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Student Government hosts new pumpkin carving contest

Madison Moon October 21, 2020

The Metea Student Government is hosting a pumpkin carving contest. The Halloween themed event starts Oct.19 and continues through Oct.25, and is hosted on Facebook and Instagram. Voting will begin Oct....

Although the music department is not able to make music in person together, they find new ways to create an ensemble.

The music department continues to create music through remote learning

Megan Drake October 21, 2020

There is no doubt that school is looking a little different this year, but some classes are looking a little more different than others. Without the ability to create an ensemble sound, make music, and...

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

Breaking: Two test positive for COVID-19 at Metea as 204 tracks increasing cases in community

Jessica Velazquez and Leland Pan October 20, 2020

School Principal Dr. Darell Echols sent out a message to families yesterday regarding two new positive COVID-19 cases in the school. The two individuals were instructed to seek medical care, immediately...

The MCs continue to keep school spirit alive through remote learning.

BG Stampede look to  keep the school spirit alive in light of remote learning

Sydney Burleyson October 16, 2020

Although this school year looks a little different, BG Stampede’s MCs are trying to keep up Metea’s school spirit. Even though pep assemblies are at a pause, the MCs are not going to let that stop...

FAFSA application has been open for two weeks. Seniors are encouraged to fill out the form as soon as possible.

Counselors’ advice on filling out the FAFSA

Iman Hamid October 14, 2020

As of 2020, Forbes claims that student loan debt is at a record high at about $1.56 trillion. With the cost of college on the rise, students are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student...

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

News Beats

News Department October 13, 2020

IPSD School Board (Jessica Velazquez): The deadline to select either the new hybrid plan or full remote learning for students was yesterday afternoon. Parents had the choice to send their students back...

District board members discus what going back to school during the presents of Covid-19 would look, an issue that they have been working on since early August.

204 Schools initiate hybrid instruction plan for students

Iman Hamid October 8, 2020

IPSD Board members discussed their plan on Monday to get high school students back into the building by Nov. 2. Illinois is currently in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan and at the selective in-person...

The Student Voice Committee will hold a dine and discuss event next week during the students lunch period. The discussion will be about the social-emotional and mental health effects of remote learning.

Dine and discuss event shines light on students struggles with remote learning

Jessica Velazquez October 8, 2020

Despite the challenges presented with online learning, the student voice committee continues to enforce the M.E.T.E.A life statement. The Student Voice Committee holds several lunch discussions throughout...

Seniors showing their support with Metea Booster towels

Class of 2021 has a senior parade to kick off their senior year

Megan Drake October 2, 2020

Rain or shine, the staff does not let COVID-19 stop the class of 2021’s senior year. Seniors were able to drive through the parking lot to celebrate their senior year last night. Even with the pouring...

Executive Director of Student Equity Jennifer Rowe starts new Equity Action Committee for students in District 204.

Student Equity Action Committee plans to tackle gaps in student’s education

Iman Hamid October 1, 2020

The pandemic has revealed gaps in our education system. From students with limited access to Wi-Fi to students juggling family responsibilities and online school, e-learning has shown that equity in education...

Founders of Fit 4 a Cure organization Ananya Handa, Zara Bahrainwala, Puja Teakulapalli, and Alopi Shah create a way to stay physically engaged.

Fit 4 A Cure organization exercises toward making a positive change

Jessica Velazquez September 30, 2020

Coming together to make a positive change in the community might be a challenge. However, it is the opposite for juniors Ananya Handa, Zara Bahrainwala, Puja Teakulapalli, and Alopi Shah.   Four students...

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

News Beats

News Department September 29, 2020

IPSD School Board (Jessica Velazquez): The school board held a meeting last Monday. Throughout the meeting, they reviewed the survey sent out last week to parents regarding how they are feeling about...

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