Ms. Church, Kat Llaness-Smith recount special bond

Kaitlin Bruchert, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018


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Katherine (Kat) Llanes-Smith was in Stephanie Church’s Junior English Honors class last year. They both are going to miss each other when Llanes-Smith goes away to college, but they plan to stay in touch. “I automatically just remember Kat walking [into class] every day so excited to be there and bringing the energy to class, and she would say things l...

Teachers reflect on their careers

Katie Santa, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018


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Teacher Appreciation Week is here, and teachers all over the world are being celebrated for their hard work and dedication. Faculty at Grayslake North are reflective of meaningful experiences with students. Math teacher Jennifer Rich loves teaching to help her students see that math is not as daunting...

Journalism student goes to State competition

Grace Marino, Executive Editor

May 4, 2018


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IHSA Journalism Sectionals were held at Palatine High School on Saturday, April 21. Junior Ellen Stojak placed second in copy editing and participated in the State competition on April 27. “At Sectionals, I thought I was doing terribly because I was the only one stressed out, but at State everyone...

Science Olympiad succeeds at State

Science Olympiad succeeds at State

Grace Marino, Executive Editor

May 4, 2018


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The Science Olympiad team qualified for the State competition at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and made school history by placing in the top five at the State competition. The team has been preparing for State since they secured their spot at Regionals. “We qualified for State at our regional...

Code of conduct changes

Ian Doyle, Entertainment Editor

May 4, 2018


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North’s code of conduct has been recently updated, and with it also comes the end of random drug testing for the students starting next year. Representatives of the school have gone through the school’s policies and reviewed them to decide what should stay and what should go. “A big group...

History Fair students advance to State

Michelle Jimenez, Features Editor

May 4, 2018


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Eleven juniors are moving on to the State History Fair following the Sectional competition last month. “History Fair just completed its Sectional competition, so they’ve only just announced who will be attending the State competition, though we’re still waiting on performances and documentaries,”...

National Honor Society inducts new members

Ellen Stojak, Managing Editor

May 4, 2018


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National Honor Society (NHS) inducted 70 members on April 18. The students were inducted based on the qualities that define the NHS organization: scholarship, service, leadership, and character The application process began with a invitation to students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4, but in...

National Art Honor Society begins

Anne Mattea, News Editor

May 4, 2018


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National Art Honor Society (NAHS) began this year at North in hopes of emphasizing leadership and culture in the fine arts. “NAHS is a nationwide recognition of students who have committed their time and talents to their artistic communities,” said sponsor Kelly Bott. The sponsors wanted to...

Senior class looks forward to graduation

Michelle Jimenez, Features Editor

May 4, 2018


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The time has came for the class of 2018 to graduate and leave high school. Graduation will take place on May 19. “[Graduation day] was made on a survey. I heard feedback from students and parents in the past. We decided to put a survey out to the community and asked about specific times and days....

Green Room inducts new Thespians

Nadia Hernandez, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018


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Green Room inducted new members to the National Thespian Honor Society. The Thespian Society recognizes students who dedicate time to theatre. “The requirement to become a Thespian is to work 100 hours,” said vice president of Green Room Rhaya Montoya. Hours come from working as a technician...

Administrators follow students’ schedules

Ellie McShane, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018


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Periodically, administrators drift into classrooms, sit in the back corner, and take some notes on how the class is run. This method of observation, although conventional, deprives the observer from getting a first-hand student experience. To try something new, District 127 administrators participated in the Shadow a Student program during the week of April 16. ...

Students take bi-literacy test

Malcolm Watson, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018


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The Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages test (AAPPL) tests students on their own knowledge and fluency of other languages. The test has been made available for students of Grayslake North. Students taking the test have to meet benchmarks on ACT or SAT and another language. “In...

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