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A way to help a student-run business learn job skills using donations

Staff can donate shirts until Friday in room 1130 for the special education transition team to use for their new business.

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

October 15, 2020

To give students a way to practice for a job, the special education transition team created a student-run business.  “The business will provide job experience and training for our transition students ages 18-22. These students are working towards real-world job readiness skills and independent li...

Dare to Scare gets students to bring out their creative side virtually

In 2019, librarian Donna Leahy speaks at the Dare to Scare event in front of students.

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

October 13, 2020

The annual Dare to Scare writing competition has moved to an online format due to COVID-19.  “This year due to the pandemic we will be offering a virtual way for our third graders to listen to the stories our students wrote and possibly have a Q&A with the authors,” librarian Donna Leahy...

October 12 COVID-19 updates

October 12 COVID-19 updates

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

October 12, 2020

DuPage County cases: 18,253  Updated new cases as of Oct. 12: 19,269 (+1,016) Deaths of Oct. 5: 567 Update new deaths as of Oct. 12: 583 (+16)   Kane County cases: 13,634  Update new cases as of Oct. 12: 14,184 (+550) Deaths of Oct. 5: 329 Updated new deaths as of Oct. 12: 335...

The Class of 2021 will be the first to enter the school building for the SAT

Before testing began, the class of 2021 prepare to take the SAT after being rescheduled due to COVID-19.

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

October 12, 2020

The senior class will be able to take the SAT that was canceled last spring due to COVID-19 on Wednesday.  “(Last year) the junior students did not have the opportunity to take the SAT in the spring of 2020,” Assistant Principal Allister Scott said. “This is the replacement for that exam and it i...

With live streams, WeGo Drama continues with yearly shows

Junior Maggie Hancock adheres to CDC guidelines, wearing a mask while performing.

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2020

With COVID-19 affecting clubs and CDC guidelines in place, drama teacher Mark Begovich continues to share his love for art with drama shows. “The one thing is that probably the industry that had the biggest shake-up is the arts industry. People don’t realize how important they are to our society...

Sudden change makes unexpected school year decision

The 2020-2021 school year began with new classrooms and a new area, yet students won’t be allowed to see it in person due to COVID-19 and classes going online.

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

September 23, 2020

After saying goodbye to friends and teachers for what was believed for two weeks, the 2020-2021 school year began online.  “This school year is going to be different than any other school year we’ve ever had, we (are) starting later due to the construction, not because of COVID-19,” Principal W...

A weekend full of games while learning with classmates and teachers

Students and staff got together for Snowball on Jan. 17-19 with a weekend full of games and food.

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

February 18, 2020

As a way to get students and staff together, Snowball took place Jan. 17-19 full of games and food.  Snowball started over 20 years ago by now-retired special education teacher Cat Thielberg. “I’ve been in Snowball for 13 years. My first time I was just behind the scenes, helping out, perso...

Students get an inside look on how to navigate through fake news

SVP of education of the News Literacy Project Peter Adams educates teens with related skills and concepts as a way to browse the internet better on Jan. 24.

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

February 18, 2020

Using viral tweets and humor to engage with the audience, senior vice president of education of the News Literacy Project Peter Adams helped teens be aware of fake news on the internet on Jan. 24. “I think you have a right to news literacy education,” Adams said.  Lateral reading, critical...

Construction updates

Construction updates

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

December 16, 2019

A way to give back during the holidays for staff members

Three trees with gift requests are hung up in the student activity center as a way for staff to donate to families in need for the holidays. Deadline to leave gifts is Dec. 11.

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

November 26, 2019

As a way to give back to families in need, staff members will have the opportunity to donate gifts for three families through Winfield Township.  “Families that live in West Chicago and Winfield can go fill out a Christmas wish-list with the township if they are in need and if they can’t afford to pr...

Paid internship available for students interested in STEM career

Fermilab offers free paid internship TARGET for sophomores and juniors interested in STEM in summer 2020.

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

November 14, 2019

As a way to get students to work with experts, Fermilab is offering a paid summer internship TARGET in the summer of 2020.  “TARGET exposes interns to new things that may or may not have had experience in. However, students must remember that is also technically a ‘job’ and so it's a serio...

Creating a safe space for girls in the school with new club the Queen Bees

Special education teachers (left) Megan Mistretta and Kara Kroculick sponsor a new club the Queen Bees for girls to talk and feel safe. Club meets every Monday and Fridays until 6:30 p.m. in room 251.

By Denise Carreto, Reporter

November 13, 2019

After being approached by a student, special education teachers Megan Mistretta and Kara Kroculick decided to sponsor WeGo’s newest club, the Queen Bees.  “A student came to us telling us that she didn’t want to go home, so we decided to get together with a couple of other girls to provide ...

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