District looks ahead in wake of referendum failure

A much-needed referendum to fund SD308 failed in early April. Here’s how it would have impacted the district. Here’s how what happens next will impact the district.

STEM evolves as East girls establish Girls Who Code


Tightening the gender gap that has separated men & women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, East girls have established a new club — Girls Who Code — to encourage & support young women to get involved in the industries.

BSA hosts annual Black History Month dinner

The February 21st dinner provided community members an opportunity to recognize & celebrate the role of African American culture in America.

Prom committee makes plans for a night to remember


Next spring will be here before you know it, and with it comes prom. East’s prom committee is already hard at work to ensure that its attendants enjoy a night they’ll never forget.

New board plan to impact freshman students, elective courses


At the November 12th board meeting held in East’s Community Room, a proposed change in course scheduling would play a significant role in the schedules of next year’s freshmen and beyond.

Culture Club: Does East’s curriculum capture the school’s diverse population? [Part 2 of 2]


In the second part of a series, East’s teachers reflect upon the role that cultural representation plays an important part of students’ education.

Anticipation, emotion season this fall’s Future Wolves Night

As a new class of incoming freshmen prepare to call East its home, the parents anticipate what’s in store for the next four years.

Culture Club: Does East’s curriculum capture the school’s diverse population? [Part 1 of 2]


Could it really be as simple as a matter of black & white? The first part of a report into East’s curriculum examines how much what kids are learning in school reflects the diverse cultural identity of the students that populate the school.

Political Action Club unites East’s partisan students

In an era of ever-growing political division, East’s Political Action Club serves a space where young Democrats and Republicans can come together.

East ‘zombies’ frighten Plank students in zombie apocalypse ‘run’

The still night of Saturday, October 20th, was filled with the shrieks of Plank middle school students as they participated in the charitable annual zombie apocalypse run.

Chicago March to the Polls symbolizes change for many

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Protesters march on Chicago on Saturday, October 13th, to generate interest in the mid-term elections to be held on November 6th.

East students commended by National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Seven Oswego East students have been recognized for their academic work by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

HOSA hosts East’s first 5K run

The Health Occupation Students of America took its first step in putting East evermore on the map by hosting the school’s first 5K run.

C.I.A. visits East as part of Lunch & Learn program

In the first of two visits the Central Intelligence Agency will make to the school, agents visited with students to introduce to the possibility of a career in the CIA.

Nike, Kaepernick campaign reignites freedom of speech debate


The limitations of freedom speech & the right to protest come front & center once more as Nike stands with Kaepernick by making him the face of the brand.

East students, staff respond to new club, activity fees

Students returned from the summer to discover the rising cost of getting involved. Students will now pay upwards of $65 in order to participate in clubs and activities at East.

New Upstanders Club rises to challenge of bringing social awareness to East

The Upstanders Club begins its mission of highlighting, discussing, & addressing social issues in the school and community.

Spirit Week brings East community together

The annual week leading up to the Homecoming game & dance was filled with color & spirited fun.

Robotics team continues to build legacy at Worlds


Oswego East & Oswego High School’s joint Gear It Forward robotics team attended the late-April Worlds competition.

Science Olympiad makes history with state competition

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East’s Science Olympiad team used their broad knowledge in the subject of science to made to the state competition where they earned the title of 14th in the state.

Is freedom of speech ‘free’ at Oswego East?

While debate over the First Amendment continues on college campuses, some students and staff reflect on the environment at East.

Next year’s freshmen welcomed to the Pack

On April 5th, Oswego East opened its doors to this year’s 8th grade students, giving them an advance look at the place they’ll call home for the next four years.

East students host March 14th walkout

While thousands across the nation marched, hundreds of students lined the halls of Oswego East during a nationwide walkout.

2017 – 2018 Mr. OE crowned

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A royal, fun time was had by all in the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, February 28th, as the school crowned this year’s Mr. OE.

10th annual International Fest whips up cultural delights

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Foods and performances from all over the world gathered in the commons and the PAC for a night of cultural celebration.

NEHS Letters From Santa Project brings joy to Oswego East community


As part of the season’s Christmas celebrations Oswego East students played Santa Claus by writing letters to young children of the community.

HOSA club allows students to explore interest in medical field

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Oswego East’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) dissects the history of the club and examines what it will do to encourage students to take an interest in a future in medicine.

Robotics team prepares to construct an even stronger reputation in 2017-2018 season

Returning from the 2016-2017 season, in which the team received the prestigious Chairman’s Award, the Robotics team is all systems go as it prepares to replicate and surpass the success of last year.

ObamaCare birth control mandate struck down by Trump administration

Trump’s rollback of Obama era birth control protections could have a significant impact on women across the nation. It stands to have an impact for the young women of Oswego East High School as well.

In a nation politically divided, Oswego East appears to come together

Studies find a significant political divide among American adults. Here at Oswego East, the divide isn’t as pronounced, as some students & staff practice cooperation and open discussion.