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Hayes Morning Meeting Celebration Welcomes Honored Guests

West High Cheer Squad at Hayes Elementary Hayes Elementary held its first monthly Morning Meeting celebration of the year on August 30th, welcoming several honored guests, including four veterans who will soon participate in the Honor Flight program. Toni Reimers, fifth-grader, introduced each guest, highlighting their branch of service, combat tours, and awards/service medals earned. The West High Falcon Cheer Squad also revved up students with some of their favorite cheers.…

Central Yearbook Staff’s Designs Win at Workshop

Abby Lance and Tanner Lebs with certificates Ms. Ebener and two members of the Central High yearbook staff attended the Walsworth’s regional fall workshop on Thursday, September 7th. They attended breakout sessions and completed a cover design session with a professional graphic designer for the 2018 yearbook cover. Ms. Ebener taught sessions on basic design and staff motivation. Abby Lance and Tanner Lebs received first and third place in their session, respectively, for an on-the-spot design competition. Abby Lance also won first place overall at the workshop for her design.…

West INSPIRE Students Address Community and World Issues

Presenter talking about Kenya West High’s INSPIRE Capstone course is working to renovate the West Community Room with a clothing and food pantry, laundry services, and an educational space. Students also interviewed Joshua Ngao for potential problems they can solve in Kenya where clean water emerged an area of interest. Students will work in teams during the collaborative INSPIRE Capstone class to solve this problem.…

Garfield Kindergartners Explore with School Treasure Hunt

Garfield kindergarten treasure hunters Garfield Elementary kindergarten students were on a mission recently when they filled the hallways during a PTA-sponsored treasure hunt. Students wore pirate hats that they made and carried “pirate booty bags” while navigating the school building to discover locations such as the principal’s office, library, cafeteria, gymnasium, and more. They were rewarded with small treasures at each of the 11 stops. The activity helped kindergartners become familiar with the school building layout, as well as practice important skills such as line basics and following directions.…

Central Freshmen Welcomed at Freshman Fest

Students on basketball court at Central Freshman Fest The Central High class of 2021 celebrated Freshman Fest organized by the administration and Student Council on Thursday, September 7th. All freshmen were invited to get to know one other and have a good time during this Blue Devil tradition. The 100 students in attendance enjoyed several events, including basketball, volleyball, dancing, and socializing. Students were then taken to the football game at Brady Street Stadium to help cheer on the Blue Devils.…

North Drama Enjoys Successful Kick-Off Week, Visits Chicago

North Drama officers outside of theatre in Chicago North High Drama’s kick-off week was a huge success with 80+ students attending the kick-off pizza party on August 29th and 53 students going to see Hamilton in Chicago on August 30th. Pictured are the North Drama 2017-2018 Thespian Officers, Abigail Bastian, JJ Pierce, Emma Saskowski, and Kelsey Harrell, outside of the Private Bank Theatre in Chicago.…

West’s Beak ‘n’ Eye Starts Year Off Strong

Beak 'n' Eye staff holding donation check West High’s Beak ‘n’ Eye overcame the challenges of learning how to produce eight issues and update their website to earn a second place international rating from Quill and Scroll. In addition, on Monday, August 28th, newspaper staff held a “press conference” with administration, Principal Weipert, and West’s social worker, Jenn O’Hare, to discuss pressing issues important to the student body for the 2017-2018 school year. Finally, the Beak ‘n’ Eye got a head start on fundraising with a check for $1,320 from Signe “FUND” Lund.…

Central Yearbook Featured in Showcase

Central yearbook staff Congratulations to the Central High 2017 yearbook staff for being inducted into the Walsworth Gallery of Excellence, a showcase of the best yearbooks from the Walsworth Publishing Company. Only a small percentage of yearbooks they publish are chosen every year. The 2017 Central yearbook will be taken to other schools, workshops, and conventions as an example of a superior publication.…
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