John L. Schoof

Profile Updated: February 9, 2015
John L. Schoof
Residing In: Muskego, WI USA
Occupation: Retired
Children: Ashlyn
Mason
Kaylyn
Yes! Attending Reunion
Did you attend New Trier East, or New Trier West?

New Trier East

Comments:

Retired after 28 years from the Milwaukee Police Dept. as a Detective with the Homicide Unit.

Who was your favorite teacher at New Trier? Why?

Mr. Hall (English)

What is your favorite memory of New Trier?

Graduating

What is your LEAST favorite memory of NT?

Swim Class

Did you learn anything at New Trier that later proved to be useful? If so, what?

An education

Were you at the flag pole in front of NTE on the day that a group of students attempted to lower the flag to half-mast to protest the war in Viet Nam?

no

Did any of your children attend New Trier?

No

Which of the following can be found in a dark corner of your closet?

none of the above

Did your father attend New Trier?

No

Did your mother attend New Trier?

No

In recent years, New Trier has increasingly been described as "too big" and "too competitive." Has NT changed?

No

Did you suffer hearing loss by attending a rock concert at The International Amphitheatre? Which one(s)?

No

If you could go back and do high school all over, what would you do differently?

Not a thing

How do you describe yourself politically?

Conservative

What are your vices?

none of the above

All things considered, was Nixon a good, or a bad President?

He was good

Did you ever listen to WNTH?

Yes

During your years at New Trier, were you described as a "jock," or a "freak"? Was the label accurate?

Independant

Unless you think it's none of anybody's goddam business, how would you describe your sexual preferences?

exclusively heterosexual

Are all kids who lived on the North Shore and went to New Trier spoiled whiny elitist brats who had everything handed to them on a silver platter? (Just asking.)

No, I was never whiny

Who decided that the Indians and the Cowboys should become . . . Trevians? Who decided that Echoes should become Trevia? Should that person (or persons) be severely punished?

No

Are you aware that there was a full-blown scandal -- involving the otherwise inactive Winnetka Police -- to investigate sexting at New Trier? Do you sleep more soundly at night knowing that the Winnetka Police is ensuring that smart phones are not used to transmit photos of students' naughty bits?

No, I was not aware of it - Was Chris Robling involved?

Describe a moment of supreme happiness in your life that did NOT involve sex, drugs or rock and roll.

When I made my first million dollars.

Are you still basically the same person you were in high school? If not, and you have changed, how have you changed? Have you changed for the better?

I don't trust most people.

HELLO MY NAME IS . . . Are you comfortable with the process of aging?

Yeah, it sure beats the alternative

How did you feel about New Trier during your attendance there?

I loved everything

How did you perceive New Trier after your first year of college? Did you feel that by going to college you had taken a step up, or down?

College was easy compared to New Trier

How did you choose your profession?

The same way I chose my spouse - solely for love

Which Junior High did you attend?

Washburn (Winnetka)

What higher formal education have you completed?

Master's Degree in: Criminal Justice

What institutions of higher learning have conferred a degree upon you?

Wisconsin/Marquette

In which Village did you reside at the time you graduated from New Trier?

Winnetka

While at New Trier, did you participate in the Center for Self-Directed Learning?

No

What happened to the idealism that was so prevalent in the late 60s and early 70s?

It didn't disappear, it was incorporated into the Tea Party

The best thing about growing up in the North Shore was . . .

The racial and ethnic diversity (LOL)

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