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Speech team invites all to attend the 2021 State Showcase via Zoom on Thursday at 2:30 p.m where the Mustangs will perform before heading off to the state tournament.
Mustang Speech Team takes regional victories over online competitions
Iman Hamid February 16, 2021

While this year’s speech regionals may have been free of microphone malfunctions and live audiences, the competitions still challenged the Mustangs to create compelling...

Students and staff begin to head back into the building after fire department clears the building.
Fire alarm causes sudden building evacuation
Jessica Velazquez February 12, 2021

Students and staff evacuated the building on Thursday at 11:00 a.m nearing the end of the third period due to the fire alarm going off. The alarm was unanticipated and students...

Junior Sean Hickey works on his Eagle Scout Project at Gigi
Junior Sean Hickey funds Eagle Scout project through fundraising at Chipotle
Megan Drake February 2, 2021

One of the final steps for an Eagle Scout is to demonstrate their leadership skills through a project that benefits the community. Sean Hickey, an Eagle Scout, is creating,...

Staff welcomes back students at the main entrance and helps guide new students in the right direction.
In-person students share initial thoughts on hybrid learning
January 27, 2021

As students return to the building this week, 204 set rules in place to ensure safety for those who will be attending school in person. For those...

Updates on IPSD school board, e-learning, TCD virtual open house and clubs.
News Beats
January 26, 2021

IPSD School Board Updates (Jessica Velazquez): The school board held their meeting at Metea last night. The return to school was the main...

On Jan. 25, Metea will reopen for hybrid learning students. This is the first time students have attended classes after a full semester of remote learning.
Teachers express their opinion on the upcoming hybrid schedule 
January 21, 2021

*Two of the teacher interviewees in this article chose to remain anonymous. They will be referred to as a Social Studies teacher and an English...

Students begin finals as they finish their first remote learning semester.
Students scale down stress as teachers administer new adjustments to final exams
January 20, 2021

The semester is coming to an end, and finals are resuming, but this year, they are all online. As students adjust to this new format, they all...

Freshmen were able to tour the school this week. The freshmen were separated by groups throughout the week.
Fresh Connect holds freshmen building tours
January 15, 2021

Whether it is adjusting to a new building, new people, or a new environment, moving to a bigger environment is a great change. Due to the COVID-19...

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna developed the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 20. The vaccine distribution has created discussion questioning the safety of the vaccine. Every day more healthcare workers are receiving the newly developed vaccine.
A healthcare worker’s perspective on the COVID-19 vaccine
January 11, 2021

Since March 13, America has been battling the coronavirus. Since then, Americans have been seeking a solution. However, now that the FDA approved...

Ashley Hallissey and her mother, Pamela Hallissey at Illinois State University.
Hallissey family creates a Go-Fund-Me to purchase wigs for cancer patients 
December 18, 2020

After a long fight with breast cancer, Pamela Hallissey, Ashley Hallissey’s mother, passed away on Nov. 29. After her mother’s passing, Ashley...

The school board meeting was held Monday night on Zoom. The next regular meeting will be on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.
204 holds final school board meeting of 2020
December 16, 2020

The IPSD school board meeting was held virtually on YouTube last Monday at 7 p.m. The board meeting started off with a tax levy hearing, followed...

Parents and students gather with signs for wanting kids to go back to school as soon as possible.
204 parents and students rally to re-open schools
December 14, 2020

Parents and students held signs reading "Zoom zombies” and “students learn better in person” as their frustration echoed across the parking...

Dr. Adrian Talley meets with district families to discuss new plans on Jan. 15, 2020.
The Stampede teaser: Dr. Adrian Talley guides schools during the pandemic
December 8, 2020

Within every new school year, there are new obstacles. Some challenges are bigger than others like being a new superintendent of a school district...

Updates on IPSD school board, e-learning, TCD virtual open house and clubs.
News Beats
December 8, 2020

IPSD School board (Jessica Velazquez): According to the DuPage County Health Department, the COVID-19 transmission levels have recently increased....

Students sign a petition against the new schedule to potentially create change within the district
Students sign a petition against the new schedule to potentially create change within the district
December 3, 2020

District 204 began a new remote learning schedule that will allow for an easier transition between remote learning and in-person learning last...

Metea Valley received the School of Distinction Award from The Illinois Art Education Association.
The art and music department recognized by the Illinois Art Education Association  
November 20, 2020

The Illinois Art Education Association recognized Metea Valley High School as a 2020 School of Distinction on November 2. Metea is one of the...

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