The amusing, unforgettable fall play

The amusing, unforgettable fall play

Katelynn Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Audiences who see this year’s fall play “Mimes and Zombies and Kittens - Oh My!” will walk away with an unforgettable experience filled with laughter and amusement. The play opened November 8 and runs through November 10. The Hoffman Estates High School Theatre is presenting a unique play that...

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


Filed under News, People of HEHS, Showcase

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...

What keeps HEHS running from day to day?

What keeps HEHS running from day to day?

Kyung Ae Prevost, Adele Shirkey, and Farzana Dawood

October 5, 2018


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Students may come to Hoffman Estates High School everyday and not realize just who keeps this school running. Adults who work as janitors, student supervisors, and bus drivers do a lot of work that goes unnoticed in a student’s day to day schedule. “I get all of the buses ready every morning for all of the dri...

Homecoming kick-off assembly energizes HEHS community

Homecoming kick-off assembly energizes HEHS community

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer and Photographer

September 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Variety, talent SOAR at this year’s Variety Show

Variety, talent SOAR at this year’s Variety Show

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

I had the opportunity to see Hoffman Estates High School SOAR at this year's Variety Show. Producing this show takes an effort on the part of students and staff. From September 20-22, Directors Jason Stevens, English, Erika Bromley, English, Juan Medina, art, and Christina Ordonez, technology office, wor...

HEHS HoCo: the inspiration, the theme, and the events

HEHS HoCo: the inspiration, the theme, and the events

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Hoffman Estates High School’s Homecoming theme is all about superheroes & villians, with or without the capes. Last year, Student Council wanted to have the advantage of planning ahead for this year’s homecoming. Through the help of the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are in Student C...

Hoffman Drumline set to bring talent from field to stage

Hoffman Drumline set to bring talent from field to stage

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Eleven HEHS students are ready to do more than just beat drums and crash cymbals as they “march” their way onto center stage at this year's Variety Show. Starting tomorrow, Hoffman Estates High School is once again holding a Variety Show to let the students share their unique and interesting talents to the ...

Reflections of a successful season

Sarah Hazenfield, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under News, People of HEHS, Sports

The freshman boys volleyball team had a very successful season. Their record was 4 wins, 6 losses for conference, and they scored third place in two of their tournaments. The boys had a lot of positive energy and a hard-working attitude.  Q: Why did you choose to join volleyball? Vasquez: It seemed...

Students’ guide to D211’s Career Expo

Students’ guide to D211’s Career Expo

Emily Hunt, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Are you thinking about applying to college or for a job one day? Do you have some free time on your hands now, or will have some this summer? Are you looking to gain some experience in a specific career area? If any of these questions apply to you, then the D211 Career Expo is for you. “It's a great...

Photo story: the music that brings the musical to life

Photo story: the music that brings the musical to life

Fiona Holloman, Staff photographer

March 1, 2018


Filed under News, People of HEHS, Showcase

The pit orchestra musicians practice with a wide variety of percussion instruments used in the musical, Once On This Island. The instruments that are shown include the congas, bongos, cabasa, cymbals, woodblock, and maracas. (Left-right) John Emiliano, Christina Wood, Brendan Gates, Haley Dellac...

This year’s musical, Once on this Island, will engage and entertain

This year’s musical, Once on this Island, will engage and entertain

Vanessa Garcia, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under News

This year’s musical is one not to be missed. It will capture audiences with its score, characters and universal story line Once On This Island is a special story centered around how “love is more powerful than any obstacle,” said Zoe Elerby, a cast member. “It brings the audience back to ...

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