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May 09
SYMPHONIC BAND I WAS AWARDED THE 2017 SUPERSTATE AAAA HONOR BAND!

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THE WARREN TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND I WAS AWARDED THE 2017 SUPERSTATE AAAA HONOR BAND!

 
From over 110 auditions, Symphonic Band I was selected as 1 of 30 to perform at the festival. These 30 bands were divided into 5 classes: Middle School, A, AA, AAA, AAAA. Symphonic Band I competed against 8 other large schools in AAAA, and was awarded the TOP HONOR in the class. Symphonic Band I will play the final concert at the 2018 SuperState Concert Band Festival to showcase this honor! 
 
Even without the Honor Band title, this performance was incredible on its own. The students are still stunned at what they did at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th.  The emotion and heart they put it into this performance is inspiring, and I am sure set them apart.
  
A video will be archived soon, but for now, here is the link to the raw recording of the performance. It is truly special!!! 
 
1. Profanation from the Jeremiah Symphony No. 1 by Leonard Bernstein
2. Aurora Awakes by John Mackey
 
 


April 28
CONGRATULATIONS MATTER OF PRIDE AWARD WINNERS FOR MARCH AND APRIL 2017

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FRONT ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: CHRIS PATTON, BRIANNA JOYCE, ELLIE JOHNSON, ISABEL FLORES, EULALIA CORTEZ, AND CLAIRE DUNNIGAN.

BACK ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: EDGAR MALDONADO-LAZARINI, JAMES HAJEWSKI, MATTHEW RICH, REBECCA BENJAMIN, AND ISAAC DREYER.

NOT PICTURED: ETHAN RUTLEDGE, AIDEN CERER, NATALIE MYNOR, SIMON PORRAS, ALEJANDRO GALICIA.

O'Plaine staff members nominate students for the Matter of Pride Award from one or more of the following categories:
  • Academic Excellence
  • Academic Improvement
  • Random Act of Kindness
  • Making Warren a Better Place
  • Random Act of Kindness
The students were recognized at the Matter of Pride Award Breakfast  on Thursday, April 27, 2017 by the administration, teachers and staff.
 

 


April 27
CONGRATULATIONS 2017 ILLINOIS PRINCIPAL ASSOCIATION AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to Warren Township High School’s 2016 Illinois Principals Association Award Winners.  These students were recognized at a Student Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday April 13, 2016 at Vernon Hills High School, along with other students from Lake County Area Schools. The students were selected by the administration at their respective schools based on qualities such as; Academic Excellence, Leadership, Perseverance, Involvement in Volunteer and Extra-Curricular Activities, and Overall Exemplary Character

Pictured from left to right: Greg Meyer, Principal, Blake White, grade 10. (Not Pictured Hazel Swain grade 10)
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April 24
MR. KURT GROS IS RECIPIENT OF 2017 CHICAGOLAND OUTSTANDING MUSIC EDUCATOR AWARD

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Congratulations to Kurt Gros.  Kurt has been chosen as a winner of this year's Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator Award. This special award recognizes excellence in the field of Music Education in the Chicagoland area.  His name was placed in nomination by one or more of his peers, and selected by our selection committee which includes previous winners. These awards have been presented annually since 1989.


April 18
Symphonic Band I has been accepted to the 2017 Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival!

It is with great pleasure that I announce that the Warren Township High School Symphonic Band I has been accepted to the 2017 Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival! Over 110 bands took part in a competitive audition process, with only 30 being accepted for this high honor. Symphonic Band I will travel to the University of Illinois on Saturday, May 6, where they will perform at the Krannert Center Foellinger Great Hall. This concert hall is one of the most acoustically pleasing halls in North America, where an in tune chord will reverberate for over 5 seconds after release. Symphonic Band I will be performing Leonard Bernstein’s “Profanation” from his Symphony No. 1, as well as Aurora Awakes by prominent contemporary composer John Mackey. This is the first time since 2013 that Symphonic Band I has been able to audition and attend Superstate due to Prom conflicts. For a sneak preview of Symphonic Band I’s program, come to the Live Arts Festival on Friday, April 28 at the Almond Campus

April 03
FBLA Successful At State Leadership Conference

Warren FBLA recently competed at the 2017 Illinois State FBLA Conference.  Our chapter was awarded the Robert T. Stickler Award for the state’s most outstanding chapter.  Aside from the state awards received, several individual awards were earned by WTHS students.  Hannah Frier and Shruthi Kondin, state officers, presided over the general sessions.  Snehitha Talugula, Warren junior, was appointed to the position of State Parliamentarian for the 2017-18 school year.  Below is a list of how our members placed.  Many of our members have qualified to compete at the 2017 FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, this coming June.

