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Mr. Ben Rodriguez is the new Director of College and Career Readiness. The creation of this position was a key element of one part of the district’s strategic plan. Photo courtesy of Mr. Rodriguez.
D128 hires new administrator - Mr. Ben Rodriguez
Alex Clark, Managing Editor • May 19, 2023

District 128 recently hired Mr. Ben Rodriguez to serve as the director of college and career readiness, a new position created under the D128 strategic plan to advance the...

Standardized testing moves online
Standardized testing moves online
Caroline Scott, Copy Manager • May 19, 2023

The College Board recently decided that all SAT tests in the U.S. will be administered online starting in the spring of 2024. International students, as well as anyone...

The D128 Strategic plan goals are rooted in the DARING mission. “Health and wellbeing is connected to exploring multiple paths and to equity and inclusion and all three of those, connect back to our DARING mission,” explained Mrs. Hessel.
Courtesy of Mary Todoric
New D128 Strategic Plan enacted
Alex Clark, Managing Editor • May 19, 2023

Following extensive planning involving the D128 Board of Education, teachers, students and community members, the new District 128 Strategic Plan will be implemented in the...

AP Portfolio students draw from a live model, Hank Brown, son of choir instructor Dr. Brown and dance teacher Mrs. Brown. Different props and live models were used throughout the day for the life drawings, including art teacher Mr. Ray Gossell.
Students support fine art classes by visiting LHS's very own art show
Daania Adeel and Iman Zahraa Patel May 15, 2023

On the evening of Thursday, May 11, the art show opened in the main gym, and continued into Friday, May 12th. Art students showcased pieces they made throughout the year....

The Senior List 2023
The Senior List 2023
Jasmine Lafita, Alex Clark, and Sarah Wuh May 19, 2023

Note: Drops of Ink mistakenly did not include seniors attending Iowa State University on the Senior List. We sincerely apologize and would like to recognize them here: Antonio Oliverii, Shannon Paolella,...

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Senior Karina Castillo graduated in the winter of 2022. Castillo had enough credits to get her diploma a semester early.
Graduating Early: An Uncommon Path through High School
Grace Huber May 19, 2023

The first day of Mia Khan’s senior year of high school was April 14, 2023. Even though on the previous day, when she walked into LHS, she had been a junior, she was working to get the last few credits...

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Whats Trending: Senior Anecdotes
What's Trending: Senior Anecdotes
Ash Magalhaes, Staff Member • May 19, 2023

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“It’s okay to not know what you want to do or not have all the answers at the age of 18 or 19” - Science teacher Megan Sharp
“Dig deep and persevere”: Overcoming life obstacles
May 19, 2023

I recently missed over six weeks of school due to Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome, or SMA. It’s a rare condition where the first part of the small intestine is compressed between two arteries,...

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