DGN Omega

  • February 5Ingrid Carpen(12) advances to sectional bowling competition after scoring 1006 at final season meet

  • December 5On Wednesday December 5, an anti-abortion protest was held before first period on the main street entrance sidewalk

  • December 3Boys Wrestling won against Proviso West 56-15

‘The Pulse’ seeks student voices

Sarah Baran, Social Media Editor

October 10, 2017

Filed under News

In an effort to hear more student voices, Principal Janice Schwarze implemented a program this year she calls “The Pulse of DGN.” “When you come we’re trying to get the ‘pulse’: what people are talking about, worried...

BOE searches for student representatives

Isabelle LaBianco, News Editor

October 10, 2017

Filed under Home, News

The Board of Education is in search of a senior representative from DGN and DGS to serve on the board to bring student perspective to the D99 school board. Principal Janice Schwarze sent an email to the class of 2018 on Aug. 21...

District 99 decided on purple graduation gowns

Gayu Menon, News Editor

October 10, 2017

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D99 eliminated white graduation gowns at DGN and columbia blue gowns at DGS for the 2018 graduating class. The primary reason the district cited as problems involves the graduation procession and the change in honors recognition. “[Last...

Township cuts Peer Jury due to state budget

Sidney Lee, Editor-in-chief

September 27, 2017

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The Downers Grove Township suspended the Peer Jury program due to state budget cuts, effective July 25. The student-driven program trained students to act as jurors, analyzing facts, asking questions, and deciding consequences for t...

Rental air conditioning units cool rooms, remove humidity

Natalie White, Editor-In-Chief

September 19, 2017

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Due to the earlier start of the school year, D99 spent $48,960 to rent 96 air conditioning units for four weeks. The money to fund the units and the labor needed came from an unanticipated extra $203,972 from state collected t...

Master facility plan continues to progress with estimated 81.9 million dollar price tag

Natalie White, Editor In Chief

June 2, 2017

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81.9 million dollars is estimated to be spent on renovations to DGN and DGS. Currently, the plan includes the White Gym at DGN being split into a loading dock on the lower level and a multi-purpose room at the upper level. However...

State budget causes D99 to lose over 2.6 million

Sidney Lee, Feature Editor

June 2, 2017

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To date, the state of Illinois owes D99 $2.6 million, and there is no state budget on the table for approval. Over the past 22 months, Illinois has been left without a full-year operating budget, causing school districts to tak...

Fine Arts Boosters to make possible fundraising changes

Jasmine Abdallah, In-Depth Editor

May 25, 2017

Filed under News

Due to the belief that individual student fundraising is out of compliance with International Revenue Services (IRS), the Fine Arts Boosters will be adhering to possible changes. Currently, when a student participates in a...

New administration positions open for 2017-18 school year

Natalie White, Hybrid Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2017

Filed under News

When looking at the projected student enrollment for the upcoming school year, the D99 BOE found that the enrollment is the lowest it has been in eight years. The board had considered cutting teachers, however, due to 13 staff...