The Guardian

Chess returns for 5th year

Sam Uhlarik, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2016

Elk Grove High School’s chess team is in its 5th year coached by science teacher Peter Wang. He says that because of how young the team is, their main goals are to “gain experience, have fun, and compete well.” Competitions ...

Speech prepares for fresh start this year

Stephanie Tingas, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2016

Chuck Cavazos, English teacher and speech team coach of 35 years, welcomes new members to join speech at Elk Grove. No background experience is needed, only a small time commitment of 2 or 3 days a week after school and tournamen...

Math team knocks down competitors

Jade Lewis, Sectional Editor

November 11, 2016

Math team got 1st place at their very first meet. The meet was held in Larkin, IL. They beat Ida Crown, Romeoville, and West Chicago high schools. Math teacher Dave Johnson said to prepare for this, “we met every week. I m...

Castro wins teacher of year, improves school atmosphere

Stephanie Tingas, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2016

Ricardo “Ricky” Castro, English as a second language teacher at Elk Grove High School, was given the Teacher of the Year Award in Normal, IL at their annual ceremony. He considers this a very humbling experience because of al...

Co-Debate Team Captains maintain their goal in new school year

Nic Baggetto, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2016

Following last year’s successes and shortcomings, the debate team has reorganized their practice schedule and re-aimed their focus. With the season having only just begun, returning debaters are simultaneously working on ne...

Scholastic Bowl hosts trivia night

Gaby Perez, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2016

The Scholastic Bowl team will be hosting a trivia night on Oct. 13 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. All grade levels are welcome to join in this Student vs. Staff Game Night. The Scholastic Bowl is a quiz competition, similar to Jeopardy, that tests...

Peer Helpers produce healthy environment for transfer students

Elise Stornello, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2016

Peer Helpers is an organization of students made to guide the way for students and parents. This year they are challenged with introducing 96 transfer students to Elk Grove. Juniors and seniors are paired up with a transfer st...

Holocaust story shared

Elise, Stornello

October 27, 2016

In the 1940s Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the German army. This year’s annual fall play depicts “The Diary of Anne Frank,” directed by English teacher Chuck Cavazos and Miguel Sanchez. The show is being...

Relay for Life looks back on its success

Naomi Wiley, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2016

Going strong for the last 20 years, Relay for Life will be coming to an end at Elk Grove. Relay For Life has raised more than $2 million dollars for the American Cancer Society, but over time, the attendance has depleted tre...

Grenadiers marching on their road to victory

Tiffany Kajiwara, Managing Editor

October 27, 2016

Over the summer, the Marching Grenadiers were selected to play in the National Independence Day Parade and drove nearly 750 miles to Washington, D.C. This season, they have finished their first two competitions and are preparing...

Opera icon imparts wisdom to students during visit

Nic Baggetto and Tiffany Kajiwara

October 27, 2016

Following in the footsteps of actress Sharon Muthu, who visited the school last year, international opera singer and Elk Grove High School Alumni Ailyn Perez revisited the hallowed halls of EG on Friday, September 2. Perez tou...

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