The Student News Site of Rockford East High School

East Highlights

The Student News Site of Rockford East High School

East Highlights

The Student News Site of Rockford East High School

East Highlights


Final exams or no final exams, that is the question

Ella Gray, Editor-in-chief January 25, 2023

Announced December 12th, the semester final exams have been erased from the RPS205 school district. Until recently, final exams (also called finals) were always mandatory, every student had to take them....

Giardini rouses the spirit of East seniors with El Vivo chant

Giardini rouses the spirit of East seniors with “El Vivo” chant

Jonathan Dumois May 4, 2022
Its the chant that every E-Rab chants when graduation. But in order to chant the famous El-Vivo chant, it needs to be taught.
A Chromebook open while displaying the connect to network screen, showing a variety of networks available to connect.

Restarting computers annoy students

Jonathan Dumois April 25, 2022
Restarting Chromebooks, copy & paste problems, and extension problems are some of the problems E-Rabs are reporting, but is there any relief? Jonathan Dumois explains.
Key club cleans up arboretum grounds

Key club cleans up arboretum grounds

Brynn Krug April 4, 2022

East High’s Environmental Key Club is improving East and helping the community by cleaning up the arboretum. The Environmental Key club has been at East for over 20 years. It is currently run by teachers...

East donates their time to blood drive

East donates their time to blood drive

Jonathan Dumois March 28, 2022
East students and staff can donate blood on the grounds of East during the day on April 14.
Students and staff no longer need to wear masks starting Tuesday.

RPS205 Lifts Mask Mandate

Jonathan Dumois, News Director & Web Editor February 22, 2022
After an appellate court denied Governor Pritzker's request to overturn a lower court's ruling overturning the state's mandate, RPS205 lifts its mask mandates and testing requirement for unvaccinated staff.
Students walking to and from classes.

Governor keeps masks on at schools, for now.

February 15, 2022
As Illinois lifts mask mandates, students at Illinois schools will still be required to mask up, pending appeal of a ruling that has prevented such a measure.
A police car outside East High on Jan. 27. Photo taken from WTVO/WQRF.

Security Scare at East High as gun found on-campus during finals

Jonathan Dumois, News Director February 10, 2022
During finals on Jan. 27, a gun was found on the campus of East High. Principal Jim Parker gives his reaction regarding the incident and what he wants students to take away from this.

Students show creativity with upcoming art shows

Alyssa Kelley, School Life Editor March 10, 2020

Multiple students from East High will participate in two art shows across Rockford throughout the next two months. There will be a show at the Rockford Art Museum, opening March 15, running to April...

Bruce Kramer, Michael Mandujano, Delisia Eiland, and Alex Miramontes shown in the picture. The bridge built withstood over 200 Newtons of pressure. We should have placed way higher, I did not think the other teams would do as well as everyone did. said Corey Young, class of 2020.

Students build for success in Bridge Building competition

Zach Mosley, Reporter March 9, 2020

The annual Bridge Building competition was held on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Michael Mandujano, Alex Miramontes, Luis Melo and Delisia Eiland came in first out of 72 teams. Teams throughout the competition...

VEI takes first at business competition

Hailey Hunter, Social Media Director February 20, 2020

The 2019-2020 Virtual Enterprise course was set with an entirely new group of students ready for a challenge. Though faced with adversity in the beginning of the year with a district wide technology outage,...

GSA introduces new t-shirt designs

Elizabeth Martinez, Reporter February 14, 2020

All through December, East High’s GSA has been selling their brand new t-shirts to students and staff members. The design is similar to a previous design using rainbow tie-dye with a new, simple and...

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