PDAC holds an online zoom webinar with American Author Jason Reynolds and Sonja Cherry paul who is an educator, author, and co-founder of the Institute for Racial Equity in Literacy.

PDAC holds a public Zoom webinar to discuss black representation and education on racism.

Sydney Burleyson May 25, 2021

The Parent Diversity Advocacy Council (PDAC) held a Zoom webinar event with American author Jason Reynolds and Sonja Cherry Paul last Monday evening. Paul is the co-founder and co-facilitator of the Institute...

Students begin to prepare for their upcoming AP exams in June.

Students prepare for AP Exams throughout the final weeks of the school year

Megan Drake May 21, 2021

With the school year coming to an end, Advanced Placement (AP) exams are right around the corner. Students are preparing for their exams that take place over the next few weeks through reviewing past material,...

Dr. Janet Woodcock and Dr. Peter Marks from the FDA address expanding the vaccine eligibility to 12 to 15 year olds and results from the clinical trial.

FDA approves expansion on vaccine eligibility and highlights clinical trial

Jessica Velazquez May 19, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 to 12-15-year-old individuals on May 10. Since the announcement, over 600,000 adolescents have received...

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. In Dec. of 2020, 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 return of full in-person learning...

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 RSP & Associates presented...

Students receive their graduation yard signs.

PTSA hosts new end of year Senior Celebration

Sydney Burleyson 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 a social environment with a DJ, raffles, and games. The...

Ramadan which is an Islamic month of fasting and prayer began this week.

Muslim students welcome holy month of Ramadan

Iman Hamid 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, Muslims abstain from eating and drinking anything, even...

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

Sydney Burleyson 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, and Math). Syngol’s mission is to provide a clear...

IPSD recieves funding from the Elementary and Secondary School Relief.

IPSD 204 receives $8.5 million in funding to combat pandemic inequities

Madison Moon 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 impact on school budgets. As all more schools attempt...

Senior Sebastián Segarra proposes change within the school board.

Senior activist drafts a proposal for student representation in district office

Iman Hamid 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 the school board. As senior and voting rights advocate Sebastián...

This year's prom will look different than any other year due to COVID-19 guidelines. Students share their different plans for senior prom.

Senior prom takes place differently due to COVID-19

Megan Drake 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 senior prom on April 30. This year’s senior gala is being...

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