July 24, 2017

Dr. Lopez says farewell to WHS, moves higher into Dist. 214

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief As students from WHS settled into class on Friday, April 5, Dr. Lazaro Lopez, principal, announced his promotion as he moves higher into District 214 as the Associate Superintendent for teaching and learning. His promotion is effective July 1. “The opportunity is very bittersweet; I really enjoy being principal of WHS as it’s been my identity for the last six years and I would gladly do it for many more,” Dr. Lopez said. “In reality, I’d love to do both jobs. I’m excited about the role I can play to foster partnerships, external experiences and career…

District 214 celebrates student creativity in Fine Arts Anthology

by Erika Pogorzelska, Staff Reporter Several students’ art and writing have been published in this year’s District 214 Fine Arts Anthology, a literary magazine that collects students’ art and poetry from all of the schools in the district. Art and creative writing teachers submit a student’s writing or art entries.  Students who were published were recognized at a ceremony on April 10 at Forest View. “The nice thing about the magazine is how there’s no ‘Wheeling Section’ or ‘BG Section’; it’s a cohesive feature,” Laura Wagner, English teacher, said.

BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Lopez announces final year at WHS

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief  In an announcement at 7:30 a.m. this morning, Dr. Lazaro Lopez, principal, announced that he will move on to Associate Superintendent for teaching and learning for District 214 and will no longer be WHS’s principal as of July 1.  “As I have been passionate, driven and fearless about my work here for each of you, what brings me some solace and excitement is the reality that I will still be doing what I do best with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math education), partnerships, grants and helping to support relevance in the classroom on a broader scale at all…

Students participate in annual Creative Writing Day

Videos by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor The following videos are slam poetry performances of the two WHS students who performed: Perla Jiménez, senior, and Celine Dirkes, junior.