The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

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  • May 16IHSA Boys Track and Field Sectionals, Thursday May 19
  • May 16IHSA Boys Volleyball Sectionals, Saturday May 21
  • May 16IHSA Girls Soccer Regionals, Friday May 20
  • May 16IHSA Boys Tennis Sectionals, Friday May 20
  • May 16IHSA Girls Track and Field State Finals, Friday May 20 and Saturday May 21
  • May 16Graduation, Friday May 20
  • May 16Senior Prom, Tues May 17
  • May 16Wind Ensemble Concert, Mon May 16
  • April 19Compete in lunchroom games to win the spirit jug for your grade!
  • April 11Spirit assembly on Friday, April 22
The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

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We recommend that your freshman year you participate in our Journalism Cub. In our club, you work one-on-one with members of the staff to learn the basics of writing for our publication. We help you through each step of the writing process, and we often freelance many of the articles our club members write!

For more information, please watch the video below.

Your sophomore year we recommend that you take Journalistic Expression and Media Literacy (This will count for one English credit). This class goes in-depth into the foundations of journalism and gives students a chance to practice creating the articles and media expected of staff members. Staff members who have taken this class find they have a leg-up when they become part of the staff because they are familiar with the expectations.

Your junior and senior year we hope that you will take Advanced Journalistic Writing and become a member of our staff! You will write articles, create art and take photographs for both our online and print publications. You may take this class honors or regular.

CALLING ALL FILM MAKERS

Are you interested in making videos and learning more about film? Then ask your counselor to sign you up for TV 1 and TV 2. Check out this video that highlights what it is like to be part of this program:

Gwendolynne Royle