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Wildcat Chronicle

The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

The summer reading program kicks off in just two days; interested students should sign up using the form linked below.

Splashing into summer reading

By Julisa Munguia, Reporter May 20, 2024

West Chicago Community High School is hosting a summer reading program, starting May 22, for all students who decide to participate.  The summer reading program will go based on which students...

Sophia Newell and Emily Hanania posing with a handsome clean dog Atlas.

Cute and cuddly community dog wash

By Alyssa Apostoli, Reporter May 5, 2024

NHS members Sophia Newell and Emily Hanania hosted a charity dog wash at the school's plateau on April 28. In addition to the refreshing baths, NHS members added an extra touch of care by offering homemade...

Participants are showered with colored powder during last years event. (Photo courtesy of Sara Witteck)

Park District hosts second annual Color Crawl

By Dania Cureno and Diana Mackintos May 3, 2024

West Chicago's ARC Center is inviting families to come and join their annual Cinco De Mayo Color Crawl event happening on May 3 at Kress Creek Farms Park. The Color Crawl is a way for families to celebrate...

Carolyn Flemming crowned the class of 2024s biggest flirt.

School spirit revived with return of Senior Superlatives

By Karidja Monjolo, Managing Editor May 2, 2024

On Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 a.m, a group of peer-nominated senior students gathered in front of West Chicago Community High School to be crowned the winners of their respective senior superlatives categories. Categories...

Comcasts power outage affects dozens of schools in multiple school districts.

Internet outage across West Chicago interrupts school day

By Ja’Nyah Villa, Senior Reporter April 29, 2024

At approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning, the internet at West Chicago Community High School and other schools in the area went down; the power outage lasted past the end of the school day and delayed many...

Senior Ditch Day is an annual tradition dating back more than 20 years; in the past, students simply did their own thing, but now, Senior Ditch Day has become an organized event.

Students come down en masse with ‘senior flu’

By Ryley Salazar, Reporter April 29, 2024

An notably high number of students were absent from school on April 29. These students - all seniors - seem to have developed flu symptoms overnight; ever-cautious when it comes to their child's health,...

West Chicagos state journalism team, relieved after everyone finished with their competitions at 1 p.m.

Student journalists win at IHSA state

By Sasha Baumgartner, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2024

Nerves ran high on April 26 as six Wildcat Chronicle staffers' completed at a state level in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Sebastian Alacron placed fourth in radio news, Dhanveer Gill placed fourth...

The entire competitive team takes a bowling break in between competitive events.

FCCLA serves up wins at state competition

By Gabriella Castro, Reporter April 24, 2024

Earlier this month, FCCLA underwent a three-day trip to Springfield to compete in the state championship, under the guidance of teachers Brittney Bauer and Emily Renteria. During the three-day trip...

Survivorship committee chairs Jamie Sticha and Emily Hanania introduced the guest speakers.

National Honor Society BBQs for cancer research

By Sami Moesch, Senior Reporter April 22, 2024

National Honor Society students hosted a Cookout for Cancer on the WCCHS football field on April 19. The barbecue, which raised money for the American Cancer Society, consisted of guest speakers who...

Dogs everywhere may be excited for their bubble baths at the dog wash, hosted by NHS members Sophia Newell and Emily Hanania.

NHS members plan community dog wash

By Sasha Baumgartner, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2024

With warm weather on the horizon, junior Sophia Newell plans to host a community dog wash on the high school's plateau where participants can come to get their dogs bathed or donate supplies to the cause. The...

Senior Morelia Mendoza delivered a fan-favorite Ignite! speech on Leaves, complete with survey data.

Igniting the English classroom

By Sasha Baumgartner, Editor-in-Chief April 17, 2024

For the purpose of igniting one another, Enriched World Literature students presented timed speeches - their final exams - on April 17. Ignite! is a brand, similar to that of a TED Talk. In an Ignite!...

Student prepares to take the P/SAT on Thursday April 18, or Friday April 19.

First virtual SAT for WEGO

By Miley Pegg, Senior Reporter April 17, 2024

Students will be taking a variety of state tests from morning to mid-day at West Chicago Community High School on Thursday April 18 and Friday April 19 2024. Students in grade 11 will be partaking in...

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