributed also) for funding the subscription these past 7 years. He has been generous beyond measure.

Thanks again…
Sue Giallombardo Walker
class website admin.
972-841-3161 cell/text


01/09/19 07:58 PM #51    

 

Sue Giallombardo (Walker)

Well, I should have known...WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL OF $660 - Thank you, TJ Dunn!!
And thanks to all 20 classmates who supported this fund raiser with their donations.  

The PayPal site is now closed.  We will be renewed on ClassCreator BEFORE the DEADLINE and have another 5 years of keeping connected.  Friends are friends forever!!

LOVE YOU,  SUE G


01/10/19 08:58 AM #52    

Donald Behm

  Just received or should I say opened, notice of money needed. Before I get my check book out it’s all paid  thanks TJ and all the others  Sue do you need or want anything else  I’d love to help. so nice to read about the class of 1963  

 


01/11/19 07:39 PM #53    

 

Sue Giallombardo (Walker)

Thanks so much, Don..We're all set  - but always grateful for the message.

Sue G


01/17/19 11:33 PM #54    

Howard Klee

Sue,

Happy new year, Xin nian kwai le, bonne année !

Got your message while on a very long trip circumnavigating New Zealand.  (No I was not the pilot/captain/driver. )No real internet connection so couldn't get back to you sooner.  I'd be happy to contribute to the web site fund, but see that many others beat me to it.  Thanks for all you do to keep us connected. 

Howie


01/22/19 09:43 AM #55    

 

Sue Giallombardo (Walker)

OUR NEW TRIER CLASS OF 1963 WEBSITE HAS BEEN RENEWED FOR 5 YEARS!!

THANKS AGAIN TO ALL THOSE WHO RESPONDED ON PAYPAL OR SENT CHECKS AND TO THOSE WHO SENT KIND WORDS OF SUPPORT FOR KEEPING EVERYONE CONNECTED.

RENEWING OLD FRIENDSHIPS AND FINDING WAYS TO CONNECT WITH CHILDHOOD/TEEN FRIENDS IS SUCH A JOY FOR ME..AND I KNOW THAT MANY OF YOU ARE DOING THE SAME.

SEVERAL MENTIONED HAVING ANOTHER REUNION...RATHER THAN WAIT UNTIL 2023..
I THOUGHT WE MIGHT LOOK AT FALL TIME FRAME OF 2020 OR 2021.
WAITING ALMOST 5 MORE YEARS, MAY MAKE TRAVEL MORE CHALLENGING FOR SOME.
ANY THOUGHTS YOU HAVE ON THIS ARE MOST WELCOME!


TO START THE DISCUSSION, HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER:

1.  LOCATION/WHERE DO WE WANT TO HOLD IT? 

2.  WHEN:  MONTH & YEAR??

3.  WHAT TYPE OF AN EVENT WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO ATTEND:
        JR HIGH GATHERING/ 
        CASUAL SATURDAY DINNER/BUFFET
        CASUAL SATURDAY LUNCH
        FAREWELL SUNDAY BRUNCH
        OTHER IDEAS??

4.  COST /PER PERSON FOR 3 EVENTS (LUNCH/DINNER/BRUNCH):  
            $100 OR LESS, $100-$150
            PRICE OUT INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
 
5.   OTHER SUGGESTIONS:

THIS SHOULD GET  US STARTED. 

SENDING ALL OF YOU GOOD WISHES FOR HEALTH AND HAPPY TIMES WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS IN 2019.   THE WELCOME MAT IS OUT IF YOU ARE EVER IN THE DALLAS AREA.  CALL OR TEXT ME.  I'D LOVE TO SEE YOU!  
CIAO!
SUE GIALLOMBARDO WALKER
972-841-3161

 

 


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