July 26, 2017

Homeschooling offers flexible, in-depth education, prepares individuals for real world

Photo by Erik Hernandez by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Imagine waking up at 7 a.m. everyday and getting homeschooled. Now, imagine all of the sudden having to wake up at 6 a.m. and getting ready to go to high school. It may seem like an abrupt change, but that is what Christie Ambrose, freshman, had to get used to this school year. Ambrose was homeschooled, and so was her older sister, Audrey Ambrose, junior, from 6th through 8th grade.  This is C. Ambrose’s first year in a public school According to C. Ambrose, her parents gave her and her siblings…

Students, teachers volunteer at Dream Relief Day

                            Photo used with permission by Sandra Chico by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Teacher and student volunteers from WHS met at 5:45 a.m. to leave for Navy Pier and volunteer at Dream Relief Day on Aug. 15, the first day undocumented immigrants can apply for deferment. President Barack Obama issued an executive order that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for deferment, which allows them to obtain a work permit and protected status in the U.S. for two years. At Dream Relief Day, undocumented immigrants could fill out…

WHS says goodbye, honors Cadle

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief A standing ovation was held for Margaret Cadle, special education assistant, for her retirement after 69 years in education. Cadle was surprised to see staff members joined in the front of the school and forming two lines for Cadle to walk through. She was also surprised with flowers, balloons, and a limousine ride to a party celebrating her service  and the end of the school year. When asked to make a speech, Cadle looked out to the crowd and said “I love you all.” Cadle has worked with Township High School District 214 for 49 years and held…

First AVID class graduates

by Kristina Piamonte, Photo Editor The first class of AVID students will receive their diplomas this Sunday. “The current seniors have come a long way since their freshmen year. They achieved at a high level while at Wheeling, as evidenced by their good grades and high ACT scores,” Kevin Lennon, business and AVID teacher, said. The AVID program helps students prepare for college from the help of college tutors to the opportunities of college visits. Every year the AVID program interviews eighth graders, who applied and looks over their Explore scores, grades and their motivation for college. “All of the…