High Schools Kick off Fall Sports Season

High Schools Kick off Fall Sports Season

As school resumes this week, so does a new year of high school sports. Marian Central Catholic High School, Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School kick off the fall 2017 sport season with girls tennis, swimming, volleyball and golf, and boys soccer,...
Streaks XC Meet to Include Dedication

Streaks XC Meet to Include Dedication

The Woodstock High School Blue Streaks cross-country team will kick off its competitive season and honor the legacy of alumni who have excelled in the sport with the annual Blue/White/Silver run at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Emricson Park. Alumni, former coaches,...
D-200, Marian, St. Mary Classes Begin Aug. 17

D-200, Marian, St. Mary Classes Begin Aug. 17

The end of summer for students in Woodstock is under a week away. Thursday, Aug. 17, is the first day back for all schools in Woodstock. Winter break for Woodstock School District 200 students will begin Dec. 23 and classes will resume Jan. 5. Marian Central Catholic...
WHS student returns from year in Japan

WHS student returns from year in Japan

Woodstock’s Jade Bellairs always has taken an interest in Asian cultures, so when given the opportunity, she jumped at the chance to spend a year in Japan for her junior year. A foreign exchange student through the Rotary Youth Exchange, Bellairs was not able to...
Erwin Retires After Three-Decade Coaching Career

Erwin Retires After Three-Decade Coaching Career

Thirty-three years ago, when he was settling into his first year of teaching, Woodstock High School math teacher Steve Erwin did not expect the mid-year favor asked by Athletic Director Jim Shipley. Girls track and field head coach Dave Lichtenheld was retiring, so...
New Choral Director Joins WHS

New Choral Director Joins WHS

Woodstock High School will welcome Brian Jozwiak as its new choral director.  Jozwiak is taking over for Paul Rausch, who retired this year after 33 years leading the choral program at WHS. Jozwiak attended Vernon Hills High School, where he played in orchestra...
WHS Students to Study in Germany

WHS Students to Study in Germany

Three Woodstock High School students will depart in August to begin yearlong studies in Germany. Isobela Solberg and Cameron Brand, 2017 graduates, and Fiona Child, who just completed her junior year, are part of the program. WHS German teacher Jack Walsdorf has...
D-200 Hires New WHS Athletic Director

D-200 Hires New WHS Athletic Director

A new athletic director will join the staff at Woodstock High School after the Woodstock School District 200 Board of Education approved the hire June 13. Chris Kirkpatrick, currently the athletic director at LaSalle-Peru Township High School, will replace outgoing AD...
Maidment Earns Second All-State Medal in High Jump

Maidment Earns Second All-State Medal in High Jump

For a fan of the Woodstock High School Blue Streaks track team to find an athlete who earned two field event medals before Saturday, May 27, 2017, you would have to go back to the 1930s. With his second high jump state medal in as many years, WHS senior Will Maidment...
Wrestling Clinic Held in Honor of Fallen Marine

Wrestling Clinic Held in Honor of Fallen Marine

Wrestlers and coaches came together at Woodstock High School to participate in a wrestling clinic honoring a fallen war veteran who loved the sport. Before Major Doug Zembiec was serving his country as a U.S. Marine, he was an unstoppable force on the wrestling mat....

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