September 20, 2017

District plans improvements in technology, academic programs

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief  During the week of Jan. 15, District 214 approved school and district improvement plans as required under the No Child Left Behind Act; some of the highlights within the plan include improvements in incorporating more technology into the classroom, adding more intervention for struggling students and increased professional developments. “We have been trying to invest in bringing mobile devices to the hand’s of students that will help their academics,” Dr. Lazaro Lopez, principal, said. “For example, we will be holding iPad training sessions for teachers and already hold many iPad pilots throughout the district, which is…

Dammeier siblings balance busy schedules, family time

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor While some siblings argue over who should use the bathroom first in the morning, the Dammeier siblings live in unisense. “We don’t really fight in general,” Darby Dammeier, senior, said.  “We tease each other, someone gets mad for around an hour, then they get over it, and we move on.  We need each other happy to be happy.” D.  Dammeier is the oldest, while Cole and Hailey Dammeier, sophomores, are fraternal twins born two minutes apart. D.  Dammeier tries to be a good role model for her siblings both in acedemics and participation in extra…