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January 18 COVID-19 updates

January 18 COVID-19 updates
January 11, 2021

DuPage County cases: 63, 194 Updated new cases as of Jan. 18: 65,630 (+2,436) Deaths: 1,024 Updated new deaths as of Jan. 18: 1,059 (+35)   Kane County cases: 43, 215 Updated new...

Helping people in need during the holidays

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.
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...

Teachers work from home to protect their loved ones

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

Telling stories through videos with new project

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

A way to de-stress during online learning

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

Voting season has begun

 Election day will be Nov. 3.
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,...

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.
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...

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.
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...

October 12 COVID-19 updates

October 12 COVID-19 updates
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...

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.
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...

With live streams, WeGo Drama continues with yearly shows

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

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.
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...

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