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New courses populate CTE department

Mary Jane Deer, Head News Editor

December 23, 2019

 Next year, Naperville Central’s  Career and Technology Education department will offer seven new classes and change the names of five existing courses according to the CTE Instructional Coordinator, Dr. Lynn Andrees.  Nolan Moss, who currently teaches Companion Animal Sciences and multiple floral and agriculture...

Instagram begins hiding likes has potential health benefits

Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor

December 23, 2019

On Nov. 14, Instagram announced plans to hide the number of likes on posts from followers. The company intends on allowing the user to retain the ability to view the amount of likes on their own posts. Instagram began testing this feature in select countries back in July of 2019. Since then, they have announced plans to...

December Board of Education meeting discusses financial changes, potential digital learning opportunities

Kylie Brown, Entertainment Editor

December 23, 2019

The district gathered at the Administration Building on Dec. 2 to discuss improvements to the school and other recent issues.  The meeting invited Jefferson Junior High’s principal and vice-principal, Monica Cabico and Joseph Castellanos, to discuss issues at their school and plans to attack these issues. During the...

‘There is no such thing as joking’

Central Times staff

December 19, 2019

Naperville School District 203's regular email communication to parents opened with an "important safety message," as the post was titled, to parents, urging them to use the upcoming winter break as an opportunity to discuss the current climate of threats of violence in schools with their students. The letter was signed by ...

Focus 203 session encourages district to do better

Kylie Brown, Entertainment Editor

December 19, 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 21, more than 100 community members gathered to discuss racial issues and implicit bias. With two sessions held at 9 a.m. at the Municipal Center and 7 p.m. at Naperville North, parents and students were able to share personal experiences with racism. The Focus 203 session, held by Naperville School District...

Board of education approves 2020-2021 calendar

Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor

December 19, 2019

The Naperville School District 203 Board of Education met on Nov. 18 and unanimously approved Calendar C, one of three options for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. “While we presented three calendars to the board there were about 12 different versions of Calendar C beforehand,” said Chuck Freundt, the Assistant...

Violent crime in Naperville going down

Violent crime in Naperville going down

December 18, 2019

While the United States saw a surprising  3.9% decrease in the general violent crime rate in 2018...

Naperville Central student charged with hate crime following racist Craigslist post

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, Editorial Editor & Columnist

December 17, 2019

A Naperville Central student was charged with two counts of felony hate crime and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct in late November after posting an image of an African American student in Central’s cafeteria with the title “slave for sale” and caption “Hardworking thick n**** slave. For ‘da’ low.” “The...

Central alumna Ruth

Alumna Ruth George murdered

December 17, 2019

Ruth George, a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a graduate from Naperville Central,...