September 20, 2017

D214 switches to Infinite Campus system

D214 has switched on from its old HomeLogic grading system to the new Infinite Campus system. On Monday, Jan. 5 and Tuesday, Jan. 6, teachers received training on how to use Infinite Campus. Basic training involved how to use the grade book and setting up attendance. Teachers also received specific training depending on their occupation. Students are expected to receive instructions in an informative video that explains how to use the new system. However, creating that video has posed a challenge as a real student would have to use their account to log in to the system in order to…

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District 214 new pool rules

New rules have been implemented in D214 regarding pool dress codes. The new rules state that all girls wearing a two piece must wear a shirt over her bathing suit, and boys are no longer allowed to wear speedos in the pool. “Who wears a speedo in school for swimming class?” Alicja Sieracka, freshman, asked me when I told her about the new rule regarding speedos. Even though I’ve never seen a speedo during school outside a swim meet, I have seen a lot of two piece and bikinis in the pool over only two years. “I have yet to…

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Jazz Band competes at Northshore Jazz Festival

On Saturday, Jan. 24, Jazz Band One, Jazz Band Two and Jazz Band Combo traveled to Glenbrook South High School to perform at the North Shore Jazz Festival. Band won numerous awards and three students went home with soloist awards. Jazz Band Two earned a Division One Rating and second place in class, while the Jazz Combo earned a Division One Rating and took home the first place award. Jazz Band One earned a Division One Rating, first place in Class AA and the Grand Champion Award as the best jazz band of the day. Numerous students won awards for…

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Students attend local concerts over Labor Day weekend

by Erika Pogorzelska, Feature Editor What did you do this weekend? Ah, the first three day weekend of the school year. Labor Day always holds many events for people to do over the weekend since they will have one extra day to sleep in, refresh and of course, finish any homework. This past weekend held some popular events and attractions such as 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival in Millenium Park, the 5th annual North Coast Music Festival in Union Park, Buffalo Grove Days and other concerts. Many WHS students had attended each of these events over the long weekend. Paul…

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PBIS begins positive activities throughout the year

by Kelly McKewin, Co-Editor-in-Chief Over the course of fourth quarter, WHS’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) team will be hosting a variety of activities to help encourage positive behavior around the school. One of the main activities is going to be “Everyday Hero” cards that teachers will fill out each month. Through the year, Angela Ginnan, associate principal of operations, has encouraged students to write in about their “Everyday Heroes,” but the roles will now be reversed with the new PBIS activity, with each staff member in the building nominating a student to be their hero every month. “(The…

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Is there a difference between “Hispanic” and “Latino”?

by Amy Diaz-Hablich, staff reporter *This story was originally printed in Spanish on page 8 of Spokesman‘s 5th issue, released on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.*   In a survey of twenty students, eleven of them answered that they didn’t know the difference between the words Hispanic and Latino. Of those who answered no, five answered that they didn’t have a preference of which word was used. So is there a difference between the two words?   It is important to explain the difference between the words Hispanic and Latino. Many times the two words generate confusion since both words describe similar traits. Although…

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Familiar face returns to Wheeling Soccer

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter With the Wildcats historic success this year, one of the biggest surprises has come from behind the bench. Along with Ed Uhrik and Kevin Lennon, coaches, Leo Elizalde, assistant coach, has joined the staff. Elizalde returns to Wheeling after spending four years at Dominican University. During his time with the Wildcats, Elizalde was named to two conference teams and a player of the year award. Playing for both coach Uhrik and Lennon in high school helped his success at Wheeling. Elizalde captained the Wildcats to a playoff race in 2008, and a historic season of…

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Sectional victory leads to rematch between Wildcats and Broncos

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter After a thrilling 2-1 victory over Evanston, Wheeling claimed the sectionals title and advance to the super sectionals. For Weeling this is their third title this year and a ticket to the super sectionals The Wildcats were propelled by the efforts of Luis Herrera, senior, who scored both goals for Wheeling. For Herrera, he recorded his fourth goal of the state playoffs and his second game winner. “I felt good knowing that we had won something that has only been won one time in the history of Wheeling. I was very relieved because we knew…

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Wheeling soccer looks to continue historic season with another title

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter After a close opening round win in the sectionals playoff, the Wildcats will look to continue their success this Saturday in their Sectional championship game against Evanston. The Wildcats will play for their third title this season, and more importantly, they will play for a birth in the super sectionals. “We are used to these games now because we have been here before. Our offense is great and our defense is solid; we are confident about Saturday,” David Benitez, senior, said. The Wildcats punched their ticket to the final matchup after a 1-0 victory over…

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Regional Champs look to ride momentum into sectionals

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter The Wildcats capped off their Regional playoffs by beating Maine East on Friday night 3-0. The Wildcats ended the week going 2-0 scoring nine goals and allowing zero. Jose Garcia, senior, led the pack by scoring four of the Cats goals this week, followed by Elias Cisneros, sophomore,  and Luis Herrera, senior both scoring two goals and Francisco Arellano, junior, adding one as well. Herrera would end up scoring the first goal on Friday’s contest with a header coming from a cross from teammate Michael Hernandez, senior. The goal would come with just 17 seconds…

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