Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Oswego High School team will take on Plainfield North in the second regional match on Friday.
It was a game seperated only by a single point throughout, but the Oswego Panthers girls soccer team will be advancing onto regionals after defeating the Oswego Wolves 2-1. The Oswego High School Panthers (now 13-6-1) took on the Oswego East High School Wolves (6-8) Wednesday afternoon at Oswego High School in the first regional game and the second crosstown game of the season. The game remained scoreless until only 2:20 left in the first half when Oswego midfielder Kelsey Kraft (#12) scored the first goal. The game went into half after 40 minutes with the Wolves trailing by one. Head coach of the Wolves, Lauren Anderson, gave her team a pep talk during their huddle, telling them not to care about the score. "Keep doing what you're doing…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The law would call for felony charges for when a hired driver transports passengers while under the influence of alcohol.
Following an incident in which a drunk limo driver drove 23 Oswego East High School students to prom, House Republican Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) and state Rep. Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst) are stepping up. They have partnered with DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin to introduce legislation that calls for felony charges when a hired driver transports passengers while under the influence of alcohol. Limosine driver Richard Madison was charged with misdemeanor DUI and reckless conduct after transporting Oswego East High School students to their prom in Glen Ellyn last weekend. Madison’s blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit, but was not charged with a felony, said a release from Tom Cross' office. “When hiring a driver…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The limo driver was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and one count of reckless conduct.
Many schools and local police make sure students attending prom know not to drink and drive. But what if it's your limo driver that's drunk? A 54-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he transported over 20 Oswego East High School teens to their prom while intoxicated, police said. Richard L. Madison, of the 9900 block of Walnut Terrace, Palos Hills, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of reckless conduct, both class A misdemeanors. Madison was driving a group of 23 Oswego East students to their May 11 prom at the Abbington Banquets in unincorporated Glen Ellyn, according to the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. The students contracted the private limousine service Limos Alive Party Bus to …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
62 students from Oswego East and 90 students from Oswego High School were inducted into their respective schools National Honor Societies.
The Oswego East High School and Oswego High School chapters of the National Honor Society inducted many new members last month. 62 students from the junior and senior classes were selected for membership by the faculty council at Oswego East and were inducted on April 10. 90 students from junior and senior classes were inducted at Oswego High school on April 24. Selection for membership was based on the four core virtues of the National Honor Society: Scholarship, Character, Service and Leadership. Students with a class ranking of junior or senior who also met the 3.5 grade point average Scholastic requirement were invited to apply for membership. Eligible students completed the application process and were then evaluated based on the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Student Advisory Board, made up of students at both high schools, is working to promote an anonymous tip hotline.
Say you’re a student at one of Oswego 308's high schools and you witness someone taking a wallet from an unattended desk. What do you do? The Student Advisory Board would recommend that you use the Student Tip Hotline that will connect you anonymously with the Oswego Police Department. The student advisory board – made up of four students of each grade level from Oswego High School and Oswego East High School – address problems within their schools with the Oswego Police and work to find a solution. “It allows both schools direct access to the chief of police,” said Captain Jeff Burgner. “It encourages a very open dialogue and with their input it’s really taken off.” The Student Advisory Board meets at the police station twice a semester …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Teams will be hosting several games and events to raise money for pediatric cancer.
The Oswego and Oswego East girls soccer teams are teaming up to fight pediatric cancer. The event, called Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer, will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oswego High School soccer fields. The event’s purpose is to help children and their families that have been affected by cancer. Tickets will be sold for family fun events and there will be food available from Chick-fil-A and a variety of concessions and a bake sale. Soccer games will be played throughout the day, which are free to attend. The line-up is as follows. The family fun events will go from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include a bags tournament, kite flying “shoot the hoop,” a bounce house and face painting.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Oswego East takes second in both culinary and management and Oswego takes fourth in management and fifth in culinary.
The District 308 Culinary Program whipped up some appetizing wins at the Illinois ProStart Student Invitation Competition at Kendall College in Chicago in late February. Oswego East High School students earned two top state wins with both the Management Team and Culinary Team receiving second-place honors. The Culinary Team just missed the top spot by 1 point. In recognition of their talents, Oswego East team members garnered approximately $36,000 in total scholarships from a variety of nationally-recognized culinary and hospitality schools. Oswego East students Gail Baltar, Matt Denor and Nick Love competed on the Management Team and students Rebecca Abraham, Adriana Cardenas and Lynnette Rogers teamed up for the Culinary competition. …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The band played on Feb. 19 at Oswego High School.
Fifty-one District 308 high school band members were chosen to participate in the 2013 Southwest Prairie Conference Honor Bands festival on February 19. The festival was held at Oswego High School and had several guest conductors, including:Dr. Charlie Menghini, Director of Bands and President at Vandercook College of Music, Chicago; and John Heath, retired Director of Bands at Batavia High School in Batavia and past president of the Illinois Music Educator Association. Select musicians from Oswego East High School, Oswego High School, Minooka High School, Plainfield Central High School, Plainfield South High School, Plainfield North High School, Plainfield East High School and Romeoville High School had the opportunity to rehearse with …
Monday, February 18, 2013
New entrance faces east toward Harvey Road, instead of south toward Wolf Road.
Due to the construction at Oswego East High School, the main entrance has found a new home. The entrance is now located at Door Number 7, facing east toward Harvey Road instead of south toward Wolf Road. All visitors will be required to enter through Door 7 and show proper identification to be admitted inside. Student entry will also be undergoing some changes with the new door. All changes can be read at the Oswego 308 School Website.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Giselle Poss earns title of IHSA State Bowling Champion at Feb. 9 the IHSA State bowling tournament held in Rockford.
The Oswego East girls bowling team was quite literally on a roll at the IHSA State Bowling Tournament this past weekend in Rockford. The Wolves placed second as a team with 12,286 pins, only behind Waubonsie Valley who rallied to 12,512 points on Saturday to take first, according to the Chicago Tribune. Oswego East senior Giselle Poss earned the title of girls bowling state champion on the second day of the tournament, ending with a total of 2,727 pins. “"I've been under a lot of pressure before, so I know what it's like to face what she (Malone) was facing," Poss told the Tribune, referring to Emily Malone of Rockford Jefferson who took second. Read: OE Bowling Team Takes First in Conference Poss entered the twelfth and final game …