Friday, July 13, 2012
A collection of Mike Amrhein memories from our readers.
When North High teacher and baseball coach Mike Amrhein passed away at the age of 37 on July 5, many in the community shared with Patch their memories of Amrhein and the impact he had on their lives. We've centralized those sentiments here to make it easier for people to find and we encourage our readers to continue to share memories of Amrhein in the comments section. Amrhein was a graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School. He attended the University of Notre Dame on a college scholarship, graduating in 1997. After graduation, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the tenth round and played six years in their minor league organization, eventually working his way up to AAA, according to Amrhein's profile on the Booster Club site. …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Funeral services private but memorials to benefit Amrhein's children can still be made.
Funeral services for North High baseball coach and teacher Mike Amrhein were held in private by the family, but memorials in benefit of Amrhein's children can still be made. According to an obituary through Knollcrest Funeral Home in Lombard, memorials to benefit Amrhein's two daughters—Alexis (Ally) and Michaela (Ella) Amrhein—can be made at any 5/3rd Bank branch. Amrhein, who passed away at the age of 37 on July 5, worked in the Special Services department at North High for six years and was an assistant varsity baseball coach. The cause of death is not being released. "Mike was a dedicated employee, and always served as positive example to our students," District 99 superintendent Mark McDonald wrote in a statement. "He was a wonderful …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Students needing support in wake of North High coach Mike Amrhein's passing are encouraged to come to North High Monday morning.
District 99 and North High school are inviting students who may need support in the wake of teacher and baseball coach Mike Amrhein's passing to come to North High on Monday morning. From 10 a.m. to Noon on Monday, July 9 in the North High Alumni Room, counselors will be available for students needing support. Amrhein worked in the Special Services department at North for six years and was an assistant varsity baseball coach. He passed away on July 5. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced by Amrhein's family.
Friday, July 6, 2012
District 99 superintendent Mark McDonald releases statement on what it was like to work with North High teacher and baseball coach Mike Amrhein, who passed away on Thursday.
Calling Downers Grove North High School teacher and baseball coach Mike Amrhein a "positive example" and "dedicated employee", D99 superintendent Mark McDonald released a statement Friday about Amrhein's contributions to North. "Mike was a dedicated employee, and always served as positive example to our students," McDonald wrote. "He was a wonderful leader to other staff members as well, excelling in every position he held at District 99." According to McDonald, Amrhein served as an active member of North's Parent University planning group and was a "key member of both the literacy liaison and mentor committees." "It was truly a privilege to have him as part of our team," McDonald said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach Mike Amrhein died Thursday.
Downers Grove North High School teacher and baseball coach Mike Amrhein died Thursday, according to an email sent by Principal Scott Kasik. Amrhein worked in the Special Services department at North for six years and was an assistant varsity baseball coach, according to a DGN Boosters Club website. "(He) was loved by all who knew him," Kasik said in his email. "… Please keep Mr. Amrhein’s family in your thoughts and prayers." Kasik also said counselors will be available at the school next week to support grieving students. A graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, Amrhein attended the University of Notre Dame on a college scholarship. After graduating there in 1997, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the tenth round and …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Students are cited for earning 3.4 to 4.0 and above grade-point averages.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The following students are on the Downers Grove North High School honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-2011 school year. 4.0 and above grade-point average Freshmen Elizabeth Nicole Arand, Elijah V. Bacerra, Anthony James Baker, Hanna Bayer, Catherine Elizabeth Behme, Carter Alan Bernier, Lydia Schumacher Black, Nicholas Brehm Bonanno, Thomas Anthony Brethauer, Julie Elizabeth Brinkman, Elizabeth Colette Brunell, Emma Therese Brzezinski, Marissa Jordan Buonamici, Anna Alexandria Burton, Alexa Joanne Castelvecchi, Rachel Nicole Clivaz, Gwendolyn Kay Cortez, Jeremy Tyler Craven, Angelina M Crescimone, Maggie Lynn Curran, Sandra Di Pauli von Treuheim, Mary Ellen Doro, Sam J. Eduljee, Adam Moustafa Nashat El-Badawi, Grace Frances …