December 12, 2017

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…

Orchesis hosts Flash Mob

Video by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief During the Pack the Place assembly, teachers and students from the crowd joined Orchesis in their flash mob to “Sweet Home Chicago.”

Student Council hosts Pack the Place week

Fast Facts: The theme of this year’s annual Pack the Place is “Let’s Go…!” A spirit wear tally sheet will be given to 3rd period teachers to keep track of who is dressing for spirit days. Spirit Wear Days:  Monday: “Let’s take a nap!” — Pajama Day Tuesday: “Let’s go to the game!” — Sports Day Wednesday: “Let’s go to the club!” — WHS Club/Activities shirts Day Thursday: “Let’s glow!” — Neon Wear Day Friday: “Let’s go the game!” — Extreme Blue and Gold Day  

Briefly Speaking Sports: Girls Tennis

by Katia Bryhadyr, Staff Reporter “What really made the season was having the support of all my friends and being able to laugh and be crazy.” Gosia Markiewicz, grade, said. “Some accomplishments that I made are that I focused more on my performance and my best.” The season ended on Saturday, Oct. 13  with Sectionals and athletes included Alexandra Fister,Gosia Markiewicz and more . The team won its first match against Mundelein, but lost the second game against Highland Park. Sectionals was a single elimination, so the team was out after the second game. “I improved so much this year…

Randhurst Village hosts pumpkin carving contest

by Paige McCoy, Staff Reporter  A pumpkin carving contest will take place during a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Randhurst Village. WHS will participate in the carving contest, and the winner of the contest receives $1,000 for their school. “Sometimes students are overwhelmed by art, and this is a way of opening it up,” said Laura Taubery, activity adviser. The pumpkins entered in the contest will be displayed during the festival, as well as pumpkins from Hersey, Prospect and Saint Viator high schools. Schools receive $500 for just competing. The marketing company at Randhurst also provided the pumpkins…

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…