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School board meets Nov. 18

School board meets Nov. 18

Teagan Smith, Print Opinion Editor

November 19, 2019

A school board meeting was held on Nov. 18, and the IASB resolutions along with other topics such as pedestrian safety and the capital improvement plan were discussed. Arming teachers The Illinois legislature will hold a re-vote on giving school districts the option of arming faculty and empl...

Weekly Preview 11/18 -11/22

Weekly Preview 11/18 -11/22

Jovana Kuzmanovic, Online Entertainment Editor

November 18, 2019

Monday: There is a 9:20 a.m. late start and also a Mustang Way lesson during 2nd period. The boys varsity football team has its annual banquet at 5 p.m. The girls varsity basketball team also has an away game at York High School against Niles West at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday: Come to York High School at 5:30 ...

Pedestrian safety consultants work to solve community members’ concerns

Pedestrian safety consultants work to solve community members’ concerns

Luc Alvarez, Copy Editor

November 15, 2019

On Nov. 14 District 99 held a pedestrian safety presentation lead by two consultants from Sam Schwartz, a traffic planning firm hired by the district to identify and remedy current safety problems for pedestrians. The presentation centered on solutions to community members’ safety concerns that were...

Weekly Preview: Nov. 11-15

Weekly Preview: Nov. 11-15

Elliot Sheets, Graphics Director

November 12, 2019

Here's what's going on during the week of Nov. 11. Monday -- 9:20 a.m. late start as usual Tuesday -- 7 p.m. WE invitational Wednesday -- Boys Varsity Soccer banquet starts at 4:30 p.m., Girls Varsity Volleyball banquet starts at 5 p.m. Thursday -- 7 p.m. band concert Friday -- Upperc...

‘Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde’ uncovers the true nature of man

‘Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde’ uncovers the true nature of man

Paul Szmanda, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2019

This year’s annual fall play, “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” was held on Nov. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. It depicted a tale of the true nature of man, and the inherent purity and evil which manifest themselves in him. Played by sophomore Nathan Frewen, Dr. Jekyll is a scientist who attempts to separate man...

DGS Operation Snowball introduces new director process

DGS Operation Snowball introduces new director process

Madeline O'Neil, Copy Editor

November 5, 2019

A new director process has been introduced to the Operation Snowball program at DGS. The program is designed as a “community of caring” and emphasizes leadership and kindness among high schoolers. Directors and leaders are both chosen in a selective process before the events take place in Novemb...

Weekly Preview: Nov. 3-9

Weekly Preview: Nov. 3-9

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

Monday: There is the usual 9:20-a.m. late start. The girls varsity volleyball team competes at the IHSA sectional semis tournament. Tuesday: It's a regular with nothing occurring in the school day nor in extracurricular activities. Wednesday: DGS hosts a jazz concert at 7 p.m. The girls varsity...

DGS students have the opportunity to study abroad for the third year

DGS students have the opportunity to study abroad for the third year

Qasim Simba, Freelance Writer

October 29, 2019

The CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) is a study abroad program, which takes place during the first month of summer. It allows opportunities for students to improve their language abilities and gain exposure to cultures firsthand. There are more than 20 places that offer activities...

Weekly Preview: Oct. 27

Weekly Preview: Oct. 27

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2019

Monday: There is a 9:20 a.m. late-start. Tuesday: There is a parent advisory board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Cap and Gown orders have arrived and are being distributed in the cafeteria. Thursday: Happy Halloween! Friday: The premiere of the DGS fall play, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is...

Art students paint a picture of what SEL means to them

Art students paint a picture of what SEL means to them

Jacqueline Barba, Managing Editor

October 24, 2019

Art students at DGS have been in a frenzy of activity creating a composition from scratch. DGS’s combined Drawing 3 and Studio Art classes have been drawing, binding and gluing together books for their latest project which focuses on SEL, an acronym for Social-Emotional-Learning, and how to incorporate it ...

DGS experiments with new biomedical science class

DGS experiments with new biomedical science class

Claudia Bringle, Freelance Writer

October 23, 2019

DGS is offering a new science class named Principles of Biomedical Science for the 2019-2020 school year.  The class, taught by Karen Eder and Scott Parker, concentrates on exposing students to concepts and careers within the biomedical science field. The goal of Principles of Biomedical Science...

What plan is DGS drawing for the new art wing?

What plan is DGS drawing for the new art wing?

Erin Glennon, Freelance Writer

October 23, 2019

The new art wing at DGS is expected to be an exciting addition to the school during the summer of 2020. Plans for the wing are underway and are going to change the art program in many new ways. DGS Fine Arts Department Chair Glenn Williams is embracing the change fully and shared what’s expected in...

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