DEC 20 Josh Methner Shatters Cross Country Record
As we all know, senior Josh Methner has had a tremendous 2019 Cross-Country season. Methner broke an Illinois record that lasted 42 years to cement his back-to-back individual state title feat. When comparing last year’s individual victory to this year’s, Methner said, “Last year was very special because I also got to celebrate our team’s success finishing second, so there was happiness on everyone’s face the rest of the week. And this year was awesome because I received tons of congrats and thank you’s for just my individual race. All my interactions after the race felt humbling.”
DEC 20 Making Spirits Bright: Holiday Concert
The choir department held its 19th annual Holiday Concert this December 14 and 15. Director Sara Michael has worked with the choirs since the end of October to put on this show. Chamber Singers, Dickens Carolers, Women’s Choral, Concert Choir, and Treble Choir will each perform several pieces to showcase their talents along with five mass numbers. “I love that we do the mass numbers and get everyone performing together. It’s an opportunity for the students to get to know everyone in the choir department and to do some different types of challenging music.” Michael said. Many of the choir students are also involved in a-cappella ensembles such as Heart and Soul, Pulse, and Commercial Break as well as the competitive show choir groups, LadiesFirst and OnStage who will also be performing .
DEC 20 School Plans Further Design Changes
The school has gone through many changes in the past couple of years to help students flourish academically within their core and elective classes. The feedback from staff and students has proven the changes to be a success. For the future, the school’s administration is planning on continuing to develop new classrooms and other, more general alterations to the school.