Name
Event
Place
Asmau Diallo
3D Animation Team
1st
Surabhi Jois
Clark Anderson
Accounting I
1st
Shivank Gupta
Accounting II
2nd
Reya Sison
Advertising
5th
William Eveland
American Enterprise Project
1st
Kelly Cook
Banking & Financial Systems Team
1st
Macy Weslager
Philip Griesser
Business Calculations
7th
Priya Patel
Business Ethics Team
2nd
Katherine McClory
Mikayla Boyle
Business Law
2nd
Nicholas Zblewski
Business Plan Team
2nd
Timothy Le
Yesh Sheth
Computer Applications
7th
Kaylee Reyes
Computer Problem Solving
7th
Joel Tapia
Database Design & Applications
2nd
Morgan Suchomel
Digital Video Production Team
4th
Rebecca Holtcamp
Alanna Martin
E-Business Team
3rd
Amber Vondruska
Jordan Will
Electronic Career Portfolio
1st
Thomas Holtcamp
Entrepreneurship Team
4th
Andrew Long
Olivia Chen
Future Business Leader
2nd
Simran Patel
FBLA Principles & Procedures
2nd
Veeshva Rana
FBLA Principles & Procedures
4th
Jon Morrelli
Global Business Team
3rd
Thomas Macheras
Hannah Frier
Graphic Design Team
2nd
Madeline Ruotsi
Gabrielle Alcala
Help Desk
4th
Elijah Garcia
Hospitality Management Team
5th
Brittany Morey
Akash Jalasutram
Impromptu Speaking
9th
Caroline Rukstales
Intro to Business
5th
Nihad Mokkath
Intro to Business Presentation
3rd
Sahil Tripurana
Jake Johnson
Intro to Business Procedures
2nd
Evan Leden
Intro to Business Procedures
8th
Megan Best
Intro to Financial Math
7th
Jacob Home
Intro to Information Technology
6th
Darsh Gupta
Intro to Parli. Procedures
1st
Emma Sharpe
Job Interview
10th
Michael Aykroid
Management Decision Making Team
1st
Anna Telling
Shyama Bhatt
Parliamentary Procedures Team
2nd
Snehitha Talugula
Shruthi Kondin
Lahari Kolli
Richard Chiu
Personal Finance
3rd
Julia Paukert
Public Service Announcement Team
2nd
Emma Paukert
Cynthia Tsarpalas
Public Speaking I
8th
Ryan Klemz
Public Speaking II
6th
Emily Johnson
Publication Design Team
1st
Sruthi Jayanti
Vicente Serrano
Sales Presentation
1st
Krista Zimmer
SCRITS
3rd
Nisha Shiroor
SCRITS
5th
Eric Rapanan
Securities & Investments
5th
Ana Guassi-Moreira
Social Media Campaign Team
1st
Megane Beaupre
Alyssa Fuller
Spreadsheet Applications
6th
Simone Johnson
Word Processing
5th
Shivank Gupta
Partnership with Business Project
2nd
Gabby Alcala
Snehitha Talugula
Parliamentary Procedures Individual
2nd
Lahari Kolli
Parliamentary Procedures Individual
10th
Shyama Bhatt
Parliamentary Procedures Individual
3rd
Shruthi Kondin
Parliamentary Procedures Individual
1st
Olivia Chen
Local Chapter Annual Business Report
2nd
Ryan Klemz
 
 
February 23
CONGRATULATIONS MATTER OF PRIDE WINNERS FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2017

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BACK ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: JORDAN JOHNSON, BRIAN MOHRY, JADEN ROGEL, BRIANNA AGUILAR, ISABELLE BOGOT, TABITHA MANI-EAPEN, ANDREA HINTZ, AND VICTORIA SHUMATE.

FRONT ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: TYLOR DETTORE, OSCAR MONTAS, VICTORIA KURISU, MICHAELLA BIBAY, VEESHVA RANA, AND PAUL LAGAHID.

NOT PICTURED: CAMERON STURTEVANT, JIMENA HERNANDEZ, ELENA GIANNOPOULOS, AND DIANE VAZQUEZ.

 O'Plaine staff members nominate students for the Matter of Pride Award from one or more of the following categories:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Academic Improvement
  • Random Act of Kindness
  • Making Warren a Better Place
  • Random Act of Kindness
The students were recognized at the Matter of Pride Award Breakfast  on Thursday, February 23, 2017 by the administration, teachers and staff.
 

 


January 26
O'PLAINE OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, February 9, 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.
 
 
 
 
December 19
STUDENTS AND STAFF DONATE HUNDREDS OF GIFTS TO REILLY SCHOOL IN CHICAGO

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S​tudent Council sponsored Letters to Santa again this year. This is a program run through Direct Effects Charity.  Each year, WTHS sponsors a school in Chicago. This year’s school is Reilly School– and there were over 1,100 letters!  Thanks to Dana Lainio and Paul Karnstedt for their hard work in organizing this year’s event. Between both campuses, we were able to send close to 1,400 gifts for children who might not receive any presents this year, beyond our donations!!
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December 09
CONGRATULATIONS MATTER OF PRIDE AWARD WINNERS FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

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BACK ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: SAVANNAH GALLAGHER, JOSEPH HALE, SAM AIELLO, ARTURO BARRERA, PAULINE BROECKLING, RAMANPREET KAUR, JIMMY POREMBA, EVAN LEDEN.

FRONT ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: KAREN KRAUSE, TIM SCHENK, EMILY BAIO, MATT KROLL, MADISON OLMS, ASHLEY ROEDER, CLAIRE TURNER, JOE HENNESSEY.

O'Plaine staff members nominate students for the Matter of Pride Award from one or more of the following categories:
  • Academic Excellence
  • Academic Improvement
  • Random Act of Kindness
  • Making Warren a Better Place
  • Random Act of Kindness
The students were recognized at the Matter of Pride Award Breakfast  on Thursday December 8th by the administration, teachers and staff.

 


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