PBIS institutes March Madness game

Steven Smart, Production Editor

March 17, 2014


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With the success of “Survivor” in eliminating first hour tardies over the past few years, the idea of a new way to eliminate first hour tardies has been installed for the first time, called “March Madness.” The tournament, headed by P.E. teacher Steve Wood and activities director Molly Tomlinson,...

Clubs hold first annual lock-in

Clubs hold first annual lock-in

Lauren Velasco, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2014


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One hundred and twenty students who are involved in school activities and clubs attended the first annual lock-in on Friday, February 28, 2014. “The lock-in was a chance for people of different clubs to join together and have a great time,” said junior Elizabeth Woodruff. The fun began Friday...

Strategic planning committee to hold annual dinner

Ashley Rayan, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2014


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Behind all the little changes that occur within District 127 sits the strategic planning committee. “Really what our committee does is prepare for long range planning with within five different sub-committees: student achievement and academics, culture and climate, public relations, finances, and...

Juniors prepare for ACT

David Graham, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2014


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In the coming months, juniors at Grayslake North will be attending  prep classes in order to prepare for the the upcoming ACT exam, which will include the writing section in April.   The class is not mandatory for juniors to take, but it is recommended; those who opt to take it must pay a...

Students participate in Special Olympics basketball tournament

Students participate in Special Olympics basketball tournament

Sean Smart, Executive Editor

February 10, 2014


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Two students qualified for a Special Olympics State basketball tournament as part of their Round Lake Park District team and were sent off with a drum line celebration Thursday, January 16. Both Daniel Cramer and Devin Wallace have had experience in basketball tournaments before, but this year they...

Knight in shining armor — Morgan Schneider

Danielle Schaefer, Managing Editor

February 10, 2014


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While many juniors wait until April to take the ACT, Morgan Schneider pushed herself to take one early instead. She also proved that hard work and going the extra mile pays off because she scored a 36, a perfect score. This was not Schneider’s first ACT and she had scored high previously, but the a...

Extreme cold prompts D127 schools to close

Lauren Velasco, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2014


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Students were excited with a two-day extension after winter break, but the excitement did not end because two weeks later, freezing cold temperatures caused school to be cancelled once again. School superintendents have the responsibility of deciding whether or not to cancel school if the weather is...

PBIS causes change in attitude

Steven Smart, Production Editor

February 10, 2014


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At Grayslake North High School, behavior is a top priority, and since its beginnings, Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) has continued to make strides on affecting positive change in the school. PBIS’ main objective is to provide accolades for success and promote the usage of positive...

Pipe leaks lead to library closure

Pipe leaks lead to library closure

Shannon Dacey, Production Editor

February 10, 2014


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Water leaked through the ceiling above the non-fiction section in the library on Thursday, January 9, consequently closing off the tables and other sections of the library for maintenance. The leak originated from the science classrooms, which ran down to the ceilings over the library workrooms and...

Students, staff donate gifts to community

Students, staff donate gifts to community

Becca Watters, Executive Editor

December 5, 2013


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As the holiday season nears, Student Council and Dean’s secretary Evelyn Amelio are dedicating their time to giving back to the community. “We are working to help struggling families get Christmas gifts,” said Student Council president Krista Knuckey. “Our goal for this project is to help...

SOS raises money for stockings for soldiers

December 5, 2013


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Service Over Self (SOS) collected donations by students and neighbors for Stockings for Soldiers, a successful project from last year. SOS advertised Stockings for Soldiers by posting flyers in different neighborhoods, including English Meadows, Foxchase, Country Walk, Chesapeake Farms, and Savannah...

Seniors graduate early, look to their future

Steven Smart, Production Editor

December 4, 2013


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Most Class of 2014 seniors still have another semester of high school before graduation. However, others will say their final goodbye following first semester finals. There are various different reasons students may want to graduate early, but two main reasons are usually voiced to the counselors. “It...

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