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D214 RELEASES RETURN-TO-SCHOOL METRICS

New weekly COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in suburban Cook County. This is the main metric being used to determine which stage of school D214 is in.

Rick Lytle, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2020

District 214 released metrics to determine which stage of reopening the school district is in. The main metric is new weekly cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in suburban Cook County as reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Since Aug. 3, the new cases per 100,000 has consistently been between 99 cases per 100,000 ...

ILLINOIS STAY-AT-HOME ORDER EXTENDED THROUGH END OF MAY

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Kevin Lynch, Entertainment Editor

April 29, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced in his daily briefing Thursday that he plans to sign an extension to the stay-at-home order...

ILLINOIS SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF ACADEMIC YEAR

Prospect High School

Rick Lytle, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced at his press conference today that Illinois schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. The announcement comes as Illinois registered its highest single-day death toll due to coronavirus on Thursday, April 16, with 125 deaths. Coronavirus cases i...

GROCERY GIFT CARD DRIVE CONTINUES

GROCERY GIFT CARD DRIVE CONTINUES

March 29, 2020

By Olivia Kim, Associate Online Editor-In-Chief It was announced on Sunday that after Prospect community members donated $10,000 worth of grocery gift cards on March 16, the school hopes to continue its efforts in assisting families struggling with food insecurity because of the outbreak of coronavirus....

COLLEGE BOARD ANNOUNCES SHORTENED AP TESTS

COLLEGE BOARD ANNOUNCES SHORTENED AP TESTS

Rick Lytle, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and school closures around the United States, AP tests will be shortened to 45 minutes and taken online this year.    College Board has said that the exam will consist of material that most schools have completed by early March, so not all content will be cove...

PROSPECT PROVIDING FOOD, CARE FOR FAMILIES

PROSPECT PROVIDING FOOD, CARE FOR FAMILIES

Genevieve Karutz, Executive Opinion Editor

March 16, 2020

Prospect High School is collecting gift cards from Jewel and Mariano's ($25 or $50) on March 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. These gift cards will be distributed to food-insecure families affected by the school’s closing during the Coronavirus outbreak. The gift cards can be dropped off at Door 6 at...

Q AND A WITH PRINCIPAL GREG MINTER REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION

Q AND A WITH PRINCIPAL GREG MINTER REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION

Grace Givan, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Prospect Principal Greg Minter sat down for a Q and A regarding the current coronavirus situation and its effect on Prospect High School. Co-curricular activities: What brought about the decision for after school activities being cancelled through spring break?   "We see school as being an es...

PHS-RELATED CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

PHS-RELATED CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus (officially known as COVID-19) is a flu-like pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China. Since it originated in December, the virus has spread around the globe and has now reached every continent execpt Antarctica. More official information from the CDC is available here. This thread will continue to be updated with more Coronavirus information rela...

Coronavirus leads to cancellation of out-of-country student trips

Coronavirus leads to cancellation of out-of-country student trips

Alyssa Schulz, Executive Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

97,840. That’s how many people have been infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since just Jan. 22. With this in mind, and an estimated mortality rate of 3.4%, District 214 has decided to cancel all out-of-the-country student trips out of an “abundance of caution”, accord...

PHS-related Coronavirus Updates

PHS-related Coronavirus Updates

March 3, 2020

A NEW UPDATES PAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://prospectornow.com/22116/news/phs-related-coronavirus-updates-2/   Coronavirus (officially known as COVID-19) is a flu-like pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China. Since it originated in December, the virus has spread around the globe and has now rea...

Coronavirus outbreak threatens spring break exchange trips

Coronavirus outbreak threatens spring break exchange trips

Ryan Barich, Executive News Editor

March 1, 2020

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Pictured is a health checkpoint at an airport in Bologna, Italy. Since Jan. 22, the Coronavirus has been vastly present in Italy as the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 1,000, mostly in the northern area of the country. 29 of those cases hav...

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