Mrs. Honeysett strives to reconnect with the students in her classes. Students are finding difficultly transitioning into past classroom norms.

Students are back to building relationships with teachers after over a year online

Steven Tardif, Headlines Reporter September 22, 2021

The closing of schools and move to online learning within the last year due to the COVID-19 crisis has led to changes with how teachers interact with their students. Students could not build relationships...

The bus driver shortage in district 204 has impacted student’s transportation to and from school.

Bus driver shortages cause students to question school transportation

Sarah Holzman and Tanmayi Sharat September 17, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, bus drivers were left without work and turned to search for higher paying jobs. As school has started to return to how it was prior to the pandemic, there have been less...

The TedEd club, founded by students meets on Tuesday, September 14th.

TedEd club is ready to invite new passionate students in again as the new school year begins

Steven Tardif September 15, 2021

Student activities such as clubs and sports start to pick up as the 2021-2022 school year progresses. One club in particular that has started meeting in person again is the TedEd club which is a student-founded...

Freshman sit in a circle a connect with their upperclassman as they tell stories of their freshman year.

Freshmen meet outside to create new social connections for Fresh Connect

Tanmayi Sharat and Sydney Burleyson September 14, 2021

As students are getting into the rhythm of a normal school day, the freshmen were newly introduced to Fresh Connect. As new ideas like meeting outside and different activities have been implemented, this...

Local teen -Michelle Azie-
wins the title of Fox Valley Youth Poet Laureate

Michelle Azi wins the title of Fox Valley Youth Poet Laureate

Sydney Burleyson September 9, 2021

Teen Writers and Artist Project (TWAAP) held the Fox Valley Youth Poet Laureate Finalist Ceremony on Aug 26. The winner of this event was junior Michelle Azi. Azi is an accomplished poet, as well as Metea...

Students hopeful return for the 2021-2022 year

Students’ hopeful return for the 2021-2022 year

Tanmayi Sharat September 3, 2021

Many students, while happy, were skeptical of their return to school for the following year when the school bell rang on March 13. As the 2021-2022 school year has started as of Aug. 19, new and old students...

Seniors enjoy Starbucks together during their lunch break.

Seniors take advantage of off-campus lunch

Sydney Burleyson and Allison Davids August 26, 2021

To reduce overcrowding in the commons, the District 204 school board is temporarily allowing seniors to go off-campus during their lunch period. This year students can grab lunch or stop at home anytime...

With a wave of uncertainty over which COVID guidelines should still be followed, comes the debate over masks and their necessity in the classroom.

Students adhere to the newly issued school mask mandate

Sydney Burleyson and Sarah Holzman August 24, 2021

At the beginning of August, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced at a press conference that all schools PK-12 must mandate masks regardless of student and teacher vaccination status. This mandate comes with...

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...

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