A standard-issued COVID-19 vaccination record card.
Districts 203 and 204 partner up to host a vaccine clinic for the community
Sydney Burleyson May 18, 2021

Naperville School Districts 203 and 204 are partnering up to host a vaccine clinic for students. The districts are working with Jewel-Osco Pharmacy to administer the vaccine....

Students are adjusting to in-person learning as we near the end of the school year.
204’s plan for full in-person learning brings optimism among students and teachers
Jessica Velazquez May 12, 2021

District 204 administrators announced their plan for full in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year on April 24. After a school year of remote and hybrid learning, a...

Brooks Elementary school is known in the district to have a lower number of yearly enrollments.
204 begins boundary reviews to balance student enrollment
Jessica Velazquez and Madison Moon May 7, 2021

The topic of student capacity in high schools has sparked discussion over the years as economic development continues. On April 12, District 204’s Board of Education and...

Students receive their graduation yard signs.
PTSA hosts new end of year Senior Celebration
April 19, 2021

The PTSA recently held an outdoor social event for seniors. This event was focused on handing out class of 2021 yard signs to seniors and providing...

Ramadan which is an Islamic month of fasting and prayer began this week.
Muslim students welcome holy month of Ramadan
April 14, 2021

Beginning this past Monday, Muslims across the globe observed the first day of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and prayer. During Ramadan,...

Dhruv Syngol created the Open Gear Initiative to allow students to explore  their interests in STEM.
Local student organizes nonprofit in hopes of inspiring students to pursue in STEM
April 14, 2021

The Open Gears Initiative is a nonprofit organization founded by Dhruv Syngol, a sophomore with a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,...

IPSD recieves funding from the Elementary and Secondary School Relief.
IPSD 204 receives $8.5 million in funding to combat pandemic inequities
April 13, 2021

Across the country, school districts have faced obstacles with the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most challenging problems has been the pandemic’s...

Senior Sebastián Segarra proposes change within the school board.
Senior activist drafts a proposal for student representation in district office
April 9, 2021

Petitions demanding later start times, rallies in the district office parking lot. This year magnified the rifts between the student body and...

This year
Senior prom takes place differently due to COVID-19
April 9, 2021

Metea’s student government has worked to provide seniors with a prom experience for the past few weeks. Seniors will have the option to attend...

Arjun Nair, a 2015 Metea graduate, runs for Aurora Alderman and encourages students to get involved in politics.
Mustang graduate Arjun Nair runs for Aurora Alderman 
March 26, 2021

2015 Metea graduate Arjun Nair is running for Aurora Alderman. Students who are registered to vote in Aurora and agree with his policies can...

District 204 seniors create a petition in hopes of being allowed to attend football games in the DVC.
204 seniors create petition with hopes of attending football games
March 25, 2021

The IHSA granted permission on March 3 for the football season to begin. The football team had their first game of the season last Saturday....

With the mayor election coming up on April 6, Metea, Waubonsie, East Aurora, and West Aurora high schools led a mayoral forum with the three candidates. Students were able to voice their opinions on issues concerning the city of Aurora.
Mayoral forum gives students a platform to voice their concerns for Aurora
March 17, 2021

Students from Waubonsie Valley, Metea Valley, East Aurora, and West Aurora high schools led a mayoral forum on Zoom on March 15. There are three...

The district will hold the school board election on April 6. Despite there being 11 candidates, there are only four seats open on the school board. Meet the candidates below.
Meet the school board candidates running for office
March 17, 2021

Four open seats and 11 candidates are on the ballot for the 2021 school board election. The candidates are running for a position on the 204...

 An eating disorder is a psychological illness that involves irregular eating patterns. The National Eating Disorder Awareness Week helps raise conversations about eating disorders to reduce the stigma.
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week sparks conversations about dieting, health, and self-love
March 10, 2021

One of the interviewees in the article chose to remain anonymous. She will be referred to as Samantha. “I was never formally diagnosed with...

Mustang Comedy invites students and staff to attend their second show of the year on Friday at 7 p.m.
Mustang Comedy crew sketches out a new performance 
March 9, 2021

This Friday, Mustang Comedy, Metea Valley’s comedy troupe will be broadcasting a Zoom show filled with improv, sketch comedy, and stand-up...

Metea finished distributing screening test kits last week. This screening will help identify individuals who carry a high viral load.
COVID-19 screening testing rolls out in Mustang community to reduce positive cases
March 8, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their K-12 operational strategy for reopening schools on Feb. 26. The CDC mentioned screen...

Seniors are working to find the best way of communication to plan out events like prom, senior road trip, etc. It has been a challenge to communicate about these events than in any other past years.
Seniors struggle to find a mode of communication for planning future events
February 24, 2021

As students step into their fourth year of high school, the excitement of senior year begins. Traditional senior events like senior road trips,...

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