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  • January 17DGS Varsity Speech Tournament, Jan. 18-19

  • January 17Conquering College Costs presentation in DGN Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

  • January 17DGS Boys' Basketball vs. Metea Valley at 6:00 p.m.

Downers Grove Village Council meeting recap

Downers Grove Village Council meeting recap

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

January 16, 2019


Filed under News

A Village of Downers Grove Council Meeting was held last night, Jan. 15, at the Council Chambers in Downtown Downers Grove at 7:00 p.m. The meeting lasted an hour and touched on a few different topics. Here is what happened. Historical Landmark A home in Downers Grove, 5 Jacqueline Dr., was nomi...

Weekly Preview: Jan. 14-19

Weekly Preview: Jan. 14-19

Vianney Mendoza, Buisness Manager

January 15, 2019


Filed under Weekly Preview

Monday: There will be a 9:20 a.m. late arrival. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a Board of Education Special/Workshop Meeting. Tuesday: Regular day at DGS. No special events. Wednesday:  Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday: There's a Boys' Basketball game against Metea Valle...

Roll call to phone call: absent students get told on

Roll call to phone call: absent students get told on

Natalia Ruiz, Online Features Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Starting the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year, the way that parents are notified for unexcused absences changed. Deans used to call students down themselves and give them a reasonable punishment. A change has been made to the policy and the parents are now notified via automated phone ca...

Winter guard seeks redemption after disappointing season

Winter guard seeks redemption after disappointing season

Kelly Jankowski, Video News Director

January 10, 2019


Filed under frnt.pge, News

After taking second to last place at last year's regional finals, winter guard is working hard to redeem themselves. With a more experienced team and new tricks, they are preparing for their first competition in a few weeks. Watch the broadcast here:

Weekly Preview: Jan. 6 – Jan. 11

Weekly Preview: Jan. 6 – Jan. 11

Andrea Davenport, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2019


Filed under Weekly Preview

Monday: School is back in session, starting with the usual 9:20 a.m. late arrival. Students should start to get into their daily. It is the beginning of World Language Week. Tuesday: The Middle School Choir Festival will be held in the Auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There is a Boys’ Basketball...

Multicultural Studies now considered a civics credit

Multicultural Studies now considered a civics credit

Tatum Mitchell, Print News Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under frnt.pge, News

As of the 2018-2019 school year, Multicultural Studies is now considered a civics credit in the D99 school district. In order to graduate, students need one civics credit. This is a result of the state mandate that requires high school students in Illinois to have one semester of a civics class to ...

Elevators leave students concerned: the functioning of DGS elevators

Elevators leave students concerned: the functioning of DGS elevators

Ariel Oh, Copy Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under News

At DGS, students who have injuries, staff that have big items to carry and janitors pushing carts rely on the elevator as an alternative to taking the stairs. Many students have drawn a lens onto the functioning of the elevators at DGS and how they feel in regard to their quality.   Junior Isabella ...

Weekly Preview: Dec.17-21

Weekly Preview: Dec.17-21

Natalie Casas, Online Entertainment Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under News, Weekly Preview

Final Exams are approaching in the mid-week. Here’s what you need to know. Monday: There will a late start at 9:20 a.m. Today at 6 p.m. there will be a Girls JV Basketball game vs. Lyons Township at North Campus. Tuesday: The D99 Bands will have special guests from Toyko in the Auditorium from 7...

Anti abortion demonstrators protest outside of DGS

Anti abortion demonstrators protest outside of DGS

Rhaya Truman and Trevor Owcarz

December 13, 2018


Filed under BREAKING NEWS, frnt.pge, News

This morning protesters were stationed around the DGS campus protesting abortion, which led to disruption in students getting to school. The protesters were passing out pamphlets, yelling into bullhorns and holding graphic signs depicting aborted fetuses. During the 2nd period morning announcements,...

Fighting back: An inside look at the new spin on Robin Hood

Fighting back: An inside look at the new spin on Robin Hood

Natalia Ruiz, Online Features Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under News

This winter, the drama department will feature the play Robin Hood on Dec. 14-15 at 7:00 p.m. in the DGS auditorium. The story is based on the classic play but has a couple of differences. English teacher and play director Nathaniel Haywood shares what the play is about. “It is pretty muc...

D99 students perform annual holiday concert

D99 students perform annual holiday concert

Rachel Ley, Print Entertainment Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under News

DGS hosts an annual holiday concert every December, with a combined group of band, orchestra and choir students that perform. The D99 Orchestra, DGS Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble and combined choirs prepared a total number of 12 selections to perform. The students prepared for three performances of the concert. One...

Sexual harassment training is state wide

Sexual harassment training is state wide

Rachel Ley and Jacqueline Sumida

December 8, 2018


Filed under BREAKING NEWS, Local, News

An alumni group from DGN has formed and is pushing for changes in the way District 99 officials handle sexual misconduct allegations. Currently, the district has staff train using Global Compliance Network (GCN). This is an online course that teaches about sexual misconduct and mandated reporting tra...

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