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  • April 20Governor Announces Schools Will Remain Closed for Rest of School Year
  • April 10New AP Exam Schedule Available
  • August 30No school on Sept. 2

May 12 Downers Grove village council meeting re-cap

Mayor Robert Barnett is preparing to start the council meeting.

Vincent Llanes, Copy Editor

May 15, 2020

On May 12, 2020, the Downers Grove council had a remote meeting led by mayor Robert Barnett. This meeting took place in the village hall of downtown Downers Grove. The council ensures viewers that high quality equipment was used to capture both the video and audio of the meeting. Most of the meeting’s...

DGS building repurposed to help community during COVID-19; MFP work continues while students are away

The meal pick-up initiative, face shield production and master facility plan construction are three of the most prominent projects occurring within the DGS building.

Jacqueline Barba, Alex Miranda, and Luc Alvarez

April 23, 2020

As of April 23, 41 days have passed since the student body has attended class within the walls of the DGS building. While the hallways may appear deserted without thousands of students to fill them, the campus is anything but abandoned. With meal preparation and packaging in the kitchen, 3D printers...

State mandate suspends in-person learning for the year, remote learning to continue

“It's sad that we won't be able to wrap up the year in person as we normally would -- seniors certainly have it the worst -- but we're doing what needs to be done,” Haywood said.

Tatum Mitchell, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2020

Remote learning will continue throughout the remainder of the semester as all in-person instruction in Illinois has been suspended due to COVID-19, according to Governor JB Pritzker’s state-wide mandate. “[A number of] challenges weighed heavily on me as we came to this decision – but my priority...

District 99 confirms first COVID-19 case within school community

Alex Miranda and Jacqueline Barba

March 24, 2020

On Mar. 24, District 99 alerted via email the first confirmed case of COVID-19 within the District 99 and District 58 community. The affected individual is not a student or staff member. As of Mar. 23, The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) reported 95 total cases within the county; this number is...

SAT and ACT cancelled; AP Exams online amid COVID-19 outbreak

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, standardized and AP testing are faced with changes.

Jacqueline Barba, Managing Editor

March 23, 2020

On Mar. 20, the Trump Administration announced that they will not be enforcing standardized testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. With the closing of many schools across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all SAT and ACT testing has been cancelled through May and an online version...

DGS hosts annual Daddy Daughter Dance

The Daddy Daughter Dance is themed after the movie 'Frozen 2.'

Lauren Wilmore, Online News Editor

March 13, 2020

UPDATE: This even has been cancelled do to the COVID-19 virus. DGS will be hosting its 10th annual Daddy Daughter Dance to fund this year's philanthropy project, Think Globally, Act Locally. Activities Director Jennifer Martinez commented on why DGS hosts the Daddy Daughter Dance every year. ...

Baseball spring break trip canceled due to COVID-19

Superintendent Hank Thiele informed staff and students about the cancellation of field trips through an email on Wed. March 12.

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor

March 13, 2020

On Wednesday, March 12, the varsity baseball team's spring break trip to California was canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. This cancellation was announced to the entire student body via an email from superintendent Hank Thiele. In his email, Thiele stated multiple events that are now canceled including...

A preview of the upcoming Masque and Gavel Talent Show

Junior Kyra Cain comments on what she hopes to see at the show, as a performer. “I look forward to seeing how everybody reacts with each act and how they notice what we do as artists,” said Cain.

Greyson Martinescu, Photo Editor

March 11, 2020

Every year, DGS hosts the Masque and Gavel talent show with a panel of judges consisting of teachers and former talent show members. This year, about 50 students will be performing in front of a wide audience of parents and students. The show will mostly consist of singing performances. Some sing...

Members of DGS speech team qualify for national tournament

Faith Nelson and Samantha Wiggins performing at last weekend's national qualifying tournament.

Brenna Cohoon, Online Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

The DGS speech team competed for several hours on Saturday, March 7, in the national qualifier tournament. The national tournament will be held this summer in Albuquerque, N.M. Students advancing to the national competition are seniors Kira Matheson, Kaej Spears and Stefan Tambik, and juniors Alaina...

Downers Grove Village Council debates electronic message boards

The Downers Grove Village Council convenes for its March 3, 2020, meeting.

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2020

At its Tuesday, March 3 meeting, the Downers Grove Village Council debated whether or not to permit the use of off-premise electronic message board signs outside of the Shop-&-Save at 7221 Lemont Road. The petition for the permit is being requested by Volta, an electric vehicle (EV) charging station...

Weekly Preview: March 2-6

Keep up to date with everything happening at DGS this week.

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2020

Monday, March 2: There is the usual 9:20 a.m. late start. Tuesday, March 3: There are no after-school or special events happening today. Wednesday, March 4: DGS holds College Exploration Night from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5: From 9 to 11 a.m., DGS will be having a choir show f...

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