November 21, 2003 Tom Tom • News 3
News Briefs: New Advisory Program
By Jillian Perzigian
Toy Drive By Colleen Waters cate that the program will benefit
When the class of 2008 starts “…When students have a more
Student Council is sponsoring school next fall at both District 117 personal relationship with their
the Winter Toy Drive which last year high schools, they will be starting teachers it will eventually lead to
brought over 1,200 toys. Students a new program; students will be less behavioral and disciplinary
can start bringing in the toys Dec. 1 implemented into an advisory pro- problems…” said ACHS dean Sean
and it will end Dec. 12. gram. Garrison.
“Our 2003 goal will be for 2000 In this new curriculum teachers ACHS teacher, Susan Shrader,
toys, which shouldn’t be too much will serve as counselors, deans, who is involved with the advisory
of a stretch considering this year’s and teachers to their students; program planning, states that the
student body is so much larger,” therefore, reducing the need for overall hope for this program is
said Junior Student Council mem- as many deans and counselors. that it will eventually make students
ber Grace Eidmann Teachers will also have an advisory feel less insignificant in a larger
The new toys will be donated to class period, which will give them school atmosphere.
the Youth Outreach Service and less teaching responsibilities. New Each student will have a teacher
Affiliation in Chicago, they also do- teachers will also be hired so that advisor who will be with them
nates to the Specific Guide Mission there will be no deficiency in the throughout their high school ca-
Photo by Chip Leffleman
in Chicago, that provides support to teaching staff. reer. The teachers who voluntarily
battered women with children. The At the end of last year, teachers choose to become advisors will Students assemble in ACHS auditorium 11 and 12 hour to
“gently used” toys are wrapped and and staff at Antioch Community have 15-20 students who they will inquire information about Lakes Community High School.
District 117 split
given to Lake Regions Community High School took a vote on vari- advise.
Bible Church in Round Lake. ous models of programs that had Brendan Madden, ACHS junior,
There will be collection box the possibility of being used for the believes that only certain people
located in the main office, where class of 2008. Teachers wanted to will benefit from this type of pro-
people can put the toys but there
is a reward going to the third hour
class with the most toys.
put a program into place because
ACHS hasn’t been using any type
program. They are using this model
gram, “Some students are more
receptive to opening up to their
teachers and letting them in on
Plus, some teachers are offering from New Trier High School in Wil- their entire lives than others…I
The debate over to make their decisions on which
school to attend.
extra credit to those who donate mette. think that overall it will be a bad school division rages According to the Superintendent,
some items. Teachers and administrators indi- idea to start this program.” after Nov. 13 meeting Dr. Dennis Hockney, the Board of
Fall play opens
when Tony Kirby (David Whitacre) Education is currently considering
and Alice Sycamore (Angelina By Katie Savino whether to open LCHS with only
Fernandez) bring their families freshman and sophomores, or to
together in an encounter that District 117 Board of Education include juniors and seniors in the
love against the chaotic background includes fireworks, snakes, ballet, has decided to consider the enrollment.
By Jillian Perzigian of families from two totally different jail time, socialism and Russian opinions of students and their Approximately 350 students need
The fall play, "You Can’t Take It worlds. "Funny plays are always royalty, among other things. families concerning the enrollment to request to attend LCHS in order
With You", is due out Nov 20, 21 ones you want to watch. It is also In the middle of the commotion, of Lakes Community High School in to have a junior and senior class
and 22 directed by English and really absurd at some times," said the families are forced to confront August 2004. included.
drama teacher Michael Shehorn ACHS junior David Whitacre who a more serious difference regarding The Board of Education reached A majority of the upperclassmen
who has been directing plays for plays Tony Kirby. the place of money in their lives and three decisions on the meeting held at ACHS indicate they don't want to
about 19 years. Taking place in New York City what they are willing to sacrifice on Nov. 6. transfer to LCHS.
The play is a comedy about young in 1936, a chaotic scene occurred Tony is a bit disappointed by this "All incoming Antioch "I went to Palombi, and I already
family full of "unique" people in Community High School freshman was split up once," said Kat Trosch,
which “everybody does just as he and current freshman will attend ACHS junior. "Why go to another
pleases.” When the romance peaks the high school from which they school for my last year?"
Tony’s parents meet Alice's family, will graduate," said Jon Crawford, "I think part of life is learning to
the proper Kirby Sr. (Nick Ardgana) ACHS principal. adjust to changes," said Hockney.
and the snobby Mrs. Kirby (Alyssa The board also decided to send "I knew going into this year that
Boomgarden). surveys to the families of current half of my possible friends wouldn't
Martin Vanderhof (Joe Barlow) sophomores and juniors, giving go to school with me sophomore
aka Grandpa reigns over this them the option to remain at ACHS year," said Mary Beth Kenner, ACHS
madhouse that include his children, or attend LCHS. freshman. "I'm looking forward
grandchildren, their spouses, and The results of the survey are not to LCHS. There will be a lot less
people who came for a visit and final. people, which means a more
never left. Grandpa decided to leave Hockney held two informational suitable learning environment."
the business world years ago. Today, meetings for the current A parent meeting was held
he “doesn’t believe in income tax” sophomores and juniors on Nov. on Monday Nov. 17 in the ACHS
and allows fireworks experiments 13 in the ACHS auditorium. The cafeteria.
to go on in his basement. students asked questions The final decision was made by
Photo by Jillian Perzigian There is no admission price, but concerning LCHS and how the the Board of Education on Nov.
"You Can't Take it with You, "the fall play, displays the battle the drama department requests school would function, in order 19. Information wasn't available
of love over money. The show runs Nov. 20-22. donations. to have the information necessary at press time.
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