December 12, 2017

Band sets high standard for future generations

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor The WHS marching band completed their 2012 season at the Marengo Settler’s Day competition on Oct. 7th with a first place finish, marking the first time the WHS marching band has had an undefeated season since 2009. “It felt amazing to win each competition and go undefeated. The feeling is so thrilling when you hear WHS name called during award ceremonies.” Kylie Gember, senior, said. “I would hold my breath every second just waiting, and when we were finally called for first place, I was so relieved and excited.” Not only did WHS place first…

Editorial: P.E. exemption waiver gives promise of options

District 214 may allow more options for receiving a physical education waiver starting in the 2013-14 school year. Several extracurricular activities, such as marching band and Navy Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (NJROTC), already participate in physical activities during the day, and the waivers can help students have the opportunity to enroll in a study hall and gain more free time. Due to marching band’s long practices on the turf and NJROTC’s after-school commitments depending on one’s division, class or position, it can be hard to get home and complete a full night of homework. With the new waiver, students…

District looks into more P.E. waiver options

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor District 214 voted Oct. 18 on a proposal that would allow students in marching band or Navy Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (NJROTC) to have the option of a waiver out of physical education during the semester they participate in that activity. Since students receive exercise in marching band and NJROTC, the school board made this proposal on Oct. 4.  Results of the vote were not available by press time. “It was brought up to the board on Oct. 4 in response from what we heard from parents, teachers and students about the amount of…

Photo Slideshow: Homecoming Game

Photos by Kristina Piamonte, Photo Editor, and Frida Valdés, Feature Editor   For a story and video about the homecoming game, see

Marching band performs ‘Big City Jazz’ at CMBF

Photos by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor    

Band places first in class at Wheaton, Lake Park competitions

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor The WHS Marching Band began practices over the summer in order to prepare for the 2012-2013 season, and their first place finishes show how hard the Wildcats have worked. “We have prepared for this season with countless hours of hard work and practice,” Sarah Rabin, senior, said. “Long days on the hot blacktop in early August are normal for us.” The Wildcat marching band competed for the first time at Lake Park High School’s Lancer Joust on Sept. 8. Cesar Mendoza, junior and trombone soloist, helped lead the Wildcats to victory. WHS took first in…

Varsity football continues to fight throughout game, loses to Rolling Meadows

Video created by: Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief The Wheeling varsity football team continued to fight through Friday, Sept. 12’s game versus Rolling Meadows. The night featured a Hometown Celebration, which honored WHS alumni, David Tuber and Dr. Melissa Thal. Tuber graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Traditional Animation, where he went on to work with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. He is currently working on a Lego feature set to release in February 2014. Thal graduated from Indiana University with a degree in biochemistry and a minor in mathematics. She went on to graduate school at the University of…

Marching band marches at annual BG Days parade

Photos by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Marching band marched at the annual Buffalo Grove Days parade, which took place on Sept. 2. Check out photos in the slideshow below.