Students donate blood during school blood drive

Jasmine Monda, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


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The blood drive on October 23 collected one hundred and sixty-five pints of blood from the students and faculty.   They surpassed their goal this year. They wanted to collect 160 pints at the blood drive, according to activities director Molly Tomlinson.   “I’m happy t...

Students from Spain visit North

Rhiannon Swanson, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


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The high school welcomed many students from Spain throughout the Share America program during the month of September. “I wanted to do the foreign exchange student program because it was different than anything I had done before. I really want to travel and discover different cultures without feeling...

Students visit from Austria

Shalynn Billings, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2018


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Grayslake North welcomed a group of Austrians from Innsbruck, Austria, that were here to see what it’s like to live and be in America. This year, the Austrians were here to simply see what America is like. German teacher Lisa Palaian set up the visit through her connections to the Austrian International Sch...

German Club organizes annual Oktoberfest

Shalynn Billings, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2018


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On October 10, German Club hosted an annual Oktoberfest that was open to everyone who was interested in learning more about the German culture. For this year’s Oktoberfest, German Club decorated the Knights Cafe and made sure there was enough German food for everyone to try. While people in German...

Knight in Shining Armor: Senior travels to Colorado to perform service work

Courtney Mettler, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


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Over summer vacation, senior Danielle Geissberger traveled to Greeley, Colorado, on a nine day mission trip to help those less fortunate. “The goal of the mission trip was to help others that were struggling. We also were able to meet new people who shared the same interests that we did. It was a...

Seniors receive National Merit Scholar award

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

October 30, 2018


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Seniors Abby Hsiao, Kai Loh, and Nicholas Schneider have made it to the semifinalist stage of the National Merit Scholar program from their scores on the 2017 PSAT. In order to be considered, students in Illinois had to at least score above 221, a number which is found by adding a student’s raw scores and mu...

School launches Portrait of a Graduate

Rhiannon Swanson, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2018


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The school launched their new strategic plan at the beginning of the year in order to encourage new ways of learning as well as to promote a desire for knowledge in students. The new strategic plan in partnership with a renovated mission statement is expected to bring light into gray areas of the school’s...

Knights Way honors Hispanic Heritage Month

Maggie Walker, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2018


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October is the month of recognizing and celebrating the Latinx culture and people of Latinx heritage. The Knights Way group hosted a movie night on October 11 to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, with members of the Latinx community at North. “[Culture should be celebrated] to showcase some pride for...

Classes implement blended learning

Courtney Mettler, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


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A new concept to North, blended learning, is being piloted in two classes: Human Anatomy and Physiology and Public Service Practicum. These two classes, A&P and PSP, are the first in the district to have blended learning implemented in classrooms. Blended learning is an education program that combines online digital media with traditional classro...

North welcomes new social worker

North welcomes new social worker

Zoe Meredith, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2018


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Amy Fitzgerald, the new social worker, and her dog Kensi are two new faces in the counseling department and part of the Grayslake community. Although Fitzgerald is the new social worker at North, she is not new to the whole high school experience as she’s been working at different high schools around...

Literary magazine hosts running of the movie Hocus Pocus

Literary magazine hosts running of the movie Hocus Pocus

Shalynn Billings, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


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Literary magazine hosted a movie run of 1993’s Hocus Pocus to celebrate the fall and Halloween after school on Wednesday. The club decided it would be a fun thing to host a movie, buy treats and pizza and have a good time, due to the amount of money they have for the club. “We have a hug...

Marching Band earns third at State

Marching Band earns third at State

Emily Huculak and Gracie Schultz, Sports Editor and Production Editor

October 22, 2018


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This year, Marching Band’s 2018 competitive show is called TRAX. “The Marching Knights 2018 competitive show is entitled TRAX movements include I. ‘At the Station,’ II. ‘Heading West,’ III. ‘Ghost Train’ and IV. ‘End of the Line’,” said head director Dr. Candace Edstrand. ...

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