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April 21
A-Team Awards Breakfast March-April Winners

Students are nominated each month for our A-Team Award.   Each staff member has the opportunity to nominate a student demonstrating one or more of the positive school behaviors that we look for at the Almond Campus:

             A. Academics - Having success in the classroom
             B. Attendance - Attends school on a regular basis
             C. Attitude - Demonstrates positive behavior

Eleven students are selected-one from each department and four "at-large" winners.  This award is based on a student demonstrating one or more of the characteristics listed above.  Students are recognized at an A-Team Awards breakfast each month and given a t-shirt and coupons/gift certificates from local businesses for their selection as a recipient of the award.​  ​​

Below are the winners who attended the ceremony:

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April 20
Mrs. Hutson Invited to the European Geoscience Union Annual Convention

Congratulations to Mrs. Hutson.  She was one of four Earth Science teachers from the United States that  were invited to attend the European Geoscience Union Annual Convention in Vienna, Austria next week.  This year’s focus is on the Mediterranean.  The Geoscience Information for Teachers Symposium is a breakout session within the conference attended by 88 teachers from around the world.  She will participate in hands-on activities and see presentations on current research.  She will be presenting “Families in the Field: Exploring Northeastern Illinois” during a poster session entitled “Future Science Classrooms” that focuses on teaching outside of the standard curriculum.  It highlights pictures of the optional hikes our Environmental PLT has taken with the families of our Geology and Environmental Science students throughout Lake County.​

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April 07
Meningococcal Vaccine Mandate Reminder
A few years ago, the State of Illinois mandated that all students entering their senior year receive a Meningitis Vaccination.  Please review the letter below from our health office regarding the mandate. We strongly recommend making an appointment as soon as possible as students will not be allowed to start their senior year without proof of the vaccination. The past few years, families have struggled to get an appointment in August, and that has resulted in their student not starting the school year on time. Thank you, in advance, for complying with the mandate. We will send email reminders throughout the summer as well.


Meningitis Vaccine Notification English April 2017.pdfMeningitis Vaccine Notification English April 2017.pdf
March 14
Brandon Schild, Physical Education Teacher, Recognized in The Daily Herald

Click the link below to read the article in the Daily Herald about Brandon Schild and his emphasis on physical health.  Brandon is a physical education teacher and lead teacher for the physical education department at the Almond Campus.​  

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170313/news/170319930/

March 09
EKG Screening at Warren

On Wednesday, March 8, at the Almond Campus, the Max Schweitz Foundation screened students who signed up to participate in Screens for Teens, which includes an EKG for all participants and an echo for certain students.  ​ 

There were over 1,500 students screened with an overwhelming majority having normal results. We did have some students whose EKG was abnormal, but not potentially life threatening, and parents will be informed of those results. We also had seven students between the two campuses that were classified as having “a substantial heart condition” and were referred to be seen by a cardiologist within the next few weeks. Because of those seven, we can now say this was a very successful screening, as those conditions might not have been detected without the screening. It would have been great to have more students get screened, but for the first time, our numbers were good. 

March 09
IDEA Drafting Competition

This past Friday, we had  27 students compete and 7 students place at the IDEA Drafting Competition.  Out of these, 5 students will be going to state.  Congratulations!

Intro Cad

2nd James Couch 

1st Mason Bell 

 Arch 2D

2nd Karenly Gerena 

1st Amand Mietus

 3D Modeling

Tie for 3rd

3rd Billy Roscher

3rd Nicholas Winkler 

1st Jason Makeever


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March 07
The Board of Education recognizes our All-State Production Cast Member-Andrea Martinez

The Board of Education recognized sophomore, Andrea Martinez. who was a member of the ensemble for the Illinois High School Theatre Festival's All-State Iroduction of Sweeney Todd. The 2017 Illinois High School Theatre Festival, the largest and oldest non-competitive high school theatre festival in the nation, featured Broadway’s smash hit, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, as its 2017 All-State production. Sweeney Todd, winner of the Best Musical of 1979, and six other Tony’s, features a select ensemble of high school performers and technicians from throughout the state of Illinois.

Andrea is the first Warren student to be featured in an All-State production cast (following last year having Warren's first student in crew). Andrea was one of 109 students selected to be part of the All-State ensemble and rehearsed over numerous long weekends during the Fall of 2016 with the final rehearsals occurring the last few days before the actual performances at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagin.

Andrea is pictured below with Theatre instructor, Adam Miller.

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March 01
Congratulations Jaylen Davis

Congratulations to Jaylen Davis for applying and obtaining the opportunity to attend future educator conferences through the Illinois Music Education Association.​

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February 24
A-Team Awards Breakfast January-February Winners

Students are nominated each month for our A-Team Award.   Each staff member has the opportunity to nominate a student demonstrating one or more of the positive school behaviors that we look for at the Almond Campus:

             A. Academics - Having success in the classroom
             B. Attendance - Attends school on a regular basis
             C. Attitude - Demonstrates positive behavior

Eleven students are selected-one from each department and four "at-large" winners.  This award is based on a student demonstrating one or more of the characteristics listed above.  Students are recognized at an A-Team Awards breakfast each month and given a t-shirt and coupons/gift certificates from local businesses for their selection as a recipient of the award.​  ​​

Below are the winners who attended the ceremony:

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February 21
Micha Jones Commits to Notre Dame

Congratulations to ​Micha Jones, who is pictured speaking  to reporters after verbally committing to Notre Dame to play football starting the Fall of 2018.

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