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The sky turned purple around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, just prior to a tornado touching down.

Choir sings on in midst of tornado

By Karidja Monjolo, Managing Editor February 27, 2024
The Choir and Orchestra concert was interrupted by a serve weather warning.
The West Chicago Chess Team recently headed to Peoria to compete, and successfully earned a ticket to National competitions in Baltimore.

Several changes to school discussed during February Board of Education meeting

By Dhanveer Gill, Managing Editor February 24, 2024

The Board of Education discussed numerous changes to the school during their regular meeting on Feb. 20 at 7:00 p.m. As is tradition with each Board meeting, a student was honored for being selected...

Sarah Toney receives Distinguished Alumni award from Education Foundation

By Dhanveer Gill, Managing Editor February 16, 2024

Sarah Toney, a former student who graduated from West Chicago Community High School in 1996, was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award winner for the year of 2024 following a brief ceremony in...

Students worked in groups to collaboratively dissect the sheep eyeball.

Eyes everywhere: Human Anatomy dissection

By Sasha Baumgartner, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2024

On February 15 at West Chicago Community High School, the Human Anatomy classes all partook in a detailed dissection of sheep eyes.  There are multiple  dissections that take place during the year-long...

In West Chicago all trash is collected by Groot Industries.

Plans for a new trash site in West Chicago terminated

By Sasha Baumgartner, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2024

In February, 2023 plans for a new trash site run by Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), was approved by West Chicago city officials; however, since then their has been immense backlash from the community...

Students form teams in the back room so they can pack as many meals as possible.

Gearing up for the 7th annual Feed My Starving Children event

By Ja'Nyah Villa, Senior Reporter February 8, 2024

On February 8th, the 7th annual Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) epic event for West Chicago Community High School will take place at the Aurora, Illinois FMSC location.  Feed My Starving Children...

Members of the Speech Team prepare for a showcase event on Feb. 2, the day before the Regional competition. The showcase allowed the students the chance to perform for fellow students and WEGO staff ahead of Saturdays competition.

Speech Team performs at regional level

Eight students from West Chicago High School Speech Team competed at Regionals this Saturday, Feb. 3, at Wheaton Warrenville South.  At the event, students had the opportunity to showcase and compete...

Scholastic Bowl makes heavy use of buzzers in order for contestants to claim questions. If a competitor fails to give the correct answer, then the opposing team has the opportunity to steal the chance to earn the point.

WEGO’s Scholastic Bowl team makes competition look trivial

By Ryley Salazar, Dania Cureno, Melanie Ballines, and Ja'Nyah Villa February 3, 2024

WEGO’s Scholastic Bowl team took the win over Fenton High School with a score of 280-80 after preparing for their first home meet of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 30th. The team had been gearing up...

Glow sticks and black lights will be part of the overall atmosphere at the Glow Dance on Feb. 23.

Get your glow on this February

By Diana Mackintos, Ivon Garcia, and Brandon M. Heath February 2, 2024

Student Council is hosting a Glow Dance at West Chicago Community High School on Friday, February 23. The event, a fundraiser for Prom, is still in its planning stages, and was delayed by three e-Learning...

Sophomore Avery Unger and junior Jake Voight share a laugh as ROAR gets underway.

ROAR returns in 2024

By Alexa Morales, Features Editor January 26, 2024

On January 25, ROAR launched its second session of the school year and first of the new year. The event was held in the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Participants were greeted - after the first period...

The Board of Education meets regularly to discuss curriculum, personnel, and more. (Photo illustration by Wildcat Chronicle Staff)

Board of Education selects new Superintendent

By Dhanveer Gill, Managing Editor January 25, 2024

On Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., Board of Education President Bob Brown announced that Dr. Kurt Johansen has been selected by the Board to permanently replace Dr. Moses Cheng, who parted ways with District...

An ice layer has formed on top of the snow and all sidewalks and roads are covered in a layer of ice.

WEGO hosts e-learning day for third consecutive week

By Dhanveer Gill, Managing Editor January 23, 2024

In the early hours of Jan. 23, Communications and Community Relations Coordinator Brittney Walker announced via e-mail that today would be an e-learning day for West Chicago Community High School due to...

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