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 Candace Edstrand. All...

Students march for freedom

Students march for freedom

Claire Armstrong, Features Editor

October 22, 2018


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Every year, the Psychology Club holds a service project to raise money for a good cause. This year they hosted the March for Freedom on October 20, starting at Grayslake Central, in order to raise awareness about human trafficking and to raise funds for the abolition of this practice. The route was...

German Club hosts Oktoberfest

German Club hosts Oktoberfest

Maggie Walker, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018


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This past Wednesday, Grayslake North held its second annual Oktoberfest. Victoria Frederichs and Amanda Bachinger are two students who are both in the German Club and class at North. They helped create and bring to life the school’s Oktoberfest that they are both very proud of.      “As a Germ...

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...

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