News : Bear Facts

YMCA to undergo expansion

April 15, 2014 • Emmy Schwerdt, News Writer  
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The Foglia YMCA of Hawthorn Woods is currently in the process of approving a new $3 million expansion. The new 9,000 square foot expansion plan, which the village is currently permitting, includes a new second gym and two additional multipurpose classrooms to be added in an effort to accommodate more... Read more »

Changes set for next year, Turnabout dance cancelled

April 15, 2014 • Adam Griffith, News and Social Media Editor  
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There will be no Turnabout dance held in 2015 due to a lack of attendance in the last two years. Other events that have been held during Charity Bash week in recent years are facing potential date changes, according to Christopher Bennett, Student Council Advisor. “We discuss the entire school calendar... Read more »

Community garden comes to LZ

Community garden comes to LZ

April 15, 2014 • Jenny, Steinberg  
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Construction on a new community garden, near Oak Ridge Marsh Nature Park on Lions Drive, will begin May 1 with the plan of opening by May 18. “We wanted to give the Lake Zurich residents who might not have land or the sunlight [a place to plant],” Steffens said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity... Read more »

Night & Day: Nightlinger reflects on first 232 days

Night & Day: Nightlinger reflects on first 232 days

April 15, 2014 • Nikos Stroubos, News Writer  
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Kent Nightlinger, principal, having formerly been assistant principal, knew what to expect returning to LZHS as principal. Nightlinger said he had no negative impressions of the school when he left and has not formed any since coming back. Nightlinger has been involved in education for his whole adult... Read more »

PARCC test piloted for future years

April 15, 2014 • Kat Pauli, Managing Editor  
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Thirty six freshmen randomly selected by the State field tested the Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness exam (PARCC exam) this past week at the school. The school is testing the PARCC to see if it will work with the iPad technology currently in use in the District. District 95... Read more »

GSA celebrates Day of Silence tomorrow

April 10, 2014 • meagan bens, sports writer  
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Tomorrow students will be able to take a vow of silence to represent the silence LGBT people and their allies face every day. Day of Silence is one of the largest student-led actions in the country and the purpose is to silently and peacefully protest anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender bullying,... Read more »

Science team competes at State competition

April 10, 2014 • nikos stroubos, news writer  
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The Science team competes today at 10am in the University of Illinois in the State science competition. The competition is run through the organization Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE). Students take two 40 minute tests of their choosing, out of the fields of biology, chemistry, computer... Read more »

Cheer tryouts will be next week

April 8, 2014 • emily hack, viewpoint editor  
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The varsity and junior varsity cheerleading season is starting this month, with tryouts being held on April 15 and 16. The tryouts will be held in the main gym from 4pm to 9pm both days, according to Pam Bonnevier, head coach. All interested participants are welcome, and will be notified if they made... Read more »

Numerous snow days push back finals week

April 4, 2014 • stephanie pavin, entertainment writer  
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    Due to District 95’s snow days, LZHS has had to move the week of final exams further back. As a result, many students have been asking to reschedule their final exams earlier than the actual week of finals, but according to administration, students will not be allowed to test early.     Teachers... Read more »

New lighting installed in PE wing

April 2, 2014 • danielle collins, features writer  
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New, more energy-efficient lighting was installed in certain rooms in the Physical Education wing over Spring Break to improve visibility in the areas. The new lighting was installed in the Main Gym, Tonelli Gym, Pom Room, Kiln Room, Physical Education Storage Room, Pom Storage Room, and the Weight Room.... Read more »

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