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First week of e-learning considered a success as district staff, students respond to evolving quarantine directives, implications

First week of e-learning considered a success as district staff, students respond to evolving quarantine directives, implications

March 23, 2020

On March 20, Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a “shelter-in-place” order and announced that all Illinois...

DECA cancels state conferences amid coronavirus outbreak

Emily Brodzinski, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many spring extracurriculars have faced big cancellations. One group significantly impacted was DECA. DECA’s state competition was scheduled to take place starting on March 12, extending through the weekend until March 16. Originally, district administrators made the call to forfeit...

Juniors take mandated science assessment

Amisha Sethi, Profiles Editor

March 17, 2020

The Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) was administered to grades 5, 8, and 11 in Naperville 203 schools on March 9. Prior to school closures due to COVID-19 concerns, the test was scheduled to be administered at all Illinois schools between March 2 and April 30.  Prior to this year, only students enrolled in a biology...

Plans announced for food services during school shut-down

Vivian Zhao, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2020

After shutting down schools until a tentative date of April 6 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, District 203 and local businesses are expanding food service to students in need. Though the shutdown acts as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, students on free and reduced price lunch may lose access to meals that...

Spring Outbreak: Schools shut down as District 203 takes measures to prevent spread of COVID-19

Spring Outbreak: Schools shut down as District 203 takes measures to prevent spread of COVID-19

March 13, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, otherwise known as the coronavirus, District 203 announced today...

District 203 releases statement on COVID-19

March 10, 2020

Naperville Community Unit School District 203 released the following statement regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on Monday, Mar. 9. We are continuing to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  While there have been no reported cases in DuPage County, Naperville 203 administration continues to ...

District 203 lunch quality survey results published

Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor

March 5, 2020

District 203 surveyed 1,716 parents in November and December of 2019 regarding the school lunch program. Of the parents surveyed, 72% were elementary school parents.  When asked to grade the school lunch quality, more than half of the parents gave it below a B grade, with 12% giving it an F and only 4% giving it an A. Parents...

Hallway Headlines: February 2020

Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor

March 5, 2020

MONT BELVIEU, Texas — Black student faces discrimination due to his dreadlocks DeAndre Arnold is a senior at Barbers Hill High School who is being withheld from school events due to having dreadlocks.  Arnold’s family is of Trinidadian descent, and it has been a cultural and family tradition to grow dreadlocks that c...

Parking confines students

Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor

March 5, 2020

Student parking at Central always seems to get worse during the winter time as snow and ice crowd the area and more sophomores earn their driver’s licenses and start driving to school. For many students, the current lack of available parking has become more than an inconvenience . On Central’s campus, there are two lots...