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ESL presents their photography exhibit “TORN: A Photography Exhibit by Teens Between Two Worlds” at Gallery 200 on Fridays and Saturdays through June.

Telling students’ stories with photographs

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief May 26, 2021

Using pictures from over 17 ESL students, student lives as immigrants are on display at Gallery 200’s exhibit, “TORN: A Photography Exhibit by Teens Between Two Worlds.” “My students have taken...

Final exams schedule

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief May 26, 2021

The class of 2021 will take their final exams Wednesday and Thursday following a specific bell schedule.  Students that have A’s, B’s, and C’s do not have to take a final, but can choose to take...

Study hall teacher Britta Renwick displays  ‘Crushed’ at Gallery 200. The work  represents Renwick’s emotions during 2020.

Look through the eyes of artists in the Gallery 200 ‘2020 Show’

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief March 26, 2021

In memory of a pandemic and politically charged 2020, the ‘2020 Show’ at Gallery 200 showcases art created during the emotionally charged year.  “Some of the pieces were made by artists to help...

March 23 COVID-19 updates

March 23 COVID-19 updates

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor March 16, 2021

DuPage County cases: 78,972 Updated new cases as of March 23: 80,097 (+1,125) Deaths: 1,275 Updated new deaths as of March 23: 1,283 (+8)   Kane County cases: 51,240 Updated new...

Bringing life to WeGo with yearbook

Bringing life to WeGo with yearbook

By Fernando Calvillo-Morales, Reporter March 9, 2021

Challenge, the school’s yearbook, is definitely facing challenges this year, but it is moving ahead to publish the 2020-21 book. “(We want) to compose a yearbook that accurately chronicles this...

Principal Will Dwyer helps drop off donations from staff on Dec. 11 for the Adopt-A-Family program. Also delivering gifts were activities director Marc Wolfe and dean Antonio Del Real.

Helping people in need during the holidays

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief December 18, 2020

Encouraging staff to donate to those in need, the school selected three families to help this holiday season through the Adopt-A-Family program.  “It is a program through Winfield Township in West...

English teacher Tara Deleon works from home as she cares for her father during the pandemic.

Teachers work from home to protect their loved ones

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief November 25, 2020

To protect loved ones during COVID-19, Avid teacher Jen Culbertson and English teacher Tara Deleon began teaching from home.  Both have taught from home since the beginning of the school year. Deleon...

 English teachers Dave Jennings (bottom right) and Brian Turnbaugh (middle right) prepare to interview Principal Will Dwyer for their video Cat Chat.

Telling stories through videos with new project

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief November 24, 2020

Sending support to students during remote learning, English teachers Brian Turnbaugh and Dave Jennings released the narrative project.  “Essentially, Turnbaugh and I are creating video content for...

Coloring the wildcat is one of the activities that can be done in the calm room.

A way to de-stress during online learning

By Fernando Calvillo-Morales, Reporter November 5, 2020

To help with stress in times of online learning, the counseling department has opened a calm room.  “(It is) a place where students can access to get help with their emotional and mental health during...

 Election day will be Nov. 3.

Voting season has begun

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief October 20, 2020

Voting season has begun and people are sending in their votes. “The first step is that a person has to be registered to vote, and has to meet the registration requirements. In the state of Illinois,...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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