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A weekend full of games while learning with classmates and teachers

A weekend full of games while learning with classmates and teachers

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

February 18, 2020

As a way to get students and staff together, Snowball took place Jan. 17-19 full of games and food.  Snowball started over 20 years ago by now-retired special education teacher Cat Thielberg. “I’ve been in Snowball for 13 years. My first time I was just behind the scenes, helping out, perso...

Students get an inside look on how to navigate through fake news

Students get an inside look on how to navigate through fake news

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

February 18, 2020

Using viral tweets and humor to engage with the audience, senior vice president of education of the News Literacy Project Peter Adams helped teens be aware of fake news on the internet on Jan. 24. “I think you have a right to news literacy education,” Adams said.  Lateral reading, critical...

Construction updates

Construction updates

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

December 16, 2019

A way to give back during the holidays for staff members

A way to give back during the holidays for staff members

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

November 26, 2019

As a way to give back to families in need, staff members will have the opportunity to donate gifts for three families through Winfield Township.  “Families that live in West Chicago and Winfield can go fill out a Christmas wish-list with the township if they are in need and if they can’t afford to pr...

Paid internship available for students interested in STEM career

Paid internship available for students interested in STEM career

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

November 14, 2019

As a way to get students to work with experts, Fermilab is offering a paid summer internship TARGET in the summer of 2020.  “TARGET exposes interns to new things that may or may not have had experience in. However, students must remember that is also technically a ‘job’ and so it's a serio...

Creating a safe space for girls in the school with new club the Queen Bees

Creating a safe space for girls in the school with new club the Queen Bees

By Denise Carreto, Reporter

November 13, 2019

After being approached by a student, special education teachers Megan Mistretta and Kara Kroculick decided to sponsor WeGo’s newest club, the Queen Bees.  “A student came to us telling us that she didn’t want to go home, so we decided to get together with a couple of other girls to provide ...

Drama prepares events to help save money for Scotland trip

Drama prepares events to help save money for Scotland trip

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

October 28, 2019

From selling cookies to having various shows, drama is preparing events to save money for the largest performing arts festival in Scotland in August.  “We have multiple fundraisers planned out, along with our Friday Bake Sales and future in-school fundraisers on the way,” sophomore Grace Miller...

LRC calls students to bring their creative side with Dare to Scare

LRC calls students to bring their creative side with Dare to Scare

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

October 18, 2019

As a way to get the community together, the LRC and the Language Arts Department present Dare to Scare on Oct. 24. “(It is a way) to encourage writing and to share our talents with future wildcats from Gary and Pioneer Elementary schools,” library media specialist Donna Leahy said. “Several teac...

Opportunity to give back to the community

Opportunity to give back to the community

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2019

As a way to save lives, Interact Club and Health Occupations Students of America will host the annual fall blood drive on Friday from periods 1 - 9.  “(It is) to help supply needed blood. Banks within Chicagoland area at times are low and it’s much needed for transfusions, accidents, you name i...

Downtown West Chicago brought to life the colors and sounds from Mexico

Downtown West Chicago brought to life the colors and sounds from Mexico

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in chief

October 1, 2019

West Chicago celebrated Mexican Independence Day with a parade, music, and food in a two-day event sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Center DuPage (MCCD). Activities took place Sept. 14 to  Sept. 15.  Dancing horses began the event with the help of live music and later with the Mariachi Monumental de Me...

High school inspiration helped Dwyer become principal

High school inspiration helped Dwyer become principal

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

September 19, 2019

After a new high school principal impacted him in his high school years, Principal Will Dwyer hopes to do the same in his new role here.  “He (the new principal) came in and did a great job. He really engaged with the community, with the student body and teachers,” Dwyer said. “I remember think...

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