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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.​  


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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February 10
National Merit Students Recognized

On Tuesday, February 7, the Board of Education recognized the National Merit Recognized students.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition which began in 1955 for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. These scholarships are considered to be an important and prestigious award. Even students who qualify and don’t win can earn honor and recognition and are able to use that to their benefit when it comes to applying to college. National Merit Scholars are heavily recruited by universities and some are given preferential treatment in admissions, housing, and course selection. Many selective universities seek to increase their number of National Merit Scholars. They may also receive attractive merit scholarships.

In February, some 15,000 Semifinalists are notified by mail at their home addresses that they have advanced to Finalist standing. High school principals are notified and provided with a certificate to present to each Finalis.  Warren just receive notice and is proud to recognize the five students who advanced:  Olivia Y. Chen, David H. Kang, Peter J. Kircher, Ryan D. Klemz, and Ruchira Ray.

Approximately 1.4 million students took the test last October, and the National Merit Semi-finalists achieved this recognition by scoring in the top 1% in the nation. Warren is proud to recognize five students who achieved this honor and later advanced to finalists: Olivia Y. Chen, David H. Kang, Peter J. Kircher, Ryan D. Klemz and Ruchira Ray-who all advanced to finalists.

 Students who scored in the top 2% in the nation are recognized as Commended Students in the National Merit Program. These students do not continue in the scholarship competition, but are recognized because of their outstanding academic promise. Warren recognizes 16 outstanding students this year: Arjun S. Arun,  Alexander J. Bardi, Matteson H. Duncan, Samantha C. Gunter, Andrew M. Jacobs, Anusha Jalasutram, Kinsey L. Jasnoch, Eric U. Jung, Sidhartha Kumar, Thomas Macheras, Brett A. McCollum, Natalie L. McNally, Nathaniel J. Metz, Andrew C. Miller, Julian G. Ruiz, and Kenneth M. Zimmers.

Approximately 420 independent organizations and institutions sponsor more than two-thirds of the National Merit Scholarships offered each year. All Special Scholarships are sponsored by business organizations that also support Merit Scholarship awards. ADP, Inc. is a Corporate Scholarship Sponsor. This year Warren is fortunate to have one student who received this honor: Alexandra Berkowicz.

February 01
February Signing Day

Today was the February signing day for students to commit to playing their sport at their university/college of choice.  Congratulations!

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Samantha Avila


Trinity International University

Kaitlyn Chomko


Nova Southeastern University

William Eveland


Milwaukee School of Engineering

Sarah Finkel


North Central College

Lindsay Hardiman


Loyola University

Rick Lee


Marian University

Natalie McNally



Luke McNamara


Robert Morris

Alliyah Parker


Lipscomb University

Melvin Pettis


St. Ambrose

Alissa Ramsden


Illinois State University

Parker Reinhard


University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Kayla Rossi


Valparaiso University

Ellen Szostak


University of St. Thomas

Matt Temaner


Monmouth College

Jalin Tolbert


Butler Junior College

Kyle Vaughan


University of Wisconsin-Platteville

January 26
Almond Campus Open House

Thursday, February 2, 2017

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 ​Teachers will be present to meet with parents on an individual basis.  We are happy to provide you with the opportunity to visit with teachers and ask questions specific to your child’s progress and the expectations of the curriculum. 

 The only thing needed to make the evening a success is you.  You are most welcome to come at any time during the evening.  We look forward to seeing you and providing you with whatever information you may need to better assist your student in their experience at Warren Township High School.

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