2010 December : Bear Facts

Tech campus tour of tech

Tech campus tour of tech

December 13, 2010 • Kasey Roe, Bear Facts News Writer  
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Tour of Tech, the Tech Campus open house, will give students and parents a chance explore Tech Campus. Tour of Tech will be held January 13, from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Tech Campus is offered for juniors and seniors to attend classes in a specific career training program. Students go to their first two classes... Read more »

Alumni Charity show held in PAC

December 13, 2010 • Kasey Roe, Bear Facts News Writer  
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There will be a charity concert on December 20 in the PAC in honor of Billy Misik, 2003 graduate who passed away from cancer in 2006. The show will be held in the PAC on December 20 and will showcase LZHS graduates. Admission is $5 plus one non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the St. Francis... Read more »

PAC drop off causes problems

PAC drop off causes problems

December 13, 2010 • Kasey Roe, Bear Facts News Writer  
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Students being picked up and dropped off near the PAC are causing many issues for the faculty, Kim Kolze, principal, said. The Administration has tried to put a stop to picking up and dropping of by the PAC because it is a safety hazard for many reasons. When students cross through the bus lane to get... Read more »

Students not ready for college according to ACT results

December 13, 2010 • Colleen McGee, Bear Facts News Editor  
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Based on ACT test results from last spring, eight out of 10 public high school juniors in Illinois weren’t considered ready for college classes in all subjects. Carl Krause, college and career center counselor, is not surprised by these findings. “The fact that these results were conducted from the... Read more »

Students prove tolerant of others

December 13, 2010 • Amanda Tokarev, Bear Facts News Writer  
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Although 87.4 percent of LZHS students are Caucasian, almost all students said they are tolerant of people from a different race, according to a recent Bear Facts survey. Bear Facts conducted a survey of over 300 students to question how tolerant students were with people of different races, religions,... Read more »

Program seen on MTV coming to LZHS?

Program seen on MTV coming to LZHS?

December 13, 2010 • Nick Connell, Bear Facts Editor-in-Chief  
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Leah Enright, Spanish teacher, is pushing to bring Challenge Day to LZHS, a program seen on MTV’s If You Really Knew Me about youth subculture and different cliques in high schools. “I would love to see it happen anytime. I think it’s a great program,” Enright said. “If you’ve seen the show,... Read more »

Consumer Ed test cancelled

December 13, 2010 • Kasey Roe, Bear Facts News Writer  
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The Illinois State board of Education has cancelled the Consumer Education Proficiency exam due to funds. As of July 2010 the test is no longer offered at LZHS or any other high schools in Illinois. The Consumer Education test, when offered, was a test that students could take to test out of taking the... Read more »

Board requires fewer correct answers to pass ISAT exam

December 13, 2010 • Eddie Tarpey, Bear Facts News Writer  
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The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is cutting down on the amount of points needed to pass the Illinois Standardized Achievement Test (ISAT).             The fifth-grade reading test requires ten percent less correct answers and the third- and fourth-grade reading test requires seven... Read more »

Replacement selected for drama teacher position

December 13, 2010 • Nick Connell, Bear Facts Editor-in-chief  
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            After drama teacher Ronald Culver’s resignation, amid allegations of misconduct, LZHS administration began searching for Culver’s long term replacement. “We have interviewed several candidates for a long term substitute position,” Angela Fortune, fine arts department chair,... Read more »

“The Phoenix” variety show: The Sparrow cast rises out of the ashes, putting together a show in less than four days.

"The Phoenix" variety show: The Sparrow cast rises out of the ashes, putting together a show in less than four days.

December 13, 2010 • Colleen McGee, Bear Facts News Editor  
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After learning their fall play was cancelled due to recent events, students from the cast of The Sparrow performed a variety show titled “The Phoenix” last Sunday afternoon in front of more than 500 audience members. Marcel Graham, technical director, found out about the cancellation of the play... Read more »

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