PE classes incorporates self-defense into curriculum

Courtney Mettler, Sports Editor

May 28, 2019

Health and gym teacher Carolyn Gaffke just earned her self-defense credentials and will now incorporate her training into her gym classes. Gaffke teaches sophomore health as well as dance and aerobic classes at Grayslake North. She has recently begun to get into taking self-defense classes. To her...

Students present social justice presentations

Shalynn Billings, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2019

For the second year in a row, freshman students competed against each other with their social justice presentations. In January, freshman students started a group project on something they thought needed awareness and needed to be talked about. They were told to do extensive research on their topi...

Elective classes fail to run due to low enrollment

Claire Armstrong, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

High school gives students a chance to explore their interests through clubs, classes, and elective classes. However, some of the elective classes do not have a high enough level of enrollment to run, and students must find other ways to pursue their interests outside of school. “There are no other...

Students earn the Seal of Biliteracy

Students earn the Seal of Biliteracy

Nadia Hernandez, News Editor

May 14, 2019

North once again offers the AAPPL test for students to earn a Seal of Biliteracy. Foreign language students had the chance to take it three times throughout the school year in languages such as Spanish, French, and German. In 2018, 70 students earned their seal for graduation. If students pass, they...

#The Whole Knight stimulates involvement

#The Whole Knight stimulates involvement

Shalynn Billings, Features Editor

May 14, 2019

Grayslake North students and staff are trying to find a way to get everyone more involved in what is happening around the school in a movement called #The Whole Knight. #The Whole Knight is a new way to get students involved with after school sports and other events around the school “We decided...

History Fair students advance to State finals

Courtney Mettler, Sports Editor

May 14, 2019

Eleven students represented North at the annual Chicago Metro History Fair State competition on May 2. Juniors Zach Chamberlain, Maya Haubrich, Milena Healy, Nadia Hernandez, John Kalstrup, Mya Myrdal, Olivia Pound, Hannah Raleigh, Elisa Rossi, Samantha Sikora and Angelina Wittig all advanced to State....

North institutes first e-learning day

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

May 14, 2019

On April 10, District 127 implemented their first e-learning day, and they are now beginning to reflect on their use in the future. The day was designed to provide students with testing accommodations a quiet environment and other students with a learning experience outside of the classroom. The decision...

Science Olympiad places 8th at State

Ian Doyle, Executive Editor

May 14, 2019

The Science Olympiad team has once again made it to State this year, and of the 52 teams competing this year, they placed eighth overall with five individual medals. Science Olympiad has made it to the State competition multiple times in the past and placed fourth last year. Although this placement...

Math Team goes to State competition

Ellen Stojak, Managing Editor

May 14, 2019

After hours of practice, Math Team’s efforts pay off as two members advance to the State competition. Senior Dante Komator won third place in the sectional precalculus competition and sophomore Allyson Evangelista won fifth place in the Sectional geometry competition; both will continue to the State...

Journalism students advance to State

Rhiannon Swanson, Sports and Opinion Editor

May 14, 2019

The journalism program has been working avidly throughout the year in preparation for the IHSA Journalism Sectionals and State Competition. On Saturday, April 13, the members of the student newspaper, yearbook and broadcasting classes competed at Stevenson High School for Sectionals. Senior Ian Doyle...

Knight in Shining Armor, Charlie Lay

Gracie Schultz, Production Editor

May 14, 2019

Student Council has been a huge part of sophomore Charlie Lay’s life. He has committed his free time to coming to school for events through Student Council ever since fifth grade. Recently, Lay was elected to be on the Northeast Student Council Board. “The Northeast Student Council Board is a specific...

Band holds final concert of the year

Jasmine Monda, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2019

As the school year winds down, the band gives the school a great night with their music they’ve been working so hard on. The last band concert of 2019 was a one to remember. The new band members and the old all came together to perform beautiful pieces orchestrated by band director Candace Edst...