The Prowler

District money enhances North

Katelyn Leano, News Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under News

During summer vacation, North made $230,000 in renovations to the building and grounds. On the first day of school, students were able to see all the changes that were added. During the summer, many improvements were made to the school. District 202 facilitated the improvements to the hallways,...

Road to Reality makes deadly comeback

Caroline Baumker, News Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under New, News, School, Showcase, Tiger Talk

On April 25 Road to Reality made its annual return to North. Road to Reality is an acted out event meant to educate as well as help students visualize the consequences of driving and underage drinking. “You get a free ticket upon arrival…and meet in the cafeteria until your time is called,” event organizer an...

Caroline Baumker, News Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under New, News, School

On April 25 Road to Reality made its annual return to North. Road to Reality is an acted out event meant to educate as well as help students visualize the consequences of driving and underage drinking. “You get a free ticket upon arrival…and meet in the cafeteria until your time is called,” event organizer an...

Young Writers Converge for Literary Festival

Caroline Baumker, News Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under New, News, Showcase

On April 18 this year’s Literary Festival kicked off at North in the auditorium with keynote speaker, Barbara Mahany, a published author and a previous reporter for “The Chicago Tribune.”  “Lit Fest is a conference for young writers, who not only have the opportunity to have their w...

National foreign language week

Katelyn Leano, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Features, News

Bienvenido, herzlich willkomenn and bienvenue to National Foreign Language week. National Foreign Language Week was held March 5-March 9. North’s American Sign Language, French, German and Spanish clubs and classes participated. A new theme is developed each year. The theme for this year is,...

Illinois Music Education Association Participants

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

February 26, 2018


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Four North students participated in a state-selected music group as part of the Illinois Music Education Association [ILMEA] on Jan. 25-27. The chosen students will be rehearsing with their ensemble to perform at the Peoria Civic Center arena on Jan. 27.   "It is a big deal because 25,000...

Art Exhibit Winners  

Caroline Baumker, News Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under News

On Jan. 10, 38 District 202 students earned honors at the second annual Lewis University art show. Nine of these students were from Plainfield North. According to Natalie Swain, one of the employees at Lewis, “[t]his show was the 2nd Annual High School Invitational”. These students’ artwork...

North hosts Madrigal Dinner

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2017


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North’s Madrigal Dinner completed its 13th annual performance on Dec. 2 and 3. The cast consisted of 70 students with Kalvin Solberg as King, Katherine Buchanan as Queen, Josh Whitefield as Jester and Head Wenches Gabi Trani and Lily Wan. “[Favorite part of the madrigal dinner] I think the ...

Submissions deadline looming

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2017


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The deadline on submissions for the 2018 literary festival is in six weeks. “It is so important that students have the opportunity to not only showcase their writing, but also receive feedback from professionals in the industry who can offer advice and expertise that extends beyond the classroom,”...

Preparation begins, fall play set for November

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

December 1, 2017


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North’s theater program will kick off its fall 2017 performance with a rendition of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” running Nov. 17-19. North has never performed a Shakespearian play, but “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is often performed at a high school level. “I...

Homecoming Mardi Gras; let the good times roll

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under News

North’s homecoming dance will take place on September 30 in the school gym. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras exhibits a fun, care-free atmosphere to the students and staff. The streamers in the air will be filled with purple and green colors. “I’m excited about [the theme]. It’s easy to decorate...

Public education deserves federal funds

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

September 22, 2017


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Before the signing of the state budget, due to increased costs and decreased funding by the end of the school year, District 202 could have faced an operating budget deficit of roughly $9 million. Governor Bruce Rauner officially signed the House Amendment 5 to Senate Bill 1947. This brings Illinois...

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