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Thornridge High School

Five south suburban teens get free ride for college

There were thousands of students graduating from high school this past week, with dreams in their head of continuing their education while also wondering just how they were going to pay for it.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

Two people shot blocks away from Thornridge High School

DOLTON | Two people were wounded, one critically, in a shooting Tuesday night about a block away from Thornridge High School, police said.

February 11, 2014 10:15 pm

Area high schools have produced some famous graduates

I wish I had more time for reading and most of my reading seems to happen in the summer. I’m not big on fiction and what I most enjoy reading are autobiographies and biographies. The last two books I’ve been reading as we moved out of summer and into fall are those of two local people who fo…

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
Thornridge boys track coach Derek Augustynowicz

Thornridge boys track coach Derek Augustynowicz

Thornridge boys track coach Derek Augustynowicz takes over for longtime coach T.J. Shirley, who died in May.

March 26, 2013 2:53 pm
Thornridge track runners

Thornridge track runners

Track runners, from left, Yemi Ogunbameru, Nick Fizer and Phillip Thompson hope to add to Thornridge's great track tradition.

March 26, 2013 2:54 pm

Armed robbery forces Thornridge, Thornwood into lockdown status

SOUTH HOLLAND | An armed robbery Monday caused police to chase a pair of suspects to athletic fields south of Thornridge High School in Dolton, which resulted in that campus and Thornwood High School being placed on lockdown status for about a half-hour around the middle of the day.

December 17, 2012 7:15 pm
Thornridge school community celebrates life of longtime track coach

Thornridge school community celebrates life of longtime track coach

DOLTON | From the playing of the Thornridge High School song to the cheers and applause that echoed through the school's auditorium, the more than 200 people who gathered Saturday had the collective spirit of a crowd at a sports event.

May 19, 2012 11:30 pm

Thornridge mourning loss of longtime track coach

DOLTON | T.J. Shirley could be found at track meets many weekends — for more than 30 years — making sure everything was running smoothly.

May 06, 2012 10:50 pm
Poetry Club remembers student killed

Poetry Club remembers student killed

The Thornridge High School Poetry Club's annual Renaissance honored a former student Destin Hernandez with a day of poetry, art and music. Hernandez was killed in a drive-by shooting in May 2010.

May 04, 2011 5:39 pm
School dedicates Renaissance to shooting victim

School dedicates Renaissance to shooting victim

Thornridge High School Poetry Club member and senior Davion Russell rehearses before the poetry club's annual TR Renaissance event Wednesday in which students show off their artistic talents. This year's event was a tribute to the late Destin Hernandez, a 15-year-old student, who was shot an…

May 04, 2011 4:55 pm
School dedicates Renaissance to shooting victim

School dedicates Renaissance to shooting victim

Thornridge High School Poetry Club member Tyrell Vaughn reads his poem "The Longest Interlude" during the annual TR Renaissance event Wednesday in which students show off their artistic talents. This year's event was a tribute to the late Destin Hernandez, a 15-year-old student, who was shot…

May 04, 2011 4:55 pm
School dedicates Renaissance to shooting victim

School dedicates Renaissance to shooting victim

Family members of Destin Hernandez listen to students from the Thornridge High School Poetry Club read at the annual TR Renaissance event Wednesday in which students show off their artistic talents. This year's event was a tribute to the late Destin Hernandez, a 15-year-old student, who was …

May 04, 2011 4:55 pm
D.205 superintendent stepping down

D.205 superintendent stepping down

HARVEY | The bold and radical change coming to Thornton Township District 205 took a different turn Wednesday night.

April 14, 2011 8:15 pm
D.205 superintendent stepping down

D.205 superintendent stepping down

Superintendent Thornton Township High Schools District 205 J. Kamala Buckner speaks Oct. 2 at the educational conference and expo at Thornridge High School in Dolton. Buckner is resigning June 30, one year ahead of the end of her contract.

April 14, 2011 7:30 pm
Morrissey is officially out as T'ridge football coach

Morrissey is officially out as T'ridge football coach

Mike Morrissey has resigned at Thornridge's football coach, co-principal Brad Beilfuss confirmed with The Times on Tuesday.

March 15, 2011 6:00 pm

Thornridge sports granted one-year reprieve

Thornridge High School will field athletic teams in 2011-12, but it will not come cheaply.

February 08, 2011 12:00 am Related

IHSA gives Thornridge OK for sports in 2011-12

Thornridge High School's storied sports legacy will live on for one more prep sports season.

February 07, 2011 7:00 pm

D.205, parents squabble over meeting notice

HARVEY | What started out as a relatively minor procedural modification turned into a loud and lengthy debate, underscoring the growing rift between the School District 205 Board and the people it represents.

January 14, 2011 12:00 am

D.205 lawsuit against restructuring to resume in January

CHICAGO | The lawsuit filed by Thornton Township High Schools District 205 parents who object to a proposed restructuring of the district's three high schools will resume in January.

December 23, 2010 12:00 am

D.205 plan puzzles alderman

CALUMET CITY | The alderman who coordinated a public hearing to give Thornton Township High School District 205 officials a chance to explain the proposed restructuring of their three campuses said Thursday he still has questions about how the change will be implemented.

December 11, 2010 12:00 am
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