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Valentine’s Day fundraisers help clubs

Valentine’s Day fundraisers help clubs

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
February 16
Filed under Carousel, Clubs

Acknowledging a significant someone is easy this year as various clubs held different fundraisers for Valentine’s Day. Students paid $1 for the Choir to sing a song to someone special. “We have this gift of music we share with other people, and we strive to do more for others. Goodnight Sweetheart... Read more »

Clubs unify at Feed My Starving Children

Clubs unify at Feed My Starving Children

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
February 15
Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

For the first time, various clubs and groups will unite on Thursday with a common goal to pack as much food as they can at Feed My Starving Children. The event was organized by OLAS adviser Mark Poulterer. “I wanted OLAS to do something to give back, do some volunteer work. Last year, we went to Feed My St... Read more »

Competitors place at regionals, now preparing for state

Competitors place at regionals, now preparing for state

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
February 10
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After many students placed at regionals for Future Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), competitors are preparing for state at Springfield the first week of April. “Overall it went well. This was some of the students first time in competition so they learned from their mistakes and... Read more »

Showcase builds teamwork through art

Showcase builds teamwork through art

By Theresa Carriveau, Reporter/Photographer
January 27
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs

Hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, lyrical and tap dances were performed at the Dance Production Showcase Jan. 19 and 21. Nineteen girls and 23 dance numbers were featured in the performance. The girls worked all semester in their gym class and in after school rehearsals starting in October. Putting on t... Read more »

Candy cane grams raise money for hunger

Candy cane grams raise money for hunger

By Joy Vogt, Contributing Writer
December 20
Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

WeGo Global is restarting one of their most successful fundraisers, candy cane grams. The candy cane gram fundraiser began Dec. 8 and ends Friday. “The fundraiser is lead by students. We try to encourage it at lunch hours and announcements so more people want to do it,” club member junior L... Read more »

Horticulture celebrates holiday party

Horticulture celebrates holiday party

By Cathy Yanez, Contributing Writer
December 20
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Horticulture Club is holding its annual holiday party Thursday after school. They will be making crafts from pines and rosemary to make snowflake shaped ornaments during the party. Sophomore Cynthia Flores encouraged the club to search Pinterest for holiday ideas. The club agreed the ornaments w... Read more »

Can drive exceeds expectations

Can drive exceeds expectations

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
December 8
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Over 845 cans were donated for the SkillsUSA/FCCLA annual Food Drive. Northern Illinois Food Bank, the organization working with SkillsUSA/FCCLA, required a total of 15 boxes worth of cans to be donated. SkillsUSA/FCCLA raised 18 boxes, exceeding the required amount. Part of the outcome was due to the p... Read more »

Disney World opportunity stretches choir’s talents

Disney World opportunity stretches choir’s talents

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
December 8
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

For the first time, the honors a capella chamber choir group will perform in the Disney World Candlelight Processional on Friday. The group wanted to take part in something that was unique and different to them. “Generally, I have the groups travel every other year. We did travel last year, b... Read more »

WeGo Global collects donations for chickens

WeGo Global collects donations for chickens

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
November 22
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

The rubber chicken trophy was up for grabs as students competed to win WeGo Global’s Chicken Challenge fundraiser. WeGo Global works with Heifer International for this fundraiser. “We’ve always worked with them. Part of what WeGo Global does is when we raise money we research the organizations t... Read more »

Turkey suit fundraiser brings out competitors

Turkey suit fundraiser brings out competitors

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
November 16
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

The race to see who will wear the turkey suit costume this year is on.     For many years Student Council has used the turkey suit event as a fundraiser. “Every year that we’ve done it, we’ve picked a charity to use the money to go towards. It varies from year to year. Last ye... Read more »

‘Harry Potter’ up next for Book Club

‘Harry Potter’ up next for Book Club

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
November 15
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs

Any students looking for books, crafts, chats, and fun should come to Book Club’s next meeting. Book Club will meet on Dec. 16. Every month, the members of the club pick a book to read and discuss. “This month we selected 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs. We... Read more »

Chronicle receives recognition through many awards

Chronicle receives recognition through many awards

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
November 7
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

The award-winning school newspaper, the Wildcat Chronicle started off the year with success after receiving more awards for its online website. Quill and Scroll awarded the paper the International Honor Award with two marks of distinction for school life and for photographs and videos. The Nat... Read more »

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