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News Briefs: New Trier’s HUB7 open house; Glencoe Park District survey; Loyola father-daughter night

Community members had a chance during an open house on Jan. 25 to hear from New Trier faculty and administrators about the importance of human-centered design in the school’s new learning space, HUB7.

The program aligns with the district’s goal of providing students with a safe and engaging learning environment that fosters creativity and critical thinking skills.

In HUB7, New Trier students will have the opportunity to explore real-life complex problems. The program, launched by the district in partnership with the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois, will help students develop the skills and mindsets needed for future college and professional careers, according to the New Trier Educational Foundation.

The cost of HCD learning, which often is higher than traditional learning, is why the New Trier Educational Foundation has established an Innovation Fund to allow for greater flexibility in classrooms as teachers teach with and through human-centered design.

Glencoe Park District looking for community feedback

The Glencoe Park District has launched a new survey as part of a broader plan to shape a sustainable future for the Glencoe community, the district said in a news release.

Residents are being asked to share their feedback to help develop the district’s next comprehensive plan.

A community open house will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 6 at the Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road, to showcase the survey results and assessments of Glencoe Beach and the district’s parks.

Free childcare services will be offered on-site for those who need them, the district said. Those wishing to reserve childcare can email

The Glencoe Park District and residents are working together to build a “sustainable future that reflects the needs and aspirations of the entire community,” the release says.

Fathers and daughters at Loyola’s D4 event on Feb. 2 in Skokie.

Loyola dads and daughters enjoy night out

A recent Loyola Academy event was a special night for Ramblers daughters and dads.

The 2024 D4: Dinner Dance for Daughters and Dads on Feb. 2 at Evanston Golf Club in Skokie provided students a chance to enjoy dinner, dance and carnival fun.

D4 is an annual event that alternates with Mom Prom. This year’s event offered music from DJ Anthony, carnival games, a roaming magician, cotton candy, and more. Raffle drawings also played a key role in the festivities, with prizes such as restaurant gift cards, a Tiffany necklace, Stanley gift baskets and more.

To cap the night, one student’s name from each grade was drawn as part of a class raffle. This included two tickets to prom for our senior winner.

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This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.

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