Publications win awards at regional conference

Gracie Schultz, Production Editor

October 16, 2018


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The yearbook earned a first place rating and the newspaper earned an All-KEMPA rating at the Kettle Moraine Press Association Fall Conference on October 12. The Journalism, Yearbook, and Broadcasting Journalism classes all went to UW-Whitewater for the annual KEMPA Conference. “I decided to...

New athletic trainer joins North

Gracie Schultz, Production Editor

September 26, 2018


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Within the sports at North, athletic trainers are an essential part of a daily routine, and the school just gained a new trainer to help out. “I started after I graduated from Western Illinois. I was with Integra Hospital, but I was kind of just floating around wherever they needed me, sort of like...

Students, staff pilot new activities

Ian Doyle, Managing Editor

September 25, 2018


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The Social Studies Honor Society, Technical Honor Society, and Triathlon Team are all new clubs and activities starting this year with the goal of teaching students life skills, working on fitness, and having fun. Students who stay active and to get involved in their school tend to do well in class....

School garden offers opportunities

School garden offers opportunities

Jasmine Monda, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2018


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The school garden is looking to expand and add new crops, with the hope of new help from students. Originally, the garden started because administrative assistant to the principal Lori DeFiore, loved to garden at home, and when the idea of the garden was brought up, she began to make a plan with staff...

Administrators evaluate lockdown situations

Nadia Hernandez, Features Editor

September 25, 2018


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Following the soft lockdown on August 23, the faculty and staff worked together to ensure the safety of the students. This lockdown was due to the a student reporting empty casings found in a P.E. locker, and the investigation proved that the casings were from a starter pistol from a track meet last...

Security measures affect students

Security measures affect students

Claire Armstrong, Features Editor

September 25, 2018


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Many security protocols have recently been implemented in school this year, such as ID badges for students, a program keeping an eye on computer searches, and other, more subtle changes throughout the school. Staff members handed out ID badges at registration, complete with lanyards. The entire student...

Homecoming Festival kicks off week of Homecoming activities

Homecoming Festival kicks off week of Homecoming activities

Courtney Mettler, Sports Editor

September 25, 2018


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North’s Student Council held their first Homecoming festival,  to kick off a week of festivities. The event was held on Sunday, September 16 from 11 to 4. It was complete with a dunk tank, bouncy obstacles, food trucks, live music and much more to entertain the community who came out in support...

North hosts marching band competition

North hosts marching band competition

Claire Armstrong, Features Editor

September 12, 2018


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Cars fill the parking lots. Crowds of people gather at the entrance of the stadium. Students from several different schools march to the field in neat rows. Then, everything begins. Music starts as students march in formation. Flags wave in the wind. The crowd goes wild. This is the marching band. On September 9, t...

Activities evolve, adapt to encourage student involvement

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

August 29, 2018


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As North’s activities evolve and change to meet popular demand, the school starts new initiatives hoping to increase student involvement. This year the school’s three pre-pilot clubs enter their pilot year, the next step on their journey to become a club. “We have three pilots this year. A pilot c...

Students, faculty gather for Welcome Back assembly

Students, faculty gather for Welcome Back assembly

Nadia Hernandez, Features Editor

August 26, 2018


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Students and faculty came together on Friday for a Welcome Back assembly. The event highlighted new faculty, games, and activity sponsors. “I wanted to set a positive and fun tone to the school year by providing music and a game for their entertainment,” activities director Molly Tomlinson sai...

Freshmen attend orientation, day of service

Freshmen attend orientation, day of service

Gracie Schultz, Production Editor

August 20, 2018


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Freshmen Orientation was a day of meeting new people and getting to see others after the summer. “Freshmen orientation really helped me see what North is like, and it also helped me to see what my peers are like too since I’m coming into school with new people,” said freshman Tanvi Shahi. T...

Leaders attend Northern Lake County Conference

Leaders attend Northern Lake County Conference

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

August 17, 2018


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Instead of attending the first day of school, over 60 Grayslake North leaders attended the Northern Lake County Conference leadership assembly at CLC. The leaders represented the sports and organizations to which they belonged and were encouraged to converse with students from other schools in order to ...

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