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New grading system confuses students and parents

New grading system confuses students and parents

Elizabeth Atmore, Correspondent

January 2, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

You just got your math test back, which you spent several hours studying for. You look over the test to ...

Facilities manager retires after 29 years at Central

Abby Rohe, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

Filed under News

November marked the 29th year Gary Gebauer has worked at Naperville Central. After being the facilities manager for 15 years, he has decided to retire. Gebauer began as a custodian and since then, he has worked as the swimming pool operator, managing the renovation construction in 1992 and in his last position as facilities...

Central’s Adapted PE program hosts 13th annual dance competition

Claire Paschke, Entertainment Editor

December 20, 2018

Filed under News

It’s not every day that students get to see their favorite staff members bust a move in the hallway. Modeled after ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” this year Central’s Adapted P.E. program is celebrating its 13th year of Dancing with the Staff during the month of December. Designed as a fun team-building activity, ...

Speech team hosts 22nd Tournament of Roses

Speech team hosts 22nd Tournament of Roses

December 19, 2018

The Naperville Central speech team hosted its annual Tournament of Roses on Dec. 8. Junior Michelle Kee ...

Director of Safety and Security to advise D203 schools in safety

Laaiba Mahmood, Managing Editor

December 19, 2018

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Taking on the task of the newly created District 203 position of director of safety and security, retired police officer Louis C. Cammiso will work to help students and staff in implementing safety procedures and adjusting them as needed. The position was created by District 203 following a shift in the national focus fo...

Naperville Central ranks exemplary in Illinois State Report Card

Naperville Central ranks exemplary in Illinois State Report Card

Abby Rohe, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

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With no underperforming student groups and in the 10th percentile of all Illinois schools, Napervill...

PLC implements community building day

Vivian Zhao, Editorial Editor

December 18, 2018

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Students were encouraged to power off their devices, participate in discussions and giveaways, and high-five one another on Dec. 7 in an initiative dubbed “Celebrate Central.” “This was born out of a hallway high-five idea,” counselor Jeff Plackett said. “What if we did a day where we had music playing for the entir...

Despite leaked government memo, Naperville Central works to protect transgender students

Despite leaked government memo, Naperville Central works to protect transgender students

December 18, 2018

Rights of transgender students across the country are at stake after a memo from the Department of H...

Illinois Department of Education votes down resolution to allow arming teachers

Thom Blair, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018

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With a nationwide increase in school shootings, the debate over arming teachers has intensified. As of Dec. 9, 14 states have decided to arm teachers and 35 states are still deciding. With this being a hot debate in the country, Illinois recently weighed in by putting the issue to a vote. On Nov. 17, each school district in Ill...