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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...

Turkey suit tradition continues another year with change drive

Turkey suit tradition continues another year with change drive

By Grace Schumann, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Student Council is sponsoring another change drive for a teacher to dress up in a turkey suit in support of the American Cancer Society from Monday to Nov. 17. “It is a tradition that has been going on since I’ve been here so more than 10 years,” Student Council sponsor Nick Kempski said. ...

Senior athletes sign intent to play volleyball in college

Senior athletes sign intent to play volleyball in college

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, News, Sports

Two volleyball players committed to their respective schools and signed letters of intent as parents and coaches stood behind them in support Wednesday. Senior Laura Katarzynski will be attending the University of Northern Colorado and will be an outside hitter for the girls volleyball team. “When I v...

Teachers’ Association’s forum answers community’s questions about contract negotiations

Teachers’ Association’s forum answers community’s questions about contract negotiations

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

November 8, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

The West Chicago Teachers’ Association presented the severity of the teacher contract issues to attendees at a community forum at the American Legion on Nov. 2. Students, community members, and parents attended the event. “I needed to come tonight because I wanted to show my support for the teachers an...

Former Chronicle photographer published nationally

Former Chronicle photographer published nationally

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

The award-winning photograph by former student Theresa Carriveau was featured on the cover of the recent edition of the Journalism Education Association’s national publication. Carriveau received a superior rating for the photograph at the JEA/National Scholastic Press Association competition in Seattl...

Community forum set to explain unsettled teacher contract issues

Community forum set to explain unsettled teacher contract issues

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

October 30, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

The West Chicago Teachers’ Association will hold a community forum on Thursday at the American Legion in West Chicago at 7 p.m to provide information to the community regarding the unsettled contract issue. “We believe we need to communicate to the community about the status of the negotiati...

Tailgate themed contestant wins chili contest

Tailgate themed contestant wins chili contest

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Foods 2 students showed their creative side in a chili cook-off Oct. 12 Juniors Ally McGrath, Aimee Cejna, Alex Turzinski and Ibrahim Zeitoun won first place with the theme tailgate chili. “We chose the tailgate theme because my mom’s famous (traditional) chili is called ‘Boilermaker Tailgate Chil...

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...

Murder mystery dinner performance fights AIDS

Murder mystery dinner performance fights AIDS

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

The community will become detectives in WeGo Drama’s performance “Cafe Murder” while benefiting the AIDS organization Broadway Cares Saturday. “This is something new we’re trying. (It) is a very interactive murder mystery dinner. The audience is trying to solve who the killer is while they...

Long time golfer, Jason Gimre, takes one shot at a time

Long time golfer, Jason Gimre, takes one shot at a time

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Boys Golf, Carousel, Fall Sports, News, Sports

Jason Gimre has stepped onto the green for his last golf season. Gimre has been playing for the team since he was a freshman and is now on the varsity team. “I had never played golf competitively, I only played with my dad and grandpa occasionally. Freshman year rolled around and I decided ...

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