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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 »

Civics educator wins state award for dedication to teaching

Civics educator wins state award for dedication to teaching

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
February 6
Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles, News

After being nominated for the National Education Association (NEA)  Foundation Award, civics teacher Mary Ellen Daneels will be recognized at state level at the end of March. English teacher Brad Larson nominated Daneels for the award. The NEA Foundation award is given to teachers who are active... Read more »

Costa Rican exchange program makes the world a smaller place

Costa Rican exchange program makes the world a smaller place

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
January 29
Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles, News

After 20 years, the Costa Rican exchange program is one of the few in DuPage County that continues to host students in a traditional manner. “We are one of the only schools that still does an actual exchange with host families and not just cultural tours. It really gives students a true emerging ... Read more »

Special breakfast recognizes hard work

Special breakfast recognizes hard work

By Ariana Alcantar, Contributing Writer
January 18
Filed under Carousel, News, Slideshows

Hard work pays off, as students attending the Breakfast of Champions realized Friday. Forty-six students were nominated for the Breakfast of Champions for outstanding academic performance. It all started as a mystery when students started getting invitations to attend the Breakfast of Champions. T... Read more »

Board of Education welcomes community members to discuss referendum

Board of Education welcomes community members to discuss referendum

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
January 17
Filed under Carousel, News

In order for community members to know about a referendum that will improve the school, the school board held a community meeting  Jan. 10 discussing the possible referendum. The board will decide to approve placing the referendum on the ballot Tuesday. The referendum is to modernize the learning ... Read more »

Students participate in the first e-learning day

Students participate in the first e-learning day

By Hector Cervantes, Co-Editor in Chief/Sports Editor
January 10
Filed under Carousel, News

The first ever e-learning day was held on Dec. 19. The school is one of the few in Illinois to pilot this program. The main purpose of e-learning day is to have school at home when there is too much snow or it's cold. Teachers give students assignments and students complete it on the Chromebook.   Question: Ho... 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 »

Turnabout dance brought back by student request

Turnabout dance brought back by student request

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
December 16
Filed under Carousel, News

After five years, girls can now ask the boys out to the turnabout dance hosted by Student Council on Saturday. Student Council and the sports and entertainment marketing class teamed up to plan the occasion. “Since we have the sports and entertainment marketing class working with Student Council this dance w... Read more »

Families receive gifts for the holidays through donations

Families receive gifts for the holidays through donations

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
December 16
Filed under Carousel, News

The holiday season is full of giving and the staff made sure four families in need will receive a memorable holiday season through Adopt A Family. Adopt A Family is a program where people give out gifts in a team, club, in a class hour,  family or individual, according to activities director Marc Wo... Read more »

Local environmental group starts film festival

Local environmental group starts film festival

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief
December 14
Filed under Carousel, News

The Focus on Energy Film Festival, created by SCARCE, gives high school and college students in DuPage County an opportunity to make short videos in world languages that promote energy conservation. Executor Director, Kay McKeen, started SCARCE, originally called SCRAP, in 1990 while teaching in DuP... Read more »

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