April 27, 2017

How Wheeling Feels

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

This is Wheeling High School

Filmed by Brianna Bitout, Ryan Griesmeyer and Katie Kalmes in 2010 A video of various events at Wheeling High School.

WHS in a Day

Filmed by Rosalie Chan, Megan Jones and Jess Musto in 2010 A video about what happens at Wheeling High School in a day.

A Day in the Life of a WHS Student: Caleb Harris

Filmed in 2010 by Stevi Anderson, Mallorie Bromer, Bety Camino, Jes Martinez and Karen Rodriguez

Homecoming Coronation 2009

Wildcat football defeats Mundelein at home game

Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor     Varsity football won against Mundelein at the first home game, 23-22.  The game took place on Aug. 24.  Many students who attended the game wore white for the theme of “White-out.”

The Fold performs at back-to-school concert

Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor, and Rosalie Chan, Web Editor WHS invited The Fold, a Chicago-based band, to perform at the back-to-school concert on Aug. 22, the first day of school. The concert took place in the stadium at the end of the school day.  During the day, the school was on pep assembly schedule.  After 9th period, students and staff went out to the stadium.  The Fold, made up of Dan Castady, lead vocalist and guitarist; George Castady, guitarist and vocalist; Matt Pittman, bassist and vocalist; and Mark Rhoades, drummer, played both original songs and covers. The Fold has released…

Freshmen attend annual orientation, activity fair

Photos by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief, and Kristina Piamonte, Photo Editor Freshmen orientation took place from 7:25 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 16.  The peer mentors led the incoming freshmen in a tour around WHS, classroom activities and going through the mock schedule.  At the end, the freshmen attended an assembly and an activity fair, where students promoted different extracurricular activities and sports. To join Spokesman, contact John Uhrik, adviser, at john.uhrik@d214.org or stop by Room 137 for more information.  The Journalistic Writing class is a 45-minute skinny all year round and takes place during first period.  Interested students can ask…

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…