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Madison Moon

Madison Moon

Madison is a Senior and this is her third year on the Stampede. She is part of extracurricular activities at Metea. When she is not at school you can find her practicing her cello or simply scrolling through social media. Madison enjoys spending time with family and friends. Feel free to give Madison any book recommendations as she loves reading.

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Metea Valley administrators say that in-school suspension is beneficial for correcting student behavior.  Students, however, believe the program is harmful for their education.

In School Suspension: Discipline in the absence of intervention

Isabelle Leofanti and Madison Moon
May 26, 2023

In the confines of the in-school suspension room, silence hangs in the air, stifling any hope for a collective and positive learning environment. It is as if the time itself has slowed, with students sitting...

Almeda by Solange

‘Almeda’ by Solange

Madison Moon, Headlines Editor
April 19, 2023

"Almeda" by Solange is a soulful and powerful song. The song's lyrics pay homage to the rich cultural heritage and history of African Americans. Solang’s vocals and production create a captivating...

Meteas world language week started March 20th with the purpose of recognizing language diversity.

World Language Week: honoring language diversity

Metea celebrated the annual World Language/ESL Week from Mon. March 20 to Fri. March 24. The world language and ESL departments planned various activities for students, such as a trivia competition, special...

Granger students talk about how they felt during the lock down after witnessing the intruder.

Students experience fear and confusion during Granger lock down

Isabelle Leofanti and Madison Moon
March 13, 2023

Aurora Police Officers arrested and charged an intruder following the Granger lockdown on February 22. The charges include one count of criminal trespass to a safe school zone and one count of disorderly...

Unity In Excellence at the Black History Month showcase in the Black Box

Unity In Excellence inspires Black leadership

Madison Moon
February 28, 2023

Unity In Excellence is a club for the Black student body of Metea. Its purpose is to be a backbone and outlet for the students. The club is student-led which gives students many chances to take on leadership...

Unity In Excellence at the Black History Month showcase in the Black Box

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Unity In Excellence at the Black History Month showcase in the Black Box

Granger put on lock down in response to suspicious trespasser

Granger put on lock down in response to suspicious trespasser

Isabelle Leofanti and Madison Moon
February 23, 2023

Granger students and staff went into a lockdown yesterday at 8:00 a.m.  Aurora Police Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person, identified as 20-year-old Brandt Ward of Aurora, trespassing...

AP African American studies in a new course by the College Board.

College Board offers AP African American studies course

Madison Moon, Lindsey Hall, and Isabelle Leofanti
February 17, 2023

College Board has developed an AP African American studies course, which is now being piloted across select schools. The course provides students with an introduction to the experience of Black Americans....

 Young Hearts For Life provided free heart screenings for students.

Young Hearts 4 Life offers free heart screenings for students

Lindsey Hall, Isabelle Leofanti, and Madison Moon
February 10, 2023

Metea hosted the Young Hearts 4 Life cardiac screening on Feb. 7 in the main gym. The program offered a free and painless electrocardiogram (ECG), which flagged students who may be at risk for certain...

Breaking news: District 204 administrators recommend Daniel DeBruckyer for MV principal

Breaking news: District 204 administrators recommend Daniel DeBruckyer for MV principal

Madison Moon and Lindsey Hall
December 16, 2022

Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Dr. Nicole Howard sent out an email to the Metea Valley community Friday afternoon, announcing the recommendation of Daniel DeBrucker to become Metea Valley’s...

 Overwhelming conditions can lead to increased stress among students.

Mental health days help students focus on their emotional wellness

Lindsey Hall and Madison Moon
December 16, 2022

With the approach of final exams, many students are reporting elevated stress levels and anxiety. Mental health days serve as an available tool to allow students time to recharge and focus on their emotional...

Senior Annika Kmiecik writes a letter from Santa to give to one of the children.

NEHS writes letters from Santa

Madison Moon
December 9, 2022

The National English honors society (NEHS) participated in writing letters from Santa where members of NEHS wrote Christmas letters to children of staff members and families in the community. Metea staff...

The number of fights have decreased this school year.

Fights this school year have significantly decreased

Fewer Metea students have been getting in fights this year, according to Principal Darrell Echols. After a return to a more “normal” school semester, Echols connects the decrease in fights to the new...

‘Radium Girls’ was an emotion-packed story that jumped off the stage and into our hearts.

[Photo] ‘Radium Girls’ is an excellent example of what a high school production can accomplish

Sarah Holzman, Perspectives Editor
November 7, 2022

‘Radium Girls’ was an emotion-packed story that jumped off the stage and into our hearts.

Cast members rehearse a scene from the play.

‘Radium Girls’ a historic play

Madison Moon
November 4, 2022

The 2022 Fall Production of Metea High School’s Theater Department is Radium Girls. The play is based on the true story of female factory workers who contracted radium poisoning starting in 1917 until...

