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 years 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...

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 

Megan Drake 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 look to vote for him on April 6.  The role of Alderman is...

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

Madison Moon 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. It was announced by IDPH that no spectators were allowed at...

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

Iman Hamid 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 running candidates for the position of mayor: Richard Irvin,...

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

Jessica Velazquez 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 school board in which they will serve a four-year term. The...

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