Freshmen were able to tour the school this week. The freshmen were separated by groups throughout the week.

Fresh Connect holds freshmen building tours

Jessica Velazquez 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 restrictions, the freshmen at Metea have not yet experienced...

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

Iman Hamid , Headlines reporter 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 two vaccines for public distribution, Americans are getting...

Ashley Hallissey and her mother, Pamela Hallissey at Illinois State University.

Hallissey family creates a Go-Fund-Me to purchase wigs for cancer patients 

Megan Drake 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 and her family started a memorial fund through Go-Fund-Me...

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

Madison Moon 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 by the approval of the Chief Technology Officer Rodney...

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

Jessica Velazquez December 14, 2020

Parents and students held signs reading "Zoom zombies” and “students learn better in person” as their frustration echoed across the parking lot of the 204 District Office Sunday afternoon. Around...

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

Jessica Velazquez 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 amid a nationwide pandemic. Dr. Adrian Talley began his...

Updates on IPSD school board, e-learning, TCD virtual open house and clubs.

News Beats

News Department December 8, 2020

IPSD School board (Jessica Velazquez): According to the DuPage County Health Department, the COVID-19 transmission levels have recently increased. With the holiday season, there is a growing concern...

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

Megan Drake and Iman Hamid 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 Monday. The new schedule starts at 7:25 a.m. and eliminates...

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  

Madison Moon, Headlines reporter 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 eight schools that will be an inaugural recipient of the association’s...

A big challenge of remote learning is that many students are uncomfortable with turning on their zoom cameras for their classes.

Students are encouraged by staff to keep their cameras on during zoom meetings

Megan Drake, Headlines reporter November 20, 2020

One of the main challenges about remote learning is some students do not feel comfortable with having their Zoom camera on. During classes, students are not required to turn on their cameras, yet teachers...

This is a developing story. Dr. Talley and the school board will be reevaluating the situation in January.

Breaking: Dr. Talley halts in-person learning plans after Governor Pritzker’s T-3 mitigation implementation announcement

Leland Pan, Online Editor-in-Chief November 19, 2020
Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley extended the remote learning period to January 15 from an email sent to families on Thursday. Students with special needs, the preschool, and those in the STEPS program will no longer be receiving in-person services. While parents had the option to send their child to school for in-person support, the district has seen a decrease in the number of families sending their child to school due to COVID-19. Regarding the winter sports season, families will be receiving a message for further guidance on Friday. 
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