NHS’ first-ever “Pies 4 Smiles” is a huge success

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under News, People of HEHS

For the past few years, National Honor Society chooses to host its “Dunk Tank” fundraiser for a specific purpose. This year, NHS chose to create a “Pies 4 Smiles” fundraiser, where four teachers were nominated to get “pied” in their faces by selected students. “We kind of collaborated...

HEHS’ Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web, a play about friendship

HEHS’ Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web, a play about friendship

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

April 24, 2019


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This year's spring play, Charlotte’s Web, combines comedy and tragedy as two characters befriend one another and save each other from the feelings of being forgotten and gone. English Teacher and Director Denise Gilbert chose this story as this year’s spring play because she found it to be an...

Rotary International treats students to a youth leadership retreat

Rotary International treats students to a youth leadership retreat

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Clubs, News, Showcase

What makes a good leader? I mean, we all have different definitions of what “good” is. Heck, I could ask three students, and they could all give me various meanings to the word “good.” So, I’ll rephrase… “How do you become a successful leader?” Eleven Interact Clubstudents took part...

Resource officer already making an impact at HEHS

Resource officer already making an impact at HEHS

Unique Figueroa, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


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This Hoffman Estates High School detective wants to help people and make an impact on students’ lives. “My role in the school is to ultimately keep the school safe, but to also be someone’s outlet,” said Richard Rebmann, HEHS school resource officer. “I want to hopefully make an impact on...

HEHS gymnasts’ trip to State Series creates confidence for entire team

HEHS gymnasts’ trip to State Series creates confidence for entire team

Mikala Janicki, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


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The state series for Hoffman Estates High School girls gymnastics was not necessarily about the destination but the journey and impact it has had on the team. “Everyone started the season concerned about how they could do their part, which is a great concern to have,” said David Calisch, head...

HEHS takes first place at Building STEAM event

HEHS takes first place at Building STEAM event

Abby Frank

March 11, 2019


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Hoffman Estates High School took first place at the Building STEAM event held Thursday, February 21st. Hoffman's creative students put a lot of work and imagination into their piece, From Peace to Chaos, and it truly showed. “My goal was to create something that had never been seen before out of th...

Who’s WHOSSICAL in the musical?

Who’s WHOSSICAL in the musical?

Jodee Capati, Christopher Ramirez, and Bu-turab Ahmed, Staff Writers

March 6, 2019


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This year’s musical is a well-known classic to people who believed in their imagination and people who have limitless creativity. This year’s musical focuses on the fictional characters that brought different perspectives about life. This year’s musical is the Seussical. What’s What? When we look at the p...

Rube Goldberg team is going to Nationals

Rube Goldberg team is going to Nationals

Abby Frank, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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The HEHS Rube Goldberg team took first place at the Rube Goldberg competition held Saturday, February 23, and now they’re going to Nationals. “It’s been a great experience. I didn’t think about winning as being the goal,” said Shraddha Zina, sophomore. “I’m obviously glad we did win...

Detective Allen leaves lasting impression on HEHS students, staff

Detective Allen leaves lasting impression on HEHS students, staff

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


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Officer Allen ended her three-year contract with HEHS on January 18. During Allen's time at HEHS, she formed multiple relationships with the students, staff, and parents. “[My boss] told me I’d be a good fit here,” Allen said. “I built a lot of close relationships because of my personality...

Poetry Power empowers individuality

Poetry Power empowers individuality

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

December 4, 2018


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Poetry Power has been created in honor of National Poetry Month, yet a few are aware of it. It is an event meant for both students and staff to gather and celebrate their love for poetry. Karissa Kalnas, last year’s winner, joined Poetry Power last year as a sophomore and was surprised and proud...

iCompete Mentors: changing the future hawks for the better

iCompete Mentors: changing the future hawks for the better

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Clubs, News, People of HEHS, Showcase

iCompete was established in 2012 and originated from the Palatine Park District/High School. John Ulrich and Barbara Nocula, both Hoffman teachers, were asked to create a similar program by former principal, Jim Britton. The program is focused on helping elementary students from John Muir through conn...

HEHS Band’s “Sounds of the Stadium” Concert: from bleachers to center stage

HEHS Band’s “Sounds of the Stadium” Concert: from bleachers to center stage

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

November 4, 2018


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Our very own HEHS Band is known for performing at bleachers, both in the gym and at Garber Stadium, and I got to witness their performance up close during their concert. 138 HEHS Band members, along with 28 color guard members, performed on October 17, 2018 in the main gymnasium of HEHS. Drum M...

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