District issues safety alert regarding man attending district athletic events

District issues safety alert regarding man attending district athletic events

Madison Moon and Isabelle Leofanti
October 7, 2022

District 204 administrators alerted parents on Wednesday about students giving their telephone numbers to a man who has been attending district athletic events.  Registration and Residency Administrative...

District 204 Covid Cases are on the Rise

District 204 Covid Cases are on the Rise

Lindsey Hall, Isabelle Leofanti, and Madison Moon
September 8, 2022

District 204 reported a sharp rise in positive COVID-19 cases throughout the week of 8/30-9/6. In the week alone, 285 cases were confirmed across all district schools, bringing the total to 449 positive...

ALICE training has a course for parents to understand its principles.

ALICE Training Is Now Available to Parents

Madison Moon, Lindsey Hall, and Isabelle Leofanti
September 2, 2022

District 204 announced an online ALICE training course tailored to parents and guardians to achieve an understanding of the ALICE principles. The course is led by Navigate 360, which trains schools and...

Sophomores observe the scrimmage game as they get ready to play on the field.

[Photo] Students kick off the school year at Mustang Mania

August 22, 2022

Sophomores observe the scrimmage game as they get ready to play on the field.

The expectations for students this upcoming school year

The expectations for students this upcoming school year

Walking inside the local Target to find a section of school supplies can only mean one thing. School is approaching sooner than expected. For some students, it can be difficult to change their mindset...

Seniors on the dance floor for the first slow dance song.

Senior Prom 2022: A not so mysterious masquerade

Madison Moon and Alisha Chhatwal
May 3, 2022

The class of 2022 attended prom last Friday at Bobak's Signature Events. This year's theme was Masquerade. Students were greeted by Metea Staff when walking down the red carpet. Once inside seniors...

Seniors gather for a group photo after exiting the red carpet.

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Seniors gather for a group photo after exiting the red carpet.

Seniors laughing on the dance floor.

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Seniors laughing on the dance floor.

Seniors gather to take a photo before going to their tables.

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Seniors gather to take a photo before going to their tables.

Juniors pose for a photo on the dance floor.

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Juniors pose for a photo on the dance floor.

Seniors taking a selfie in front of a jumping crowd.

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Seniors taking a selfie in front of a jumping crowd.

A group of friends on the patio outside the event space.

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A group of friends on the patio outside the event space.

Alexander Twilight was a huge advocate for African Americans receiving education in the 1800s.

Alexander Twilight: The education advocate

Madison Moon, Assistant Social Media Editor
March 2, 2022

Alexander Twilight also valued his education. He was the first African American to graduate from an American college in 1823. He was born in Corinth, Vermont on September 23, 1725, to Mary and Ichabod...

Black History Month helps show students at Metea whom we have to thank for so many things in the world.

Black History Month serves as a reminder that Black History is not solely confined to the fight for racial equality

Black History Month is more than to educate others on Black pioneers in various fields. This month also had an important time of year to reflect on our nation’s complicated history surrounding race relations...

Brooks Elementary school is known in the district to have a lower number of yearly enrollments.

204 begins boundary reviews to balance student enrollment

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...

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...

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...

Metea finished distributing screening test kits last week. This screening will help identify individuals who carry a high viral load.

COVID-19 screening testing rolls out in Mustang community to reduce positive cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their K-12 operational strategy for reopening schools on Feb. 26. The CDC mentioned screen testing as a guideline. With this, 204 partnered with SafeGuard...

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...

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...

District 204 implements a new Monday schedule to take in place of the old one created on Oct. 26.

District 204 high schools creates a new Monday schedule for remote and in person learning

Madison Moon and Iman Hamid
November 6, 2020

A new Monday schedule was implemented by District 204 officials and high school principals. This new schedule was announced after the school board meeting that took place last Monday. It will replace the...

 Mustang comedy keeps spirits up with a virtual improve show. Speaker Jake Zeitner shares how happy he is to be able to preform despite not being in person.

Mustang Comedy hosts their first show of the year

Madison Moon
October 27, 2020

Mustang Comedy hosted its first improv show last Friday. They managed to deliver a great and fun comedy show virtually. Performances a variety of skits and improv games for viewers.  Since social gatherings...

In order to submit your pumpkin, take a picture of the pumpkin, and caption it @mvstugo and  #mvpumpkin2020 then upload it to Instagram. The top three winners will win a amazon gift card.

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....

Students spend more time socializing through their phones rather than communicating in person.

Social life of teens affected by the pandemic

Madison Moon,
September 10, 2020

Throughout history pandemics have caused a plague of negative impacts and challenges.  COVID-19 is in the media daily with its impacts on physical health, loss of life, and even the financial ruin that...

After careful reconsideration, District 204 chooses to switch over to complete online learning over the previous idea of both online and in-person learning options.

District 204 narrows down to its final decision on reopening schools for the fall

Throughout the summer, the district expressed concerns on their website regarding the rising COVID-19 rates in DuPage County, causing a delay in the return to school on Sept. 3 and the continuance of online...

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