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West Chicago students honored in Upstate 8 Conference Art Show

West Chicago students honored in Upstate 8 Conference Art Show

By Grace Schumann, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

Three students were honored on Nov. 29 for excellence in art in the Upstate 8 Conference Art Show. The art show, which includes all the schools in Upstate 8, is a voluntary entry art show that takes place every school year. Students from 13 schools submit their pieces each year, and only 130 ...

FCCLA holds can drive to aid people

FCCLA holds can drive to aid people

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

In order to help families in need, FCCLA will hold a can drive from Monday to Dec. 15. “There are families in need especially during the holiday season, that need food and we wanted to be able to provide that for them,” FCCLA adviser Brittney Bauer said. FCCLA has held the can drive annually...

Take a bite out of low blood supplies with blood drive

Take a bite out of low blood supplies with blood drive

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

October 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

To go along with Friday the 13th, Interact Club and Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) will give vampire teeth to donors at the blood drive Friday. The idea came from Interact Club adviser Gavin Engel. “I thought it would be cute. I’m kind of cheesy like that,” Engel said. T...

Math Team earns win at first competition

Math Team earns win at first competition

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

At their first competition, math team earned first place at the Math League meet Sept. 28. Saint Ignatius, Romeoville, and Larkin attended the competition. “We were going against some very good teams,” freshman Christina Champagne said. Math team coach Charles Vokes was one of the judge...

Compass prays for school and the world

Compass prays for school and the world

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

As a way to encourage students and staff to connect with their faith, Compass participated in the national event “See You at the Pole” Wednesday. Compass held the event outside of entrance F under the flagpole. At the event, participants and Compass members prayed at 7:15 a.m. “We’ll be...

We-Go Through Time parade recap

We-Go Through Time parade recap

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

Club, contract concerns bring students and community out to board meeting

Club, contract concerns bring students and community out to board meeting

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

September 22, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

Several students and community members voiced their concerns and opinions regarding the club issues and the lack of a contract for teachers at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday. Senior Efrain Aguilar, who is a mentor for ROAR, was one of the seven students who spoke. “I came to high school,...

WeGo homecoming banners underway

WeGo homecoming banners underway

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

It’s finally homecoming season and Art Club is taking the lead. The club has been designing the banners every year for almost three decades. “Art Club has designed the banners for homecoming even before I got here and I’ve been working in the school for 29 years,” Art Club adviser David Exn...

Meetings held to ease club issues

Meetings held to ease club issues

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

September 7, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

As a way to help clubs and club members affected by the West Chicago Teachers’ Association’s decision to stop all clubs with volunteer sponsors from running, activities director Marc Wolfe and Principal Moses Cheng held an informational meeting on Tuesday after school to provide club members with so...

“The Complete History of America” with a twist

“The Complete History of America” with a twist

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

WeGo Drama will perform “The Complete History of America (Abridged)’’ to begin the season Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. “‘The Complete History of America’ is a very fun, silly, energetic, highly-active, audience interactive (show),” WeGo Drama adviser and director Mark Begovich said. Acco...

Volunteer teacher sponsors suspend clubs amid contract issues

Volunteer teacher sponsors suspend clubs amid contract issues

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

August 30, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

After a year of negotiating with the Board of Education, the West Chicago Teachers' Association voted on Aug. 20 to suspend teachers, who sponsor clubs or extracurricular activities with no pay, from volunteering their time to run clubs. The Teachers' Association met on Aug. 20 to discuss their lack o...

Club loses fundraising opportunity after Blooming Fest cancelled

Club loses fundraising opportunity after Blooming Fest cancelled

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

June 2, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Since Horticulture Club did not sell any of the plants they had grown for Blooming Fest due to it raining that day, they were left with an abundance of plants and a shortage of funds. “I still have a billowing greenhouse and no money back in the account. Our big money came from that street fair...

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