New Illinois law to include more perspectives in history classes

Claire Armstrong, News Editor

October 1, 2019

In August, the Illinois state government passed a new law that would affect public schools across the entire state. History classes are now required by law to include the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their history. “As a Social Studies teacher, any time...

QR code created for vaping incidents

QR code created for vaping incidents

Alexis Rios-Ayala, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2019

New this year there is a QR code for students to use to report vaping incidences in the bathroom. The deans have come out with this new QR code that allows anyone to scan and report other students for vaping, and it is completely anonymous. The QR code is located right outside of the bathrooms; after...

Student Council plans new changes for Homecoming

Danielle Broege, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2019

Student Council has changed up Homecoming this year with exciting new activities. Homecoming week had new and fun activities that started with a car show on Sunday, September 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., which featured games, a bouncy house, crafts, reach and rescue, dunk tanks ,and food trucks. ...

North sets new school policies

Brian Kenebrew, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2019

At the start of the year, North has made a couple of significant changes. Two of the main changes are the new dress code and the new and ‘improved’ parking lot. With all the new modifications at North, the question remains as to when, why, and how will this affect the student body and staff. When ask...

Booster Club donates to Choices program

Booster Club donates to Choices program

Miranda Rogina, News Editor

September 13, 2019

The Choices program at Grayslake North is dedicated to getting their students more motivated to finish their school work.  The students' hard work does not get overlooked. In fact, Grayslake North’s Booster Club donated a popcorn machine to the Choices program. This will be used to help with popcorn...

Knights Cafe opening week begins

Knights Cafe opening week begins

Gracie Schultz, Co-Executive Editor

September 1, 2019

On August 26, the Knights Cafe began their opening week, and the students that run the cafe, along with the students who purchase items from them are excited. This school year, the Knights Cafe is open periods 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Monday through Friday. Students are given opportunities to get to...

Student Council hosts movie night after Black and Gold Scrimmage

Student Council hosts movie night after Black and Gold Scrimmage

Morgan Buckley, News Editor

August 26, 2019

Students stayed to see a movie after the Black and Gold Scrimmage to support their school and hang out with friends. Student Council set up the movie "The Sandlot" to play on the football field after the scrimmage. Admission was five dollars, and students brought their own pillows and blankets. ...

Green Room holds annual Theatre Mixer

Green Room holds annual Theatre Mixer

Nadia Hernandez, Exceutive Editor

August 24, 2019

Green Room Theatre Company held its annual Theatre Mixer on Friday. New members and prospective freshmen were encouraged to attend in order to learn more about the company and become accustomed to the Black Box.  “We wanted to make sure that the mixer embodied our ‘Green Room Family’ feel, ...

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...

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