August 18, 2017

NSBA visits, observes, experiences technology integrated curriculums

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor With the full integration of technology, the National School Board Association (NSBA) was invited to visit four District 214 schools on March 14 and 15 to observe how the schools use technology; WHS took this opportunity to premiere the plans for the future nanotechnology lab. According to Erin DeLuga, associate principal, the overall visit will put WHS and the three other high schools, Elk Grove, Prospect and Buffalo Grove, on a national level. “The visit will be able to highlight WHS and give it recognition to the technology department and across content areas.  It will…

First nanotech lab gives WHS advantage in science

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Nanotechnology, a science in its infancy, will allow WHS students to be on the cutting edge and have an advantage among others as they work with equipment and technology within WHS’s nanotechnology laboratory, the  first public high school research and development nanolab in the country. As part of an “Introduction to Nanotechnology,” senior science elective class, students will have the ability to participate in authentic research and use equipment similar to manufacturers in the area. “WHS is a leader in STEM education in the country, and I want our students to be the researchers, discoverers and…

Environmental science club hosts charity sale

by Erik Hernandez, Asst. News Editor The environmental science club is hosting its annual Jelly Belly sale for Clearbrook hospital and to help save rain forests. Last year the environmental science club saved over 12 acres of rainforest. “I’m just trying to save the rainforest,” Liz Aparicio, sophomore, said. “This has motivated me to do charity at church too.” The Jelly Belly sale is funding money for Clearbrook hospital for the mentally handicapped. Environmental science club has donated about $550 to Clearbrook so far. Charity work has inspired students participating in the sale. “I can relate to the people in…

NANO Connect promotes research

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Prominent researchers in the nanotechnology field attended a forum at WHS on Oct. 9 to promote collaboration between students, educators and the government to support nanotechnology research in the STEM pathway, which helps aid a variety of scientific research from fighting cancer to aerospace products. Nanotechnology is the study of small materials. One nanometer is a billionth of a meter. The event grew international as Dr. WeonBae Ko, professor from Sahmyook University in Seoul, South Korea, attended along with Governor Pat Quinn and Congressman Robert Dold. “We’ve begun by thinking ‘How do we bring this down…

WHS hosts NANO Connect, featuring keynote speakers, student presentations

Photos by Frida Valdés, Katia Bryhadyr, Paige McCoy, Rossy Peralta and Daniel Ramirez

How Wheeling Feels

Filmed by Dan Malsom and Jon Tracey in 2010 A short video documentary about Wheeling High School.