Students take bi-literacy test

Malcolm Watson, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018


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The Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages test (AAPPL) tests students on their own knowledge and fluency of other languages. The test has been made available for students of Grayslake North. Students taking the test have to meet benchmarks on ACT or SAT and another language. “In...

AP testing overlaps with final exams

Gracie Schultz, Features Editor

May 4, 2018


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Upcoming AP tests overlap with the second semester finals for the first time in District 127 history. The students have a week and weekend where they are able to reschedule their final exams due to AP tests. “I think [AP testing] plays an incredible role for students to be able to celebrate all their...

SWAT begins new form of tutoring

Ethan Wheeler, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018


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Since the start of the second semester, the SWAT program has unveiled a new branch of tutoring which allows walk-in tutoring as opposed to the original system of scheduled appointments. “It’s more personal and allows the tutee to choose their tutor and their day/time for tutoring. The idea behind those ch...

Knights in Shining Armor

Jennifer Lopez, Features Editor

March 21, 2018


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The Knights Way started in August, after Jenny Andersen formed a group to get a better view of the school and students. “The Knights Way group is a student steering committee, and it’s composed of student leaders in the building who help guide some of the programs and activities that I facilitate...

Winter Guard accomplishes goals

Claire Armstrong, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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The winter guard team at the school is working hard to choreograph routines to win competitions against other high schools. Led by captains Melissa Olhausen, Amanda Wright, Amanda Gustafson, and Alex Ludford and supervisor Brittany Thomas, these routines include fake rifles and two sizes of flags...

Students move on to History Fair Final

Grace Marino, Executive Editor

March 20, 2018


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As March begins, History Fair competitions are underway. Ten students, Madison Fritz, Arnold Guadelupe Macias, Emily Dunne, Rochelle Abraham, Lucy Dalton, Avery Day, Appel Antonette, Olivia Mittlebrun, Amy Knoeble and Bri Ochoa are moving onto the finalist’s competition on April 12. “My goal was...

District begins new wave of strategic planning

Ellen Stojak, Managing Editor

March 20, 2018


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This year the district renews its goals and looks for new adjustments to the school and school community that will come into effect over the next five years. “We are partnering with an outside agency that does these kinds of things. Generally that’s what’s done in strategic planning. It helps...

Math Team works to accomplish goals

Isaiah McIntyre, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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The Math Team has been a club in the district for over ten years. The club is open to students of all grade levels and anyone who enjoys math and wants to improve and practice their skills. Math Team co-sponsor, Alex DeGroh, has been coaching for the past ten years and loves being a part of the club. “The...

Science Olympiad advances to State

Science Olympiad advances to State

Ian Doyle, Entertainment Editor

March 20, 2018


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This year, Science Olympiad placed second at their Regional competition on March 10 and will be moving on to the State competition this year on April 28. Science Olympiad moved on from their invitational at Loyola Academy on February 3, and now they have earned second and will be moving on again...

Students celebrate Black History Month

Students celebrate Black History Month

Malcolm Watson, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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Black History Month was celebrated at North during Febuary following the planning of the Knights’ Way group. The Knights Way group recognized Black History Month throughout the the month of Febuary with activities and music. “Black history sometimes goes overlooked, and since at North there’s...

Knights Way organizes diversity celebration

Nadia Hernandez, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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This March, Grayslake North celebrates Diversity Month 2018. The Knights Way group hosted the Culturally Diverse Supershow talent show that was open for students to sign up and perform. Students from the Knights Way group weigh in on the importance of acknowledging diversity at school. “I think it’s impo...

WOKE raises awareness about diversity

Gracie Schultz, Features and Sports Editor

March 20, 2018


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WOKE is a diversity club which was started by a group of students at North who are trying to make a difference in the community by doing projects within the school, and this year the project is about civil discourse. “WOKE is a group started by students last year to raise awareness of issues of...

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