The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


Breaking News
  • February 26World Language Week Mar.11-15
  • February 26Choir show @ 7-9 pm Mar.8
  • February 26District 99 college and career exploration event 6:30-8:35 pm Mar.5
  • February 26Graduation Announcement Delivery w/Jostens 10:56 am-1:36 pm Mar.5
  • February 26Speech Tournament @ DGS Mar.2
  • February 26County Wide Institute Day-No school Mar.1
  • February 20Snowball Feb. 29
  • February 20Winter Dance Feb. 24
  • February 20Spirit Assembly Feb. 23
  • February 20Class color day Feb. 23
The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


The student news site of Downers Grove South High School



The Blueprint is the student newspaper of Downers Grove South High School. DGS is part of District 99 and located at 1436 Norfolk Street, Downers Grove, IL 60516. Staff can be reached at (630) 795-8500 EXT 8892.

Content can be found online, in print once a month or in Video News. Most of the content is produced in Advanced Journalistic Writing. Some submissions come from Journalistic Expression and Media Literacy and/or freelance writers.

Alex Miranda

If you are interested in being part of the newspaper staff, contact Ms. Long ([email protected]) or a section editor.

Blueprint staff for the 2023-2024 school year.

If you are interested in freelance writing/being part of club, contact Ms. Alore ([email protected]).

Student submissions: Replies to articles may be e-mailed to the reporter or submitted in room A310. Letters must be signed, but names can be withheld upon request.


NISPA Golden Eagle: 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

IHSA Sectional Champions: 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023

IHSA State Champions: 2018

IHSA Medalists: Sarah Guagliardo (2015); Tessa Brown (2016); Claire Pikul (2016); Asma Zaman (2016); Rupa Palla (2017); Lauren Smith (2017); Claire Pikul (2017); Jonah Ocuto (2017); Jayna Bardahl (2018); Elizabeth Szpytek (2018); Marc Alvarez (2018); Jonah Ocuto* (2018); Barbara Collins (2018); Sydney Hall (2018); Emmanuelle Copeland (2019); Jacob Casella (2019); Jake Hahn (2021); Jacqueline Barba (2021); Teagan Smith (2021); Alexis Pragides (2021); Jake Hahn (2022); Kassem Ossman (2022); Samantha Bachara (2022); Gwendolynne Royle (2022); Claire Valenti (2022); Mia Cassin (2023); Juliana Conyer* (2023); Megan Fox (2023); Emma Fudacz (2023); Maya Homberg (2023); Hugo Pletcher (2023); Isabella Shin (2023).
* Indicates state champion in event

SNO Distinguished Site Award:

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

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