Monday, April 15, 2013
After losing her best friend to suicide, a Bolingbrook High School student wants to know why more isn't being done to address bullying in her school.
On March 12, 2013, my life changed. My best friend passed away from suicide because she was being bullied on Facebook. The next day, no one was aware of this tragic situation. I had to hear rumors from students until I was called down to the Guidance Office. It broke my heart hearing about my friend's passing. I was very upset and was wondering why our principal did not have a moment of silence for my best friend. Suicide and bullying is an issue at my high school. I am trying to address these horrible tragedies. But no one is listening. What will it take for people to listen? A dear friend of mine Sean Mooi passed away last year March 24, 2012. (Clarification: Sean's death was not suicide.) Unfortunately, when he was found, it was too …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Police: Parents shouldn't relax curfew rules on Bolingbrook teens' big night.
Prom night for Bolingbrook High School students is fast approaching. Prom 2013 will take place April 26 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The theme is "Midnight in Paris." Prom tickets are $70 each and are on sale through April 24. Prom night can be a time for good, clean fun. But for some teens, it’s a night to throw caution — and rules about things like drinking and sex — out the window. To prevent risky prom-night behavior like unsafe sex, drinking or drugs, now is not the time to relax parental rules, according to local police. Police offered the following tips to help keep kids safe on prom night, and help parents breathe a little easier: Avoid dating abuse, unsafe sex For teens, the Centers for Disease Control offer the following advice for …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Eighteen students were each recognized in a specific area, from science and English to NHS and ROTC.
Top achievers from Bolingbrook and Romeoville high schools were honored at the annual Valley View School District 365U “Those Who Excel” luncheon at Bolingbrook Golf Club Wednesday. Sign up for our free, daily e-newsletter. Like Bolingbrook Patch on Facebook. Hosted by the Board of Education, Those Who Excel has honored the “doers” and “achievers” in VVSD high schools since the early 1970s when several students were taken out to lunch by the school board president and district superintendent. As the years went by, other board members and administrations joined in the annual outing to honor the young men and women who most demonstrated potential for becoming our leaders of tomorrow. The end of the year get-together has become one of the …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Two Romeoville High School students and one Bolingbrook High School student will compete in the national competition in April.
Three Valley View School District 365U students have qualified for the American Chemical Society's National Chemistry Olympiad. Cole Brooker and Will Caron attend Romeoville High School. Suraj “Neil” Sheth, attends Bolingbrook High School. All three students qualified by registering outstanding scores at the regional competition March 22 at Lewis University. High School students from the Grundy, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle and Will counties competed for 10 national spots at the regional test. “Both Will and Cole were required to push beyond the Honors Chemistry curriculum, staying late at school for additional tutoring to meet this success,” said Patrick Holden, the students’ chemistry teacher. “This achievement is truly a testament to …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Bolingbrook High School Anthony Smith was chosen to coach some of the best girls basketball players in the country.
Bolingbrook High School girls basketball coach Anthony Smith led the West Team to an "easy victory" Wednesday night’s in the Midwest McDonald’s All American game at the United Center, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. The West team beat the East 92-64. Smith coached rival Whitney Young High School player Linnae Harper in the game. "She did a great job coming out, anticipating, getting steals and buckets for us," said Smith told the Tribune. "That's the type of kid and player she is. It was great to see." Editor's note: This story has been corrected from its orginal version. Read more about the Midwest girls All-American game in the full Tribune report. Read more about how Smith feels about coaching a rival in the Tribune.
Friday, March 29, 2013
A Chicago Shakespeare Theatre troop performed for Bolingbrook High School freshmen Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A Chicago Shakespeare Theater troop performed for Bolingbrook High School freshmen Wednesday.
Bolingbrook High School freshmen received a little first-hand knowledge of Shakesperian plays Wednesday when the Chicago Shakespeare Theater troop performed “Romeo and Juliet” on the BHS stage. The “student-friendly” production is part of the Shakespeare Theater’s two-month-long Short Shakespeare tour of schools in the Chicago area and throughout the Midwest. The 75-minute abridged tale of true love found and tragically lost is adapted and staged by Jeff Award-winning director and Chicagoan of the Year in Theater, Rachel Rockwell. BHS freshmen are currently studying Romeo and Juliet in their English classes. Editor's note: This article was submitted by Valley View School District 365U.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The recent competition took place in Tecumseh, Ohio.
Bolingbrook High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC Drill Team recently finished 2nd place at the 21-team Regional Drill Meet at Tecumseh, Ohio High School in Ohio. Individual event results included: OPEN (Varsity) Unarmed Exhibition, 1st place--Commander: Tara Sanson-Levins and team members: Claudine Donovan, Erik Speakman, Gabee Villa-Rodriguez, Giancarlos Arenas, Jaalyn Robbins, Jackline Wilson, Jasmine Wright, Jessyca Antley, Marglyn Camacho, Nicole Scordato, Robiel Barredo, and Ruby Barredo First Year (JV) Unarmed Exhibition, 1st place--Commander: Linnea Volkart and team members: Alex Guiterrez, Bonabie Espinal, Claudia Brozan, Damaris Palao, Dharia Perkins, Jessica Fuentes, Matthew Czaska, Morgan Selep, Natalie Negron, Nicole Naranjo, …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Crisis Team has been activated at Bolingbrook High School.
Bolingbrook police continue to investigate the death of a Bolingbrook High School student from Tuesday night. Little information is available; however, Larry Randa, spokesman for Valley View School District, confirmed the Crisis Team at the school is available to students. Readers on the Bolingbrook Patch Facebook page confirmed a phone call message was received by parents regarding the death. Check Patch later for more information on this story.
Crisis Team has been activated at Bolingbrook High School.