GCHS to leave Fox Valley Conference

Caroline Newman, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2014

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At a recent District 127 board meeting, Valley Conference for a new Lake County conference starting the 2016-2017 school year. The decision was mostly made for travel reasons as the closest school is about thirty-five minutes... Read more »

Guantanamo detainee lawyer visits American Studies class

Daniel Skinner, Entertainment/ Spread Editor

October 1, 2014

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At the end of their Terrorism unit, American Studies teachers Amy Jesionowski and Chris Brady expanded on the traditional curriculum of their class by bringing in a guest speaker to talk about a different perspective on terrorists. The... Read more »

Backpack drive packs in supplies

Kathryn Wilkinson, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2014

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The PSP Backpack and School Supplies Drive, started by social studies teacher Dustin Chierico in 2004, was a success this year. The students in PSP (Public Service Practicum) collected boxes of school supplies and gently used... Read more »

New school year, new administration

Danielle Voss, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2014

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This year, the GCHS administration has added a new Principal, Dan Landry, new associate principal for curriculum and instruction Barb Georges, new athletic director Brian Moe, and new associate principal for student services Mike... Read more »

Construction finishes in Big Gym, wrestling mats get moved

Daniel Skinner, Entertainment/Spread Editor

October 1, 2014

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Over the course of a normal GCHS school day, several students from all classes pass through the large gym in order to get to class more quickly. Being near the very center of the school, it is a pathway for students to get from... Read more »

Bookstore, student activities turn new page

Stephany De Avila, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2014

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Many students and staff have realized that the bookstore is run now by Cathy Rakowski this school year. Rakowski used to work in the lunch room, and at the end of the school year, she decided that she wanted to do something different,... Read more »

Girls golf, Boys bowling set to run in 2014-2015

Max Goldberg, Webpage/Feature /Entertainment Editor

May 13, 2014

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After years of collecting data, petitioning the school board, and seeing if there was student interest, GCHS now has a girls golf team and a boys bowling team. Starting next year (fall for golf, winter for bowling),... Read more »

GCHS academic teams compete at high levels

Danielle Voss, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2014

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Math Team The GCHS math team competed in a regional tournament Feb. 22 at Northern Illinois University and took fifth place with some qualifying for the state competition. According to math team sponsor Martha Rouzer, they... Read more »

GCHS administration soon to change drastically

Max Goldberg, Webpage/Feature /Entertainment Editor

May 13, 2014

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As the year comes to a close, the District 127 has announced that three out of four GCHS administrators will not be returning next year: Principal John Bolger, Associate Principal Tom Kim, and Athletic Director Steve Gertz.... Read more »

PARCC assessments might replace PSAE, ISAT

Andrew Rosenthal, Sports Editor

May 13, 2014

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New Common Core standards tentatively call for the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) and Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to no longer be issued and to be replaced with the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness... Read more »

GCHS gets ready for upcoming 2014 Writers Week

Alli Smith, Staff reporter

March 21, 2014

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The second annual GCHS Writers Week is coming up April 1. Last year, Writers Week made its debut and authors and musicians visited the high school to share their creative processes. Writers Week was coordinated by the English... Read more »

AP Economics taught to student online

Nicole Swierczek, Feature Editor

March 21, 2014

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Although introduced as an idea a few years ago, some GCHS classes have just accustomed to the new style of Flipped Learning, where the students learn the lesson at home through videos, and do the homework in class. The process... Read more »

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