District evaluates recent push for e-learning days

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

March 14, 2019

This year the district has faced a number of snow and cold days brought on by the inclement weather. Although many students may praise a snow day, for teachers, especially AP teachers, a plethora of them could be reason for concern. “Obviously, we must still ensure that students learn all of the concepts...

Students place at History Fair Sectionals

Students place at History Fair Sectionals

Courtney Mettler, Sports Editor

March 14, 2019

Multiple juniors represented North at the Chicago Metro History Fair Sectionals on March 2 and will be competing at Semi-Regionals on April 10. History Fair was held on Feb 6 in the library. Posters, websites and documentaries lined the walls, allowing friends and family of those involved in History...

Family establishes scholarship fund for students

Maggie Walker, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2019

This past January, Grayslake North High School lost part of its family, a student named Matthew “Mateo” Garcia. While his family was grieving, they came up with an idea to honor the young man through a scholarship with the high school. “The plan is, at least for this year, we are going to be giving...

GEA works to unite staff, community

GEA works to unite staff, community

Nadia Hernandez, Features Editor

March 14, 2019

Members of the Grayslake Education Association have come together to showcase their unity through wearing red shirts each week. The GEA has set goals in order to become stronger and unified within the community. The shirts with the phrase “Better Together” helps to showcase their unity. “The...

Girls soccer faces Crystal Lake South for first game

Girls soccer faces Crystal Lake South for first game

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

March 13, 2019

Girls soccer faced off against Crystal Lake South for their first game on March 12. Despite a close 0-0 game at half, Crystal Lake South had an opportunity in the second half that lead to a 0-1 loss for North. The team is trying a new formation that will allow them to focus on their strengths in th...

Winter Gala raises money for charity

Nadia Hernandez, Feature and Online Editor

March 1, 2019

The 2019 Winter Gala was able to raise money for the American Cancer Society through fundraising. North’s Student Council held a penny war in order to raise money for charity, while also asking for donations. “As a district, we raised $1,400 for the American Cancer Society. That included P...

LSU hosts annual soccer tournament

Jasmine Monda, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019

The LSU soccer tournament was a fun event for students to compete in a light hearted tournament hosted by Latinos Stand Up on February 14, 2019. North has hosted an LSU soccer tournament annually for 10 or more years now, and it’s still fun every year. “The best part for me is that peopl...

North continues History Fair tradition

Gracie Schultz, Production Editor

February 12, 2019

The 2019 annual History Fair took place at North on Feb 6, and the selected top projects will be continuing on to Niles North High School in March for Sectionals. In preparation for this competition, all of the regular and honors US History classes began this project in either November or early...

Debate Team advances with each tournament

Jasmine Monda, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

As the season continues, the Debate Team progresses more and more to grow to improve on their abilities. The Debate Team has had tournaments and meets where they show what they’ve learned and what they are capable of. Due to the importance of building relationships throughout the team, they have been...

New law raises questions about lockdown methods

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

February 12, 2019

New laws created in 2018 have begun to take effect in the new year. For schools, this means the addition of a active shooter drill within the first 60 days of school. While Grayslake North has always implemented lockdown drills early in the school year, the new law, and the Stoneham Douglas shooting,...

Winter Guard excels in new season

Winter Guard excels in new season

Claire Armstrong, Features Editor

February 12, 2019

The Winter Guard team practices for three hours every Wednesday and three hours on either Monday or Tuesday in order to make and perfect their routine for competitions and showcases. “In the Color Guard season, it’s all on the football field, but for Winter Guard, it’s on the basketball court....

Student Council organizes Winter Gala for charity

Courtney Mettler, Sports Editor

February 12, 2019

With the Winter Gala soon approaching, Student Council members from both North and Central have been working hard at planning it. The idea for the Winter Gala came from Grayslake Central Student Council. It began as a fundraiser and asked North to join in last year. “Merging with Central to have...

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