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PeaceBuilder of the Month for May 2013

West Chicago HS

     Nicholas Doukas is currently a Junior at Community High School. Nick received the PeaceBuilder Award for excellent academic achievement and his desire to help struggling students. He routinely went out of his way to help students who were absent and took assignments to students who could not attend school. He is to be recognized and honored for his effort here at WeGo.

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Summer Reading Program

West Chicago HS

     With summer vacation just days away, students have been introduced to this year’s CHS Summer Reading List and summer reading expectations. ALL students are required to read one book from their grade level list of “top ten” titles. The list of titles is available on the school home page, which can be accessed at Please see the links below for details.

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Challenge to Change the Future

West Chicago HS

     Hold the presses!!! Here is the updated press release for the Challenge to Change the Future event:

     The Language Arts Division at Community High School District 94 would like to cordially invite you to attend an exciting evening featuring the service learning projects of our Sophomore Class.  Community High School is dedicated to community collaboration and celebration, and the First Annual Challenge to Change the Future Celebration is an event to do just that!

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Multi-District Art Show

West Chicago HS

     The 1st Annual Multi-district Art Show is going on now!

     Please come and enjoy beautiful artwork created by the Art students at Community High School, Benjamin Middle School, and Winfield Middle School.

     The Art Show will be open to the public during all of the spring music concerts from 7:30-9 p.m.. on Friday, May 17th, Tuesday May 21st, and Thursday, May 23rd.

     Please enter the Community High School building through Entrance F by the Auditorium on the east side of the school. The Artwork is displayed in the hallways surrounding the Auditorium.

Works of art from Photography, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, and 3-D Design students are all included in the show.

Book Fair May 21st to 23rd

West Chicago HS

     We are pleased to announce the “Dive into WEGO Reading” book fair sponsored by the LRC on May 21st - 23rd during all lunch hours in Commons. Cash and checks (made to CHS) are accepted, and sales tax will not be charged.

Young Adult high interest books both nonfiction and fiction will be offered along with all the books on our required summer reading lists. Fresh popcorn will be supplied by our Transition Center students for 50 cents.

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Big Band Swing in West Chicago

West Chicago HS

     There will be some jumpin,’ jivin’ and possibly wailin’ next week in West Chicago.

On Friday, May 17th, The Music Boosters of West Chicago Community High School invite you to Spring Fling from 7:00 - 10:00pm.

A 1940's Swing Dance Club and Jazz Concert will be re-created in the historic, 87-year-old Weyrauch Auditorium at West Chicago Community High School, which was built in 1926.

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CHS Students Meet Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

West Chicago HS

     Students and staff from Community High School in West Chicago recently celebrated civic education at a breakfast featuring retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Hosted at the Union League Club in Chicago, the CHS delegation joined other civic and business leaders in Illinois in welcoming the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court. Justice O’Connor shared her remarkable journey to highest court in the land and her current passion, the need for effective civic education programs in all 50 states. This focus on civic education sparked the creation of her website, which provides interactive lessons to teach students government.

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Senior BBQ Donations

West Chicago HS

     Each year, the Boosters organize a luncheon for the graduating seniors.. This year it will be held on Wednesday, June 5th. Since hot food and salad products are served, those items are purchased rather than donated. The Boosters would like your help in assisting to purchase these items for a class of over 515 students by making a monetary donation towards the main entrees. You can choose any donation amount you would like as every dollar helps. Please follow the link below which can also be found via the webstore at

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District 94 Takes Third Place

West Chicago HS

     Community High School District 94 participated in the 2013 Illinois Personal Finance Challenge State Finals, a program of Econ Illinois. The event, held April 22, 2013 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, involved 44 high school students representing all areas of the state competing for the Championship title. The West Chicago team of Amanda Gosbeth, Grant Hosticka, Doug Murphy, and Nicole VanDoren finished in third place in the state out of 244 original teams.

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Coffee with the Superintendent

West Chicago HS

     Community High School District 94 is serving “Coffee with the Superintendent”. Residents are invited to join Mr. Lalo Ponce for coffee and casual conversation Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

     Coffee with the Superintendent will be held at Community High School District 94, located at 326 Joliet Street, West Chicago, IL in the Administrative Conference Room.

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West Chicago HS

     On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., Community High School District 94 will host a Community Forum to share information with all stakeholders. The Agenda will include the District’s Capital Improvement Plan, Transparency Initiative, an Update on Joining the Upstate Eight Conference, Focus on Teaching & Learning, and Climate Survey Results from Students and Staff. Mr. Gordon Cole, Business Manager, Dr. Moses Cheng, Principal, Dr. Kimberly Chambers, Assistant Superintendent, and Mr. Lalo Ponce, Superintendent, will present information related to the topics.


District 33 Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members, Recognizes Outgoing

Elementary Dist 33

     On Thursday, May 02, 2013 at a Special Board of Education meeting, Board Member Chris Scheck, who served on the board for 9 years, was recognized by the Board of Education for her exceptional dedication and outstanding leadership for West Chicago School District 33. Board Vice President, Julie Pearson, acknowledged that Chris brought professionalism, integrity, and exceptional leadership to this Board, and personally thanked her for the high level of standards that she set for this Board.

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