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Juniors prepare for the upcoming ACT and PSAE tests

Juniors prepare for the upcoming ACT and PSAE tests

Megan Wilson

April 12, 2012

The guidance department and students in the junior class have been preparing for the highly anticipated ACT and PSAE tests on April 24 and 25. For these two days, the upstairs circle will be completely closed. Any student with a class in the circle are to report to the cafeteria. “Anyone who has lockers in the upstairs circle should make...

LRC celebrates National Library Week

LRC celebrates National Library Week

Ashley Knipp

April 11, 2012

The LRC is decked out with activities and prizes for National Library Week (April 9 – 13). Not all of district 158 celebrates libraries this week, but HHS’s LRC media specialist, Sandy Brooks, has always enjoyed doing something special. “It’s a week I always look forward to,” said Brooks. “It shakes things up and hopefully ge...

Finding hope in unexpected places

Finding hope in unexpected places

Ashley Secreto

April 10, 2012

Jasmine Morales is a teenage mother, but she does not have a child. Not yet. Morales’s sister was in an abusive relationship. Her three children were being physically harmed. The court ordered Morales’s sister to end the relationship, but she refused. Her children were taken away. Her children were put in foster care....

State downgrading the ACT

State downgrading the ACT

Ashley Knipp

March 27, 2012

This year is the first year that the state has cut funding for the writing portion of the ACT. Huntley’s 2012 juniors will be taking the ACT on April 24, but many of the juniors who want to complete the writing portion of the test are taking it on April 14, having to pay $49.50 for the same test they will be taking during school, j...

Student teacher Amanda Palarz learns as she teaches her students

Franca Onyibor

March 25, 2012

Fifth hour, what is meant to be her study hall and time to get her workload in check, Amanda Palarz instead volunteers to help students prepare for the cellular respiration test they must take today. What her students may not know is Palarz is actually learning more from them. It has been several months since Amanda Palarz began working at ...

Lack of air conditioning at HHS negatively impacts the cafeteria

Lack of air conditioning at HHS negatively impacts the cafeteria

Ashley Knipp

March 24, 2012

It may be hot in the school without the air conditioning on, but behind the scenes of the cafeteria the heat reaches its peak. This past Thursday might have been the worst. The air was thick and sticky with humidity. The women who work in the cafeteria are always on the move. Always busy. The heat is not too bad in the dish...

Nick’s Pizza and Pub holds benefit fundraiser for deceased Huntley graduate

Nick’s Pizza and Pub holds benefit fundraiser for deceased Huntley graduate

Kayla Garcia

March 23, 2012

On Thursday, March 22, Nick’s Pizza and Pub hosted the benefit fundraiser for the family of Jennifer Kearns. The benefit lasted from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jennifer Kearns lost her life in a tragic car accident on February 22. A graduate of Huntley High School, Kearns went on to study at Illinois State and Northern Illinois University. The restaurant was buzzing w...

Second semester tardiness policy changes

Second semester tardiness policy changes

Megan Wilson

March 21, 2012

As of second semester, two new policies were adapted in the student handbook. On January 23, the deans of Huntley High School announced that the tardiness and unexcused absences policies would have new disciplinary actions starting second semester. The new tardiness policy states that every four to six tardies from a single teacher will result in a one hour det...

Psychology Club makes preparations for Minds in Motion 5K

Psychology Club makes preparations for Minds in Motion 5K

Holly Baldacci

March 20, 2012

Throughout the semester, the Huntley High School Psychology Club has been preparing for their upcoming Minds in Motion 5K Walk/Run. The 5K will take place on Sunday, May 20 at 9:00 in the morning. Minds in Motion will be using local businesses to raise money for Centegra Behavior Health Services and Rachel’s Challenge, an anti-bullying program. All ages ar...

Student Council plan for the spring season

Student Council plan for the spring season

Omo Tseumah

March 13, 2012

Student Council is preparing for a variety of events, from the third annual Mr. HHS, to the Ace for Autism volleyball tournament, to the possible spring dance. Brandon Bencko, president of Student Council, is in charge of organizing the Ace for Autism volleyball tournament. The tournament is set to occur the April 12 through the 14. The tournament is a wa...

District plans to improve and change select buildings and grounds

Franca Onyibor

March 9, 2012

As the school population grows, the district continues to work to present the students, teachers and faculty with a positive school environment.  District 158 looks ahead to support the students that are sure to come. By the end of February, the heating vents for all facilities in the entire dis...

National Foreign Language Week comes to HHS

National Foreign Language Week comes to HHS

Holly Baldacci

March 6, 2012

Next week, Huntley High School will be joining schools around the nation to celebrate National Foreign Language Week 2012. The event, which has been celebrated annually since 1957, will take place from March 5 to March 11. The official theme will be “You’re Connected… Now Communicate!...

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