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  • Contract Upgrades
  • District 117: 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
  • District 34 Referendum Looks to Improve Area Schools
  • Pop Tab Challenge Begins at Lakes
  • Bees Delayed Addition to the Endangered Species List
  • Lakes Students Attend Speech by Ndaba Mandela
  • Contract Upgrades

    Contract Upgrades

    Molly Bartlett, Editor-in-Chief

    April 21, 2017

    With recent events of the district superintendent Jim McKay releasing news to retire within the next four years, district salaries were on the minds of many. By the fourth and final year of his contract before retirement, McKay will be making $238,000 as the result of a 6 percent raise he received...

  • District 117: 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

    District 117: 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

    Emmy Lucas, Managing Editor

    April 21, 2017

    From improving curriculum and instruction to collaboration and student support, the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan aims to ignite a communal effort to grow and maintain excellence among Community High School District 117. A strategic plan is a principle that is always set in place as it acts as a guidin...

    Visit the d117.org website to further explore the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan and interact with its in depth goals and reports.

    Photo courtesy of CHSD 117

  • District 34 Referendum Looks to Improve Area Schools

    District 34 Referendum Looks to Improve Area Schools

    Matthew Haufe, Opinions Editor

    March 13, 2017

    Election season is in full swing in Lake County as members of the community will go to the polls on April 4 to vote for various township positions. However, local government positions are not the only things the community will be voting for. Citizens will be voting to pass a referendum for Antioch S...

    Photo courtesy of Community in Support of D34

  • Pop Tab Challenge Begins at Lakes

    Pop Tab Challenge Begins at Lakes

    Emmy Lucas, Managing Editor

    March 2, 2017

    Key Club’s annual Pop It and Drop It pop tab collection competition began Monday, Feb. 27 at Lakes Community High School. Key Club is a volunteer based club where members partake in a multitude of volunteer opportunities, fundraisers and campaigns. The Pop It and Drop It campaign began last year when br...

    Milk jugs are dispersed to second hour classes to collect pop tabs.

    Photo by Emmy Lucas

  • Bees Delayed Addition to the Endangered Species List

    Bees Delayed Addition to the Endangered Species List

    Katie Peters, Staff Reporter

    February 24, 2017

    In late 2016, bees were a new addition to the endangered species list. This in itself was scary due to the fact that bees are a main pollinator when it comes to agriculture. However, within the past week it was announced that the addition of bees to the endangered species list was going to be delayed un...

    Katy Peters

  • Lakes Students Attend Speech by Ndaba Mandela

    Lakes Students Attend Speech by Ndaba Mandela

    Rachel Froehlich, News Editor

    February 21, 2017

    Last Wednesday, Feb. 15, a group of students from Lakes Community High School Social Studies teacher, Eric Vichnick’s International Relations Honors class took a trip down to Crystal Lake South High School to hear a speech given by Ndaba Mandela. As the grandson of Nelson Mandela and the Founder and...

    Ndaba Mandela gives a speech to high school students.

Starbucks’ New Mission

Starbucks’ New Mission

Abby Vanderwall

May 10, 2017No Comments

In January, Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz announced the company plans to employ 10,000 refugees in the 75 countries in which it has businesses. This statement is an extension ...

Cambodia’s Call for Harrington

Cambodia’s Call for Harrington

Erica Frisby, Sports Editor

April 21, 2017No Comments

As individuals, we all fall into our own routines. Lakes Community High School teacher, Jennifer Harrington, has been teaching in District 117 for the past ten years. Rec...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost: From the Laughs, to the Lines, to the Lights

Love’s Labour’s Lost: From the Laughs, to the Lines, to the Lights

Adam Hartzer, A&E Editor

September 22, 2017No Comments

When many think of Shakespeare, one typically doesn’t associate the Beatles with these classics. Yet, with Lakes Community High School’s 2017 fall play, Love’s Labou...

Record Breaking New Coaster Coming to Six Flags Great America in 2018

Record Breaking New Coaster Coming to Six Flags Great America in 2018

September 15, 2017

Who is Alexia LaSaint?

Who is Alexia LaSaint?

April 21, 2017

DanceMakers Convention Widens Perspectives

DanceMakers Convention Widens Perspectives

April 10, 2017

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Girls Volleyball: Undefeated

Girls Volleyball: Undefeated

Carmen Martinez, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017No Comments

Girl’s volleyball is off to an impressive start as they begin their season undefeated and they show no signs of slowing down. With a strong team consisting of highly competitive girls that thrive on pressure ...

Surge in Runners to Lead Girls to Victory

Surge in Runners to Lead Girls to Victory

September 14, 2017

Senior Start-Up

Senior Start-Up

September 6, 2017

The Start of The Eder Era

The Start of The Eder Era

May 11, 2017

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