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Board of Education satisfied with tentative agreement with Teachers’ Association

Board of Education satisfied with tentative agreement with Teachers’ Association

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

February 21, 2018


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The Board of Education expressed relief after a tentative settlement was reached on Feb. 15. The West Chicago Teachers’ Association and board had been negotiating teacher contracts since April 2016. During the bargaining meeting, an agreement was settled. The Association had voted to strike on Fri...

Association and board reach tentative agreement

Association and board reach tentative agreement

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

February 17, 2018


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After nearly two years of negotiating, the West Chicago Teachers’ Association and Board of Education reached a tentative agreement on Thursday. While a bargaining session occurred on Thursday, Association members, students, and community members waited in the cafeteria at school for the result...

Longtime union worker participates in Teachers’ Association march

Longtime union worker participates in Teachers’ Association march

By Isabela Casimiro, Reporter

February 15, 2018


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Longtime union worker and West Chicago resident, Dirk Enger, wanted to support the high school teachers, so he showed up with a large flag and a sign expressing his support Thursday during a march to the high school’s district office where contract negotiations were taking place. He also addre...

The West Chicago Teachers’ Association members march to the district office Thursday to support their bargaining team at negotiations

The West Chicago Teachers’ Association members march to the district office Thursday to support their bargaining team at negotiations

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

February 15, 2018


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The West Chicago Teachers' Association members march to the district office Thursday to support their bargaining team at negotiations. After the event outside the district office, teachers walked to the school's cafeteria to have dinner and did not receive results at press time.

English teachers earn National Board Certification

English teachers earn National Board Certification

By Isabela Casimiro, Reporter

February 15, 2018


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Among the 112,000 teachers that have received the honor of National Board Certification are English teachers Jen Culbertson, Nicole Osborne, and Lauren Stewart. The certification is not easily obtained. The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards requires applicants to have evidence of the standar...

Association sets official strike date for Friday

Association sets official strike date for Friday

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

February 15, 2018


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The West Chicago Teachers’ Association set a strike date for Friday after negotiations continue to go unresolved. The Board of Education and Association have been negotiating a teacher contract for nearly two years. Negotiations started in April 2016. Teachers have been working without a contract s...

Students interested in health professions learn at HOSA panel

Students interested in health professions learn at HOSA panel

By Isabela Casimiro, Reporter

February 12, 2018


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Students had the opportunity to talk to health professionals on Feb. 7 at a panel that Health Occupations Students of America hosted. “This panel is for students who are interested in health sciences or just exploring different fields and are curious,” said junior Olivia Bartler, HOSA member. ...

Speech team takes fourth place in first season competition

Speech team takes fourth place in first season competition

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

February 9, 2018


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Speech team members Efrain Aguilar earned a perfect score and Jack Gillespie scored almost perfect in speech team’s first state-level competition of the 2018 season. “I was incredibly excited realizing what I had accomplished. Especially in the heavily competitive regional we were in," Aguilar s...

Teachers’ Association declares intent to strike

Teachers’ Association declares intent to strike

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

February 7, 2018


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After their authorization vote to strike, the West Chicago Teachers’ Association officially filed their intent to strike on Feb. 2. Members of the Association voted to authorize a strike on Jan. 26. “The vote was a difficult decision. The fact that the Association has been at the table for two years...

West Chicago Alumni founders of new coffee shop

West Chicago Alumni founders of new coffee shop

By Grace Schumann, Reporter

February 5, 2018


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Walking into Kindred Coffee is like walking into a new friend’s home. The scent of freshly cut wood and the sound of gentle guitar chords waft to greet visitors as they step through the doors. Kindred Coffee first got its start as an internet coffee roaster in 2013 after one of the three founders ...

Special education students’ business supports teachers with “Wego’s Worth It Milkshakes”

Special education students’ business supports teachers with “Wego’s Worth It Milkshakes”

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

February 1, 2018


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Special education students offered free vanilla and chocolate milkshakes on Tuesday to support the teachers as contract negotiations continue. “We decided to make milkshakes for teachers to get them through this difficult time and bring some joy,” special education teacher Regina Morrone said. ...

Authorization of strike disappoints Board of Education

Authorization of strike disappoints Board of Education

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

February 1, 2018


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Board of Education president Gary Saake expressed great disappointment in response to the West Chicago Teachers’ Association’s decision to authorize a strike. During a meeting on Jan. 26, the Association members voted to authorize a strike, meaning, if deemed necessary, teachers are willing to go on ...

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