Women required to pay, but did any of them stay?

Caroline Newman, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2015

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TWIRP, a dance coined after the phrase  “the woman is required to pay,” has been criticized increasingly in the past few years. Many students wonder why GCHS even has the dance. TWIRP,  known as Turnabout at other schools,... Read more »

Math tutors add support for students

Andrew Rosenthal, Webpage Editor

March 4, 2015

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A new tutoring program provides extra support for students who are having trouble in math. The program started at the beginning of March and will change the way GCHS students collaborate with their peers. With this year’s... Read more »

Seniors taken out of class for NAEP test

Taylor O'Neill

March 4, 2015

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43 seniors at GCHS were taken out of classes on Feb. 9 to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) pilot test. The NAEP test is focused on how the nation’s schools are preparing students for the... Read more »

Freshman pilot PARCC on testing day

Marissa Payne, Coppyeditor

March 4, 2015

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Standardized testing season was in full swing as freshmen took the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam, which is closely aligned with new Common Core requirements and may eventually phase... Read more »

How cold is too cold? Admins’ perspective

Kelsey Ford, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2015

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On Jan. 7 and 8, D127 did not conduct school due to extremely low temperatures. With increasing cold days, the administartion has the decision to decide to cancel school. "We do not have a chart that says, ‘if this happens,... Read more »

Science Olympiad competes at invitational

Kyra Dickerson, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2015

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The JV and Varsity science olympiad team competed on Jan. 24, competed at Libertyville High School. They recieved medals ranging from 1st to 6th place. The invitational does not count toward any future competitions, but... Read more »

FBLA gets down to business at regionals

Katie Wilkinson, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2015

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The Future Business Leaders of America of GCHS attended their regional competition on Saturday, Jan 15 of 2015 at Wauconda High School. During the Wauconda competition, the members of FBLA took part in competitive events and... Read more »

Erika’s Lighthouse: beacon of hope

Stephany De Avila, Staff Reporter

January 4, 2015

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Erika’s Lighthouse is a student-led program that promotes education about depression and mental health. According to the organization’s official website, Erika’s Lighthouse is a non-profit organization that provides free... Read more »

Environmental Club stays busy

Erika Miessner, Staff Reporter

January 4, 2015

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Environmental Club has been busy with highway cleanup, the pumpkin sale and a new recycling project. The largest focus of the Environmental Club has been on the recycling project. This club has a history with recycling,... Read more »

Best of times with Best Buddies

Kyra Dickerson, Staff Reporter

January 4, 2015

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About 30 students in the Best Buddies club took a trip to Susanna Farms for the Best Buddies hayride on Oct. 18. The club visited the farm and enjoyed a hayride, a petting zoo and pumpkin decorating. Best Buddies co-sponsor... Read more »

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